By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Kanyadana, KanyAdAna, Kanyaadaana
Kanyādāna is an important rite wherein the father of the bride gifts her to the groom. While doing so he asks him not to transgress her in:
The groom responds saying ‘I shall not do so’ or ‘nāticarāmi’.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore