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28 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
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27 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Kapu, Telugu
Paralakhemundi, Odisha, India
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32 years / 4 ft 10 in 148 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Cuttack, Odisha, India
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25 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Other, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
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30 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
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26 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Berhampur, Odisha, India
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24 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, ST, Other
Jharsuguda, Odisha, India

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34 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"My family is lower middle class and moderate. I only have 1 child and sibling. I am not currently working howeve..."
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33 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Bengali
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Our family is upper middle class and liberal. I only have one sibling. I have attained my honours degree. I d..."
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24 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Tanti, Bengali
Cuttack, Odisha, India
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41 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Karana, Oriya
Cuttack, Odisha, India
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32 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Karana, Oriya
Cuttack, Odisha, India
"Based in Cuttack. I hail from a traditional, middle-class family. I have six siblings, of which six are married. I ..."
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35 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Other, Other
Baleshwar, Odisha, India
"I hail from a moderate, middle class family. I have 2 siblings, of which 2 are married. I am not currently worki..."
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37 years / 4 ft 5 in 134 cm
Christian, Pentecost, Oriya
Balangir, Odisha, India
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28 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Baleshwar, Odisha, India
"Living in Baleshwar. Our family is middle class and moderate. I have 1 sibling. I am working full time and have fin..."
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27 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Berhampur, Odisha, India

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22 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Other
Jagatsinghpur, Odisha, India
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23 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Other, Oriya
Rourkela, Odisha, India

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31 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Tanti, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Living in Bhubaneswar. Our family is middle class and we have traditional values. We are 3 siblings including me. I..."
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35 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I am staying in Bhubaneswar. Our family is upper middle class and liberal. I have 4 siblings, of which 2 are marrie..."
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29 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, SC, Oriya
Sundargarh, Odisha, India
"Based in Sundargarh. Our family is middle class and we have traditional values. I only have one sibling. My job is ..."
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31 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Goud, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Thanks for your interest in my profile. My family's native-tongue is Oriya. I am from family that holds moder..."
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24 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, OBC, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Hello. Currently based out of Bhubaneswar. I do not drink or smoke. I like non vegetarian food. I possesss..."
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32 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Kshatriya, Telugu
Rayagada, Odisha, India
"Hi. Currently situated in Rayagada, Odisha. I'm now employed full time in the operator/technician industry. I..."
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32 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Tanti, Bengali
Panikoili, Odisha, India
"Hello. My family's first-language is Bengali. I come from family with liberal values and is middle class. ..."
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36 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"My 1 sibling is earlier married. I hate smoking. I like non vegetarian food. We speak Oriya as our mother-ton..."
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51 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Kansari, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I am presently employed full time in the industry of businessperson where I am earning a very good annual salary. A..."
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46 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, OBC, Oriya
Cuttack, Odisha, India
"This is me in a nutshell. Currently staying in Cuttack, Odisha. When it comes to food am vegetarian. I don't lik..."
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41 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Agnikula Kshatriya, Hindi
Sambalpur, Odisha, India
"Namaste, aap kaise ho? Residing in Sambalpur, Odisha. I don't smoke or drink. My preferred food is non vegetaria..."
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28 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Telugu
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Interested in my profile? Please read carefully. I am currently located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. My job is in edu..."
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37 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Kulita, Oriya
Sambalpur, Odisha, India
"Thanks for your interest in my profile. No drinking or smoking. My preferred food is non vegetarian. I speak Ori..."
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26 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Bhadrak, Odisha, India
"Hello potential life partner! Our family is lower class and hold moderate values. My first-language is Oriya. Of..."
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44 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Sundhi, Oriya
Berhampur, Odisha, India
"Hello. Our native-dialect is Oriya. I hail from family that holds traditional values and that is middle class..."
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39 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
No Religion, No Religion, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Non-drinker and non-smoker too. I am vegetarian. Oriya is our native-tongue. Our father employed as a businessperso..."
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29 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Kurmi, Oriya
Berhampur, Odisha, India
"Hey there! I speak Oriya as my home-language. Our Hindu family is middle class and we have moderate values. No b..."
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32 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Karana, Telugu
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Welcome. Presently taking up residence in Odisha. My job is in self employed. I work full time. Also got my bach..."
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31 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Berhampur, Odisha, India
"Our father is retired. My family is middle class and moderate. Our first-language is Oriya. Currently taking up res..."
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30 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I am working full time in government. I have also got my bachelors. I am from family that holds liberal values a..."
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27 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Telugu
Rourkela, Odisha, India
"Hello my potential partner. I dislike drinking and smoking. My eating habbits are vegetarian. My family is upper..."
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28 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Agri, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"This is my profile. Father employed in the government sector. I hail from family that holds moderate values and ..."
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33 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Hello my potential partner. I am living in Odisha. Oriya is my mother-tongue. I am from a moderate Hindu, mid..."
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27 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Teli, Oriya
Jagatsinghpur, Odisha, India
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21 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Father working in the education industry. Our Hindu family is upper middle class and moderate. We speak Oriya as..."
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33 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Cuttack, Odisha, India
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36 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Teli, Oriya
Bhadrak, Odisha, India
"I am currently staying in Bhadrak, Odisha. I am the father of beautiful children but they do not live with me. My j..."
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39 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Hello. I am taking up residence in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. No drinking or smoking. My diet is eggetarian. I h..."
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35 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Maheshwari, Hindi
Baripada, Odisha, India
"I am based out of Odisha. Of my two siblings, one got married. I have passed bachelors but i'm a businessman.Iam N..."
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25 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Vysya, Oriya
Berhampur, Odisha, India
"Hey there! Non-smoker and non-drinker. I eat non vegetarian food. I have two siblings, of which one are married ..."

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About Odisha Matrimony

Odisha is an ancient land with a rich history. As the people of Orissa being ruled by various rulers thus their present living style reflects an amalgamation of different cultures. The great monuments and their artwork all are an example of traditional heritage of Orissa. Just like its historical beauty, Orissa matrimony is also a simple and unique affair. Orissa matrimony is a blend of diverse rituals with deep spiritual meaning.

Although most population including tribal one follows the customs and traditions pertaining to the Hindus (93.63%) there are other communities also particularly Christians (2.77%). Let's take a ride of words to witness the soulful marriage ceremonies of different communities in Orissa.

Marriage rituals among Hindu communities of Orissa – a true blend of Aryans and Dravidians culture

Orissa stands as a coastal corridor between northern and southern India thus the Hindu marriage rituals among people of Orissa is a mixture of Aryans of north and Dravidians of the south.

The wedding rituals start with Nirbandh which is a formal engagement during which father of both the bride and the groom promises to marry their children. Gifts and sweets are exchanged between the elders of the family and interestingly the couple is not a part of this ritual. After the printing of wedding invitation cards, the Jayee anukolo ritual is performed during which the first card is presented to Family deity or Lord Jagganath of Puri followed by second to the maternal uncle of the bride and groom. After distribution of wedding cards prior to D-day Mangan ritual is observed during which Haladi bata (turmeric paste) is applied to bride and groom by seven married ladies of the family. This is followed by a ceremonial bath. This ritual is meant for the beautification of the couple before marriage.

On the dawn of the wedding day, the Diya mangal puja ritual is performed during which the wedding dress of bride including jewelry, sindoor, and bangles are present before the Goddess of the nearby temple to ward off any evil eye from them. This puja is carried out by the female barber of the family. At the same time at groom's place, the groom and his wedding procession are getting ready to set off for the wedding venue. Once the groom reaches the venue the Barajatri ritual is performed which means welcoming of the groom and his procession. The bride's mother performs an aarti and applies tilak on the forehead of the groom. The groom and his party are then greeted inside the venue. The groom sits in the wedding Mandap then the bride enters escorted by female relatives and friends. The priest lit the ceremonial fire followed by the Kanyadaan ritual performed by the bride's father. This marks the giving away of his beloved daughter to the groom. Then a nuptial knot is tied between the ends of garments of the bride and the groom, the couple stands to take seven rounds around the Holy fire taking seven wedding vows. This is followed by worshipping seven heaps of rice symbolizing seven hardships of life. This is known as Saptapadi ritual. The couple then offers puffed rice to the fire god (lajahom). This ritual is completed amidst of shlokas and mantras and is known as Haatha ghanti. .Then the wedding is concluded with an application of Vermillion by the groom in the hair parting of the bride.

Post wedding rituals are fun-filled moments among the Orissa people. It starts with Sala bidha where the bride's brother punches the groom to remind him his duties towards his sister. This is followed by Kauri Khela which refers to playing of conch shells by the couple this is meant to bring happiness and prosperity to the married life of the couple. After the games are over, the mother of the bride makes the groom sit on her lap and feeds him rice and curd along with banana poda (spicy mashed eggplant). Then the bride bids a tearful goodbye from her family amidst of regional heart touching vidai songs known as Bahuna songs. When the couple reaches the groom's place they are welcomed by groom's mother and the bride is made to enter the household by gently spreading the rice kept in a vessel at the threshold as a symbol of prosperity. This ritual is known as Grihapravesha.

Marriage rituals among Christian communities of Orissa – a global tradition with Indian touch

Indian Christian wedding has its own charm in India and it is an important part of Indian culture. Similar to Hindu weddings Christian weddings also have various pre-wedding and post-wedding rituals.

The wedding starts with formal engagement in which couple exchange rings in presence of family and friends. This is followed by Bachelor and Hens a party which is organized by the brothers and friends of the groom to celebrate his last day as a bachelor. On the other hand, a similar kind of party is organized by the bride’s sisters and friends this is known as hen’s party. This is followed by Roce ceremony popularly known as Haldaat among Christian families in Orissa. The ceremony includes an application of the paste of turmeric and sandalwood on both bride and groom.

On the wedding day, the bride arrives at the wedding venue in a car sent by the groom. The bride's father escorts her to the groom who patiently waits for her. He hands over his daughter to the groom and gave his best wishes and blessings for their happy future. This is known as Bride reception which is quite similar to Kanyadaan in Hindu custom. This is followed by the mass prayer by the priest and Exchange of wedding vows between the bride and the groom.

Indian twist to Christian wedding: Traditionally, in Indian Christian wedding in Orissa the groom ties the ‘Mangalsutra’ around the neck of the bride instead of exchanging the rings. However, the trend of exchanging the ring is also gaining popularity among youngsters.

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