Significance of Saath Pheras or Seven Vows in an Indian Marriage

Indian Weddings are widely known as the sacred bond that binds couples and bless them to embark on a life journey together. The weddings in India are affairs to induct a new member into the family fold. These are the occasions on which people recall the wisdom inherited from their forefathers.
Before the pheras, the bride sits on the right side of the groom, but soon after the pheras she moves to the left side, symbolizing her getting closer to his heart.

The first vow begins with the couple's worshiping to God to get His blessings in the form of pure food with a noble life. The groom takes pledge to take care of his wife and children. In this vow, the bride pledges to share all responsibilities for the welfare of her new family.

The second vow that the groom makes to his bride is to remain committed to her forever. He promises he will love her forever and provide courage and strength.

Third vow in which groom promises to earn a living by righteous means and fulfill his spiritual/family obligation successfully. The bride pledges to love him and only him as her husband and every other man would be secondary to her.

The seven vows or Pheras have high value in Indian weddings. During these sacred vows the bride and groom both walk around the fire seven times to make lifelong promises to each other.