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Matrimony Groom ANA2286522
Matrimony ID - ANA2286522

35 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Hi, Thanks for visiting my profile.I am simple friendly and down to earth. basically from belgaum, presently workin..."
Matrimony Groom GIR0547824
Matrimony ID - GIR0547824

27 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Reddy, Kannada
Gadag, Karnataka, India
"I am girresh.. Completed Bachelors of engineering.. Present working in chemical industry. My family is Joint fami..."
Matrimony Groom NEE6307340
Matrimony ID - NEE6307340

30 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Herewith we would describe a few words about our son. He is an IT professional with hardware and networking special..."
Matrimony Groom SHA8828650
Matrimony ID - SHA8828650

30 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Hindu, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am a software professional with a bachelor's degree currently working in private sector in Bangalore. I belong to..."
Matrimony Groom MAH9640732
Matrimony ID - MAH9640732

27 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"I am simple man My family is sweet She should be smart and simple..."
Matrimony Groom DRR7542204
Matrimony ID - DRR7542204

30 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
Hindu, Hindu, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am simple mbbs doctor studied from jssmc mysore,practising in Bangalore. I value simple and honest individuals M..."
Matrimony Groom SAN5341225
Matrimony ID - SAN5341225

32 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Other, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"It's fun to have a partner who understands your life and lets you be you. ..."
Matrimony Groom CLI1311981
Matrimony ID - CLI1311981

34 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Christian, Roman Catholic, Kannada
Dubai, Dubai, UAE
"I am Working as a Mechanical Engineer for a reputed firm in Dubai. I am Searching for a Life Partner to get settled..."
Matrimony Groom SAR8250550
Matrimony ID - SAR8250550

29 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am simple and friendly kind of person .Looking for gal who loves person than money. My family is traditional a..."
Matrimony Groom NAR5127824
Matrimony ID - NAR5127824

34 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am engineer by profession working with VLSI company staying in Bangalore . I am god fearing down to earth My fam..."
Matrimony Groom SAN1521134
Matrimony ID - SAN1521134

26 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
"My name is santosh, I have completed my bachelor's degree working in a reputed company as a system Administrator,I ..."
Matrimony Groom SUP6353126
Matrimony ID - SUP6353126

29 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Mysore, Karnataka, India
"Hi, Im posting this on behalf of my Brother. He is soft-spoken person, only son for his parents. well settled famil..."
Matrimony Groom BEN5417780
Matrimony ID - BEN5417780

43 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Christian, Other, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am very simple and a normal person, my family also simple and traditional, I would like to be frank and honest th..."
Matrimony Groom RAJ7170337
Matrimony ID - RAJ7170337

29 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am well qualified and good man to share life.. i value others thoughts and would like to lead a decent and a happ..."
Matrimony Groom SAT4164156
Matrimony ID - SAT4164156

28 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am Iam with the fact that I am sathish from dhramapuri I am working on hotels in chennai I come from a Joint fami..."
Matrimony Groom NAR7234722
Matrimony ID - NAR7234722

39 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
Hindu, Hindu, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am B Com from jalappa college yelahanka bangalore My family is no more since birth am orphan She should be good..."
Matrimony Groom SUD0722543
Matrimony ID - SUD0722543

31 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Haveri, Karnataka, India
"I My son is a manager with a Master's degree currently working in private sector in Ranibennur. We come from an upp..."
Matrimony Groom NIS2581071
Matrimony ID - NIS2581071

27 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka, India
"I am completed NTTF and BTech(ext).Expert in Tools designs. Presently working as Lecturer at Govt Diploma College a..."
Matrimony Groom CHA0070740
Matrimony ID - CHA0070740

28 years / 6 ft 1 in 186 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
"I enjoy the simple things in life. Being happy is a state of mind, and I don't think people should settle for less ..."
Matrimony Groom SUD4460033
Matrimony ID - SUD4460033

32 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Other, Kannada
Other, Andhra Pradesh, India
"Hi, Looking for my soulmate. I'm simple guy,easy going,Liberal. ..."
Matrimony Groom CHA8802135
Matrimony ID - CHA8802135

38 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
Hindu, Reddy, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Clear minded and happy boy, Caring and loving nature with positive attitude towards life. Close to family. She is p..."
Matrimony Bride BAS3723734
Matrimony ID - BAS3723734

33 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Raichur, Karnataka, India
"We are looking for a match to my sister (Basavarajeshwari Joladarashi) in Lingayath- Paknak Reddy only, please othe..."
Matrimony Bride ANU1220840
Matrimony ID - ANU1220840

30 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Buddhist, Buddhist, Kannada
Mysore, Karnataka, India
"We are highly educated family, our only daughter is teaching in Govt.PG College classes. She is very decent and sil..."
Matrimony Bride NEE4300388
Matrimony ID - NEE4300388

27 years / 4 ft 11 in 150 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka, India
"I amneetha completed by MTech SDM College & working as lecture on contract basis at JSS diploma college. I am searc..."
Matrimony Bride TAR3042332
Matrimony ID - TAR3042332

26 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Hindu, Kannada
Shimoga, Karnataka, India
"I am an ambitious & indipendet gril loves hangout with friends ..."
Matrimony Bride RAS3711237
Matrimony ID - RAS3711237

26 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Hindu, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am Rashmi a software proffessional and aspiring singer My family is friendly and a great support He should be g..."
Matrimony Bride PRE2677562
Matrimony ID - PRE2677562

36 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Kshatriya, Kannada
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am a simple, caring, ambitious girl living in Mumbai, would like to marry in the hindu religion only caste no bar..."
Matrimony Bride RIT6463263
Matrimony ID - RIT6463263

38 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Christian, Protestant, Kannada
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Hi,I am Rita, from Mumbai,Been living here since birth,completed education and working here in Mumbai. Am quiet by ..."
Matrimony Bride JYO1436461
Matrimony ID - JYO1436461

28 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Other, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am putting this profile on behalf of my daughter. We belongs to DEVANGA Community in Karnataka(Chettiar in Tamiln..."
Matrimony Bride PAL8407243
Matrimony ID - PAL8407243

28 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Hindu, Kannada
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
"we are five members in our home i have complecte my msc in mangalore university iam work in nmpuc collegeullia d k..."
Matrimony Bride JYO5505458
Matrimony ID - JYO5505458

29 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Hindu, Kannada
Chitradurga, Karnataka, India
"My hobbies like watching TV,reading books nd listening music and movies My family my mother is housewife and I ha..."
Matrimony Bride SIN0385478
Matrimony ID - SIN0385478

35 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Logan City, Queensland, Australia
"Hi I am a simple girl living in Australia since 2007. I work full time and I am currently settled in Brisbane. I am..."
Matrimony Bride POO2515301
Matrimony ID - POO2515301

36 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Hindu, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"I m a sensitive true loving girl in need of a loving caring husband..."
Matrimony Bride GOU4930220
Matrimony ID - GOU4930220

29 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka, India
"I am simple fun loving family oriented girl..I would like to work even after marriage if provided cooperation and s..."
Matrimony Bride PWO0231386
Matrimony ID - PWO0231386

28 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"my nature is freely & co-operative frankly & friendly. ..."
Matrimony Bride VIJ8881411
Matrimony ID - VIJ8881411

62 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Kshatriya, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am an homemaker 60 yrs old divorce loving caring and honest..."
Matrimony Bride VIJ5001267
Matrimony ID - VIJ5001267

26 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Valmiki, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"Hi m vijaya. I hv done my masters degree an employed. I m a simple person. Lookn for a simple an fun luvn person..."
Matrimony Bride SOU0844765
Matrimony ID - SOU0844765

31 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am a simple . loving & caring . looking for a guy who is educated and l well settled in bangalore..."
Matrimony Bride NIR8412762
Matrimony ID - NIR8412762

31 years / 4 ft 11 in 150 cm
Hindu, Hindu, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Simple in nature, knowledgeable, liberal values......"
Matrimony Bride MAM5072273
Matrimony ID - MAM5072273

25 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Vaishnav, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am looking for the guy who can be honest, faithful, respect womens, elders.. i hate liers.. ..."
Matrimony Bride SNE1211171
Matrimony ID - SNE1211171

33 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Nair, Kannada
Chamrajnagar, Karnataka, India
"She worked as media frm 13yrs. Mom and me only..futhur details..cntct me..."
Matrimony Bride MIT2234123
Matrimony ID - MIT2234123

29 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I m Mitali. Engineer by profession. searching suitable match...."

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.