Sourashtra Wedding Procedures

February 22, 2009 | Marriages

Sourashtrians follow the practices of the Vaishanvite cult for all the customs and rituals. The wedding rituals and customs are still followed by all members of the community.

The procedure is as follows.

  • Nowra Nowri Seelariya
  • Phool Function or Vida Paan Machulariya and Boulas
  • Ghetti Kellariyo
  • Muhurtu Ghallariyo
  • Devgas
  • Horad

Usually the nowra sits on a three–legged stool and ties the bottu (Thaali) around the nowri’s neck and they will be facing each other.

After the wedding, the nowra and nowri have food in their respective halls. This is the reason why most of the Sourashtrians rent two halls for the wedding.

Comments (23)


  1. Suresh Thoppay says:

    In olden days, the marriage function was conducted on their respective homes. Only recent years, as the home size reduced, they started using the kalyana mandapams.

    I’ve also heard, in olden days, the marriage function will be there for a week. The families were larger & it was fun.

    Now a days, it is become from 4pm to 4pm functions. Everyone is busy with their own work & not getting enough time?

  2. S.DEVARAJ says:


    Thanking you,

  3. suthan.k says:

    ara sourastra mengaen cherotho onda sokkat website

  4. I Belive Sourashtra is a good language and also our is a rich culture, In past we are like gujrati peoples our forefathers told me but now a days we are like tamilan still its very good

  5. amarnath malli chandrasekaran says:

    horadum nandhi hom meni onte se. elle avre mhottanuk bovi margath kerariyo. nhannahodan elle kalalli thevolu mhottanuk havduluno meni mee sangulariyo.

  6. karthiktk says:

    Well, the procedure looks simple and straight forward..Where do i get to see the details of each one of the days. That will be very helpful for my research

  7. zukku sonthose…….

  8. Gajalakshmi says:

    Hi I am Gajalakshmi, avara menkyanuku aski thammunu rano. (Our people should be educated and placed in all the departments – everywhere our people should be there to promote our community and people)


  9. lappasi venkatraman nagarajan says:

    ella website sedigin moga sokkad lavaris

  10. Agurchand says:

    hi, awra menganu kuchi free HORAT website create kerriyo. Aski thenu participate keruvo!


  11. Kavitha says:

    hai me palkar pediki. ella mari onda website setha atho mogo kalai

  12. saranya says:

    hi i want to see photographs in our wedding culture in ancient style

  13. Shankar Ganesh says:


    I would like to learn the Saurashtra language writting.. It can be better if the Saurashtra alphabets are posted here..

    Shankar Ganesh

  14. K.K.Ramanujam says:

    Sourashtra language is an unique language and so with the community also. I really felt very glad to see the details in the website.

  15. we learn everyone our script to write &tech our childerns also

  16. eiya son onti website setha askin latha sanguvo

  17. Anitha says:

    sourashtra homam keratho ayyan paja chennaiyum konthin seya? phone number riyadh dhevo.

  18. L.S. Venkatesh says:

    Hi Anitha,

    9382838207 yella number ku phone keri pusuluvo. Yenga naau shanthi. Yenun Choolaimedum sethe. Yenga gher lowtho aura iyyan sethe. So Yengajol puse kalaluvo. Thanks.

  19. Me palkar peduko. mogo pedukki chilea chethey. peduki horat nowro sariyathe mogo contact kiro. cell : 7871606616 , 9245548236

  20. d d arjunkumar says:

    hi…….thanks for created this website……..
    I just know abt this website through google………

  21. d d arjunkumar says:

    is ragava lawrence is sourashtra?

  22. K R Nagaraj says:

    i am Nagaraj
    Askinak Namashkar.

  23. Soundar says:

    Asiki thenko namskar… Eiya matheri website create keretha nukku chokar kam.. Amri language develop okoo great way..

Leave a Reply


Sourashtra or “Sourashtras” refer to a community of people who originated from Gujarat and now settled in different parts of Tamilnadu.They are also called as Palkars or in Tamil as Pattunulkarars which refers to the silk thread workers.