The Garhwali community makes for the cultural richness of the Uttarakhand region of India. Garhwali weddings of the community are very simple, and various rituals before, during and after the wedding are elaborate. Traditionally the bride is dressed in the classic Ghaghra-Pichora. The Pichora is the only part of the entire bridal attire that is absolutely different and is rich in legacy, passed from generations. The Pichora is dyed with vegetable colors and then printed by hand; however, today this is done with help of machines. Two colors that beautify the Pichora are red and saffron which are the auspicious colors in Indian culture. It is considered that the red color boosts energy and marital life, while the saffron represents the holiness and maturity. The colors of Pichora are said to bring good luck to the bride for her married life. Pichora is a veil or Rangwali with brilliant with gold and silver tatting. Today the bride prefers wearing a saree. Garhwali grooms in Uttarakhand traditionally wear a dhoti-kurta or pyjama-kurta including the customary headgear for the wedding with a jacket called Bandi on the top. The groom also adorns a headgear known as the Safa or Chanderi Paghdi with a 'kalgi' (brooch) attached on it. Some grooms may wear a sherwani for marriages. The Garhwali bride is presented with a beautiful nose ring, nathni, before the wedding by groom's mother, to be worn on the wedding day. Wedding procession starts with a red flag represents the bridegroom, 'nishaan' while the last man of the carries white flag on behalf of the bride.