Marriage is a wonderful ritual and an integral part of our society. Every religion has its own styles and rules to perform the marriage ceremony. Celebrated with full pomp and show, these occasions have different rituals, feasts and fanfare which are tremendously enjoyed by people. Arya Vyasa community is well organized and socially active and their rituals do justice to their reputations. Not long ago, I was invited by a friend of mine to his cousin's marriage. On the first day Pendlikoothuru was performed where the boy and the girl were smeared with oil and turmeric and they took bath and wore new clothes. After having the bath, the bride worshiped the goddess Gauri, Durga for energy, woman power and fertility while the Arya Vysya grooms perform Ganesh pooja. Then Snathakam was performed and the groom was made to wear a silver thread on his body. Surprisingly, at the end of the ceremony, the groom announced that he had discarded all worldly pleasures and was going to Kashi on "Kashi Yatra". To stop him from the symbolic departure to Kashi, the girl's brother requested him to stay on and offered his sister in marriage. After some time maternal uncle carried the bride in a bamboo basket to the mandap .The bride was beautifully dressed up in a bright coloredsaree and precious jewellery. Until the ceremony was completed, a curtain was placed between them. In the end, the father and mother of the bride cleansed the boy's feet with water, following which the groom tied the Mangalsutra around the neck of the bride with three knots and the happy couple put garlands around each other's necks. The wedding ceremony is completed by performing Griha Pravesh and Jeelakarra-Bellamu. Next day I asked my friend's leave and returned home with only these wonderful memories to cherish.