A land of chivalry and pride, a life of solitary splendour, rich food and spices is in short termed Coorg. Smell the coffee, taste the oranges, flavour with cardamom and savor the honey. Popularly termed as the Scotland of India

Wednesday 4 July 2007

Wedding




The Coorg bride wears a traditional brocade sari draped in the typical Coorgi style. The bridal sari is handed down from generation to generation as an heirloom since it is supposed to bring good luck. A veil covers the bride's head. The groom wears an ornamental robe on top of a calf-length under garment. He also puts on a churidaar, fitting trousers. The turban on the head imparts a majestic look.Marriage ceremonies are performed without a Brahmin or puja. The elders bless the newly married couples.The dowry system is an unknown concept here. A unique characteristic is the serving of non-vegetarian dishes and liquor in the weddings of the Kodava community, which is rare among the Hindu community.The Coorg wedding is perhaps the only Hindu wedding ceremony where alcohol, dancing and meat eating, especially pork, are a must.A traditional Kodava wedding will have all the youngsters and the young at heart attired in the Kupya dress, dancing to beat of drums. Special Pork or Pandhi Curry and liquor keep the spirits high.The Kodava or Coorgi Wedding is unique and cannot be compared with any other community in the country. This is just the breaf information and there is lots and lots more that happens on the wedding day.


14 comments:

Herbert El said...

WOW the Bride and the Groom looks stunning in the traditional dress, i love the way the marriages are performed in Inda, this place is pretty new to me never heard of however this blog explains it all, would like to come back

Dilip said...

I'm so astonished at this. Lovely documentation work that you have done here.

bubbleblah said...

OMG... its looks sooo lovely.. my bf's a coorgi..yay!..lol. Im definitely getting hitched to him.

Sunil said...

thank you Guys,
i will try to keep up to ur expectations.

Aarti said...

Hi Sunil,

My friend is a coorgi so he has told me abt all this ceremony and they are very interesting. Unique tradition and wedding in hindu.

Sunil said...

@ Arati,

Hey thats Cool, yap the Kodava Wedding's are very diffrent than any other Hindu marriage. You such come and check it out some time.
May be my Wedding what do you have to say ??

Lakshmi said...

Superb blog with minute details mentioned... Keep going, Regards

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Sri Jyothsna Y said...

Hi.. It definitely looks enticing to have a coorg-style wedding. I have been married for four years now and my husband and I are planning a trip to Coorg for our fourth anniversary. I wish to have a coorg-style wedding or exchange of vows on this special occasion. We are not looking for an elaborate or expensive wedding ceremony but a simple coorg-style wedding. Is this possible? Can you provide any contacts who can do this?

Sunil said...

Hi Jyothsna,

That's a Lovely thought ...
However i think i think there are no specific people who arrange for this kind of weeding for a non coorgi people. Usually the weddings are arranged and carried out by the family people. There are no priests who perform wedding rituals like in any other Hindu wedding, so i suggest that you contact the resort people in advance and let them know your plan and they should be able to help you.You can also go to Talacauvery and approach the priest there. A wedding without the coorgi traditional dress would not satisfactory so try and get the dress too ...

Anonymous said...

Great pictures and documentation,me too have a blog on Coorg http://silkroutetravel.blogspot.com/

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Youth Brigade said...

Well, nice read! M from north india, himachal! N my bf is also coorgi, so is der ne inter cast or wedding like ours northindian-coorgi wedding? Also r d ppl der in coorg open to such weddings?

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