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Kannada Wedding

Kannada Weddings are a relatively simple but joyful affair. It may be noted that there are different communities in Karnataka and there are some differences in the wedding rituals followed by each of them. Given here is a general description of a typical wedding in Karnataka.

Pre-Wedding Rituals: Some very interesting pre-wedding customs are followed in Kannada wedding. Please read on to know more about them. Nischay Tamulam or Fixing of the Alliance: Once the parents of the prospective bride and the groom agree to the match, the alliance is formalized with a plate of betel leaves and supari. The parents of the boy go to the bride's home and give her a sari, blouse piece, coconut and fruits. The girl's parents give the boy a dhoti, coconut and fruits. A priest chants mantras. He also matches the horoscopes of the boy and the girl to fix the date and time of the wedding. Nandi: This ceremony is performed a few days prior to his wedding to ensure that the marriage takes place without any hitches/problems. There is a puja with coconut, aarti and a kalash (copper pot). The first invitation card is offered to God. Havan: On the day of the marriage, a havan is performed in the respective houses of the bride and the groom.