The exact nature of these rituals is dictated by the religious faith of the families involved. This greeting comes directly from Hindi as spoken in India.
Dating was unknown among unmarried Indo-Fijians until late in the twentieth century.
These practices continue among the Indo-Fijian communities in Fiji and abroad.
The vast majority of Indo-Fijians reside on Viti Levu.Today, Indo-Fijians make up around 43 percent of the total population.