The Vidaye Ceremony marks the end of Wedding. It is a very emotional and Special Wedding Occasions for the bride`s family members, friends and relatives as she leaves her parents home and goes to her husband`s home to start a new life with new dreams and hopes. Vidaye is a new beginning for her as she bids farewell to her parents and goes to build a new life with her husband and his family. She leaves her parent`s home with tears of joy and sorrow. The bride`s father gives her hand to her husband and tells him to take care and protect her loving daughter for the rest of her life.
The ceremony of Vidaye is marked as one of the most poignant moment of the wedding festivities. Vidaye is the formal departure of the bride from her parents` home. The fun side of the ritual is that the sister in-laws are gifted with a kalichari, which is a gold or silver ring or sometime cash money for returning the groom`s shoes, which were hidden by the sister-in-laws after the marriage ceremony as a prank. As she leaves her house she embraces her friends and family members. As she steps out of the door she throws back five handfuls of rice over her head as a symbol of prosperity and wealth. This custom signifies that she is paying back or returning whatever her parents have given her in all these years of her stay with them and that may the prosperity flourish in the house she is leaving behind.
When the bride sits in the vehicle of the groom heading towards her new home, the bride`s brothers and cousins pushes the vehicle which signifies that they have given her a push ahead as she starts her new life with her husband. At the final departure when the car starts, money is thrown on the road to discard the evil. At one hand she is leaving behind her childhood and teenage memories. On the other hand she is looking forward for new beginning and new dreams.