The Meena caste also known as Meenanda or Mina are mainly found in Rajasthan and Haryana (mainly Gurgaon, Hissar and Mahendragarh), India. There are several clans mostly of the same status and they intermarry. The main clans or gotras are Boya, Sihra, Jarwaal, Jepha, Papati, Morjal, Kawat, Gomalhada, Khangash, Jakhiwal, Nagori and Tajee. Meenas are the largest community and Rajasthani tribe of north India. The Meena Brides wear traditional Rajasthani attire for the wedding which is usually orange in color. This attire is known as the Poshak. The bride walks under a silk canopy held by the women on all corners. The bride is then applied sandal and turmeric paste. This ritual is called pithi dastoor or ban ceremony after which the bride and groom cannot leave their respective houses. The engagement or tika is held in the groom's house however the bride does not participate in this ritual only the male members of the families attend it. The groom is applied the tika by the bride's brother as a confirmation of the alliance between the families. The Grah shanti and Ganpati sthapna take place as a part of the wedding ritual just a few weeks before the wedding. Song and dance is held elaborately in the evenings called Mehfil. The groom sits for the Janey ceremony allowing him a choice of family or ascetic life while the maternal uncle convinces him to lead a family life. Bride's family presents clothes, jewelry, gifts as Palla dastoor on the day of the wedding.