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Matrimony Groom RAH6053367
Matrimony ID - RAH6053367
28 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"I am Jayashree, I have done BE biotechnology, I'm a simple girl easily adjustable to any environment. We are five ..."
Matrimony Groom RAV5846255
Matrimony ID - RAV5846255
29 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, SC, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Hi, let me try to describe myself in this short bio. I'm very lively, friendly, confident & a quick decision maker...."
Matrimony Groom MAN8800576
Matrimony ID - MAN8800576
25 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
Hindu, Sagara, Kannada
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am making this profile for my sister. She completed her bachelor's degree and is now working as an software profe..."
Matrimony Groom LOK8050774
Matrimony ID - LOK8050774
31 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am like music I have completed sslc in at Marry's schoolBellary I am becoming the Ian live with my family My f..."
Matrimony Groom BHA7203627
Matrimony ID - BHA7203627
27 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"I am working for bank and looking for God fearing and caring person with good habits Father is expired and we are..."
Matrimony Groom ASH3171648
Matrimony ID - ASH3171648
26 years / 6 ft 2 in 188 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am studied in bangalore university.i lives in nelmangala. Good family. Traditional family. Three sisters, two br..."
Matrimony Groom SHI5054177
Matrimony ID - SHI5054177
29 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Arya Vysya, Kannada
Mysore, Karnataka, India
"I am independent girl Studied M.com in mysore university Presently working as accountant in shop. We are trad..."
Matrimony Groom RUD1473774
Matrimony ID - RUD1473774
29 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Jangam, Kannada
Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka, India
"Hi myself Dr. Annapurna, am last child to my parents. To describe myself, am silent, but more talkative with my clo..."
Matrimony Groom ASH0059113
Matrimony ID - ASH0059113
24 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Jain, Digambar, Kannada
Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka, India
"I am swathi.I am simple fun loving travel freak. I am a Bca graduate with a prestigious Edexcel Certificate I am a ..."
Matrimony Groom RAN3605567
Matrimony ID - RAN3605567
25 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
Hindu, Gowda, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am simple girl with moderate values.I would prefer a groom who is broad minded and understanding.I love to travel..."
Matrimony Groom SAN0315182
Matrimony ID - SAN0315182
26 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"M very friendly. Lyk to explore new places. Riding my activa is very much fun. Likes to njoy my weekend with my cou..."
Matrimony Groom HAR5214355
Matrimony ID - HAR5214355
26 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Bhovi, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Hi. I have complered my diploma in cs and working in pvt firm as a lidar engineer in Bangalore. We are small and s..."
Matrimony Groom SAN0848456
Matrimony ID - SAN0848456
28 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Mysore, Karnataka, India
"My sister has a diploma and she is employed in private sector as an accounts/finance professional currently based i..."
Matrimony Groom GUR0087657
Matrimony ID - GUR0087657
27 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I like reading novel, listening music, traveling, hang out with friends, My family is moderate I have one elder..."
Matrimony Groom VIN0360187
Matrimony ID - VIN0360187
30 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Jangam, Kannada
Gulbarga, Karnataka, India
"My name is Ashwini. Basically from belgaum. and am working in belgaum itself. Am independent girl.!am looking for g..."
Matrimony Groom YAT7492475
Matrimony ID - YAT7492475
25 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Gowda, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Hello! I'm basically from Mangalore but currently working in Bangalore at an investment firm. Been a very career ..."
Matrimony Groom VAS2245984
Matrimony ID - VAS2245984
30 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Nayaka, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am an ambitious girl. I have completed my MSc in Physics. Currently pursuing my BED. Living in Bidar,Karnataka my..."
Matrimony Groom KIS7203148
Matrimony ID - KIS7203148
30 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I have completed diploma civil engineer and B.Tech. Wrkng as a design engineer private sector in Bangalore. Searchi..."
Matrimony Groom SAN7751480
Matrimony ID - SAN7751480
28 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Hi, Myself Lakshmi Shetty I've completed my MCA, working as an Software testing engineer in Synergy solutions pvt L..."
Matrimony Groom ABH1264202
Matrimony ID - ABH1264202
28 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Hi I am Nirmala from bellary working as an teacher at government high school. I grew up independently as I lost my ..."
Matrimony Groom SAN1226386
Matrimony ID - SAN1226386
28 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Thigala, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"This is Sindhu Nagaraj's brother in law creating this profile on her behalf. Sindhu is Software engineer present..."
Matrimony Bride JAY3128740
Matrimony ID - JAY3128740
27 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Jangam, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am Jayashree, I have done BE biotechnology, I'm a simple girl easily adjustable to any environment. We are five ..."
Matrimony Bride SUR5788358
Matrimony ID - SUR5788358
35 years / 4 ft 11 in 150 cm
Hindu, Other, Kannada
New Delhi, Delhi, India
"Hi, let me try to describe myself in this short bio. I'm very lively, friendly, confident & a quick decision maker...."
Matrimony Bride SUP5320087
Matrimony ID - SUP5320087
26 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Solapur, Maharashtra, India
"I am making this profile for my sister. She completed her bachelor's degree and is now working as an software profe..."
Matrimony Bride PUT9658187
Matrimony ID - PUT9658187
22 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Jangam, Kannada
Bellary, Karnataka, India
"I am like music I have completed sslc in at Marry's schoolBellary I am becoming the Ian live with my family My f..."
Matrimony Bride NAM7716052
Matrimony ID - NAM7716052
34 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Christian, Protestant, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"I am working for bank and looking for God fearing and caring person with good habits Father is expired and we are..."
Matrimony Bride MEE0816007
Matrimony ID - MEE0816007
25 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Jangam, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am studied in bangalore university.i lives in nelmangala. Good family. Traditional family. Three sisters, two br..."
Matrimony Bride ANK3155636
Matrimony ID - ANK3155636
23 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Jain, Digambar, Kannada
Hassan, Karnataka, India
"I am independent girl Studied M.com in mysore university Presently working as accountant in shop. We are trad..."
Matrimony Bride DRW7151473
Matrimony ID - DRW7151473
25 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Kuruba, Kannada
Shimoga, Karnataka, India
"Hi myself Dr. Annapurna, am last child to my parents. To describe myself, am silent, but more talkative with my clo..."
Matrimony Bride SWA7623408
Matrimony ID - SWA7623408
30 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am swathi.I am simple fun loving travel freak. I am a Bca graduate with a prestigious Edexcel Certificate I am a ..."
Matrimony Bride AMR0250155
Matrimony ID - AMR0250155
26 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am simple girl with moderate values.I would prefer a groom who is broad minded and understanding.I love to travel..."
Matrimony Bride SUS1463767
Matrimony ID - SUS1463767
26 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Nayaka, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"M very friendly. Lyk to explore new places. Riding my activa is very much fun. Likes to njoy my weekend with my cou..."
Matrimony Bride SAR5207488
Matrimony ID - SAR5207488
25 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Adi Karnataka, Kannada
Mandya, Karnataka, India
"Hi. I have complered my diploma in cs and working in pvt firm as a lidar engineer in Bangalore. We are small and s..."
Matrimony Bride DHA3702663
Matrimony ID - DHA3702663
28 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Kuruba, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"My sister has a diploma and she is employed in private sector as an accounts/finance professional currently based i..."
Matrimony Bride SON0720827
Matrimony ID - SON0720827
28 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Mogaveera, Kannada
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I like reading novel, listening music, traveling, hang out with friends, My family is moderate I have one elder..."
Matrimony Bride ASH3650083
Matrimony ID - ASH3650083
27 years / 4 ft 11 in 150 cm
Hindu, Madiga, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"My name is Ashwini. Basically from belgaum. and am working in belgaum itself. Am independent girl.!am looking for g..."
Matrimony Bride DEE9452635
Matrimony ID - DEE9452635
24 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Christian, Manglorean, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Hello! I'm basically from Mangalore but currently working in Bangalore at an investment firm. Been a very career ..."
Matrimony Bride PRI8338647
Matrimony ID - PRI8338647
26 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Kuruba, Kannada
Bidar, Karnataka, India
"I am an ambitious girl. I have completed my MSc in Physics. Currently pursuing my BED. Living in Bidar,Karnataka my..."
Matrimony Bride MAH4857485
Matrimony ID - MAH4857485
27 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Reddy, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I have completed diploma civil engineer and B.Tech. Wrkng as a design engineer private sector in Bangalore. Searchi..."
Matrimony Bride LAK7322642
Matrimony ID - LAK7322642
29 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Balija, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Hi, Myself Lakshmi Shetty I've completed my MCA, working as an Software testing engineer in Synergy solutions pvt L..."
Matrimony Bride NIR2416336
Matrimony ID - NIR2416336
37 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Vishwakarma, Kannada
Bellary, Karnataka, India
"Hi I am Nirmala from bellary working as an teacher at government high school. I grew up independently as I lost my ..."
Matrimony Bride SIN1687388
Matrimony ID - SIN1687388
23 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Vokkaliga, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"This is Sindhu Nagaraj's brother in law creating this profile on her behalf. Sindhu is Software engineer present..."

Kannada Shaadi

The golden saree and green bangles of the bride,
The custom and traditions are a matter of pride,
Coming together of two different souls,
To fulfill nature's ultimate goals.

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About Kannada Matrimony

Kannada matrimony (ಕನ್ನಡ ಮ್ಯಾಟ್ರಿಮೋನಿ) takes place between a bride and groom whose mother tongue is Kannada. The language of Kannada is spoken predominately in the state of Karantaka where it is the official administrative language. Spoken by over 40 million people, it is one of the top 40 languages spoken in the world. Its spoken form varies from region to region, however, the written form is generally consistent.

Kannada evolved from the Kadamba language which was spoken during the 5th century. It has a literary history spanning over one thousand years.

Kannada matrimonial ceremonies are a simple and sweet event which usually span over the course of 2-3 days. It possesses some resemblance from its neighboring states Maharastra and Andhra Pradesh. Kannadigas believe that marriage is actually spiritual mating of two souls, thus the occasion is celebrated by following age-old customs and traditions. For people in Karnataka, vedic rituals are more important than pomp and show. The basic structure of Kannada matrimonial ceremony is similar to other Indian weddings having some pre-wedding, wedding and post wedding functions.

Let's see how Kannadigas celebrate the coming together of two souls.

Pre-Wedding Rituals

Nischay Tamulam - Matching of horoscope marks the beginning of wedding bells. If stars align perfectly, predicting a happy and prosperous future then only the families agree to the marriage alliance. Nischay tamulam is equivalent to engagement but no exchange of rings takes place. The parents of the bride and groom exchange a plate containing betel leaves and betel nuts. Parents of the groom gift a saree, blouse piece, coconut and sweets to the bride while the bride's parents gift groom a plate having dhoti, coconut, fruits, and sweets. The date of the marriage is generally decided by the priest during this event.

Naandi - This ritual takes place at both houses separately. It consists of a pooja performed by the priest to have an obstacle-free marriage celebration also praying for the prosperous married life of the couple. A copper pot filled with water and having coconut at the top is placed symbolizing the start of the wedding celebration. Following this, the first wedding invitation is given to almighty to procure his blessings for the couple.

Kaashi Yaatre - This is a light-hearted and fun filled moment where the groom pretends to leave for Kashi carrying a stick and some bare essentials. At this time his maternal uncle intervenes and convinces him to marry by showing a photograph of the bride to him.

DevKarya - This ritual takes place on the wedding day at groom's place. Before leaving for the wedding venue the groom seeks blessings from local deities by visiting a nearby temple. The objects to be used during the marriage is also kept in front of Lord Ganesha to consecrate them.

Wedding Rituals

Groom's Welcoming Party - The groom and the wedding party is welcomed at the entrance of the wedding venue where five Sumangalis or married women take their turn to perform an aarti of the groom before escorting him in.

Mandap Puja - This puja is performed by the priest before starting of any wedding day rituals to ensure the mandap and wedding venue are purified from any bad omen. This ensures an obstacle-free marriage function.

Var Puja - According to Hindu traditions, the groom is a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, thus he is worshipped by the bride's family. He is made to sit in the wedding mandap by his father in law. His feet are then washed by him and a puja is performed in groom's honor. He has presented a set of silk dhoti and scarf known as pitambar which he needs to wear during wedding rituals.

Jaimala - The bride is accompanied by her sisters to the wedding mandap. Her face remains covered behind a fan made up of peacock feathers held by her sisters. After the arrival of the bride, a curtain is placed between the bride and groom preventing them from seeing each other. The curtain is then gradually resumed amidst of chanting of mantras by the priest enabling the couple to lay eyes on each other for the first time. The bride and the groom then exchange garland three times.

Dhareherdu - This Kannada ritual is analogous to the Kanyadaan ceremony in Hindu weddings. The right hand of the bride and groom are joined together and a coconut along with a betel leaf is placed on top of the joined hands. The bride's parents shower their blessings and approval of this union by pouring holy water (known as dhara) on the joined hands.

Saptapadi - It symbolizes the tying of nuptial knot between the ends of the bride and groom's attires. The couple then circumambulates the holy fire seven times for taking seven sacred vows of marriage this ritual is termed as Saptapadi. This is followed by tying of mangal sutra by the groom around the bride's neck.after the conclusion of the wedding, the couple seeks blessings from elders of both the families.

Post-Wedding Rituals

Okhli - Okhli is a post-wedding game played by Kannadigas after the completion of the wedding rituals. The groom's ring is dropped in a vessel containing milk or colored water. The bride and groom have to find the ring from the vessel. If the bride successfully finds the ring this implicit that she can handle any challenge of marital life.

Vidaai - After huge celebration its time for the bride to say an emotional and tearful goodbye to her family and paternal house. Bride's parents send her with gifts that are required to set up a new home which includes a cot, cooking utensils, umbrella, and sweets. The bride's brother accompanies her to her new place.

GrihaPravesh - The bride is given a warm ceremonial welcome in the form of a welcoming aarti by her mother in law. A vessel filled with rice up is placed on the threshold and the bride enters the house turning it over with her right foot symbolizing that her arrival has increased the wealth and prosperity of the house.

Clothes Presentation Ceremony - The bride is gifted five sarees by her husband and she is to wear a saree for various post-wedding rituals.

Name Change Ceremony - This ritual is similar to those of Maharashtrians during which the groom decides upon a new name for his new bride and writes the same on a plate of rice with his ring. The bride accepts the plate of rice from him indicating that she has accepted her new name.

Visiting the Bride's House - On the second day of marriage, the bride's parents invite the newlywed couple to their house. The couple is to stay there for at least one night before returning back to the groom's house.

Reception - A reception party is held by the groom's family. This party signifies a formal introduction of the bride to relatives, friends and near and dear ones of groom's family.