Thali Kettu is an important ritual in a Malayali marriage. It is done during the specified time of Muhoortam. During that time the girl sits to the right of the groom and her father or her close relative hands the Thali to the poojari. The poojari, after purifying the Thali by showing it to the Nilavilakku
, hands it over to the groom who ties the Thali around the bride's neck.