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Some of the Famous Swayamvaras in Indian History


Swayamvaram – was a marriage of self-choice, wherein, the bride could decide among the eligible suitors gathered in the palace. In this practice which used to happen during ancient times –the bride’s father used to conduct the Swayamvaram of his daughter and break this news to the different states and …

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Brief History and Marriage Customs of Vokkaligas in Karnataka


Also known as Gowdas, the Vokkaligas comprise more than 15 percent of Karnataka’s 6 crore population. Vokkaligas are spread across southern Karnataka districts of Bangalore, Kolar, Mandya, Mysore, Hassan and Chickmagalur. Vokkalathana in Kannada means tilling land and Vokkaliga means one who tills the land. Alternate etymologies include the work …

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