Karmakar matrimony is Bengali matrimony. Bengalis are an ethnic community and natives to the historic region of Bengal in India. The Bengali community speaks Bengali (Bangla), which is an Indo-Aryan language of the eastern Indian subcontinent and has evolved from the MagadhiPrakrit and Sanskrit languages. Bengalis are, mainly, concentrated in the states of West Bengal and Tripura in India, and in Bangladesh. Besides that, there are a number of Bengali communities scattered in North-East India, New Delhi, and other Indian states. Karmakar matrimony follows the basic Bengali marriage rituals with a few changes. There are some pre wedding, wedding and post wedding rituals that are followed. Pre wedding rituals include Dodhi Mongol where both the bride and the groom are fed a mixture of sweets, curdand popped rice (khoi) before sunrise since they would be fasting the whole day until marriage. Then there's the Turmeric ceremony or the GaayeHolud which is named so because both the bride and the groom are applied with turmeric paste and there are several other rituals followed in this. Then comes the wedding which is a grand show with the main eye catching moment being the bride coming with a betel leaf covering her face. This is followed by the ritual of BouBhaat where the new bride serves rice with ghee to all her in laws. The reception is usually hosted the same evening. Then there is the PhoolShojja which is the first night spent together as a married couple. And then after eight days of marriage a Satyanarayan Puja is conducted by the groom's family in which the couple is blessed by the priest for a happy and blessed married life.