Dheevaras, also known as Arayas, Aravas is a subcategory of Hindus. These people are mostly living in the south Indian state of Kerala. They may be present in few other states also in small numbers, but most of them are living in Kerala and surrounding areas. They mostly live in the coastal regions and their culture is based on this. They speak Malayalam and their job is fishing. They own boats, or work with others on their boats, they go to sea and catch fishes in large numbers. They are experts in identifying where the right fish will be available and getting it properly. Then they sell the fishes and make a profit. This is the traditional role performed by Dheevaras in Kerala which gave them a social respect of its own. Today, Dheevaras are still working on fishing related jobs. This is happening because they are experts in doing this kind of job. However, their young people go to schools and make best use of the infrastructure available. They get jobs in private organization and some even start their own businesses. Any job which is selected by a Dheevara, he or she shows the same kind of commitment shown when they go to sea to catch a fish. They are living in large numbers and following their customs regularly. Dheevara matrimony starts when a parent decides his or her son / daughter is ready for marriage, preparing a profile with their details. This profile is distributed to others in the community or uploaded in a website so that interested families can contact them and the marriage discussions can be planned accordingly.