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Matrimony Groom PAV0726681
Matrimony ID - PAV0726681
29 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Mysore, Karnataka, India
"I am simple and brought up in a traditional family with moral values. We are simple and small family. Sister got..."
Matrimony Groom MUR2008011
Matrimony ID - MUR2008011
29 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
"..."
Matrimony Groom PRA6573038
Matrimony ID - PRA6573038
25 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Tiruchchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
"Myself youngest daughter to my family and currently working in Dell which is NTT data located in Chennai about my s..."
Matrimony Groom CHA3007384
Matrimony ID - CHA3007384
23 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"Hiee. this is Kokila. I ve done my bachelor degree in computer application. My domin is singing. I love pets. keepi..."
Matrimony Groom ARU3601086
Matrimony ID - ARU3601086
27 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"Hi, i am putting up this profile on behalf of my friend and brother.My friend is beautiful,well educated with fami..."
Matrimony Groom MOH6050137
Matrimony ID - MOH6050137
25 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am Roopa, I'm Elder daughter for my parents. I came from middle-class family and I know value of family. I'm wo..."
Matrimony Groom SIV4286441
Matrimony ID - SIV4286441
27 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am kanavu from pondicherry, completed MBA. I'm looking for a better half with jovial character and a caring perso..."
Matrimony Groom DUR0310523
Matrimony ID - DUR0310523
29 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
"My son is two years old. My family is moderate. Want someone who thinks my son as his son...."
Matrimony Groom ANI5444755
Matrimony ID - ANI5444755
29 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Telugu
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Nandhini Sekhar is a software engineer,currently working in bangalore.she completed her b.tech in IIIT-RKValley.We..."
Matrimony Groom SUR7468240
Matrimony ID - SUR7468240
31 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"My sister is highly ambitious and down to earth person. She has done her Bacheolors and post graduation and working..."
Matrimony Groom MAN6577113
Matrimony ID - MAN6577113
30 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I graduated as an Electrical and Electronics Engineer in the year 2012. After graduation i worked with Bharthi Airt..."
Matrimony Groom SHA4828023
Matrimony ID - SHA4828023
29 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"There are 5 tasty nuts in my sweet family fudge .I have one brother and one sister.  I am the elder one .  My D..."
Matrimony Groom PAV1340768
Matrimony ID - PAV1340768
30 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India
"We are looking an well understanding and educated person for my sister. She is willing to be in join family since..."
Matrimony Groom MUT5344806
Matrimony ID - MUT5344806
26 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India
"my daughter takes responsibility in both hands and respects other freedom equal to hers. we come from moderate back..."
Matrimony Groom HAR8280987
Matrimony ID - HAR8280987
30 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"She has done 2 year Diploma course and is working as Interior Designer in a office She loves to paint and draw H..."
Matrimony Groom NIV7013548
Matrimony ID - NIV7013548
27 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am ambitious and independent girl.. Currently I am working in a private sector... I have high regards towards tra..."
Matrimony Groom KAR5655501
Matrimony ID - KAR5655501
28 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"Hi I am Veni, Jovial, Caring and fun loving person, pet lover too. Looking For my love on my own. My father and..."
Matrimony Groom GAN6531517
Matrimony ID - GAN6531517
26 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Karur, Tamil Nadu, India
"Hi, this Ramya and I done master MBA banking and finance, and I need a perfect man who understand my life and caree..."
Matrimony Groom SEL6615786
Matrimony ID - SEL6615786
30 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am senthamizh selvi. I did my b. Com and d. Co-opv. We are nuclear family living in our own house in goodiyatham ..."
Matrimony Groom VIJ6707668
Matrimony ID - VIJ6707668
29 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
"I'm a Telecom professional who has taken a temporary break from career. I'm a resident of Chennai and have lived in..."
Matrimony Groom GNA6035885
Matrimony ID - GNA6035885
30 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
"Hi I am a doctor. Divorced. Separated after a brief marriage of four months. Now looking to marry. The right person..."
Matrimony Bride MYT4431713
Matrimony ID - MYT4431713
25 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am simple and brought up in a traditional family with moral values. We are simple and small family. Sister got..."
Matrimony Bride LAK7544781
Matrimony ID - LAK7544781
25 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"..."
Matrimony Bride NIS1724041
Matrimony ID - NIS1724041
25 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"Myself youngest daughter to my family and currently working in Dell which is NTT data located in Chennai about my s..."
Matrimony Bride KOK5155628
Matrimony ID - KOK5155628
23 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"Hiee. this is Kokila. I ve done my bachelor degree in computer application. My domin is singing. I love pets. keepi..."
Matrimony Bride KAL4568783
Matrimony ID - KAL4568783
33 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
"Hi, i am putting up this profile on behalf of my friend and brother.My friend is beautiful,well educated with fami..."
Matrimony Bride ROO5851217
Matrimony ID - ROO5851217
30 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I am Roopa, I'm Elder daughter for my parents. I came from middle-class family and I know value of family. I'm wo..."
Matrimony Bride JAN5941658
Matrimony ID - JAN5941658
28 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India
"I am kanavu from pondicherry, completed MBA. I'm looking for a better half with jovial character and a caring perso..."
Matrimony Bride MUT4557184
Matrimony ID - MUT4557184
28 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"My son is two years old. My family is moderate. Want someone who thinks my son as his son...."
Matrimony Bride NAN9514201
Matrimony ID - NAN9514201
25 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India
"Nandhini Sekhar is a software engineer,currently working in bangalore.she completed her b.tech in IIIT-RKValley.We..."
Matrimony Bride NIR0684371
Matrimony ID - NIR0684371
28 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Mysore, Karnataka, India
"My sister is highly ambitious and down to earth person. She has done her Bacheolors and post graduation and working..."
Matrimony Bride PUR4385883
Matrimony ID - PUR4385883
27 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I graduated as an Electrical and Electronics Engineer in the year 2012. After graduation i worked with Bharthi Airt..."
Matrimony Bride LAV5606816
Matrimony ID - LAV5606816
25 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"There are 5 tasty nuts in my sweet family fudge .I have one brother and one sister.  I am the elder one .  My D..."
Matrimony Bride AAK4468642
Matrimony ID - AAK4468642
29 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"We are looking an well understanding and educated person for my sister. She is willing to be in join family since..."
Matrimony Bride VAA2827501
Matrimony ID - VAA2827501
26 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"my daughter takes responsibility in both hands and respects other freedom equal to hers. we come from moderate back..."
Matrimony Bride DIV9857501
Matrimony ID - DIV9857501
28 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"She has done 2 year Diploma course and is working as Interior Designer in a office She loves to paint and draw H..."
Matrimony Bride POR7178628
Matrimony ID - POR7178628
26 years / 4 ft 11 in 150 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am ambitious and independent girl.. Currently I am working in a private sector... I have high regards towards tra..."
Matrimony Bride VEN8540337
Matrimony ID - VEN8540337
30 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"Hi I am Veni, Jovial, Caring and fun loving person, pet lover too. Looking For my love on my own. My father and..."
Matrimony Bride RAM9528536
Matrimony ID - RAM9528536
27 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
"Hi, this Ramya and I done master MBA banking and finance, and I need a perfect man who understand my life and caree..."
Matrimony Bride SEN0854618
Matrimony ID - SEN0854618
34 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
"I am senthamizh selvi. I did my b. Com and d. Co-opv. We are nuclear family living in our own house in goodiyatham ..."
Matrimony Bride PRE7325442
Matrimony ID - PRE7325442
25 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"I'm a Telecom professional who has taken a temporary break from career. I'm a resident of Chennai and have lived in..."
Matrimony Bride MON5764437
Matrimony ID - MON5764437
35 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Mudaliar, Tamil
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
"Hi I am a doctor. Divorced. Separated after a brief marriage of four months. Now looking to marry. The right person..."

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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.