Karnataka is the state located in South West India. Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka is known for IT, BPO and biotechnology hub while Mysore is known for silk manufacturing industry. Karnataka with huge diversity in linguistic and religious ethnicity is a well-developed state of India. The major caste system of Karnataka comprises of Brahmin, Lingayath, Gowda, Smartha, Madhwa, Vokkaliga and Kuruba.
Each community and caste residing in Karnataka shows slight variation in the way of celebrating festivals and marriages. With lots of rituals and customs, Kannadigas (people of Karnataka) Hindu marriage is a simple and joyful affair. Each sacred ritual, which forms the part of the wedding, is carried out with the strong belief that it will bring happiness, health, prosperity and luck in the life of Kannada matrimonial.
Traditionally, the Karnataka bride is dressed in 9 yards sari is known as Navari, green glass bangles and fine gold jewelry. The Karnataka groom is likely to be dressed in silk dhoti, pitamber, a turban, and a holy stick holding in his right hand. Karnataka marriage is also known for serving many vegetarian dishes like four types of curry, sweet chutney, pickle and two kinds of Kosambari or Raita. Papad and Payasam form the vital part of wedding cuisine. Kannada marriage shows lots of simplicity with traditional values right from venue decoration, wedding attire, rituals, customs, and wedding cuisine.