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Matrimony Groom LTU3883115
Matrimony ID - LTU3883115
28 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Urdu
Cuttack, Odisha, India
"I have completed my masters and working as microbiologist at Iffco fertliser company at paradeep. Looking for a par..."
Matrimony Groom SUB2645140
Matrimony ID - SUB2645140
33 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Angul, Odisha, India
"I am from an upper-middle-class family. I always respect and support good values. Religious thoughts, belief in god..."
Matrimony Groom SUR1121153
Matrimony ID - SUR1121153
27 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I am Surya Narayan Nanda and I have completed Diploma in Electrical and now working at Bargarh in IOCL dept. I l..."
Matrimony Groom SWA3876760
Matrimony ID - SWA3876760
28 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I work as a Fundraiser for a farmer-cause NGO. Also, co-run a school with my parents here in Bhubaneswar. Passionat..."
Matrimony Groom SCH1853688
Matrimony ID - SCH1853688
29 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Kendujhar, Odisha, India
"I am very simple and caring. Love to traveling. love to enjoy my life. Middleclass family. My father is a teacher ..."
Matrimony Groom PIT7243336
Matrimony ID - PIT7243336
32 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Baleshwar, Odisha, India
"I would describe myself as someone who is honest, caring, intelligent, hardworking, and ambitious. I am working as ..."
Matrimony Groom PRA4350163
Matrimony ID - PRA4350163
28 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Baishya, Oriya
Other, Odisha, India
"I am pramod kumar sahoo looking for my soulmate .I like travelling and making new friends. My family is madorate w..."
Matrimony Groom RAK1773788
Matrimony ID - RAK1773788
30 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
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
27 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I am graduated in Engineering from RGPV BHOPAL and immediately placement in reputed MNCs.Now I am at Bhubaneswar an..."
Matrimony Bride YAL5853228
Matrimony ID - YAL5853228
23 years / 4 ft 11 in 150 cm
Hindu, Karana, Oriya
Bhadrak, Odisha, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride DVF3446842
Matrimony ID - DVF3446842
25 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Goud, Oriya
Baleshwar, Odisha, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride DBA3377211
Matrimony ID - DBA3377211
28 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Sambalpur, Odisha, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride LCM3678676
Matrimony ID - LCM3678676
29 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"To answer the most popular qstn "what do you do?" I would say " I am living a beautiful blessed life in the best po..."
Matrimony Bride EIY4460747
Matrimony ID - EIY4460747
31 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Baniya, Bihari
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"She is a working professional in a reputed MNC with seven years of experience. She is passionate for traveling and ..."
Matrimony Bride IRE8115337
Matrimony ID - IRE8115337
43 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"She is a physically handicapped girl.Her left hand & left leg affectedat the age of four.but she is able to do ever..."
Matrimony Bride VIB5651811
Matrimony ID - VIB5651811
31 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Karana, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Coming soon......"
Matrimony Bride PLQ1047128
Matrimony ID - PLQ1047128
28 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Hindi
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Assalamualaikum. I would be happy to make anyone's life more simpler by my helpfulness and by having my new pare..."
Matrimony Bride SAS1426565
Matrimony ID - SAS1426565
27 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Nuapada, Odisha, India
"I am a simple hardworking and passionate girl... I love to hangout with my friends... I am working as an event plan..."
Matrimony Bride KAM0080115
Matrimony ID - KAM0080115
27 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Rourkela, Odisha, India
"Im very simple and loving nature...."
Matrimony Bride IPS0271551
Matrimony ID - IPS0271551
27 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Teli, Oriya
Panikoili, Odisha, India
"I created profile for my daughter who isvery simple honest smart she have compet MA in sociology and also llb...."
Matrimony Bride SAS6517361
Matrimony ID - SAS6517361
26 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Rourkela, Odisha, India
"She is very simple and caring girl. She Belongs to joint family and she has lot of respect for family. She also wan..."
Matrimony Bride ANI7661720
Matrimony ID - ANI7661720
30 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Cuttack, Odisha, India
"Required a caring and family oriented person and open-minded person ...."
Matrimony Bride JAL2476380
Matrimony ID - JAL2476380
33 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Goud, Oriya
Kendrapara, Odisha, India
"I am looking for a like-minded partner ...."
Matrimony Bride TAR1417714
Matrimony ID - TAR1417714
30 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Hindi
Jharsuguda, Odisha, India
"I am tarbia javed Native place orissa but for job right now placed in Hyderabad. As a trainer in Google Youtube ..."
Matrimony Bride MEG3602234
Matrimony ID - MEG3602234
21 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Berhampur, Odisha, India
"I am a spiritual kind of person. I want don't like traveling, go to movies or parlours. I am doing every work in in..."
Matrimony Bride MAM7307888
Matrimony ID - MAM7307888
21 years / 4 ft 11 in 150 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Cuttack, Odisha, India
"I like to spend many times with my family. I have passed b. A at ravenshaw university. I want to be ateacher. My as..."
Matrimony Bride BIJ4186336
Matrimony ID - BIJ4186336
31 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Gudia, Oriya
Jharsuguda, Odisha, India
"To describe in a few words, I am a simple, modern and yet has high regards for Indian traditional cultures values a..."
Matrimony Bride JYO1107151
Matrimony ID - JYO1107151
20 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Kshatriya, Oriya
Baripada, Odisha, India
"I like a good Person who respect to all and like singing, dancing, etc./School:-Govt.(SSD)High School Nalagaja, Col..."
Matrimony Bride PIK4434754
Matrimony ID - PIK4434754
29 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Kendujhar, Odisha, India
"I am so simple and honest, I also highly ambitious and hardworking, l am afamily oriented person and give priority ..."
Matrimony Bride FEL4664124
Matrimony ID - FEL4664124
21 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Christian, Roman Catholic, English
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I'm FELISHER and I'm working as an teacher and I done my diploma I have one younger sister and younger brother. ..."

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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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