The bride’s younger brother or cousin will gently clean the groom’s shoes with a piece of cloth. This custom originates from a time when grooms didn’t arrive in luxurious vehicles but may have used a cart or walked with their parents to reach the bride’s location. Following the cleaning ritual, the groom traditionally presents a small gift to the brother, typically in the form of a ring.
The bride and groom’s two little fingers are intertwined with a ceremonial thread, while the fathers of both parties pour blessed water (pirith pan) over it. This act signifies the transfer of responsibilities and the groom’s commitment to caring for the bride from this moment forward.