"An unmarried virgin is not treated as a separate in regard to piNda
(rice ball offered in SshraaDdh, gotra (family lineage) and
suutak (impurity due to the birth of a child). She
moves away from her original (birth) gotra when the mantras of marriage
rites are recited.
A girl attains suutak, piNda, and rites of
bali or uphaar (libation) in
accordance with what she obtains in the varna of her husband who marries her.
(varna or division of humanity by their occupations in life are four:
kshtriya, vaishya and sudra.)
After the marriage has taken place, on the night of the fourth day,
she attains unity and identity with her husband in regards to piNda, gotra and