During this ceremony, the solemnization of marriage between the man and the woman is done. It is held at the middle part of the istana, or the house of the woman (bride), or at the mosque, or at the other places convenient and suitable to the man (groom). Usually it is performed by a designated religious official upon the groom at a time, day and date mutually agreed to by both the man’s and woman’s sides.Dian The Alat Kebesaran Diraja used are:1.Dian Empat carried by Awang-Awang wearing ceremonial dress, who would be arranged to sit at the four corners of the groom’s seat.2.Kasur Namat (like a big cushion) used to seat the groom. It is yellow in colour and laced with green coloured material around the edges.The perhiasan accompanying the groom is based on the social status of the groom’s family and would be the same as those used during the Mengantat Tanda ceremony. The groom does not put on any special dress apart from wearing a full Malay dress, preferably white in colour, complete with arat and dastar.If the ceremony is held at the mosque or other religious places, then the practice of ‘sembah hormat’ and carrying the Dian, Tikar, and Bintang Petian, are done away with. If the ceremony is not held at the groom’s place, then a delegation made up of certain State Dignitaries and other chosen personage would accompany the groom to the chosen place of ceremony.Once the solemnization of marriage is completed, a prayer of thanks is read by the designated religious official.
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