Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu (CKP) is ethno-religious that is the community is the same ethnically and follows the same religion. It is part of the Kayastha community. They are an upper caste who were allowed to study the Vedas and performed religious rites. They originated in North India, Central Asia and East Asia and primarily in western Maharashtra, southern Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh (Indore region). Many of their surnames have originated from the roles fulfilled during the Maratha Empire like "Dalvi" (army commander) and "Pradhan" (minister). CKP as a community allows marriages with other communities unlike their counterparts such as Parsis, Kokanstha Brahmin of Konkan. CKP-GSB (Goud Saraswat Brahmin) marriage associations are common. They have marriage associations with other communities too like Pathare Prabhus, Daivajna, Deshastha or Karhade Brahmins, Maratha and Vasihya Vanis. Their marriages are similar to the Marathas wherein the first step is Lagnaach Bedi or finding a suitable match - Var (Groom) or Vadhu (Bride) from a family of similar repute. Patrikas or horoscopes are compared and 'Guna Milan' is assessed and the wedding date is fixed. Several other pre wedding rituals take place like Sakharpuda - the engagement. The wedding takes place in the morning. CKP grooms dress in traditional attire - in dhoti or sherwani or a salwar/ kurta and their head is covered with topi and on the forehead mundavalya is tied from the temple. The mundavalya is a string of pearl beads in a single or double and two more pearl strings drop from the temple to the shoulders. It is tied after the bride is ready to walk to the mandap.