Mehndi ceremony and the beautiful application of henna. Today's post features the Patel family's Pithi ceremony that took place in their home here in Nashville. The ceremony started with the groom and his parents going through several rituals with the priest. After those were completed the real fun began. The Pithi ceremony is a traditional Indian wedding ritual that consists of the family members and friends covering the bride and groom in a paste that consists of chick pea flour, tumeric and rose water. If this sounds like a lot of fun, that's because it is! Everyone enjoyed watching the groom get completely covered by the paste.