Like all weddings, Jain wedding is different and is performed with absolute sanctity. It begins with the lagna lekhan, where the priest checks the most auspicious date and time for the wedding to take place, at the bride's house. A letter 'lagna patrika vachan' is written and sent to the groom's house as an invitation. The engagement takes place at the grooms place accompanied by a puja wherein the bride's brother applies tilak on the groom's forehead and presents gifts. The letter or 'vachan' is read out after the groom completes 'Vinayakyantra' puja. The brides traditionally, wear only sarees in red while the Jain grooms wear a Kurta Pyajama or perhaps a Dhoti Kurta. The Mada Mandap ritual takes place at the bride's and groom's residence, all rituals are performed by the priest. The Jain groom, accompanied by a procession 'baraat' for the wedding, is then greeted with a tilak ceremony. The Jain grooms are given utmost importance and gifts are presented. Married women in the family of the bride perform aarti and sing songs 'mangal geet'. Most important ritual in the Jain wedding is the Phere where both the bride and the groom are seated in the mandap. The bride's father performs Kanyadaan or Kanyavaran ritual by placing one rupee and twenty five paise and rice in her right hand and gives her away to the groom. During pheras the mahaveerashtak strot is recited. The couple takes the seven vows after the pheras. The bride is regarded as Vamangi, the better half of her husband. Garlands are exchanged and alms are given in the Jain temple to mark the end of the ceremony between the couple. A reception party is hosted to formally introduce the bride to family and friends.