This is a Grinding stone that belongs to our kitchen . With the advent of blenders and mixis, many homes have discarded these stones.
This serves as a significant thingummy in our wedding rituals. After the bride becomes the wife, the pair hold hands and go around the sacrificial fire and after taking seven steps, the bride puts her right foot on this stone, assisted by her husband, who holds the toe of her right foot and says, " together we will manage even the toughest moments in life." ...the stone symbolising the tough times!!!