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Kanyadaan is a popular Hindu ritual in which the father gives away his maiden daughter in marriage to the groom. It is a highly valued Hindu marriage ritual. Kanyadaan literally means 'gifting a girl'. This signifies that the father gives away his daughter to the groom as a gift as part of his duty as a parent. The ritual of Kanyadaan is performed in almost all Hindu marriages where the father puts the hand of his daughter into the groom's hand. The Vedic mantras are chanted to ensure that the bond between the bride and the groom remains strong.