Goud community is typically a strong backward Hindu caste originally from Varanasi settled in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa, Maharashtra and other parts of India. The Goud community is found chiefly in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. They are identified by different names in every region - Edigas in Karnataka, Rayalaseema region, Setty Balijas in East Godavari, Goud in Telangana, Setti Balija, Srisayana in Andhra Pradesh, Paswan in Bihar, Nadars in Tamil Nadu, and Jaiswal in UP & MP. Gouds are divided into six groups that are endogamous. (1) Deva Goundala, (2) Shetti Goundala, (3) Mashti Goundala, (4) Goundala, (5) Idiga and (6) Laguwad A marriage consists of the following pre wedding rituals - Naandi which is part of the engagement to ensure the wedding rituals take place smoothly, Kaashi Yatre, Dev Karya is a ritual wherein the blessings of the deity are invoke after which the bride and groom are applied Haldi (turmeric paste). The Wedding rituals - Mandap pujan which is the purification of the wedding canopy, Var puja the bridegroom is worshipped, Dhare Herdu and Saptapadi (seven steps). The bridegroom's family presents five saris to the bride, one for each occasion. The Gouds speak different languages depending on the birthplace. Goud brides wear customary wedding apparel, gold jewelry and decorate her hair with fresh flower garlands. A beautiful sari is given for the Dhare puja, for the wedding a Kanjeevaram sari and for rest of the rituals haldi and puja simple saris are given. After the wedding the bride is given a warm welcome in her husband's by the family.