The Marwaris are known for their lavish and intricate weddings. One of the prewedding events is the Mahira Dastor. Because the cost of the wedding run high, the maternal uncles on the groom and brides side help his sister (the mother of the bride/groom) by offsetting the cost.
“There are lots of ceremonies in a Marawari wedding. One of them is Mahira Dastoor.
It is a small pre wedding ceremony in the Marawari community. It takes place separately for the groom and the bride. It basically involves inviting the maternal side (all the mamas and maasis) of the groom and the bride (individually) and celebrating by gifting them in cash and kind. It runs along side by side with traditional music and dance. This occasion demands lavish spending but is also meant to help the mothers with the cost of the wedding.”