Kamma or the Kammavaru are a social group found largely in the Southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. In Andhra Pradesh, Telugu Kamma grooms usually live in the districts of Khammam, Guntur, Prakasam and Krishna.. Starting from the 1960s, a sizable number have immigrated to other parts of the world, particularly to the Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Telugu Hindu Kamma community has traditionally been of Agriculturists, Peasants, Warriors and Landlords. Since Telugu rituals are followed, hence the groom is asked to obey the same customs. First is the Nischitartham which is the engagement ceremony where both the bride and the groom are blessed by all the elders and receive gifts. Then comes the Snatakam which is conducted a few hours before the wedding where the groom is asked to wear a silver thread as part of the custom. Then is the KasiYatra which is a pre wedding ceremony as well. On the day of wedding the first ritual is MangalaSnanam which is a bath for the bride and the groom to purify them. Then there are rituals like Aarti and Gouri Puja before the Kanyadanam where the bride is handed over to the new family by her family. Then there is the Panigrahanam where the blessed couple hold hands as a sign of their unity and then there is MangalsutraDharana where the groom ties the Mangalsutra and then the Saptapadi where they walk seven times around the fire promising togetherness for seven lifetimes.