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31 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 ..."
Matrimony Bride LRS8888106
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28 years / 4 ft 5 in 134 cm
Hindu, Sahu, Oriya
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I have successfully completed my masters and am currently working full time. Our family is upper-middle-class and w..."
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28 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
"I come from a middle class, traditional family. I only have 1 sibling and they are married. I am staying in Kolkata..."
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36 years / 4 ft 5 in 134 cm
Christian, Pentecost, Oriya
Balangir, Odisha, India
"I am rashmi and belongs to a christian family. my dad is passed away and I have two brother and one sister. I want ..."
Matrimony Bride TMS8421256
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27 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..."
Matrimony Bride NBD6786240
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26 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Berhampur, Odisha, India

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Matrimony Bride FTF1645275
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32 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Yadav, Oriya
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
"I am someone who is witty, caring and amiable with a great sense of humour. I truely believe in the quote/ A day wi..."
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22 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Other, Oriya
Rourkela, Odisha, India

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30 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..."
Matrimony Bride SYZ1735450
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22 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Dommala, Oriya
Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
"I am student of BDS currently not working but after completing my degree I want to work. My family is middle class ..."
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23 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"I have attained my masters and am currently working full time. I am from a traditional, middle class family. I only..."
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34 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..."
Matrimony Bride DDP9805471
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28 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 ..."
Matrimony Bride TNP6705315
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27 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Cuttack, Odisha, India
"I have successfully finished my bachelors in science.Apart from that I have completed my degree in Hindustani clas..."
Matrimony Bride HPW5902413
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32 years / 4 ft 7 in 140 cm
Hindu, SC, Oriya
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
"I have attained my bachelors and i'm currently working full time. Our family is middle class and we have liberal va..."
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27 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Bhadrak, Odisha, India
"Our family is middle class and we have traditional values. I have no siblings. I eat a non vegetarian diet. I do..."
Matrimony Bride HPQ5810001
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24 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Chasa, Oriya
Angul, Odisha, India
"I have done my diploma. I hail from a middle class, traditional family. I only have one sibling. Living in Angul. I..."
Matrimony Bride NBL7672318
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21 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Christian, Other, Oriya
Paralakhemundi, Odisha, India
"Living in bommika vill. Near Paralakhemundi town. I hail from a middle class, traditional family. I only have one s..."
Matrimony Bride YBP2236107
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34 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Sundhi, Oriya
Berhampur, Odisha, India
"Our family is middle class and traditional. I have 4 siblings, of which 2 are married. I have finished my master..."
Matrimony Bride LFT8113887
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32 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Christian, Protestant, Oriya
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
"Based in Odisha. Our family is middle-class and we have moderate values. I have one sibling. I am working full time..."
Matrimony Bride WFS5448773
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27 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"We are natively from kendrapara. My sister has done diploma in EE. We come from a nuclear family with traditional v..."
Matrimony Groom LGQ8641408
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27 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Residing in Bhubaneswar. My family is middle class and traditional. I only have 1 sibling. I am working full time i..."
Matrimony Groom LFF8252368
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61 years / 6 ft 183 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Bhadrak, Odisha, India
"Our family is middle class and liberal. I have 4 siblings. I don't smoke or drink. I am non vegetarian. Based in..."
Matrimony Groom RDP8624193
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30 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Baleshwar, Odisha, India
"Our family is middle class and we have moderate values. I only have 1 sibling. I have successfully completed my ..."
Matrimony Groom JGN6747788
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34 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Baleshwar, Odisha, India
"Based in Baleshwar. I come from a middle class, moderate family. I have 2 siblings, of which 1 are married. I have ..."
Matrimony Groom CGH1283037
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30 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Tanti, Oriya
Bhawanipatna, Odisha, India
"I have accomplished my bachelors and i'm currently working full time in the field of finance.. I am from a middle c..."
Matrimony Groom DDV2482406
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26 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, OBC, Oriya
Baleshwar, Odisha, India
"My family is middle class and moderate. I have 5 siblings. I am working full time and have achieved my bachelors..."
Matrimony Groom JBF6331533
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33 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
"I belong to a Bramhin Family, i am A little bit possessive, devoting, straight with a positive word and down to ear..."
Matrimony Groom QCF5533842
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34 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Living in Bhubaneswar. I come from a middle class, traditional family. I have 5 siblings, of which 4 are married. I..."
Matrimony Groom SGR7490872
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30 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Kaibarta, Oriya
Cuttack, Odisha, India
"My family is middle class and traditional. I have 1 sibling. I have attained my diploma and i'm currently workin..."
Matrimony Groom TGD8738261
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45 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Christian, Other, Oriya
Other, Maharashtra, India
"I am working full time in service. Our family is middle class and we have moderate values. I only have one sibling ..."
Matrimony Groom RMT6728461
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44 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Dhobi, Oriya
Cuttack, Odisha, India
"Our family is middle class and we have moderate values. I have 2 siblings. I am not currently working however I ..."
Matrimony Groom LFJ8206762
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24 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Cuttack, Odisha, India
"I have attained my diploma and am currently working full time. Our family is middle class and we have traditional v..."
Matrimony Groom YJR0064729
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28 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Karana, Oriya
Pune, Maharashtra, India
"I am working full time and have attained my diploma. Our family is middle class and traditional. I have no brothers..."
Matrimony Groom SQB2300930
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33 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"Our family is middle class and moderate. I have 2 siblings. I have successfully completed my bachelors and I am ..."
Matrimony Groom DNG1425067
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30 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Baripada, Odisha, India
"I am not currently working however I have successfully finished my bachelors. I am from a traditional, middle class..."
Matrimony Groom CTC7204867
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31 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
"I am a well-educated guy working in a pvt company in vizak. Previously I was in Delhi. Also having my business that..."
Matrimony Groom WKM7708737
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29 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Teli, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I am a businessman my own business I come from a middle class, traditional family. I have 4 siblings, of which 2 ar..."
Matrimony Groom BPR0451050
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32 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Teli, Oriya
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"My family is upper middle class and liberal. I have 2 siblings, of which 2 are married. I am working part time i..."
Matrimony Groom NPN1721074
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39 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Puri, Odisha, India
"Our family is middle class and traditional. I am the only child. I am currently working full time in the field o..."
Matrimony Groom FZZ4837130
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31 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Tanti, Oriya
Cuttack, Odisha, India
"I have attained my associates degree and am currently working full time in the field of businessperson.. Our family..."
Matrimony Groom ZSG8373166
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27 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Nayak, Oriya
Berhampur, Odisha, India
"I am staying in Berhampur. Our family is middle class and traditional. I have no siblings. I am working full time a..."
Matrimony Groom BFN0425415
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27 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
New Delhi, Delhi, India
"My son is honest, caring, intelligent, hardworking, and ambitious. He have a great sense of humor. He is post-gradu..."
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35 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Khandayat, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I hail from a traditional, middle class family. I have 1 sibling who is married. I have finished my diploma and ..."
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24 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
"I am working full time and have attained my masters. I come from a traditional, upper middle class family. I have 3..."
Matrimony Groom BQR0528234
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33 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Our family is middle class and moderate. I only have one sibling. I have attained my masters and I am currently ..."
Matrimony Groom ZKB3604352
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31 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Tanti, Oriya
Baripada, Odisha, India
"I hail from a traditional, middle class family. I have 2 siblings. I have accomplished my diploma and am current..."
Matrimony Groom LDG8166854
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35 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Oriya
New Delhi, Delhi, India
"I am working full time as Deputy director in government of India and have passed my bachelors in Engineering. Our f..."

Oriya Shaadi

Beautiful bride in Sambhalpuri silk,
the consummation starting with saffron milk…
the pole star, the vermillion and conch shell bangles,
witnesses the knot of heart entangled…
simple people and traditions so pure,
Oriya marriages are mesmerizing you for sure…

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About Oriya Matrimony

Oriya matrimonial is marriage ceremony of Orissa. Orissa is located on the east coast of India and is blessed with mesmerizing beauty by the Mother Nature. The simplicity in their lifestyle is also reflected in their marriage ceremonies.

The wedding is considered as a heavenly affair and is sanctified with many rites and rituals. Just like the other Indian weddings, Oriya weddings are also a prolonged occasion having pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding rituals.

The absence of groom's mother and other elderly women from main wedding ritual is one of the unique features of Oriya matrimony. Marriages can take place at daytime in case of Brahmins while it is observed at night in non-Brahmins.

Let's talk in detail about the main rituals taking place on pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding days.

Pre-Wedding Rituals

Nirbandh: They prefer to arrange marriages and matches that are searched either by matrimony portals or brokers within the community. Once a suitable match is found, horoscope is matched and in case of matching of horoscope, a date for Nirbandh (formal engagement) is fixed. On the day of engagement instead of an exchange of rings, it is the elders of the family who meet at Bride's home and give each other words that they will marry their children. This is known as Vak Nischaya. Gifts are also exchanged between the families.

Jayee Anukolo: The Jayee Anukolo accounts for the distribution of wedding cards which formally announce the wedding to the community. The first invitation card is presented before Lord Jagannath, (the supreme deity for Oriya people), preferably at his main temple at Puri. This is known as Deva Nimantrana. The second invitation is presented to the maternal uncle's families, for both the bride's and the groom's sides. A member of the family visits personally presents the along invitation card with a betel leaf and betel nut. This is known as Moula Nimantrana. The third invitation is presented to groom's family by bride's father. This is known as Jwain Nimantrana. Then the rest of the weddings cards are distributed to other relatives, friends, and acquaintances.

Mangan: This is similar to the "Haldi" rituals observed in other parts of the country. It is observed a day before marriage. A turmeric paste and the paste is applied on the bride/groom's hands and feet by seven married women, one of which must be the sister-in-law. This is followed by bathing of bride and groom by holy water.

Jairagodo Anukolo: During this ceremony, a holy flame is lit either in form of an oil or ghee lamp or in the form of a havan. This flame is considered auspicious for marriage and has to be kept lit till all the wedding rituals are completed.

Diya Mangula Puja: This ritual is to seek blessings from the village goddess (known as Gramdevti) to ensure a happy and long married life. It involves the offering of prayers and conducting a puja at the local temple. The bride's whole wedding attire including her saree, toe rings, bangles and a container of Vermillion, is offered to the Goddess for her blessings. This ritual is generally done through the local barber's wife.

Nandimukha: This ritual takes place at the home of both the bride and groom. During this ritual, the respective fathers pray to the ancestors to shower their blessings on the couple.

Wedding Day Rituals

Barjaatri: The groom and his party known as Barajaatri, reach the wedding venue where they are welcomed by the bride's family. A traditional arti of the groom is performed by the mother-in-law. This is followed by washing his feet with tender coconut water and feeding him a concoction of curd, ghee, sugar, and honey.

Baadua Pani Gadhua: After the arrival of the groom the bride is taken for a ceremonial bath that is known as Baadua Pani Gadhua.

Kanyadaan: After the arrival of the bride and groom on stage, the Kanyadaan ceremony begins. The bride's father takes her right hand and places it on that of the groom and their hands are joined through a garland of mango leaves. This is known as Hatha Granthi Fita and marks the father giving away her daughter to the groom as a lifetime responsibility. After this, a holy fire is lit and the couple makes seven round around the fire. These rounds symbolize the seven sacred oaths of marriage taken by the couple.

Saptapadi: Seven mounds of rice representing seven hills (saptakil parvatas) are then placed on the ground, which the bride crushes with her right foot. These mounds are a symbolic representation of all the hardships the bride has to face during her married life.

Lajahoma: This ritual is to please the god of fire so that the couple may receive his blessings. The Khai or Laja, (a type of pupped rice) is provided to the bride by her brother, which is then offered to sacred fire.

Sindoor Daan: The bride and groom watch for the pole star. Upon sighting, the groom applies vermillion powder to the bride's hair parting and slips on conch shell bangles on her hands. This is ritual marks the wedding complete.

Post-Wedding Rituals

Kaduri Khela: After the wedding rituals, the couple play traditional games with small, white, shiny shells called kaduri. The ritual is literally known as Kaduri Khela.

Sasu Dahi-Pakhala Khia: The groom sits on the lap of his mother-in-law as she feeds him Pakhala or cooked rice soaked in water with curd along with Baigan poda (mashed grilled eggplants with spices).

Bahuna: This ritual symbolizes the pain of the mother as she waves a goodbye to her daughter. She sings traditional ‘Bahuna' songs. Other female relatives also join her in her lament.

Gruhaprabesha: The bride reaches her new home and is given a warm welcome by her mother-in-law. She enters the house by using her right foot to overturn a pot of rice which is placed on the door step.

Chauthi/Basara Raati: This marks the start of the married life of the couple. It is performed on the fourth day from the wedding and starts with a puja during the daytime. This is followed by roasting a coconut which is fed to the couple. After this, the couple spends their first night together as husband and wife. As per Oriya traditions, the marriage is considered complete only after consummation.

Asta Mangala: On the eighth day of the wedding, the bride and the groom visits the bride's paternal home. This marks the end of all wedding rituals in Oriya traditions.