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36 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Chitradurga, Karnataka, India
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31 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka, India

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27 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Davanagere, Karnataka, India
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29 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Kolar, Karnataka, India
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35 years / 4 ft 11 in 150 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
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29 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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25 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Gadag, Karnataka, India
"I am working part time and have accomplished my masters. Our family is middle class and traditional. I have 2 sibli..."
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29 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Our family is upper middle class and moderate. I only have one sibling. I have finished my bachelors and am curr..."
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36 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Hassan, Karnataka, India
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27 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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26 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Hassan, Karnataka, India
"Living in Hassan. Our family is middle class and traditional. I only have one sibling and they are happily married...."
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23 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Marathi
Sangli, Maharashtra, India
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35 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I have attained my masters and am currently working full time, earning an above average income. I come from a moder..."
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32 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka, India
"Our family is middle class and traditional. I have 3 siblings, of which 1 are married. I am not currently workin..."
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37 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Tumkur, Karnataka, India
"I am not currently working however I have achieved my masters. Our family is upper middle class and we have moderat..."
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29 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Tumkur, Karnataka, India
"Our family is middle-class and traditional. I have two siblings. I have completed my diploma, btec and i'm curre..."
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26 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I have made this profile on behalf of my daughter. My daughter is a very calm, well mannered, easy going and god fe..."
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34 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Our family is upper middle class and we have moderate values. I have 2 siblings. I have finished my bachelors an..."
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34 years / 4 ft 5 in 134 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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35 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I have successfully completed my masters and i'm currently working full time. I hail from a liberal, upper middle c..."
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30 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I come from a moderate, middle class family. I have 2 siblings, of which 2 are married. I have achieved my maste..."
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31 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Mysore, Karnataka, India
"I have achieved my bachelors. I am from a traditional, upper middle class family. I have no brothers or sisters. Li..."
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31 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"My Shivalingappa Basically, I'm from Gulbarga completed Bachelors of Degree in Electronics and Communication Engine..."
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27 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"I have achieved my masters and am currently working full time. My family is upper middle class and traditional. I h..."
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22 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"Living in Belgaum. I am from a liberal, middle class family. I have 4 siblings. I am working full time and have suc..."
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29 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Gulbarga, Karnataka, India
"Currently living in Gulbarga. I hail from a traditional, upper middle class family. I only have 1 sibling and he wo..."
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46 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am into business, first Indian to set up a factory in china, first Bangalorean to start pizza business late 2000,..."
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30 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Telugu
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
"Currently living in Vijayawada. My family is middle-class and moderate. I only have one sibling and they are marrie..."
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33 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Tumkur, Karnataka, India
"Our family is middle class and we have traditional values. I have 6 siblings, of which 1 are married. I am not c..."
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25 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bellary, Karnataka, India
"Living in Bellary. Our family is middle class and we have traditional values. I have no brothers or sisters. I have..."
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29 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"My Selef Punith Kumar I working as a Software Engineer at BSOL SYSTEMS PVT LTD company and my annual income is 6 L..."
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28 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"MY NAME IS AKSHAY PATIL, I BORN IN MUMBAI, I LIKE TO PLAY FOOTBALL , WATCH FILMS & HANG OUT WITH FRIENDS. I..."
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31 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Mysore, Karnataka, India
"I come from a middle class, moderate family. I have 1 sibling. I don't smoke or drink. I am vegan. I am staying ..."
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32 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Our family is middle class and we have traditional values. I only have 1 sibling and they are married. I am work..."
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41 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Marathi
Nashik, Maharashtra, India
"I have completed my honours degree and am currently working full time in the field of commerce.. Our family is midd..."
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30 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"I have achieved my bachelors and am currently working full time in the field of software professional.. Our family ..."
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31 years / 6 ft 183 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Kolar, Karnataka, India
"Based in Kolar. Our family is middle class and we have traditional values. I have 2 siblings, of which 2 are marrie..."
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31 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Haveri, Karnataka, India
"Our family is middle class and we have moderate values. I only have one sibling and they are happily married. I ..."
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39 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I have completed my masters and I am currently working full time. I hail from a moderate, upper middle class family..."
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27 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Davanagere, Karnataka, India
"Our family is upper middle class and traditional. I only have one sibling. I have attained my bachelors. I ea..."
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36 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Haveri, Karnataka, India
"I am not currently working however I have accomplished my bachelors. My family is upper middle class and traditiona..."
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32 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Living in Bangalore. Our family is upper-middle-class and we have moderate values. I only have one sibling and they..."
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23 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"Currently living in Belgaum. I am from a middle class, traditional family. I have no brothers or sisters. I am not ..."
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27 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"Living in Belgaum. Our family is middle class and moderate. I have 5 siblings, of which 2 are married. I don't smok..."
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32 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bijapur, Karnataka, India
"I have passed my masters and am currently working full time in the field of finance.. Our family is middle class an..."
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35 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bijapur, Karnataka, India
"Our family is middle class and we have traditional values. I have 2 siblings. My job is in other. I work full ti..."
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31 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Davanagere, Karnataka, India
"I am from a moderate, middle class family. I have 2 siblings, of which 2 are married. I am working full time and..."
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36 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Lingayat, Kannada
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I come from a middle class, traditional family. I am the only child. I eat a non vegetarian diet. I don't smoke...."

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About Lingayat Matrimony

The Lingayats community were originally from Karnataka but nowadays reside in almost every state in Southern India. They are worshipers of Lord Shiva and are very strict in following their traditional culture and rituals. Every celebration and every occasion of the Lingayats is beautiful with unique rituals. The same is true with the Lingayath community matrimony.

Let's take a look in depth at the matrimony traditions and culture of the Lingayath community.

Lingayat Pre-Wedding Rituals

Nandi

This is the first ritual that takes place after the approval of alliance between the two families. This ritual symbolizes seeking of permission and blessings from God for the new alliance. During this ceremony, the first wedding card is placed before God, so that he blesses the couple to have a happy and prosperous married life.

Kaashi Yatre

This is a fun-filled ceremony during which the would-be groom pretends that he wants to live a life free from the worldly pleasure and thus he is going to Kashi (a holy place). Therefore, at that moment the girl’s family tries to convince him to get married to their girl. Finally, after lots of laughter and fun, the groom accepts their proposal to marry the girl.

Deva Karya

The ritual is performed a day before the marriage ceremony. During this ritual both the families along with some close relatives from both sides meet at a pre-decided venue. The venue may be a nearby temple or the marriage hall. The bride's family then offers clothes, dry fruits and other gifts to the groom. The groom's family keep the offerings given by the bride’s family at Lord Ganesh's feet for his blessings and then handed over to groom. This ritual is meant to protect the belongings of the groom from any bad omen.

Lingayat Wedding Rituals

Holy Bath

The Holy Bath or Snanam is performed at the dawn of the wedding day. During this ceremony, the bride and Groom take the Holy bath with water from the holy river Brahmaputra. Before bathing a paste of sandalwood is applied on face, hands, and feet of the bride and the groom by the married female members of the family. After this, the bride and the groom start getting ready in their respective wedding attire. The Groom wears his Vesthi and Kurta while the bride adores her silk saree with lots of jewelry.

Welcoming of the Groom and His Party

When the groom and his party arrive at the wedding venue, the bride's family warmly welcomes them. Then the bride's brother escorts him inside the mandap.

Mandap Puja

During this ritual, the priest at the venue where the actual marriage ceremony will take place performs a small pooja. This pooja is performed to invite Lord Shiva to the venue. It is believed that Lord Shiva will keep his hands on the couple and the whole marriage ceremony will take place without any obstacle.

Var Puja

Among the Lingayath community, the groom is thought to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu thus he is worshipped by the bride's father. For this, the Bride's father gets the groom to marriage hall, wash his feet's, and offers him clothes and other gifts. Then the Groom sits into the mandap.

Garlanding Ceremony

Her maternal uncle brings the bride to the mandap. They carry the girl to the mandap, the Veda mantras are being chanted amidst the whole ceremony. The bride is covered with a white cloth. After she enters the wedding hall, the cloth is removed and the couple exchanges the garland.

Giving Away The Bride

Giving away to the bride also known as 'Dhare Herdu'. It symbolizes handing over to the bride to the groom. For performing this ceremony, the bride's father takes the groom's hand and places it on the hand of the bride. The groom then holds the bride's hand along with coconut and betel leaves while her father pours water into the groom's hands signifying 'dhara'. It symbolizes that the bride now belongs to the groom.

Saptapati

After Dhara, the bride and groom walk seven times around the Holy Fire. This symbolizes seven steps of marriage for the couple together, which will lead them to hold each other for whole life in each step. These steps also symbolize seven vows of marriage.

Managalya Dhara

In this community, during managalya dhara (Mangalsutra tying ceremony) 5 married women stand behind the bride holding her and the groom ties the mangalsutra around her neck.

Lingayat Post Wedding Rituals

Vidai

Vidai symbolizes sending the girl to her husband's home. This is an emotional event where the girl receives the farewell from her family with gifts and lots of love and blessings.

Gruha Parvesh

This ritual is performed at the groom’s house when the girl is stepping for the first time into her new house. The mother in law performs an aarti and greets her in.