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Matrimony Groom RAK1773788
Matrimony ID - RAK1773788
28 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya / Odia
Bhadrak, Odisha, India
"I am Rakesha.working now NGO.father govt sector.he is always cool.mother is homemaker.always happy family. My fath..."
Matrimony Groom SAT9250262
Matrimony ID - SAT9250262
25 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya / Odia
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I am graduated in Engineering from RGPV BHOPAL and immediately placement in reputed MNCs.Now I am at Bhubaneswar an..."
Matrimony Groom MAN5271562
Matrimony ID - MAN5271562
24 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Dhobi, Oriya / Odia
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"To describe in few words,I am semplice modern and yet has high regards for Indian traditional cultural values and r..."
Matrimony Groom SOU8142028
Matrimony ID - SOU8142028
24 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Chasa, Oriya / Odia
Nayagarh, Odisha, India
"Matrimoney, I am a orphan boy now and have a clerk job in high school,father expired and now i hired a house on nea..."
Matrimony Groom PRA5439410
Matrimony ID - PRA5439410
25 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Kshatriya, Oriya / Odia
Cuttack, Odisha, India
"A simple person with lots of dreams in small eyes. In search of a life partner with whom I will spend all my life...."
Matrimony Groom DEB2674742
Matrimony ID - DEB2674742
30 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya / Odia
Cuttack, Odisha, India
"Myself debasis biswal from cuttack.I am self employed by own business Our family traditional with moderate value m..."
Matrimony Groom MVP8146686
Matrimony ID - MVP8146686
30 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Telugu
Berhampur, Odisha, India
"We are traditional family living in Berhampur with forefathers having a history of 100 years. My parents are well e..."
Matrimony Groom ANJ2468875
Matrimony ID - ANJ2468875
24 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
Hindu, Agarwal , Oriya / Odia
Baleshwar, Odisha, India
"Matri money, I am a good boy .good income. My family is rich.Iam pas+3ars.good income. My family is Good .good i..."
Matrimony Groom JYO2750472
Matrimony ID - JYO2750472
28 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Christian, Other, Oriya / Odia
Koraput, Odisha, India
"I like to be Simple and Good. I have went to B.P.U.T University. I work hard for my carrier. My goal is to fly high..."
Matrimony Groom SAS1607202
Matrimony ID - SAS1607202
29 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Kumbhakar/Kumbhar, Oriya / Odia
Dhenkanal, Odisha, India
"I am a simple bpy and looking for good looking simple girl My family is traditional one She should be simple and..."
Matrimony Groom RAJ2126886
Matrimony ID - RAJ2126886
25 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Punjabi
Sambalpur, Odisha, India
"mae raju singh akela hoon mere ma baap nahi hain ek bahan hai jo ki jammu me shadishuda hai Mae apne jija ji k y..."
Matrimony Groom NAS1795841
Matrimony ID - NAS1795841
22 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Hindi
Puri, Odisha, India
"I am a simple guy who want a simple life partner . I want who will marry me she changed my life style My family i..."
Matrimony Groom SID2808046
Matrimony ID - SID2808046
24 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya / Odia
Rourkela, Odisha, India
"I am a very simple boy with no bad habbit..very much interested in studying and travelling My family is a very go..."
Matrimony Groom SAR8094687
Matrimony ID - SAR8094687
25 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Kshatriya, Oriya / Odia
Cuttack, Odisha, India
"my friend name is saroj dalai.He is a simple &cooling boy.He is alwayes belives god & helped other people .He alway..."
Matrimony Groom TAP3467752
Matrimony ID - TAP3467752
29 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya / Odia
Puri, Odisha, India
"Currently, i am pursuing PhD in chemical engineering. I lead a very simple life and likes to enjoy the company of m..."
Matrimony Groom BIK1667533
Matrimony ID - BIK1667533
29 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Marwari
Jharsuguda, Odisha, India
"I am working in a private contruction company. My family is a small family. I am living with my mother and one si..."
Matrimony Groom RAN6712204
Matrimony ID - RAN6712204
28 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya / Odia
Cuttack, Odisha, India
"I am ranjan sahoo .i am textile designer. My family is traditional...."
Matrimony Groom SRI1384006
Matrimony ID - SRI1384006
29 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya / Odia
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I am good and loving boy. I come from upper middle class. Want good looking and educated girl .I doing job in cent..."
Matrimony Groom RAJ7878763
Matrimony ID - RAJ7878763
30 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya / Odia
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I have a master's degree, completed btech and I am employed in private sector as an engineer - non it currently bas..."
Matrimony Groom SOU3845640
Matrimony ID - SOU3845640
23 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Other, Oriya / Odia
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I like a good girl He love me and love myfather and mother my father like a good simply girl i like a good person ..."
Matrimony Groom RAH0084306
Matrimony ID - RAH0084306
29 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Marwari
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Myself, Rahul Sharma, an easy going fun loving person, a bit emotional guy but i take it as my strength. I believe ..."
Matrimony Bride MRI1386085
Matrimony ID - MRI1386085
26 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Kshatriya, Assamese
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I am a simple but modern girl having high respect for Indian culture and values. I am currently pursuing my doc..."
Matrimony Bride SMR3424424
Matrimony ID - SMR3424424
30 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Kayastha, Oriya / Odia
Baleshwar, Odisha, India
"I am smruti ...only daughter of my papa and ma ....complete my in finance through ignou...then after doing jo..."
Matrimony Bride RAJ6215073
Matrimony ID - RAJ6215073
28 years / 4 ft 7 in 140 cm
Hindu, Lohana, Oriya / Odia
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I am a govt servant.We are from Kamar/blacksmit caste but we are open to caste no bar profiles also...."
Matrimony Bride ATA7705334
Matrimony ID - ATA7705334
30 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya / Odia
Dhenkanal, Odisha, India
"I am working in private sector. I am currently living in Bhubaneswar. I come from middle class, Nuclear family back..."
Matrimony Bride RAS5572512
Matrimony ID - RAS5572512
33 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya / Odia
Koraput, Odisha, India
"I am a hard working person. I believe life is a struggle so we have to focus on solutions always rather then thinki..."
Matrimony Bride SAS4874651
Matrimony ID - SAS4874651
26 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya / Odia
Baripada, Odisha, India
"She is sweet caring and lovely . done MBA in HR and Finance from Bhubaneswar..."
Matrimony Bride Gauri
Matrimony ID - Gauri
28 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Hindi
Baleshwar, Odisha, India
"I like to do apply new creativity ..i love paintings and make new recepies at home.i do belief on shivji a lot..m l..."
Matrimony Bride sonal4u
Matrimony ID - sonal4u
25 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Rajput, Hindi
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"my self sonal rani.basically i am from orissa i attend my diploma in mechanical engg i really enjoyed learning swim..."
Matrimony Bride tiktik
Matrimony ID - tiktik
29 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya / Odia
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"simple, joy full,traditional she loves to spent time with her family& friends, believe in high thinking & simple l..."
Matrimony Bride priyanka
Matrimony ID - priyanka
29 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Other, Hindi
Rourkela, Odisha, India
"HI, This is priyanka here....i am very simple girl.and my father does business and we stay in a joint family..."
Matrimony Bride Aasu
Matrimony ID - Aasu
24 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Koshali
Bargarh, Odisha, India
"hiii I m a simple girl with modern outlook.I belong to middle class family.I m totally carier oriented.I m a stude..."

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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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