From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

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