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Matrimony Groom SWA2825116
Matrimony ID - SWA2825116
25 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Jalna, Maharashtra, India
"I'm simple girl. I like to hang out with friends. Spend time with family. Like to learn new things. Small family w..."
Matrimony Groom RAK3461661
Matrimony ID - RAK3461661
28 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Nashik, Maharashtra, India
"Hi. This is Priyanka Mohite. I have completed my Diploma in Ele and telecom, working in a marine comm company as te..."
Matrimony Groom VIR8678147
Matrimony ID - VIR8678147
26 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am lecturer at Fergusson college. I ve always aspired to be a teacher and am glad to be one. My hobbies include d..."
Matrimony Groom SHA7302384
Matrimony ID - SHA7302384
31 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I have completed my degree in computers .I am looking for well educated life partner.I am traditional and simple pe..."
Matrimony Groom AKS5515172
Matrimony ID - AKS5515172
28 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I am An ambitious and independent girl. Currently working in CA firm as a accountant. Believe learning in new thing..."
Matrimony Groom RAJ7830370
Matrimony ID - RAJ7830370
29 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am rekha residing in Mumbai done post graduation looking for my better half who would be honesh caring loving and..."
Matrimony Groom PRA3760428
Matrimony ID - PRA3760428
29 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
"I have completed B. E in mechanical, working as lecturer. I'm kind-hearted, caring and lovable person. We are simp..."
Matrimony Groom KRI2300870
Matrimony ID - KRI2300870
26 years / 4 ft 8 in 143 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
"I have always been an achiever; be it academics or professional life or sports or any other field in my life. I bel..."
Matrimony Groom SUR9597248
Matrimony ID - SUR9597248
27 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I'm seeking a suitable partner for my sister in law. She has completwd her masters in computer Applications. By nat..."
Matrimony Groom TRI5273816
Matrimony ID - TRI5273816
28 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Nashik, Maharashtra, India
"I am Apurva chalke. I like to listen the song where much to travel and talking. I was studying in M. D. Clg (Mumbai..."
Matrimony Groom GAJ3446004
Matrimony ID - GAJ3446004
31 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
"Hi myself supriya I completed my teachers diploma from Pune university I knew yoga too recent I working with one sc..."
Matrimony Groom ROS5325058
Matrimony ID - ROS5325058
31 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Hello, I am a simple, helpful and funloving girl. I like traveling, music, cooking, reading novels and most importa..."
Matrimony Groom SAN5627622
Matrimony ID - SAN5627622
29 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I am Chaitali Supekar. I am coming from middle class family. The important thing in my life is religious believes, ..."
Matrimony Groom DEV8420758
Matrimony ID - DEV8420758
29 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"Hello myself Rushali Patil. I am working in a research laboratory in vashi navi Mumbai.I have completed my post gra..."
Matrimony Groom RUP5827627
Matrimony ID - RUP5827627
25 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am career oriented, fun loving girl. Like traveling, dancing, cooking. Hate liers, messy house. Working as an HR ..."
Matrimony Groom ADI5307351
Matrimony ID - ADI5307351
23 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"Hello! My name is Ashwini Ashok Mandavkar. My native is Kolhapur but I grew up in Pune. I recently completed ME in ..."
Matrimony Groom SAN0033877
Matrimony ID - SAN0033877
29 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am Trupti Jagdale. I am working as a senior business analyst in IT Firm. Please connect with me for more informat..."
Matrimony Groom SAU6474843
Matrimony ID - SAU6474843
28 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Nashik, Maharashtra, India
"Hi, My name is Arti and I belong to a nuclear and educated family in Mumbai. I have a mix of traditional and modern..."
Matrimony Groom AJI3548117
Matrimony ID - AJI3548117
24 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I am straightforward girl. Currently working as a HR Executive. Loves to traveling, movies and music. I am simple a..."
Matrimony Groom TIL4240278
Matrimony ID - TIL4240278
28 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka, India
"I am Uttara Manjrekar.I like to travel, make friends and to do what seeks your soul on fire. I have done my MCA fro..."
Matrimony Groom YOG3862308
Matrimony ID - YOG3862308
25 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I am Ar. Shruti based in Mumbai. I am passionate about organic farming, abstract art, traveling etc. I am architect..."
Matrimony Bride MAD1406075
Matrimony ID - MAD1406075
30 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I'm simple girl. I like to hang out with friends. Spend time with family. Like to learn new things. Small family w..."
Matrimony Bride PRI9465520
Matrimony ID - PRI9465520
25 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Hi. This is Priyanka Mohite. I have completed my Diploma in Ele and telecom, working in a marine comm company as te..."
Matrimony Bride PRA0707624
Matrimony ID - PRA0707624
31 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I am lecturer at Fergusson college. I ve always aspired to be a teacher and am glad to be one. My hobbies include d..."
Matrimony Bride AKS5181845
Matrimony ID - AKS5181845
24 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I have completed my degree in computers .I am looking for well educated life partner.I am traditional and simple pe..."
Matrimony Bride SAR7036865
Matrimony ID - SAR7036865
29 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I am An ambitious and independent girl. Currently working in CA firm as a accountant. Believe learning in new thing..."
Matrimony Bride REK8353380
Matrimony ID - REK8353380
36 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am rekha residing in Mumbai done post graduation looking for my better half who would be honesh caring loving and..."
Matrimony Bride MAD7221037
Matrimony ID - MAD7221037
24 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I have completed B. E in mechanical, working as lecturer. I'm kind-hearted, caring and lovable person. We are simp..."
Matrimony Bride PRI4379272
Matrimony ID - PRI4379272
28 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I have always been an achiever; be it academics or professional life or sports or any other field in my life. I bel..."
Matrimony Bride NIL5512424
Matrimony ID - NIL5512424
25 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I'm seeking a suitable partner for my sister in law. She has completwd her masters in computer Applications. By nat..."
Matrimony Bride APU6243150
Matrimony ID - APU6243150
26 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am Apurva chalke. I like to listen the song where much to travel and talking. I was studying in M. D. Clg (Mumbai..."
Matrimony Bride SUP9640742
Matrimony ID - SUP9640742
28 years / 4 ft 11 in 150 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Beed, Maharashtra, India
"Hi myself supriya I completed my teachers diploma from Pune university I knew yoga too recent I working with one sc..."
Matrimony Bride SUD3458442
Matrimony ID - SUD3458442
29 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"Hello, I am a simple, helpful and funloving girl. I like traveling, music, cooking, reading novels and most importa..."
Matrimony Bride CHA0080111
Matrimony ID - CHA0080111
27 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
"I am Chaitali Supekar. I am coming from middle class family. The important thing in my life is religious believes, ..."
Matrimony Bride RUS6051673
Matrimony ID - RUS6051673
29 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Hello myself Rushali Patil. I am working in a research laboratory in vashi navi Mumbai.I have completed my post gra..."
Matrimony Bride SUP8569643
Matrimony ID - SUP8569643
30 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I am career oriented, fun loving girl. Like traveling, dancing, cooking. Hate liers, messy house. Working as an HR ..."
Matrimony Bride ASH6052565
Matrimony ID - ASH6052565
28 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"Hello! My name is Ashwini Ashok Mandavkar. My native is Kolhapur but I grew up in Pune. I recently completed ME in ..."
Matrimony Bride TRU2923974
Matrimony ID - TRU2923974
24 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I am Trupti Jagdale. I am working as a senior business analyst in IT Firm. Please connect with me for more informat..."
Matrimony Bride ART8462160
Matrimony ID - ART8462160
36 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Hi, My name is Arti and I belong to a nuclear and educated family in Mumbai. I have a mix of traditional and modern..."
Matrimony Bride SHI7703005
Matrimony ID - SHI7703005
31 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Nashik, Maharashtra, India
"I am straightforward girl. Currently working as a HR Executive. Loves to traveling, movies and music. I am simple a..."
Matrimony Bride UTT9138584
Matrimony ID - UTT9138584
29 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am Uttara Manjrekar.I like to travel, make friends and to do what seeks your soul on fire. I have done my MCA fro..."
Matrimony Bride SHR8065364
Matrimony ID - SHR8065364
31 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Maratha, Marathi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I am Ar. Shruti based in Mumbai. I am passionate about organic farming, abstract art, traveling etc. I am architect..."

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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.