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, 2018 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. Jul 24, 2018 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. Jul 24, 2018 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, 2018 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. Jul 25, 2018 at 18:14


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