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Matrimony Groom DHA9154314
Matrimony ID - DHA9154314
25 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
"I come from an upper-middle-class family, I completed B. E, MBA., i'm a caring, intelligent, down to earth and very much Optimist. I love traveling, sight seeing, listening to rock musi..."
Matrimony Groom PAV0726681
Matrimony ID - PAV0726681
29 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
"I am simple and brought up in a traditional family with moral values. We are simple and small family. Sister got married and settled in Chennai. I'm seeking a life partner that tr..."
Matrimony Groom DAN2774576
Matrimony ID - DAN2774576
26 years / 6 ft 1 in 186 cm
"I am an independent woman who values family, love and relationships. I expect love, honesty and mutual respect in my partner. I speak up for woman's liberation, caste eradication and a ..."
Matrimony Groom ARJ5575717
Matrimony ID - ARJ5575717
27 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
"I am sharmila from chennai. I did my bachelor degree in Hindustan and worked as hr recruiter in telecom industry. in future would like to be business women. all are jovial type. two ..."
Matrimony Groom PRA3751708
Matrimony ID - PRA3751708
29 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
"My self archana I have completed MBA and working in MNC for past five years. I'm creating this profile for my daughter. I'm working in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) as JEE. My..."
Matrimony Groom ASH1174137
Matrimony ID - ASH1174137
27 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
" Jovial, talkative and friendly girl with caring nature. To be frank people said am unique charachter with lovable nature. Always love to travel and explore new places. And I would like..."
Matrimony Groom VIN6130465
Matrimony ID - VIN6130465
26 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
"Working in an MNC, completed my bachelors in Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. Love making friends, traveling, experimenting new culinary skills, music. My sweet family consists of my..."
Matrimony Groom MAN0839162
Matrimony ID - MAN0839162
26 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
"I am jovial, a lil childish, bubbly girl from middle-class family who loves listening to music(mostly tamil) cooking, and pets. My mother is my all time inspiration. I get closely attac..."
Matrimony Groom SAN6855540
Matrimony ID - SAN6855540
26 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
"..."
Matrimony Groom GUR1286710
Matrimony ID - GUR1286710
28 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
"Hi, this is archana, I completed M. Sc bio tech and I'm currently working as an team leader in ags healthcare, Chennai. My father is working in a workshop and mom is a homemaker. We ..."
Matrimony Groom SAH4588217
Matrimony ID - SAH4588217
25 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
"I am an independent girl who is in search of my Prince. Currently working in American Megatrends India pvt Ltd, Chennai. My father is working in United India Insurance. My mother is ..."
Matrimony Groom MUR2008011
Matrimony ID - MUR2008011
29 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
"Myself youngest daughter to my family and currently working in Dell which is NTT data located in Chennai about my studies did my Diploma in IT then BCA. My father is doing business m..."
Matrimony Groom KAR3548126
Matrimony ID - KAR3548126
31 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
"Hiee. this is Kokila. I ve done my bachelor degree in computer application. My domin is singing. I love pets. keeping up a good attitude is my way of taking an conversation (on a right ..."
Matrimony Groom VIG2607502
Matrimony ID - VIG2607502
27 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
"Our daughter Hemalatha is 5.4", fair and has an average build. She has a commerce degree from the Madras University and worked at Accenture. She is kind-hearted down to earth very obedi..."
Matrimony Groom AJA8853756
Matrimony ID - AJA8853756
25 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
"I am Sadhana Daughter of Mohan and Sumathi I'm a single child for my parents I have finished my bachelor degree in B. C. A now I'm working as ITIL coordinator. In our family we consi..."
Matrimony Groom VIS0301821
Matrimony ID - VIS0301821
28 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
"I'm gomathi, born in chennai I thing so. Early raised in an orphanage near chennai. then I got sponsorship from my friend mother she is the one take care me my school study and college...."
Matrimony Groom VIV2282682
Matrimony ID - VIV2282682
28 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
"I went to Pune university Pune. I like to be self-dependent. My family is liberal. I have only one brother. Unmarried. I'm liberal. Religion or caste dt matter for me.just a guy shoul..."
Matrimony Groom RAJ6161036
Matrimony ID - RAJ6161036
26 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
"I am a independent girl, now I am working as an teacher in private school, in fee time listening music, watching TV and chat with friends. My family is a middle-class and traditional,..."
Matrimony Groom GOP8151621
Matrimony ID - GOP8151621
23 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
"I am yugasthy. Simple and modern girl. lived with sweet family with my grandmother. Now I have tried for government jobs. loves journey to visit new places. Simple and traditional fami..."
Matrimony Groom SEN5511811
Matrimony ID - SEN5511811
26 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
"I am Hi. I'm Sowmiya born in Chennai, bought up in Chennai, Pune, Punjab. Nurtured myself in different locations across India and exploring world now! I'm a self esteemed, independent, ..."
Matrimony Groom PRA6573038
Matrimony ID - PRA6573038
25 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
"Thanks for visiting my profile I like watch movies and listening songs and I studied in Christian medical college. My hometown is located in ambur, living with my parents. At present am..."
Matrimony Bride VIJ7555864
Matrimony ID - VIJ7555864
25 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
"I come from an upper-middle-class family, I completed B. E, MBA., i'm a caring, intelligent, down to earth and very much Optimist. I love traveling, sight seeing, listening to rock musi..."
Matrimony Bride MYT4431713
Matrimony ID - MYT4431713
25 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
"I am simple and brought up in a traditional family with moral values. We are simple and small family. Sister got married and settled in Chennai. I'm seeking a life partner that tr..."
Matrimony Bride PRE2153480
Matrimony ID - PRE2153480
30 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
"I am an independent woman who values family, love and relationships. I expect love, honesty and mutual respect in my partner. I speak up for woman's liberation, caste eradication and a ..."
Matrimony Bride SHA3037224
Matrimony ID - SHA3037224
30 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
"I am sharmila from chennai. I did my bachelor degree in Hindustan and worked as hr recruiter in telecom industry. in future would like to be business women. all are jovial type. two ..."
Matrimony Bride ARC1244215
Matrimony ID - ARC1244215
29 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
"My self archana I have completed MBA and working in MNC for past five years. I'm creating this profile for my daughter. I'm working in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) as JEE. My..."
Matrimony Bride GOW7588143
Matrimony ID - GOW7588143
25 years / 4 ft 11 in 150 cm
" Jovial, talkative and friendly girl with caring nature. To be frank people said am unique charachter with lovable nature. Always love to travel and explore new places. And I would like..."
Matrimony Bride RAT0385278
Matrimony ID - RAT0385278
32 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
"Working in an MNC, completed my bachelors in Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. Love making friends, traveling, experimenting new culinary skills, music. My sweet family consists of my..."
Matrimony Bride MON6324655
Matrimony ID - MON6324655
26 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
"I am jovial, a lil childish, bubbly girl from middle-class family who loves listening to music(mostly tamil) cooking, and pets. My mother is my all time inspiration. I get closely attac..."
Matrimony Bride LAK7544781
Matrimony ID - LAK7544781
25 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
"..."
Matrimony Bride ARC2524114
Matrimony ID - ARC2524114
27 years / 5 ft 153 cm
"Hi, this is archana, I completed M. Sc bio tech and I'm currently working as an team leader in ags healthcare, Chennai. My father is working in a workshop and mom is a homemaker. We ..."
Matrimony Bride KAR3216663
Matrimony ID - KAR3216663
26 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
"I am an independent girl who is in search of my Prince. Currently working in American Megatrends India pvt Ltd, Chennai. My father is working in United India Insurance. My mother is ..."
Matrimony Bride NIS1724041
Matrimony ID - NIS1724041
25 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
"Myself youngest daughter to my family and currently working in Dell which is NTT data located in Chennai about my studies did my Diploma in IT then BCA. My father is doing business m..."
Matrimony Bride KOK5155628
Matrimony ID - KOK5155628
23 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
"Hiee. this is Kokila. I ve done my bachelor degree in computer application. My domin is singing. I love pets. keeping up a good attitude is my way of taking an conversation (on a right ..."
Matrimony Bride HEM4806865
Matrimony ID - HEM4806865
26 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
"Our daughter Hemalatha is 5.4", fair and has an average build. She has a commerce degree from the Madras University and worked at Accenture. She is kind-hearted down to earth very obedi..."
Matrimony Bride SAD2437766
Matrimony ID - SAD2437766
25 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
"I am Sadhana Daughter of Mohan and Sumathi I'm a single child for my parents I have finished my bachelor degree in B. C. A now I'm working as ITIL coordinator. In our family we consi..."
Matrimony Bride GOM2005157
Matrimony ID - GOM2005157
29 years / 4 ft 11 in 150 cm
"I'm gomathi, born in chennai I thing so. Early raised in an orphanage near chennai. then I got sponsorship from my friend mother she is the one take care me my school study and college...."
Matrimony Bride ANJ4913120
Matrimony ID - ANJ4913120
27 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
"I went to Pune university Pune. I like to be self-dependent. My family is liberal. I have only one brother. Unmarried. I'm liberal. Religion or caste dt matter for me.just a guy shoul..."
Matrimony Bride ISH7543117
Matrimony ID - ISH7543117
26 years / 4 ft 9 in 145 cm
"I am a independent girl, now I am working as an teacher in private school, in fee time listening music, watching TV and chat with friends. My family is a middle-class and traditional,..."
Matrimony Bride YUG2822562
Matrimony ID - YUG2822562
26 years / 5 ft 153 cm
"I am yugasthy. Simple and modern girl. lived with sweet family with my grandmother. Now I have tried for government jobs. loves journey to visit new places. Simple and traditional fami..."
Matrimony Bride SOW8150552
Matrimony ID - SOW8150552
25 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
"I am Hi. I'm Sowmiya born in Chennai, bought up in Chennai, Pune, Punjab. Nurtured myself in different locations across India and exploring world now! I'm a self esteemed, independent, ..."
Matrimony Bride ARU6512731
Matrimony ID - ARU6512731
26 years / 4 ft 8 in 143 cm
"Thanks for visiting my profile I like watch movies and listening songs and I studied in Christian medical college. My hometown is located in ambur, living with my parents. At present am..."

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The nine-yard sari with golden thread…
Hevanly music of naadswaram in the air,
Beautiful bride with flowers in her hair…
Banana leaves are simple indeed,
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About Tamil Matrimony

Tamil matrimony (தமிழ் திருமணம்) takes place between a bride and groom who both have Tamil as their mother tongue. Tamil was the first Indian language to receive the classical designation from the Government of India. It has official status in Tamil Nadu, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as well as Puducherry. It is one of the oldest surviving languages in the world.

Tamil literature dates back more than two thousand years. In 1578, Tamil became the first Indian language to be printed and published.

According to Tamilians wedding is more about following age-old customs and traditions rather than a mere lavish affair. Tamil weddings (also known as Kalyanam), can take place during the day of all months of the Tamilian calendar except Aashad, Bhadrapad and Shunya.

All the rituals taking place during a typical Tamil wedding can be grouped into three events:

Tamil Pre-Wedding Rituals

Panda Kaal Muhurtham

It marks the beginning of the marriage rituals. This ceremony takes place a day prior to the wedding function. During this ritual, both bride's and groom's family pray for a peaceful and uninterrupted wedding ceremony. It may take place at groom's house or any temple.

Sumangali Prarthanai

A holy prayer for married women: The term sumangali indicates to women who are blessed with a harmonious and happy married life. All the sumangalis (usually in odd-number like 3, 5, 7, 9) are required to wear a traditional nine-yard saree or Madisar and prayers are offered to Sumangali and the bride to seek their blessings for Happy and prosperous married life. After pooja is over, all the Sumangali are served feast on banana leaves.

Pallikai Thellichal

7 different earthenware pots decorated with vermillion and sandalwood are filled with nine different types of grains or navadhaanyam along with a bit of curd. These pots are later on immersed in the water to feed the fishes to bring a good luck for the couple's new journey of life.

Naandi Shradham

This ritual symbolizes a tribute to ancestors for their blessings. For this Brahmins are invited for an authentic South Indian feast by both the families. They are offered with coconut, flowers, paan supari, sweets and veshti angavastram (traditional clothes).

Nichayathartham

This is the engagement ceremony and begins with Ganesh puja performed by the bride's family. After that, the bride and groom need to be dressed in the new clothes offered by their in law's family. The ceremony is completed after the bride and groom exchange rings in the presence of family members, relatives and friends.

Lagna Pathirikai

Lagna Pathirikai in Tamil translates to a wedding invitation. After the engagement ceremony, the wedding date is officially announced.

Tamil Wedding Rituals

Mangala Snanam

The wedding day begins at the crack of dawn with the application of a paste of turmeric, sandalwood, and kumkum prepared by the Sumangalis to both bride and groom. After the ritual, the bride/groom takes a bath in holy water. They then proceed to get ready for the wedding ceremony.

Gauri Puja

After getting ready for wedding ceremony bride offers her prayers to Goddess Gauri, who represents purity, austerity, and virtue.

Kashi Yathra

After the arrival of groom's party at the wedding venue and the groom pretends to go off to Varanasi or Kashi, renouncing all worldly attachments to pursue religious studies. The father of the bride intercepts and tell him about the virtue of domestic life and promise to give his daughter to him in marriage. The groom accepts this proposal and returns to the wedding venue to get married.

Pada Puja

After the groom arrives at the wedding mandap, the parents of the bride washes his feet with holy water, sandalwood, milk, and kumkum. His feet are then wiped dry with flower petals.

Maalai Maatral

The bride is then invited on to the wedding mandap and the couple exchange flower garlands as a first step of the wedding.

Oonjal

The couple sits on a swing (oonjal) which is rocked gently. The women of the family sing Oonjal Pattu songs. The elders of family one by one feed the couple milk and banana and bless them. Women from both the families throw colored rice ball in four cardinal directions to ward off evil energy.

Kanyadanam

This is the most heartwarming ritual when the bride sits on her father lap and father gives her hand along with coconut in the hand of the groom. This ritual symbolizes a father is giving his baby daughter who played in his lap and seeking the groom's promise that he will always take care of her.

Muhurtham

After Kanyadanam, the groom's parents present the bride with a nine-yard silk saree symbolizing their acceptance of the bride into their family, followed by application of Vermillion by the groom to Bride's hair parting. The Thaali (equivalent to mangalsutra) is blessed by the priest and the groom ties the Thaali around the bride's neck. The first two knots of the Thaali is put in by the groom while the third and the final one is put in by the groom's sister.

Saptapadi

The bride and the groom hold each other's hands and go around the sacred fire seven times. Vedic mantras are chanted by the pries which outlines the seven sacred vows of a marriage. This ritual marks the symbolic beginning of the couple's journey as husband and wife. Next, the groom holds the bride's left toe as she steps over a grindstone. This symbolically represents the solidity of their union.

Tamil Post-Wedding Rituals

Reception

The wedding is followed by a formal reception in the evening where the guests are treated to a lavish vegetarian spread. Reception is followed by sammandhi maryathai and paaladaanam where bride prepares to leave her paternal home and the couple seeks blessings from the elders.

Grihapravesham

It includes the welcoming of the bride by her mother-in-law, who performs a small arti.

Valeyadal

It includes a formal introduction of the bride to the members of the groom's family who offers her gifts followed by several of the post-wedding games.

Maruvidu Varudal

Three days post-wedding, the couple visits the bride's paternal home for lunch. This ritual marks the end of all formal wedding celebrations.