The devadiga people are Tulu speaking Hindu community of temple musicians and temple assistants who mainly belong to the region of Tulu Nadu in south -west of India and parts of Kerala.These people follow very simple rituals of marriage since they believe in simplicity of heart and not in show-offs. Last month I attended the wedding of a Devadiga Bride who was my friend and was amazed by the simplicity in the most important part of life I saw there.The wedding ceremony was an occasion of 3 complete days.It was a simple wedding consisting of 5 to 6 steps.In the first step,on the day before wedding bride and groom go to the temple to worship the goddess and take their blessing on the eve of their marriage.On the next day bride and the groom are coated with a paste of cumin powder and sandal as a sign of purity and prosperity individually n their homes.Then comes the bathing ceremony where the bride and groom are bathed.Normally these marriages take place in the late afternoon and sometimes in the evening depending upon the"muhurtam" or the auspicious moment of marriage. During marriage the bride and the groom sit side by side. The bride is supposed to wear a red saree since the Devadiga Brides considers it as a symbol purity peace and prosperity. The marriage takes place in a few simple steps that include Kanyadan, putting Sindoor over the bride's forehead, Saptapadi or seven rounds around the fire and finally putting managalsutra on the bride's neck as a symbol of her marriage.