In the last lap to the fire, the bride goes ahead as a sign of the family's protective shield, as this is what faces the obstacles of life on the front lines. At this moment, the bride's brothers hold the groom's foot preventing him from proceeding and completing the last lap, when he goes to touch the stone. They only let the wedding ritual end if the groom leaves an “envelope” to take the bride with him (it is the best man who manages the negotiation). It is a traditional joke.
Comunidade Hindu de Portugal, Lisboa, Portugal