Gujarat is a state in western India. It is also known as "Garvi Gujarat" or "Vibrant Gujarat" where the region is deeply immersed with cultural spiritual ethics and the people take great pride celebrating their religious and cultural ceremonies with energy and vivacity. The major caste system that exists in the state are Patel, Brahmin, Vaishnav, Lohana, Jain and Muslim mainly identified by their occupation.
Typically, the brahmins belongs to highly educated service class people attaining high positions across various industries, patels are engaged in farming and retail business, Lohana and Vaishnav are known for their non-agricultural and retail business typically belonging to joint families. Muslim community of Gujarat comprises of mainly Sufi (Saints) and Sunni (Vora Patel). They are predominant in industry and sports.
In the state, the marriage is also enjoyed like a festival, which is enjoyed with colors of fun, food and firecrackers. The Gujarati Hindu marriage celebration lasts for 4-5 days comprising many entertaining events like music, beautiful dance, traditional Garba. It is a celebration of family get together eager to participate in each event with great pomp and show. Typically, Gujarat bride symbolize with red and white silk bandhej sari draped in Gujarati style, gold Indian jewelry like mangalsutra, necklace, nose ring, earrings, bangles, finger rings and red kumkum Bindi. Earlier, Gujarat groom used to wear Dhoti Kurta on this special day, however these days it is more preferred to wear Western or Indo-Western clothes along with Bandhej Dupatta, which complement traditional Dhoti Kurta. The Gujarat marriages are lavish comprising of majestic decorations with delicious Gujarati cuisines and various types of Paan and Mukhwas.