Devanga is a community of southern part of India known for good craftsmanship in weaving clothes. This community is mostly spread in southern Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu. In eastern part of India also they are found. They weave clothes of all varieties and they are quite apt in weaving super fine cotton clothes. Basically weaving in the loom is usually done by men whereas women dye the yarn. Mostly children also found to assist their parents in weaving of clothes. They are regarded as entrepreneurs and experts in marketing the clothes throughout India. Some of the community members are also found in other trades like vegetables and groceries. They are basically Hindus and follow all the Hindu rituals. Their matrimonial ceremonies also follow the same pattern of Hinduism. Their matrimonial ceremonies also include the "haldi" ceremony where turmeric is applied to the brides and grooms. It is regarded as auspicious. There is another ceremony known as bangle ceremony where a bangle seller comes to the ceremony and sells bangles to all the married ladies present in the marriage. Like other Hindu castes, in Devanga marriages too, the elders decide about the marriage proposals. They choose perfect matching for their sons and daughters. Almost all the rituals of Devanga community match with the other south Indian marriages. But one thing that differs is that the Devanga brides and Devanga Brides do not wear anything made of silk. They do not take silk as the auspicious clothing as it is related to silk worms.