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Matrimony Groom CSD1061545
Matrimony ID - CSD1061545
30 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am from a moderate, middle class family. I only have 1 sibling and they are married. I have successfully compl..."
Matrimony Groom PHS5016320
Matrimony ID - PHS5016320
35 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am working full time in other. I hail from a middle class, moderate family. I have 2 siblings. Currently living i..."
Matrimony Groom KML7115611
Matrimony ID - KML7115611
27 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
"I have created this profile on behalf of my son. My job is in other. I work full time. My family is middle class an..."
Matrimony Groom DYW2161687
Matrimony ID - DYW2161687
43 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am currently working full time in the field of other. My family is middle class and traditional. I have 2 sibling..."
Matrimony Groom KQF7237511
Matrimony ID - KQF7237511
33 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"My family is middle class and moderate. I have 2 siblings, of which 2 are married. I am not currently working ho..."
Matrimony Groom CCC7381527
Matrimony ID - CCC7381527
30 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Viluppuram, Tamil Nadu, India
"I have attained my bachelors and I am currently working full time in the field of engineer - non it.. My family is ..."
Matrimony Groom LMJ8657743
Matrimony ID - LMJ8657743
31 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Matrimony Groom YNZ4780105
Matrimony ID - YNZ4780105
35 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"Residing in Chennai. My family is middle class and traditional. I only have 1 sibling and they are married. I am wo..."
Matrimony Groom QVL3432060
Matrimony ID - QVL3432060
26 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Viluppuram, Tamil Nadu, India
"I have completed my diploma and am currently working full time in the field of operator/technician.. I come from a ..."
Matrimony Groom CFY0421268
Matrimony ID - CFY0421268
27 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am staying in Thiruvallur. Our family is middle class and we have traditional values. I have 2 siblings, of which..."
Matrimony Groom ZHD4956666
Matrimony ID - ZHD4956666
27 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India
"I would describe myself as someone who is honest, caring, intelligent, hardworking, and ambitious. I have a great s..."
Matrimony Groom RBV1876278
Matrimony ID - RBV1876278
35 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Other, Tamil Nadu, India
"My job is in businessperson. I work full time. Our family is middle class and liberal. I have 4 siblings, of which ..."
Matrimony Groom TBW2622417
Matrimony ID - TBW2622417
32 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I have finished my honours degree and am currently working full time, earning an above average income. My family is..."
Matrimony Groom KMH7253086
Matrimony ID - KMH7253086
37 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"My family is middle class and moderate. I have 2 siblings, of which 2 are married. My job is in iss(electrician)..."
Matrimony Groom TNW5566926
Matrimony ID - TNW5566926
37 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am Muthu Murugan. A Graphic Designer. I am Living in Vilampatti. Virudhu nagar District. Middle-class traditional..."
Matrimony Groom BBP2428465
Matrimony ID - BBP2428465
37 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
"I am working full time in other. Our family is middle class and we have traditional values. I have 2 siblings, of w..."
Matrimony Groom HJN5153111
Matrimony ID - HJN5153111
28 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I have created this profile on behalf of my brother. I have successfully completed my bachelors and am currently wo..."
Matrimony Groom SBY3818483
Matrimony ID - SBY3818483
26 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India
"My family is middle class and traditional. I only have one sibling and they are happily married. I am working fu..."
Matrimony Groom HGF5625552
Matrimony ID - HGF5625552
35 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I have successfully finished my diploma and i'm currently working full time in the field of other.. I am from a mid..."
Matrimony Groom ZCB8757021
Matrimony ID - ZCB8757021
27 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"Our family is upper middle class and we have moderate values. I only have 1 sibling and they are married. I am w..."
Matrimony Groom GQC4643511
Matrimony ID - GQC4643511
26 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India
"Currently living in Thiruvallur. Our family is middle class and we have traditional values. I have 2 siblings. I ha..."
Matrimony Groom YVN4814355
Matrimony ID - YVN4814355
32 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am working full time and have accomplished my diploma. I am from a traditional, middle class family. I have 3 sib..."
Matrimony Groom PFW2875404
Matrimony ID - PFW2875404
28 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I hail from a middle class, traditional family. I have 2 siblings. My job is in self employed. I work full time...."
Matrimony Groom FDP2065823
Matrimony ID - FDP2065823
29 years / 6 ft 1 in 186 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, India
"Based in Tiruppur. Our family is middle class and traditional. I have 2 siblings, of which 1 are married. I have su..."
Matrimony Groom SJH8726636
Matrimony ID - SJH8726636
47 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am staying in Chennai. Our family is upper middle class and liberal. I only have one sibling and they are happily..."
Matrimony Groom DSZ2120174
Matrimony ID - DSZ2120174
28 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Karur, Tamil Nadu, India
"I have passed my bachelors and am currently working full time in the field of other.. I hail from a middle class, m..."
Matrimony Groom CFC1317287
Matrimony ID - CFC1317287
41 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, India
"Currently living in Tiruppur. My family is upper middle class and traditional. I have 1 sibling who is married. I h..."
Matrimony Bride KDJ7331154
Matrimony ID - KDJ7331154
24 years / 4 ft 11 in 150 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"Currently living in Chennai. I hail from a middle class, traditional family. I have 5 siblings, of which 5 are marr..."
Matrimony Bride DSC5654531
Matrimony ID - DSC5654531
32 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Other, Selangor, Malaysia
"Living in Selangor. I come from a moderate, middle class family. I am the only child. I am working full time and ha..."
Matrimony Bride CTG6920268
Matrimony ID - CTG6920268
25 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Shimoga, Karnataka, India
"Residing in Shimoga. I am from a moderate, upper middle class family. I have 1 sibling. I have successfully finishe..."
Matrimony Bride VTJ0872768
Matrimony ID - VTJ0872768
29 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I have created this profile on behalf of my daughter. I am working full time and have completed my bachelors. I com..."
Matrimony Bride BCW0505122
Matrimony ID - BCW0505122
34 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, English
Other, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
"Our family is middle-class and we have traditional values. I have no siblings. My job is in office administratio..."
Matrimony Bride FFC1295851
Matrimony ID - FFC1295851
27 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I hail from a middle class, traditional family. I only have one sibling and they are happily married. I have suc..."
Matrimony Bride ZGG7727026
Matrimony ID - ZGG7727026
37 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Kelang, Selangor, Malaysia
"Based in Kelang. I am from a traditional, middle-class family. I have nine siblings, of which eight are married. I ..."
Matrimony Bride CQK1775490
Matrimony ID - CQK1775490
42 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am not currently working however I have passed my bachelors. I am from a middle class, traditional family. I have..."
Matrimony Bride LJN8485807
Matrimony ID - LJN8485807
32 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"I am currently working full time in the field of hr professional, earning an above average salary. My family is mid..."
Matrimony Bride FBD3243604
Matrimony ID - FBD3243604
32 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"I come from a upper middle class, moderate family. I have 1 sibling who is married. I am working part time and h..."
Matrimony Bride CWP1562871
Matrimony ID - CWP1562871
26 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Hi I am viswanath looking out a groom for my only daughter, We are from a traditional background...."
Matrimony Bride SBZ4521240
Matrimony ID - SBZ4521240
26 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am working full time and have completed my bachelors. My family is middle class and traditional. I am the only ch..."
Matrimony Bride BHT0634425
Matrimony ID - BHT0634425
28 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
"I have successfully completed my masters and I am currently working full time in the field of education.. Our famil..."
Matrimony Bride RLB2188015
Matrimony ID - RLB2188015
24 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am staying in Cuddalore. I hail from a traditional, middle class family. I have 1 sibling who is married. I eat a..."
Matrimony Bride HFC5570817
Matrimony ID - HFC5570817
26 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am staying in Chennai. Our family is middle class and we have moderate values. I only have one sibling. I have do..."
Matrimony Bride DZC2559203
Matrimony ID - DZC2559203
29 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India
"Our family is middle-class and we have moderate values. I only have one sibling and they are happily married. I ..."
Matrimony Bride NBB4801777
Matrimony ID - NBB4801777
53 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Kelang, Selangor, Malaysia
"Malavsian only pls..I prefer with younger children father. I have passed my ksong diploma and am satu currently wor..."
Matrimony Bride DHK4210330
Matrimony ID - DHK4210330
28 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am from a traditional, upper-middle-class family. I have one sibling. I have finished my masters and am curren..."
Matrimony Bride FJG3125384
Matrimony ID - FJG3125384
26 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I come from a traditional, middle class family. I only have one sibling. I am working full time and have complet..."
Matrimony Bride JRC6352711
Matrimony ID - JRC6352711
26 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am working full time and have passed my diploma. My family is middle class and traditional. I have 3 siblings, of..."
Matrimony Bride PWG1211140
Matrimony ID - PWG1211140
28 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
"Our daughter is ambitious as well as loveable girl, we are looking for the person who can be a good companion to he..."

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About Mudaliar Matrimony

Mudaliar community is one of the oldest and leading communities in the southern part of India. The word Mudaliar refers to one who leads others, thus they are born leaders. Mudaliar community was proprietors and agriculturist, but with passing time, they moved to many other professions. They are mostly financially sound people. They believe marriage as a duty towards God. Thus, they hold a very religious wedding, usually with the ceremony conducted in temples. They hold an elaborate wedding with lots of pre-wedding, wedding, and post-wedding rituals.

Let's witness the devout rituals of a Mudaliar community matrimony.

Mudaliar Pre-Wedding Rituals

Nichiyathartham or the Engagement

Once the parents of the boy and the girl agreed for the wedding knot, then it is followed by Nichiyathartham or signing of a memorandum by both the families. It a kind of formal engagement during which the groom's family presents jewels, sari, different fruits, and dry fruits in 21 plates to the would-be the bride. Along with these gifts, other auspicious items such as sugar cubes, flowers, fruits, turmeric, coconut and betel leaves and nut are also presented.

Similarly, the Bride's family presents the Pathrikkai (marriage contract duly signed by both the parents) along with gifts to the groom's family and the occasion is known as Thambulam Mattruthal in Tamil.

Pandakkal

Both the families perform Pillayar Pujai (Ganapathi Pooja) during this important wedding ritual. This is done to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha for the long-lasting union of the couples. Following this pooja both the families put up a fabricated structure made up of bamboo known as Kalyana Pandhal in front of their house to denote the beginning of the wedding celebrations. Nine elderly married women of the family decorate these bamboo pillars with dots of turmeric (manjal) and vermilion (kumkum).

Mozhakattuthal

For this ritual, nine assorted varieties of pulses are soaked in water in nine separate vessels. The vessels are properly covered with husk and kept in upside position for quick germination. The significance of this ritual is that these sprouts signify the beginning and growth of a new relationship between the families. Thus, they are carefully nurtured until the day of marriage. This tradition among Mudaliars is known as Mozhakattuthal.

Mudaliar Wedding Day Rituals

Maapilai Azhaippu

The Maapillai Azhaippu is a ritual of taking the groom in a car, from the temple to the place of marriage, preceded by the playing Nadaswaram (an Indian musical instrument). The uncle or brother of the bride garlands the groom. Then the women from the bride's side welcome the groom with the traditional Aarti. This is followed by Nalangu which is performed separately for both the groom as well as to the bride on their arriving at the place of marriage.

Nalangu

Women from both the families take part in this ritual. The bride/groom is made to sit on a wooden board. Each of the married women from both the sides takes their turn to perform this ritual. They smear the sandalwood paste over the face and hands of the bride/groom, place little vermilion on their forehead and sprinkle rose-water on their head and perform Arti to signify her blessings to the bride/groom.

Mangala Snaanam

This ritual follows the nalangu, during this ritual the elders from both the families will apply sesame oil and green gram flour on the forehead and turmeric powder on the hands of bride/groom. The bride and groom will then take Mangala Snaanam (oil bath) to welcome their marriage.

Arasan Kal

This ritual is performed to offer prayer to the sacred Fig Tree (Arasu). Five elderly married women (Sumangali) perform this ceremony. After offering prayers, Sumagalis cleanse the erected bamboo stick (which was kept before the marriage pandal) with milk, smear the sandalwood paste and apply vermilion on it. Finally, they tie a silk scarf around it and perform an Aarti. The pooja is conducted to honor the king Arasan who in the olden days used to grace the marriage occasion and bless the couple.

Pada Puja

The groom washes the feet of his parents to seek their blessings for a happy married life before going to the wedding pandal.

Kasi Yatra

During this ritual the groom, mockingly act to become a Sanyasi and to leave for Kasi instead of the marriage hall. The father of the bride steps in and persuades him to marry his daughter. The groom then agrees to his proposal and returns to the marriage hall.

Mahalakshmi Puja and Pada Puja

The bride performs Mahalakshmi Puja to receive the blessings of goddess Lakshmi. Then she performs Pada Puja of her parents seeking their blessings.

After the Mahalakshmi Puja, the bride in her wedding attire reaches the pandal. Both the bride and the groom enter the marriage pandal for continuing the marriage ceremony.

Ganapati Homam

The priest performs Ganapathi Homam to invoke the blessings of God Ganapathi for the auspicious beginning. He also performs the Upanayanam ceremony for the groom during which a sacred thread is tied around the chest of the groom.

Kanganam

The priest lit the sacred fire called homam (fire God) as a witness for the marriage proceedings. The bride then ties a sacred yellow thread known as Kanganam, attached to a piece of turmeric, around the wrist of the groom. This is to signify the bestowing of the right to him to touch her.

Kanikadhanam

The father of the bride gives away his daughter to the groom amidst the chanting of Vedic verses.

Mangalya Dharanam

The tying of the Mangalyam thread around the neck of the bride by groom is the vital aspect of a marriage among Mudaliars. It consists of 108 strings dipped in turmeric with a gold pendant resembling the tooth of a tiger. At a predefined time known as subha-muhurtham, the groom will tie the first knot of the Mangalyam around the neck of the bride and his sister completes it with two more knots. It symbolizes that the bride becomes a part of the groom's family. During the tying of the knot the traditional Nadhaswaram and melam combination.

Pattam

During this ceremony, the couple exchanges their garlands three times. Uncles from both the side tie a piece of gold over the forehead of the bride and the groom to showcase their relationship. This ceremony is known as Pattam.

Laaja Homam

On completion of Mangalyatharanam, the homam is performed which signifies that the Agni stands as a witness for the marriage. The bride and groom move around the sacred fire (Agni) three times.

Sesha

This ritual signifies receiving of the blessings of the elderly people who attend the marriage.

Mudaliar Post Wedding Rituals

Sammandhi Mariyathai

The families exchange gifts and new clothes among them at the conclusion of the wedding to promote goodwill and friendly approach between them.

Grihapravesham

The bride and groom proceed to start their new life at the groom's place. Groom's family welcome the bride with traditional Arti. A ceremonial lunch party for all the invited members of the family follows this.

Reception

In the evening, a reception party is arranged for all the relatives and friends of both the families to bless the couple and attend a grand dinner.