Mandap/ Mandvo Pots

Mandvo is one of the rituals that takes place in Hindu/Jain wedding. Traditionally a wedding took place under a wooden canopy called a mandap/mandvo, in the olden days this would be put up outside where you would need to dig the ground for the structure to stay in place.
This ceremony asks for the blessings of Mother Earth for the digging to start. These days the priest will ask for some sand to be brought into a small decorated pot into which they will insert a decorated wood log to mark the significance.