The Jat people are a community of traditionally non-elite tillers and herders in Northern India and Pakistan. Originally pastoralists Jats migrated north into the Punjab region, Delhi Territory, Rajputana, and the western Gangetic Plain inlate medieval times. They now live mostly in the Indian states of Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and the Pakistani provinces of Sindh and Punjab.Jat marriages are conventionally accompanied in accord with Vedic rituals. These rituals have progressed since early times and vary from one another in many ways. The Jats bestow a lot of significance to weddings and the ceremonies are very bright and prolong to several days. Jat grooms are required to marry within their caste and inter caste is considered as an unforgivable sin. Jat marriage rituals follow vedic customs. There are several steps to the wedding ceremony that take place over a span of several days. There is the Sagai which is the engagement, then there are traditions like BhatNutana, Mugdana. The marriage starts with the ChakPooja and then there is Sarpech which is worn by the groom on his turban. Then there is Ghud Chadhi where the groom rides a horse to the bride's home. Then at the mandap Var Mala takes place which is the exchange of garlands. Then Hathlewa takes place where the groom and the bride's hands are tied together. Then the Satphere where the couple take seven rounds of the fire and finally the Kanyadan where the bride is given away to her in laws by her family.