Talking about the Kapu matrimony system, they are one of the best wedding systems that accomplish their weddings as per their own rituals. Marriage happens to be such an essential facet of life that you can't even think to continue living bachelor's life after attaining your marriageable age. As you know, a wedding is more like a mutual consent between two people who take pledge to live their rest of lives together. In India, hundreds of marriages take place in a single day. The best part is that users can arrange their weddings as per their own traditions.
Needless to say, Devanga matrimony system is also loaded with a number of rich traditions that you may like to know. Kapu mainly belongs to the most diversified sub cast of Balija and Telangana that mostly reside covering the parts of Southern India. All the above customs fall under Andhra Pradesh. The people in this community are known to be very soft spoken and are well educated and diversified as per their own tradition.
Now, if we need to discuss the Kapu matrimony rituals, then they are mostly discussed or studied in the sequential order:
This happens to be one of the great rituals under Kapu matrimony system. It essentially adds more laughter and fun as compared to any other ritual. In this kind of wedding ritual, the groom has to perform his ceremony all alone without the support of anyone else. Here, the groom has to act as if he is leaving for Kashi Yatra. After that, he is interrupted by the bride's maternal uncle brother. Here, all of them request the bride and the groom to abide their moral responsibility. Finally, the groom agrees for the marriage.
This happens to be one of the most popular ceremonies of the entire Kapu matrimony system. This ceremony or ritual mainly ends in the engagement of both the bride and groom. In other words, this ceremony goes for the engagement. Here, the family priest takes the initiative by announcing the final date for the marriage in the presence of both the respective families of bride and groom. The last ritual under this ceremony takes place after groom's mother offers saree, silverware, Jewellery and other things to the bride.
This ritual performs two days before the Kapu Wedding. The Naluga (paste of turmeric, flour, fragrant oil) rubbed on the face, arms and legs of the bride and the groom. Married women offer bangles, flowers, betel leaves, and some sweets as gifts to the bride.
In this kind of ceremony, both the groom and the bride wear new outfits. For example, the bride wears white saree with red border. At the same time, groom wears white dhoti along with red border. The combination of red and white indicates the purity and strength.
In this specific ceremony, both the bride and groom are separated with a curtain that is just placed between them. This is the time when the family priest goes with certain rituals where he chants Sanskrit all along. At this time, cumin seeds and jaggery paste is given to the wedding couple. This is actually given to the hands of bride and groom (to be precise).
In this ritual, the bride has to take an entry to her new house where the groom's mother has to perform a small Aarti. At this time, the groom's family members present gifts and introduce the new bride to the entire family.
Conclusion- Kapu matrimony system is strictly followed and performed in the most traditional ways just like any other matrimonial system.