It is a sub-caste of Kayastha found predominantly in Mithila, Oisha, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. This intellectual community, entrusted to do the writing work is an upper caste. The Karana are mainly associated with the professions of teaching, administration work and accountancy. Their wedding rituals are similar to Brahmins and Kayasthas in North India. They prefer same caste wedding and allow inter caste marriages. As a community, they practice family exogamy and caste endogamy. They prefer marriages only within their sub-castes however the individuals of same gotra or clan cannot intermarry. After the engagement sagaai, Bhaat Niyuatena marks the beginning of marriage preparations, where relatives are invited to grace and bless the marriage of the new couple. On wedding day, the Karana brides take a ritual bath in the morning and then adorn a pink sari to visit the temple accompanied by friends and sisters. The wedding ceremony usually starts with lagun, where an official and ceremonial invitation is sent by the bride's family in the form of a lagun patrika to the family of the groom. The lagun patrika is accompanied by a coconut silver covered, betel nuts and gold-covered barley. The groom and his family are also presented with clothes, sweets, dry fruits and fruits after the Ganesha Puja. At the time of marriage, the groom and the bride exchange garlands by positioning the groom on a higher pedestal where the bride's maternal uncle assists the bride in taking three rounds around the groom and then garlands him.