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Matrimony Groom MAU4522272
Matrimony ID - MAU4522272
26 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Bengali
Durgapur, West Bengal, India
"hello, am putting up this profile for my younger brother. he is a commerce graduate and is working with a private..."
Matrimony Groom SOU8118845
Matrimony ID - SOU8118845
27 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
"Myself Soumya, A simple person, working proffesional. Cooking is one of my fv hobbies. I like music, movies, sports..."
Matrimony Groom SUD0234005
Matrimony ID - SUD0234005
29 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Yadav, Bengali
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"He is a bachelor and postgraduate in Physics and about to complete his PhD in Data Sciences from Indian Institute o..."
Matrimony Groom SUD8794461
Matrimony ID - SUD8794461
25 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Matrimoney, I am looking for a long term true connection, kindly feel free to start a healthy communication only if..."
Matrimony Groom MAY3386088
Matrimony ID - MAY3386088
27 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Durg, Chhattisgarh, India
"I like travelling.. I like reading... I am a bit of introvert but opens up with time... She should be loyal hone..."
Matrimony Groom AMI1502682
Matrimony ID - AMI1502682
23 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
New Delhi, Delhi, India
"I am an ambitious and independent boy. Loves to hangout with friends. Currently i am working in delhi My family i..."
Matrimony Groom SAI7579086
Matrimony ID - SAI7579086
25 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
"I am Doctor by profession and planning for marriage early. I don't believe in religion caste community age differen..."
Matrimony Groom ARP9084716
Matrimony ID - ARP9084716
30 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Bengali
Howra, West Bengal, India
"Matri money, Name: - Arpa Chatterjee Age: - 30 years Height: - 5ft 6inch, Slim Figure. ..."
Matrimony Groom SUN8043405
Matrimony ID - SUN8043405
30 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Kayastha, Bengali
New Delhi, Delhi, India
"Hello/Namaste we are living in New Delhi chittaranjan park.In Delhi own permanent resident and own car .we have ..."
Matrimony Groom MAN6582733
Matrimony ID - MAN6582733
30 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Namasudra, Bengali
Durg, Chhattisgarh, India
"i am simple man.i am honest.i am simple and obedient.Hello, This is Manoj Sarkar from Durg. I recently went thro..."
Matrimony Groom SAK6718577
Matrimony ID - SAK6718577
25 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
"I am 25 years old, 5’6″ tall, with a medium build and cheerful outlook towards life. I am a commerce graduate f..."
Matrimony Groom RAH4450046
Matrimony ID - RAH4450046
27 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Sadgop, Bengali
Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
"I am a Software Professional with a Bachelor's degree working for TCS-Tata Consultency Service(currently working in..."
Matrimony Groom KAU5414717
Matrimony ID - KAU5414717
28 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Bengali
Saharsa, Bihar, India
"I am a Post Graduate from Indraprashtha University, Delhi (Masters in Computer Application, Class of 2013) and have..."
Matrimony Groom OMP6547647
Matrimony ID - OMP6547647
26 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Bellary, Karnataka, India
"I am Omprakash. Professionally I'm a Sanskrit Teacher. I'm very simple & Honest. I have completed M.A. B.Ed in Sans..."
Matrimony Groom SAN0433753
Matrimony ID - SAN0433753
29 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Mahishya, Bengali
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Hi, I am a Software Engineer, currently working in 'Beckman Coulter' Research and Development center Bangalore. I a..."
Matrimony Groom SUR7734064
Matrimony ID - SUR7734064
27 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Bengali
Asansol, West Bengal, India
"I'm a resident of Kulti, Asansol. My family consists of three members- mom, dad and me. If you are really intereste..."
Matrimony Groom ABH0658257
Matrimony ID - ABH0658257
31 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Kayastha, Bengali
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"We come from an upper middle class, nuclear family background with moderate values. I recently finished my MBA from..."
Matrimony Groom KAM1728604
Matrimony ID - KAM1728604
28 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Napit, Bengali
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am a Software Engineer currently working in Bangalore. I love playing cricket and football. I am a simple and dec..."
Matrimony Groom ANU2423302
Matrimony ID - ANU2423302
30 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Srirampur, West Bengal, India
"I am a movie buff. banker.working in kolkata Micro family. Modern. No siblings. Religion/caste doesn't matter..."
Matrimony Groom SAY2330002
Matrimony ID - SAY2330002
29 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Kshatriya, Bengali
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am Sayandeep ! Equipped with an engg and MBA degree ! Father is a retired Central Govt Employee, Mother is retire..."
Matrimony Groom MOH8760328
Matrimony ID - MOH8760328
30 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Other, Delhi, India
"I am a voracious reader and I love arts and music, a typical Taurean. If you're unsure, please google the traits of..."
Matrimony Bride POO1707444
Matrimony ID - POO1707444
27 years / 4 ft 7 in 140 cm
Hindu, Kashyap, Bengali
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
"Ambitious and independent girl. Loves to hang out with friends and watch movies. Currently working in a bank Simp..."
Matrimony Bride JAY9008016
Matrimony ID - JAY9008016
35 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am a simple girl who loves to live life to the fullest.. Love to travel,a big time foodie and loves pets..liberal..."
Matrimony Bride PUJ0154845
Matrimony ID - PUJ0154845
24 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Kashyap, Bengali
Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am an ambitious and independent girl currently working in an indian automotive company.In my free time I like to ..."
Matrimony Bride ANI1570850
Matrimony ID - ANI1570850
30 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Baidya, Bengali
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
"Mostly just free. Non-conformist and a true blue nomad. Kindness and truth, the 2 values I live by. Very modern ..."
Matrimony Bride SHI6002661
Matrimony ID - SHI6002661
26 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Hi, this is Shirsha here working as an Exports Manager post-MBA in Bangalore. Born and brought up in Kolkata, Peopl..."
Matrimony Bride SUN2683208
Matrimony ID - SUN2683208
18 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Scheduled Caste, Bengali
Berhampore, West Bengal, India
"I am a simplest girl...."
Matrimony Bride SHR6182258
Matrimony ID - SHR6182258
21 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Siliguri, West Bengal, India
"I am an ambitious and indipendent girl.Loves to hangout with frinds and watch movies.I love to travelling.To descri..."
Matrimony Bride KUJ0471073
Matrimony ID - KUJ0471073
29 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
"Hi I am Kavita my study over upto 12th pass I like music song reading books extra My family is I have no brother..."
Matrimony Bride MOU6737200
Matrimony ID - MOU6737200
31 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Kayastha, Bengali
Bhatpara, West Bengal, India
"I am putting up this profile on behalf of my Loving Daughter. Basically we are looking for early marraige for her w..."
Matrimony Bride SUP7333380
Matrimony ID - SUP7333380
22 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Other, Bengali
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
"M supriya...i m very jolly typ grl..n m vry fun loving.i dnt care about others...i just know..wat i hv to do..n i g..."
Matrimony Bride RIT2344247
Matrimony ID - RIT2344247
35 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Kashyap, Bengali
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am an optimist to the core,a believer in the 'never give up' approach. Due to upbringing in the middle of a very ..."
Matrimony Bride SRA1481200
Matrimony ID - SRA1481200
33 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Barasat, West Bengal, India
"I am an independent minded woman and respect myself. Love photography,gardening,reading,writing. Higher studies is ..."
Matrimony Bride RUM5812666
Matrimony ID - RUM5812666
48 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
"My name is Rumki Batabyal. I am a home maker. My age 48.. I stay with my parents. I like to chat with my friends br..."
Matrimony Bride RUM3772181
Matrimony ID - RUM3772181
28 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Baidya, Bengali
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I did my graduation from Bethune college,master from cu.i also did my b.ed.Presently working as a teacher and resis..."
Matrimony Bride BIN4507624
Matrimony ID - BIN4507624
29 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Kayastha, Bengali
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Hi, I am Binita Arun Biswas. Born and bought up in Mumbai - Kalyan (Central Suburbs), I have done BSc IT from th..."
Matrimony Bride PRO2645350
Matrimony ID - PRO2645350
23 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Kayastha, Bengali
Other, West Bengal, India
Matrimony Bride ANI6363141
Matrimony ID - ANI6363141
32 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"i am a self made person confident and easy going person with great sense of humor.i always make time for my family ..."
Matrimony Bride MOU3436438
Matrimony ID - MOU3436438
31 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Bhatpara, West Bengal, India
"I am putting up this Profile on the behalf of my Daughter. ((Basically, we are looking for registry Marriage in the..."
Matrimony Bride BUL0769712
Matrimony ID - BUL0769712
31 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Midnapore, West Bengal, India
"I am a bsc nurse. And have completed my nursing at Calcutta national medical college. Now I am working as a nurse a..."
Matrimony Bride GIT1762376
Matrimony ID - GIT1762376
41 years / 4 ft 11 in 150 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Barasat, West Bengal, India
"I am unmarried work in a high secondary school as a assistant teacher of biological science since 2004.I passed b.s..."
Matrimony Bride LIS8404135
Matrimony ID - LIS8404135
54 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
New Delhi, Delhi, India
"i am a single mother of one son.i am searching my soulmate who is a very gentle good looking caring and loving man...."

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About Bengali Matrimony

Bengali matrimony takes place between a bride and groom who speak Bengali (বেঙ্গ'লী) as their first language. Native to the region of Bengal and with over 250 million speakers, Bengali is one of the most spoken languages in the world and the second most spoken in India.

The National Anthem of India was first composed using the Bengali language.

Bengali matrimony, also referred to as Biye, is an elaborate affair with meaningful rituals seeded in cultural values. Bengalis are known for their good intellectuality, passion and sensitivity. Their matrimonial ceremonies also reflect the same. The two main communities in Bengal are the Bangals (Bengali Hindus originating from modern-day Bangladesh) and Ghotis (the ones originating in West Bengal). There is a slight variation between the rituals of each community.

Let's have a closer view of all the pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding rituals of a Bengali matrimony.

Pre-Wedding Rituals

Paka Katha or Pati Potro - It refers to a formal meeting between elders of both the families to make a mutual agreement on different aspects of marriage. Term Paka Katha is used by Ghotis while Pati Potro is by Bangals.

Aiburobhat - Held a day before the wedding, this ritual signifies the celebration of last day of bachelorhood for the bride and the groom. It begins with a bridal shower where the bride receives gifts from friends and relatives followed by serving her a feast consisting rice and fish. A similar ritual takes place at the groom's place.

Sankha Porano - A bangle ceremony where the bride wears traditional Bengali bangles known as Sankh (made up of conch shell) and Pola bangles (made up of red corals).

Jol Sowa - It takes place on the wedding day dawn during which mother of the bride and groom along with few married women of the family visits a waterbody in their respective neighborhood. They fill a brass pitcher with water which is later be used to bathe the bride and groom.

Dodhi Mongol - As the bride and groom have to fast during whole wedding day rituals, thus they are fed with a mixture made of sweet curd, rice flakes, banana and sweets like Sandesh in ample quantity before sunrise.

Birddhi Puja - This ritual is involves providing tribute to seven generations of paternal ancestors, to conciliate their soul and seek their blessings for the couple. This is performed by the father of bride and groom at their respective houses.

Gaye Holud and Tattwa - It is the haldi ceremony which is observed in almost all Indian marriages. A paste of fresh turmeric and mustard oil is the first applied to groom by married women in the family along with his mother. He then takes bath with the water procured during Jal Sowa. The remaining turmeric paste is kept in a silver bowl and sent to bride's place along with trousseau ( a traditional outfit to be worn during the Gaye Holud) and a whole Rohu fish. The Gaye Holud is then performed at the bride's place in a similar fashion to the groom's.

Wedding Rituals

Bor Jatri and Boron - After getting ready in typical Bengali wedding attire (the Panjabi kurta and dhoti along with 'Topor' on the head) the groom starts from his house towards the wedding venue. The groom and the Bor Jatri are welcomed with blowing of conch shells and ululations (a typical sound made by Bengali women from their mouth). He is welcomed by bride's mother with a Baran Dala, a large tray made of cane containing auspicious ingredients like rice, turmeric, betel nuts, a bunch of banana and a lighted diya. She escorts him in.

Ashirbaad - The elders from bride's side bless the groom and with gifts. In the similar manner elders accompanying groom blesses the bride.

Saat Paak and Subho Drishti - The groom is brought into the wedding mandap known as Chhadnatolla and some initial puja is performed. The groom is then asked to change into his Jor (a two piece wedding dress). The bride is carried to mandap by 4-5 male members of the family then is made to sit on a wooden platform known as Piri. she has to hide her face from view with the help of a couple of betel leaves. The bride then circumambulates around the groom seven times aided by the male relatives carrying her. This is known as Saat Paak. The bride and groom are then placed in front of each other. The bride removes the betel leaves and the two set their eyes on each other, amidst hooting, and sounds of conch shells and ululations. This is known as Subho Drishti.

Mala Badal - During this ritual the couple exchanges their garlands.

Kanya Sampradan - During this ritual, the bride is officially given away to the groom. Father of the bride unite the hands of the couple and it is bound by sacred thread, and the priest chants the mantras.

Hom - This symbolizes offerings to the holy fire to seek the blessing of all Hindu mythological gods and goddesses. The whole process is accompanied by Vedic mantras chanted by the priest. This is followed by Saptapadi moving around the holy fire, which signifies the seven sacred vows of marriage.

Lajanjali/Kusumdinge - The bride's brother puts Laja (puffed rice) into her hands, the groom joins her hands from behind and together they pour the offering in the fire.

Sindoor Daan - The groom applies Sindoor on the parting of bride's hair and he covers her head with a new saree known as the Lajjabastra.

Post-Wedding Rituals

Bashi Biye - Among the Ghotis Community, the Kusukdinge and Sindoor Daan rituals take place on the morning of the day after the wedding. This is known as the Bashi Biye.

Bidaai - It refers to the departure of the couple from the bride's place. Among the Ghoti community, the couple departs on the morning time while the Bangal rituals dictate that the couple leaves before evening.

Bodhu Baran - This marks the welcome of the bride into her in-laws house. Water is poured under the vehicle, a vessel containing milk and Alta (Iac dye) is placed outside the door and the bride needs to step into it and the imprint of her feet are put on white fabric.

Kaal Ratri - The couple spends their first night separately to get a refreshing sleep for next day rituals.

Bou Bhaat - The bride cooks for the first time for her husband's family.

Reception - In the evening the groom's family invites their relatives for a reception where they get to meet the new bride and offer their best wishes to the couple.

Phul Sojja - The couple's bedroom is decorated with colorful flowers and the couple spends their first night together.

Diragaman/Astamangala/SubhoChani Satyanarayan Pujo - On the eighth day of the wedding the couple visits the bride's place. A Satyanarayan puja is performed and the thread tied during the wedding is removed by the priest. This marks the end of all wedding rituals.