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Matrimony Groom KAR3548126
Matrimony ID - KAR3548126
30 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 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 VIG2607502
Matrimony ID - VIG2607502
27 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 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 AJA8853756
Matrimony ID - AJA8853756
25 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 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 VIS0301821
Matrimony ID - VIS0301821
28 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 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 VIV2282682
Matrimony ID - VIV2282682
27 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 Groom RAJ6161036
Matrimony ID - RAJ6161036
26 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
"My daughter is jovial and caring girl... God fearing and spiritual... She likes to travel new places.. Our's is a traditional family... We are serving to our God Almighty... We are sm..."
Matrimony Groom GOP8151621
Matrimony ID - GOP8151621
23 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
"Posting on behalf of my friend..."
Matrimony Groom SEN5511811
Matrimony ID - SEN5511811
25 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
"I am jovial, broad minded and short temper too. I done bachelor's of engineering and currently working in bpo sector. I like to work even after getting married. My dad is retired s..."
Matrimony Groom PRA6573038
Matrimony ID - PRA6573038
25 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
"Spiritual person. Have a call for children's ministry. Interested in travelling and exploring new things. I have one sister persuing her master degree. My preferred life partner sho..."
Matrimony Groom JEY5636860
Matrimony ID - JEY5636860
26 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
"Hi, i am putting up this profile on behalf of my friend and brother.My friend is beautiful,well educated with family values firmly in place. she believes in hard work,is very caring,so..."
Matrimony Groom CHA3007384
Matrimony ID - CHA3007384
23 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
"I am Roopa, I'm Elder daughter for my parents. I came from middle-class family and I know value of family. I'm working for MNC company To describe about me. I'm very simple and tradi..."
Matrimony Groom MAG7082364
Matrimony ID - MAG7082364
30 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
"Hi, I am Usha, My friends calls me Nila. Because I am a cool person like moon. True and loyal to everyone. Done MBA (Hr). I am here to meet my real life hero who can manage everything b..."
Matrimony Groom AME6151908
Matrimony ID - AME6151908
26 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
"I am looking forward to meet my life partner. People describe me as smart and I respect elders and values. Looking for a friend whom I can share my life with. Parents are understandi..."
Matrimony Groom MRU4538316
Matrimony ID - MRU4538316
26 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
"I'm from avadi I'm working in Accenture I'm looking for a life partner with loads of love and caring. Traditional family I have two younger sister and one younger brother mom housewi..."
Matrimony Groom ARU3601086
Matrimony ID - ARU3601086
27 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
"I am kanavu from pondicherry, completed MBA. I'm looking for a better half with jovial character and a caring person. My father working in a restaurant as supervisor. My mom also enjoy..."
Matrimony Groom VIS3185855
Matrimony ID - VIS3185855
27 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
"I am a very simple, god fearing, caring, talented, understanding, trustworthy and kind-hearted human being. I believe in god's will. I hate liars. I am fun loving, down to earth and ver..."
Matrimony Groom TAN8217583
Matrimony ID - TAN8217583
28 years / 4 ft 6 in 137 cm
"I am fun loving girl yet a practical and broad-minded person. I have done my diploma in animation. I'm a classical dancer(bharathanatyam) dance is my passion. my dream is to get good kn..."
Matrimony Groom MOH6050137
Matrimony ID - MOH6050137
25 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
"hi. I am lidya from Tamilnadu I need life partner same caste and religion I am working private sector in Chennai my own native virudhachalam near andimadam my father occupation for me..."
Matrimony Groom PAU5245648
Matrimony ID - PAU5245648
29 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
"My friend look for nice life partner ..."
Matrimony Groom AZH4072740
Matrimony ID - AZH4072740
29 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
"My daughter is a B Com (Comp Applications ), MBA graduate. She is our only daughter. She has recently set up her own small scale incense manufacturing unit. I am a B COM graduate and h..."
Matrimony Groom HAR3817638
Matrimony ID - HAR3817638
31 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
"My self devi. I am expecting good life partner in my life. Who one ready to accepting me and my son that person only contact me. I need well educated and setteld person. Coimbatore or a..."
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..."
Matrimony Bride SHE1405164
Matrimony ID - SHE1405164
30 years / 5 ft 153 cm
"My daughter is jovial and caring girl... God fearing and spiritual... She likes to travel new places.. Our's is a traditional family... We are serving to our God Almighty... We are sm..."
Matrimony Bride VIN0276556
Matrimony ID - VIN0276556
33 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
"Posting on behalf of my friend..."
Matrimony Bride EST1683560
Matrimony ID - EST1683560
27 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
"I am jovial, broad minded and short temper too. I done bachelor's of engineering and currently working in bpo sector. I like to work even after getting married. My dad is retired s..."
Matrimony Bride JAI5353587
Matrimony ID - JAI5353587
28 years / 5 ft 153 cm
"Spiritual person. Have a call for children's ministry. Interested in travelling and exploring new things. I have one sister persuing her master degree. My preferred life partner sho..."
Matrimony Bride KAL4568783
Matrimony ID - KAL4568783
33 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
"Hi, i am putting up this profile on behalf of my friend and brother.My friend is beautiful,well educated with family values firmly in place. she believes in hard work,is very caring,so..."
Matrimony Bride ROO5851217
Matrimony ID - ROO5851217
30 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
"I am Roopa, I'm Elder daughter for my parents. I came from middle-class family and I know value of family. I'm working for MNC company To describe about me. I'm very simple and tradi..."
Matrimony Bride USH3380080
Matrimony ID - USH3380080
29 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
"Hi, I am Usha, My friends calls me Nila. Because I am a cool person like moon. True and loyal to everyone. Done MBA (Hr). I am here to meet my real life hero who can manage everything b..."
Matrimony Bride MAD3857603
Matrimony ID - MAD3857603
30 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
"I am looking forward to meet my life partner. People describe me as smart and I respect elders and values. Looking for a friend whom I can share my life with. Parents are understandi..."
Matrimony Bride MAL4237388
Matrimony ID - MAL4237388
26 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
"I'm from avadi I'm working in Accenture I'm looking for a life partner with loads of love and caring. Traditional family I have two younger sister and one younger brother mom housewi..."
Matrimony Bride JAN5941658
Matrimony ID - JAN5941658
28 years / 5 ft 153 cm
"I am kanavu from pondicherry, completed MBA. I'm looking for a better half with jovial character and a caring person. My father working in a restaurant as supervisor. My mom also enjoy..."
Matrimony Bride SUS9843040
Matrimony ID - SUS9843040
30 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
"I am a very simple, god fearing, caring, talented, understanding, trustworthy and kind-hearted human being. I believe in god's will. I hate liars. I am fun loving, down to earth and ver..."
Matrimony Bride SMR7582431
Matrimony ID - SMR7582431
26 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
"I am fun loving girl yet a practical and broad-minded person. I have done my diploma in animation. I'm a classical dancer(bharathanatyam) dance is my passion. my dream is to get good kn..."
Matrimony Bride LID7042141
Matrimony ID - LID7042141
30 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
"hi. I am lidya from Tamilnadu I need life partner same caste and religion I am working private sector in Chennai my own native virudhachalam near andimadam my father occupation for me..."
Matrimony Bride VAN1873726
Matrimony ID - VAN1873726
43 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
"My friend look for nice life partner ..."
Matrimony Bride VVN6803008
Matrimony ID - VVN6803008
25 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
"My daughter is a B Com (Comp Applications ), MBA graduate. She is our only daughter. She has recently set up her own small scale incense manufacturing unit. I am a B COM graduate and h..."
Matrimony Bride DEV1177584
Matrimony ID - DEV1177584
33 years / 5 ft 153 cm
"My self devi. I am expecting good life partner in my life. Who one ready to accepting me and my son that person only contact me. I need well educated and setteld person. Coimbatore or a..."

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The nine-yard sari with golden thread…
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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.