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Matrimony Groom YFK0362310
Matrimony ID - YFK0362310
28 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"My name is Suraj Sahane. I am honest, caring, intelligent, hardworking, and ambitious. I have a great sense of humo..."
Matrimony Groom YOF8035013
Matrimony ID - YOF8035013
29 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I like to hang out with friends. Completed MCA and working as IT professional. Looking for kind-hearted, caring and..."
Matrimony Groom DDE3677112
Matrimony ID - DDE3677112
26 years / 6 ft 1 in 186 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"He is very open-minded and clear thought about life. He like to travel various places...."
Matrimony Groom RAH2276871
Matrimony ID - RAH2276871
27 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India
"My son is IT Officer in Bank. He is well-settled, educated, smart and intelligent. He is a nice and lovely perso..."
Matrimony Groom TUL4004666
Matrimony ID - TUL4004666
29 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
"I am a very simple, caring, understanding, trustworthy and kind-hearted human being. I am come from middle-class jo..."
Matrimony Groom SAC0066165
Matrimony ID - SAC0066165
31 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Dubai, Dubai, UAE
"I am banking professional working in Dubai since last five years with investment firm. Basically from Ahmednagar Ma..."
Matrimony Groom YOG7775521
Matrimony ID - YOG7775521
32 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
"I'm Yogesh Papal. I'm from Akole A.Nagar. I'm an easy going person. I like to help others. I have completed my edu..."
Matrimony Groom GAN1634801
Matrimony ID - GAN1634801
30 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"Myself Ganesh working as Electrical design engineer in Pune. I have vitiligo. My family lives in solapur. We are..."
Matrimony Groom BHA6670061
Matrimony ID - BHA6670061
30 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
"I am a independent boy loves to hang out with friends wathch cricket and play cricket. Cirrenty working in ahmed..."
Matrimony Groom DAT8755468
Matrimony ID - DAT8755468
28 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Want life partner who can always be there with me in any stage, I ll love him a lot. My family is traditional, a..."
Matrimony Groom BHA9928400
Matrimony ID - BHA9928400
26 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Hi I am creating this profile for myself. I have done Bachelor's of Management studies and Working in public limite..."
Matrimony Groom ROH9615220
Matrimony ID - ROH9615220
28 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"Born and brought up in Pune. Running small IT firm in Pune from last two years. Like traveling football. L..."
Matrimony Groom SAC0076444
Matrimony ID - SAC0076444
29 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I would describe myself as a someone who is a mix of traditional and modern values. I strongly believe in god. I..."
Matrimony Groom SWA2825116
Matrimony ID - SWA2825116
26 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Jalna, Maharashtra, India
"I like cricket sport. I have Education in Bamu University. My family in three membar. No brother.1 sister marrie..."
Matrimony Groom RAK3461661
Matrimony ID - RAK3461661
29 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Nashik, Maharashtra, India
"I am Rakesh borse highly motivated and self inspired and like doing creative thing in my own style.i am an master's..."
Matrimony Groom SHA7302384
Matrimony ID - SHA7302384
32 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I am SHASHIKANT PATIL [SHIVSHRI SHASHI PATIL SHIVBHAKT] I Am Working With Cholamandalam Finance As a Executive In ..."
Matrimony Groom AKS5515172
Matrimony ID - AKS5515172
29 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"Hey.. This is Akshay. I am a simple guy who loves to spend time with his family when free. Have a lot of inte..."
Matrimony Groom RAJ7830370
Matrimony ID - RAJ7830370
30 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"My name is Rajkumar khandekar.I have done BBI and MCOM.Currently I am working in TJSB Bank as a Officer I.My hobbie..."
Matrimony Groom PRA3760428
Matrimony ID - PRA3760428
30 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
"I am an simple, careful independent boy. I like social work. currentlly work in Mumbai for mh maza news channel at ..."
Matrimony Groom KRI2300870
Matrimony ID - KRI2300870
27 years / 4 ft 8 in 143 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
"I am seeking a partner I want to life partner don't matter. I am very kindly and helpful person. My family status ..."
Matrimony Groom GAJ3446004
Matrimony ID - GAJ3446004
32 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
"I woukd like to talk mu details over a call or in personal. Middle-class family with traditional values. Have on..."
Matrimony Groom ROS5325058
Matrimony ID - ROS5325058
32 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am Fitness Trainer. I'm work in this field around 14 year's. Simple living family and big thinking. one brother ..."
Matrimony Groom SAN5627622
Matrimony ID - SAN5627622
30 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"To Describe mein few words. I am simple modern and yet has high regards for Indian traditional cultural values and ..."
Matrimony Groom DEV8420758
Matrimony ID - DEV8420758
30 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I am Devendra Labade. Government servent. Looking for good bride. 96 kuli, preferably from western maharashtra. ..."
Matrimony Groom RUP5827627
Matrimony ID - RUP5827627
26 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am from Kolhapur.I have done masters and doing job in mumbai.I love to explore new places l.I love to make new fr..."
Matrimony Groom AJA1758125
Matrimony ID - AJA1758125
30 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I come from an upper-middle-class family. The most important thing in my life is religious beliefs, moral values an..."
Matrimony Groom GIR3324672
Matrimony ID - GIR3324672
33 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am Girish. Right now I working with MNC in finance. I interests are painting. Fitness. cooking. I want to do cour..."
Matrimony Bride RRJ0353613
Matrimony ID - RRJ0353613
25 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I'm traditional girl and want to take care of house...."
Matrimony Bride YSL5360118
Matrimony ID - YSL5360118
34 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride IUY8223620
Matrimony ID - IUY8223620
33 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride JNP9941124
Matrimony ID - JNP9941124
38 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride IGS8077566
Matrimony ID - IGS8077566
30 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Satara, Maharashtra, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride GHC6348342
Matrimony ID - GHC6348342
28 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Belgaum, Karnataka, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride USK0452314
Matrimony ID - USK0452314
45 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride YBN5660687
Matrimony ID - YBN5660687
29 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am working in bmc as a auditor accountant parmanant government servet, I am Hindu Marathi 96 kutli from kolhapur,..."
Matrimony Bride RCG7612466
Matrimony ID - RCG7612466
33 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Nashik, Maharashtra, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride SUY2041405
Matrimony ID - SUY2041405
26 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
"Hi...I am independent girl with high moral values, having engineering background ... i am peace loving person... pr..."
Matrimony Bride TLS3387617
Matrimony ID - TLS3387617
25 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I would describe myself as somesome who is simple, down to earth, soft spoken, polite and cheerful. I am a singer a..."
Matrimony Bride BCG1699675
Matrimony ID - BCG1699675
44 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Hello, I m commerce graduate, from middle class family. Staying with parents. I m serious about marriage, so pls do..."
Matrimony Bride QFP3122211
Matrimony ID - QFP3122211
28 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"Doctor from Pune...."
Matrimony Bride YUW4575600
Matrimony ID - YUW4575600
31 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I'm searching from same caste. And same city...."
Matrimony Bride MWC0580082
Matrimony ID - MWC0580082
46 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride LAA6431864
Matrimony ID - LAA6431864
40 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride JSF9528173
Matrimony ID - JSF9528173
32 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Konkani
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride RJG3107320
Matrimony ID - RJG3107320
29 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride DIW3487835
Matrimony ID - DIW3487835
32 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride MQI6651885
Matrimony ID - MQI6651885
30 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am looking for someone who has flexible and respectful attitude towards woman. He should be creative, open-minded..."
Matrimony Bride BDA1561236
Matrimony ID - BDA1561236
28 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"Looking for a soul mate. One who believes in respecting and equality...."

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About Maratha Matrimony

Maratha community is found predominantly in the state of Maharashtra and nearby areas. Marathas are famed in the history as yeoman warriors and champions of Hinduism. They are known for their royal lifestyles. This royalty is also reflected in their wedding traditions. Maratha community matrimony is a true example of a royal celebration of a soulful event called marriage.

Let's take a detailed view of various functions of a Maratha matrimony.

Maratha Pre-Wedding Rituals

A typical Maratha wedding starts with 'Lagnaach Bedi' that means finding a suitable match, Var (Groom) or Vadhu (Bride) within the community. After finding any match the patrikas (horoscopes) of the boy and the girl are compared for 'Guna Milan' (matching the points of horoscope). The marriage alliance is approved by the priest only if 16 or more gunas from the horoscope of the boy and the girl matches.

After matching of horoscope a Baithak ceremony (a meeting between the elders of two families) is held. During this meeting, the parents and the close relatives discuss the various aspects of the wedding ceremony. After that, the family priest announces 'the Mahurat' (auspicious date and time) for the wedding before family members and relatives. Then starts a great celebration of life.

Sakhar Puda

This is a sort of a formal engagement. During this ceremony, several gifts, clothes, and jewelry are exchanged between both the families along with a packet of sugar (sakar). This packet of sugar symbolizes a pious beginning of the alliance.

Wang Nischay / Kelvan

During this ceremony, a pooja is performed in the honor of ancestral deities of both the families. All the relatives and family members of the bride and groom join this pooja. This ceremony concludes with a traditional feast.

Simant Puja

Simant means limits. Thus, during this ceremony, the groom and his guests are welcomed at the outer limits of the marriage venue. The bride's mother washes the groom's feet and puts kumkum tilak and akshata (turmeric stained rice) on his head, this is followed by an aarti and then she offers madhupak (a mixture of honey and curd) to the groom. The groom is then showered with gifts such as a trousseau like a suit, jewelry etc. Meanwhile, the groom's mother and female relatives go to the bride's place and give her clothes etc. This ritual concludes with a special lunch.

Halad Chadavane

This ritual is performed on the wedding eve. During this ritual five suvasinis (married ladies), apply turmeric paste on hands, feet, and forehead of the bride and the groom. This is done by dipping mango leaves in the turmeric paste. After this ceremony, the holy bath is given to the couple.

In Maratha community leftover turmeric paste of the groom is applied to the bride which is known as Ushti Halad.

Chuda

Chuda is a bridal shower ceremony during which bride receives lots of gifts from her family and friends. In addition, during this ceremony amidst of song, dance, and gaiety, the bride is made to wear green glass bangle along with two gold bangles. This set of bangles is known as Chura.

Maratha Wedding Day Rituals

Sankalp

At the dawn of the wedding day, the parents of the bride and the groom announce the marriage in their respective places in the presence of a priest.

Ganesh Puja

The Sankalp ceremony is followed by a pooja of Lord Ganesha, who is considered as the remover of all obstacles. His blessings are sought for the smooth conclusion of all the wedding functions. Lord Ganesha holds special significance for Maratha community.

Gowrihar Puja

Goddess Gouri is a considered as a supreme of marital bliss. Thus, the bride draped in a traditional yellow or green saree and half-moon painted on her forehead, worships Goddess Parvati, to seek her blessings. The bride continues to pray until she is called to the mandap.

Wedding Ceremony

At the arrival of the auspicious time of marriage, the bride is called to the mandap. Her maternal uncle escorts her to the mandap. A silk partition is placed between the bride and the groom, this ritual is called as the Antarpat ceremony. After chanting of mantras by the priest the antarpat is removed. This is followed by exchanging of garland between the couple.

Jhal Phirawne

This ritual is also known as Kanyadan. During the Jhal Phirwane ritual, the father gives his daughter's hand to the groom and hands over all her responsibilities to him.

Saptapadi

After Kanyadan the couple gets up to take seven rounds around the sacred fire. This symbolizes the seven vows of marriage. Following this, the groom ties the mangalsutra and applies sindoor on the forehead of the bride. In return, the bride applies a chandan tilak on the groom's forehead.

Laxmi Narayan Puja

At the conclusion of the marriage, the bride's family worships the bride and the groom as Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Narayan.

Maratha Post Wedding Rituals

Varat

During this ceremony, the newlyweds move towards the groom's house. This is a very touching moment where the bride bids goodbye to her family to start her new life with her husband.

Grihapravesh

At the groom's house, the mother of the groom welcomes the couple at the threshold by washing their feet with milk and water followed by an Aarti. The bride then dismounts a pot filled with rice with her right foot.

Reception

This is the traditional wedding feast given in the honor of the newlywed. During a unique tradition among Maratha community the bride's name is changed after her wedding. This ceremony is held at the groom's house during the reception.

Suun Mukh Baghne

This ritual is to indicate that the groom's mother should consider her daughter-in-law as her own daughter. Thus, during this ritual, the groom's mother first looks at her daughter in law's face, and then she looks at her own face in the mirror. Thereafter, she combs her daughter-in-law's hair to treat her as a daughter.

Halad Utaravane

This ceremony is a reverse version of halad chadavane ceremony.This symbolizes that all the marriage functions are concluded and the couple is now free to go out.