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Matrimony Groom KOU8416306
Matrimony ID - KOU8416306
29 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am ashasudhir I am searching good looking and good behaviour girl to my son please help us. We are upper-middl..."
Matrimony Groom ABH9716585
Matrimony ID - ABH9716585
26 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Hy thanku for visiting my profile. I am moderate girl. I am working as an assistant professor in Mysore. My fami..."
Matrimony Groom PUN6485431
Matrimony ID - PUN6485431
29 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Adi Karnataka, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Hi my daughter in law is well qualified and intelligent, currently she working as software professional with Cogniz..."
Matrimony Groom PWJ5541274
Matrimony ID - PWJ5541274
26 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, OBC, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"My sister is a simple girl, Loving and honest, down to earth, can handle any situations easily. Loves traveling, sh..."
Matrimony Groom AMI5771439
Matrimony ID - AMI5771439
28 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"I am shilpa, looking for a educated and employed life partner. Am working in a retail sector based out in Bangalore..."
Matrimony Groom ANI7841656
Matrimony ID - ANI7841656
26 years / 6 ft 1 in 186 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am jyoti. Working women. Having 13year old boy kid. Working as librarian. I am b. Com and m. Li. Sc graduate. Wil..."
Matrimony Groom SHR6648400
Matrimony ID - SHR6648400
30 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am Shreedevi complited M. Sc mathematics and B. Ed and working as mathematics teacher in private hihg school Beng..."
Matrimony Groom PRA0255563
Matrimony ID - PRA0255563
29 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Chalawadi Holeya, Kannada
Koppal, Karnataka, India
"I am simple, down to earth and fun loving person. I like to keep my surroundings environment filled with happiness...."
Matrimony Groom SUM5274824
Matrimony ID - SUM5274824
31 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am very simple living, love to travel and have studied fashion designing, and am doing a business fashion boutiqu..."
Matrimony Groom VIN3120260
Matrimony ID - VIN3120260
28 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Kuruba, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Hi this is Jyothi., I am working as an Assistant Engineer(Mechanical) in one of the famous Government organization ..."
Matrimony Groom ANA8338603
Matrimony ID - ANA8338603
30 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Gowda, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am Sapna, I like traveling, cooking. I have completed my master degree in Karnatak University. I live with my mot..."
Matrimony Groom SHE8772408
Matrimony ID - SHE8772408
27 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Kamma, Kannada
Raichur, Karnataka, India
"Myself NAMRATHA born and brought up in Bangalore. Completed B.Tech in E&C currently working in private sector. Basi..."
Matrimony Groom KRI6373410
Matrimony ID - KRI6373410
28 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Sagara, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am shailaja, works as academician. I'm ambitious girl who knows well to manage both professional and personal lif..."
Matrimony Groom RAH6053367
Matrimony ID - RAH6053367
28 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"I'm looking for a better half who is simple, caring and loving want to spend with his my rest of my life. Orthodox..."
Matrimony Groom RAV5846255
Matrimony ID - RAV5846255
30 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, SC, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am so simple and friendly gal. I'm looking for best friend for life. We are five including parents sister got ..."
Matrimony Groom MAN8800576
Matrimony ID - MAN8800576
26 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
Hindu, Sagara, Kannada
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"My daughter has a Bachelor degree and she is working as an accountant professional in Hotel New Udaya Bhuvan Lodge ..."
Matrimony Groom LOK8050774
Matrimony ID - LOK8050774
31 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Am impana, a Bcom, Mba graduate, from a traditional family looking for a simple life partner from a descent family ..."
Matrimony Groom BHA7203627
Matrimony ID - BHA7203627
27 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"I studied MBA in Bangalore and working in Bangalore too. My family is traditional and they are friendly, one elder..."
Matrimony Groom ASH3171648
Matrimony ID - ASH3171648
27 years / 6 ft 2 in 188 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am a very confident and self motivated person. I have been working as an placement trainer in a software testing ..."
Matrimony Groom PRA4211811
Matrimony ID - PRA4211811
29 years / 4 ft 5 in 134 cm
Hindu, Balija, Kannada
Mysore, Karnataka, India
"I am studying Mcom final year in Gadag. I wanted to become a lecturer. I am living with my parents. My family mem..."
Matrimony Groom SHI5054177
Matrimony ID - SHI5054177
29 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Arya Vysya, Kannada
Mysore, Karnataka, India
"She completed her post graduate MSc IT and currently working in Canara bank We have nuclear family, our family is..."
Matrimony Bride ASH8601518
Matrimony ID - ASH8601518
36 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Lambani, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am ashasudhir I am searching good looking and good behaviour girl to my son please help us. We are upper-middl..."
Matrimony Bride SAH8040760
Matrimony ID - SAH8040760
25 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Mysore, Karnataka, India
"Hy thanku for visiting my profile. I am moderate girl. I am working as an assistant professor in Mysore. My fami..."
Matrimony Bride SUN8327313
Matrimony ID - SUN8327313
27 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Hi my daughter in law is well qualified and intelligent, currently she working as software professional with Cogniz..."
Matrimony Bride YAM1283324
Matrimony ID - YAM1283324
31 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Bhovi, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"My sister is a simple girl, Loving and honest, down to earth, can handle any situations easily. Loves traveling, sh..."
Matrimony Bride SHI5162710
Matrimony ID - SHI5162710
32 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Devanga, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am shilpa, looking for a educated and employed life partner. Am working in a retail sector based out in Bangalore..."
Matrimony Bride JYO0410217
Matrimony ID - JYO0410217
39 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka, India
"I am jyoti. Working women. Having 13year old boy kid. Working as librarian. I am b. Com and m. Li. Sc graduate. Wil..."
Matrimony Bride SHR8865772
Matrimony ID - SHR8865772
26 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am Shreedevi complited M. Sc mathematics and B. Ed and working as mathematics teacher in private hihg school Beng..."
Matrimony Bride SHW6581306
Matrimony ID - SHW6581306
30 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Reddy, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am simple, down to earth and fun loving person. I like to keep my surroundings environment filled with happiness...."
Matrimony Bride SRI2520571
Matrimony ID - SRI2520571
29 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Kuruba, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am very simple living, love to travel and have studied fashion designing, and am doing a business fashion boutiqu..."
Matrimony Bride JYO8233475
Matrimony ID - JYO8233475
34 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Adi Karnataka, Kannada
Other, Karnataka, India
"Hi this is Jyothi., I am working as an Assistant Engineer(Mechanical) in one of the famous Government organization ..."
Matrimony Bride SAP1136543
Matrimony ID - SAP1136543
29 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Jangam, Kannada
Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka, India
"I am Sapna, I like traveling, cooking. I have completed my master degree in Karnatak University. I live with my mot..."
Matrimony Bride NAM8105664
Matrimony ID - NAM8105664
25 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Vaishnav, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Myself NAMRATHA born and brought up in Bangalore. Completed B.Tech in E&C currently working in private sector. Basi..."
Matrimony Bride SHA6523075
Matrimony ID - SHA6523075
30 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Gulbarga, Karnataka, India
"I am shailaja, works as academician. I'm ambitious girl who knows well to manage both professional and personal lif..."
Matrimony Bride SUP6322000
Matrimony ID - SUP6322000
25 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Gowda, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I'm looking for a better half who is simple, caring and loving want to spend with his my rest of my life. Orthodox..."
Matrimony Bride SHW2437451
Matrimony ID - SHW2437451
31 years / 4 ft 7 in 140 cm
Hindu, Jangam, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am so simple and friendly gal. I'm looking for best friend for life. We are five including parents sister got ..."
Matrimony Bride DDB3621468
Matrimony ID - DDB3621468
27 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Padmashali, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"My daughter has a Bachelor degree and she is working as an accountant professional in Hotel New Udaya Bhuvan Lodge ..."
Matrimony Bride IMP6072067
Matrimony ID - IMP6072067
33 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Gowda, Kannada
Mysore, Karnataka, India
"Am impana, a Bcom, Mba graduate, from a traditional family looking for a simple life partner from a descent family ..."
Matrimony Bride PRI8611380
Matrimony ID - PRI8611380
28 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I studied MBA in Bangalore and working in Bangalore too. My family is traditional and they are friendly, one elder..."
Matrimony Bride NIV3630224
Matrimony ID - NIV3630224
28 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am a very confident and self motivated person. I have been working as an placement trainer in a software testing ..."
Matrimony Bride PAV6641034
Matrimony ID - PAV6641034
24 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Jangam, Kannada
Gadag, Karnataka, India
"I am studying Mcom final year in Gadag. I wanted to become a lecturer. I am living with my parents. My family mem..."
Matrimony Bride POO4840366
Matrimony ID - POO4840366
29 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Savji, Kannada
Bijapur, Karnataka, India
"She completed her post graduate MSc IT and currently working in Canara bank We have nuclear family, our family is..."

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.