Kodava Marriage – Respecting Maternal Family

A very close Kodava friend of mine got married recently. I am planning to write series of posts on Kodava marriage rituals. This is first one of the series. Kodavas are a warrior community and their wedding rituals involve symbolic warfare. This ritual of cutting banana shoots is to show respect to maternal family. There will be 3 sets of such cuttings ( 3,3 and 7 cuts)
1. In respect of present bride's maternal family.
2. In respect of previous bride's (in present brides maternal side) maternal family
3. In respect of present groom's maternal family

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7 Responses

  1. Interesting facts ….. Good to know them …. Guess you guyzzz had a great time :)

  2. Thejesh GN says:

    Yup. It was great fun.

  3. Ashly A K says:


    Great PIC.

    Trade offer : Kodava wedding starts with Olla Puga, I have the PIC :) In return cut a DVD 4 me :)

  4. Lavanya says:

    Seems like you had fun!

  5. Shyna Nanaiah says:

    Nice pics :)

  6. ARATHI says:


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