Tradition and culture always goes with food!The Sumangali Prarthanai is a prayer to the departed Sumangalis to bless the bride and the groom.
It is similar to the prayer North Indian families conduct to the women who died ‘Suhagan’ and seek the blessing of ‘Sada Suhagan’ for the bride-to-be. A Sumangali is a married woman living with her husband.
The Hindu dharma has always considered the blessings of ancestors as important for the happiness and wellbeing of the future generations. No important function is considered complete without invoking the blessings of the ancestors.