Kuruba is a Hindu caste. In the past, the people belonging to this caste were mainly shepherds and farmers. The community is widely prevalent in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Kurubas follow Hinduism (Halumatha). The traditions are quite different from the rest of the communities in the states. A Kuruba is usually is prohibited from marriage outside the sub caste. The marriage negations are opened by Kuruba Grooms party. The groom selects the bride and visits her home with betel leaves and areca nuts. Later on, the girl's parents visit the boy's house. Once both parties are satisfied with the arrangement, groom's parents visit prospective bride's house and present her with a new sari, choli, fifteen seers of rice, nine pipes of coconut kernel, and INR 14. Thereafter, the Kuruba groom is presented with dress girl's father. Prior to the marriage ceremony, the presiding deities Mallanna, Beerappa, Yellamma, and Sunkulamma are worshipped. One of the most enthralling customs of Kuruba community is the use of Hatti Kankana and Unne Kankaka during marriages. The Kurubas are precisely split into two groups depending on the type of thread used during marriages. "Hatti" is cotton and "Unne" is sheep wool. These are tied to the wrist of the groom and bride during the marriage ceremony. The couple are anointed and washed on the day of wedding. The ritual is conducted early morning. Groom is decorated with a bashingam (flowers chaplet), and taken on a bull to a Hanuman shrine accompanied by his best man.