I just returned from Tilak ceremony of Santosh Jaisawal at Nemna, 6 KM away from Rihand. He is volunteer of Navodaya Mission.
His barat will commence on 7th, but Tilak was happening today. Many villagers, relatives participated. Priest started the ceremony by chanting Mantras. Father of girl were also present and offered gift to the boy.
This seems a unique ceremony. But after a long time I felt I am attending some marriage ceremony at my village in Bihar. Felt homely here.