Kulal community is well known as Moolyas in South Canara District and Kumbar at North Karnataka and widely spread in Mangalore and Mumbai. Kulalas also have their own community centre, Kulala Bhavan in Suratkal, Mangalore. The community follows the Aliya Kattu system where the mother's family controls the family and property matters. The family functions like Bhootha Kola are performed, that commence from mother's family. The marriage rituals are as celebrated in Hinduism; however some rituals are influenced by the region. The wedding is celebrated with enthusiasm; everybody is dressed in expensive bright color dresses. The Kulal brides wear a beautiful sari with jasmine flowers 'moggina jade' adorn her long hair. Kulal perform marriages in a traditional Kannada way where the bride wears a 9 yard navari sari made of silk, jewelry and bangles. The groom wears dhoti, a pheta, and a turban with a stick in his right hand. During exchange of gifts, the bride receives gifts from the groom's family - a sari, blouse piece, fruits and coconut while the groom is given a dhoti, fruits and coconut. The deity is presented the first invitation and Nandi ritual is conducted before the wedding. Havan takes place on the wedding day to ensure blessings. Several rituals like Kaashi yatre and Dev Karya, Haldi are performed and uddin murth is ground. Mandap is decorated and Jaimala, exchange of garlands takes place while the bride's face is covered with the peacock feathers. Dhare Hedu, Saptpadi the actual wedding ceremony takes place followed by other post wedding rituals.