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This question has nothing to do with feminism or anything else. In Vedic or Hindu religion every step has deep meaning or significance. I know the significance of sacred oaths taken during Saptapadi. But during Saptapadi while walking around the fire (Agni deva) why does the bride always walk first before bridegroom?

It would be great to know the significance of bride leading the groom from scriptures. Please do not give self-made explanations.


Note: This is not a duplicate of What are the Saptapadi or the seven promises of marriage? which is a general question and doesn't deal with the specific question asked here.

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    @Sarvabhouma Please read my questions carefully and do not comment randomly :) Thank you anyway. – Makau Jul 23 '18 at 18:49
  • Read the answers carefully. Significance is also added. If it's not what you are looking for, edit how it's not different. What type of significance are you looking for? It is a broader term. – Sarvabhouma Jul 24 '18 at 2:01
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    Not duplicate of "What are the Saptapadi or the seven promises of marriage?" It can be related to that question but is seeking more clarifications. Hence leave open. – Suresh Ramaswamy Jul 24 '18 at 4:37
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    @Sarvabhouma I already know what is the significance of "saptapadi". I want to know why during saptapadi bride walks before bridegroom. I do not know how to make the question more simple. Sorry for the inconvenience. – Makau Jul 24 '18 at 7:30
  • Oh! Does bride (female) lead the way? As far as I know, the groom (male) walks before the bride and bride follows him. – Sarvabhouma Jul 25 '18 at 18:14

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