Specialities of a Kannada Wedding

Every region of Karnataka has its own custom of wedding but the basic rituals of Kannada wedding is same all over. Usually all Indian weddings are characterised by pomp and show but Kannada weddings are known for their simplicity and adherence to old tradition. A Kannada wedding lasts a couple of days and consists of various ceremonies which have deep and has intricate meanings. Let us take a peek into how a Kannada wedding takes place.

The engagement ceremony in a Kannada wedding is called ‘Nischay Tamulam’. This is the ceremony when both the bride and the groom’s horoscope are matched and the wedding is fixed. The groom’s father gifts the bride new clothes, coconut and sweets and the same is gifted by the bride’s father to the groom. A priest then fixes an auspicious day for the wedding. ‘Naandi’ is a ceremony which is observed next in the household of both the bride and the groom. It is a puja performed by the family priest to ensure that the wedding is without any obstacles. A traditional kalash with a coconut is placed which symbolizes the beginning of the wedding ceremony. The first invitation card is given to the family deity so that the would-be couple is blessed. ‘Kaashi Yatre’ is a fun filled tradition observed in Kannada weddings. The groom pretends to be angry with everyone for not finding a suitable bride for him. He threatens his family to go for a pilgrimage to Kaashi and packs up rice, coconut, umbrella, walking stick and dhoti. At this point the groom’s maternal uncle stops him and places the chosen girl in front of him. The groom changes his mind and agrees to stay and get married to the girl. 

‘Dev Karya’ is a ritual observed by the groom on the day of the wedding. He visits all temples in the neighbourhood and seeks blessings from the deities. All articles that will be used in the wedding ceremony are placed in front of Lord Ganesha and his blessings are sought and the articles are sanctified.

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The main wedding ceremony starts with the welcoming of the groom and his party at the venue. Five Sumangalis or married women perform aarti of the groom and then he is ushered inside the marriage hall. A puja is performed by the presiding priest where all the rituals of the wedding will take place. It is called ‘Mandap Puja’. This is done to sanctify the wedding mandap. The next ritual is the ’Var Puja’. The groom is considered as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and he is worshipped by the bride’s family. The bride’s father washes his feet, performs puja and presents him with silk dhoti and scarf known as pitambar which the groom wears during the entire wedding ceremony.  

The bride is now brought to the mandap, her face covered with peacock feather fans held by her sisters. There is a cloth curtain between the bride and the groom to prevent them from seeing each other. The curtain is gradually removed as the priest chants the mantras and the bride and groom have the first glimpse of each other. After that the floral garland is exchanged three times which is called ‘Jaimala’. ‘Dhareherdu’ is the kanyadaan ceremony. The bride’s right hand is placed on the groom’s right hand and coconut and betel leaf is placed on top of that. The bride’s parents now bless the union by pouring holy water on top of the joined hands. The couple now goes around the sacred fire seven times with the nuptial knot tied. This ritual is called ‘Saptapadi’ and the bride follows the groom. Together they utter the sacred marriage vows.

The bride and the groom now sit down and the groom ties the mangalsutra around the bride’s neck assisted by five married women. With this ritual the wedding concludes and the couple seeks the blessings of the elders of both the families.

There are quite a few post wedding ceremonies in Kannada weddings. ‘Okhli’ is a post wedding game played to break the ice between the two families. The groom’s ring is dropped in a vessel containing milk and coloured water and the bride and her brother has to find the ring. Three rounds of the game is played and if the bride is successful in finding the ring then it is considered that she will be able to manage all challenges of her marital life.

The bride’s final and tearful goodbye from her parental home is called ‘Vidaai’. All things required for starting a new home like cot, utensils, cooking pots, umbrella, etc. are given to the bride and her brother accompanies her to her in-law’s house. He stays there for the night and returns the next morning. The welcoming ceremony of the bride at the groom’s house is known as ‘Griha Pravesh’. Her mother-in-law welcomes her with an aarti and the bride enters the house by turning over a vessel full of rice with her right feet symbolizing overflowing prosperity with her arrival.

There is a ritual of cloth presentation by the groom to the bride. She is presented with five sarees which she is to wear for various post wedding ceremonies. The ritual of name change ceremony is also a speciality of Kannada weddings. The groom chooses a new name for the bride and writes it with his ring on a plate of rice which is presented to the bride. The bride accepts the plate symbolizing her acceptance of the new name. On the second day of the marriage the bride’s parents visit the groom’s house to take the newlywed couple to stay at least one night at their house after which they return back to the groom’s house. 

In order to introduce the bride to the family, relatives and friends, the reception ceremony is arranged by the groom’s family. The bride is blessed by the elders and gifts are presented to her. With this the joyful and traditional Kannada wedding ends and the couple starts their blissful marital life.

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The Best Kannada Daily to Publish a Newspaper Advertisement in Mysore

Newspaper advertising is the most popular advertising format among all available advertising mediums. Kannada is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by people of Karnataka in southwestern India. Mysore is the city where mostly the Kannada speaking people stay. Here I am discussing some of the best Kannada newspapers published in Mysore according to circulation and readership

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  • Vijayavani: Vijayavani  is a Kannada-language newspaper distributed in the Indian state of Karnataka. Vijayavani started with merely three editions. Today it has editions in several places like Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Hubballi, Mysuru, Belagavi, Vijayapura, Gangavathi, Chitradurga, Shivamogga and Kalaburgi. Vijayavani is an all colour paper in all Karnataka which has a circulation of 8,03,738 copies. 
  •  Vijay karnataka: Vijay Karbataka is a Kannada newspaper which belongs to Times group. The newspaper is published from Bengaluru, Hubballi, Mangaluru, Shivamogga, Kalaburagi, Gangavathi, Belagavi, Davanagere, Hassan, Chitradurga. 

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  • Prajavani: Founded in 1948 in Bangalore by K.N. Guruswamy, Prajavani is one of the leading Kannada publications in Karnataka. With the readership of over 2.01 million, it is one of the largest circulated newspapers in the state.

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The best Kannad daily to publish a Newspaper advertisement in Bangalore

The best thing about India is in its diversity! Although we understand newspapers printed in English give a more national appeal. Newspapers allowed in regional languages are equally important. The beauty of print media in India in its editions specifically printed in the different regional languages.

  1. Why publish an ad in Kannad language newspaper in Bangalore?

To make your ad more appealing to a regional crowd it is more important to print ads in the regional language of that region. As you might know, half the barrier of conveying the message to an audience ends if you can just cross the language barrier of that region.

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If your target audience is in Bangalore it is a smart idea to not go for a national approach but rather a regional one instead. This not only attracts more viewership but also helps your ad reach the right target audience better.

2.Top Kannada language newspapers of Bangalore based on Circulation and Readership

Now there are many newspapers in Bangalore printed in Kannada languages. To make the most of your ad booking experience you should know the readership circulation of these newspapers offer. Allowing you to make the right decision while choosing the right newspaper.

For instance, if you wish to get maximum coverage of your ad matter but don’t have a restriction on budget, Vijay Karnataka Bangalore or Prajavani will be the right choice for your ad. Whereas you have a tight budget and are okay with a moderate audience going for the third or fourth most circulated newspaper will be a better option.

Here are the newspapers along with their circulation numbers in Bangalore:

Vijay Karnataka
Prajavani Kannada
Prabha Samyukta Karnataka

With Vijay Karnataka & Prajavani being the most circulated with over 5L each day and Udayavani then following with 3.3L circulated each day in Bangalore.

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  • Let/rent
  • Business(for sale, offer/proposal,etc)
  • Vehicles
  • Classified tenders(public notice,tenders,etc)
  • Recruitment(situation vacant, situation wanted,etc)
  • Matrimonial(wanted bride or wanted groom)
  • Services
  • Obituary
  • Remembrance
  • Computers
  • Retail
  • Astrology
  • Travel
  • Education

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