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Oriya weddings are more or less the same as other Hindu weddings, with some slight difference in the customs and traditions. A unique feature about the Oriya wedding ceremony is that the mother of the bridegroom does not participate in it. In this section, we will provide you information on Oriya matrimonial customs & traditions. Here is provided information on pre wedding Oriya rituals: Jayee Anukolo Ceremony : Jayee Anukolo ceremony marks the commemoration of marriage rituals. This is followed by the distribution of invitation cards. The first card is sent to the family deity or to Jagannath temple at Puri. The second invitation goes to the bride and groom's maternal uncle. Mangan Tradition : In the Mangan tradition, people bless the bride and then apply turmeric paste on her body. This is followed by the bride's ceremonial bath. Diya Mangula Puja : Diya Mangula puja is conducted at the Devi's temple. The bride's bangles, toe ring, sindoor and sari are offered by the female barber to the Goddess. Barajatri & Baadua Pani Gadhua Custom : The bridegroom along with his marriage procession arrives at the wedding venue with pomp and gaiety. This is known as Barajatri. In the Baadua Pani Gadhua custom, the girl's side informs the bride that the baraat has come. Thereafter, arrangements are made for her holy bath.

Oriya Wedding Rituals: Here is provided information on Oriya wedding rituals: Kanyadaan In this custom, the bride's father gives his dear daughter's hand to the bridegroom with the promise that he will take care of her. Haatha Ghanti Custom In the Haatha Ghanti custom, the bride and groom take seven rounds around the holy fire, to the chant of mantras and shlokas.