The Kudumbi community traditionally resides in Kerala and speaks Konkani. Kudumbis are part of the larger Kunbi-Kurmi Diaspora. They follow a patriarchal system in the family. Kudumbis conduct the first Talapoli on Onnam Talapoli. The occasion marks an informal matrimonial gathering for Kudumbi families. Marriage alliances are agreed upon by the elders and marriages are fixed. Special honor is given to the bride's maternal uncle during various marriage ceremonies. The pre-wedding ceremony starts with the engagement of the girl and boy usually conducted at the to-be-bride's home. After the engagement, the groom's family honors the bride's maternal uncle. He gives the formal consent for the marriage, customarily and is called mallam-ponno. Before the marriage day, sakkido is held wherein five noble men sajjari or chow-gule from the groom's locality visit the bride's house to present her with gifts and cloth material. In former days, when the wedding ceremony was held at the groom's house, the bride was handed over with respect to groom's family, after the visit of the sakkido. Kudumbi grooms tie the conventional mangalsutra to the bride and perform the saptapadi (seven steps) to conclude the wedding ceremony. The traditional Kudumbi thaali is a round gold locket with goddess Mahalakshmi imprinted on it tied with two black beads, unlike the Keralite Aalila thaali that bear a resemblance to a Pipal leaf. As per the current trend, hybrid Thaali is the Aalila thaali with goddess Mahalakshmi etched is widely being used. The wedding is now a one day affair among all the neo-rich as well as the lower income group.