Parkava Kulam community is populated in Tamil Nadu with the main sub-divisions being Nathaman Udayar, Malaiyaman Udayar, Nainar, Suruthiman and Moopanar. Parkava Kulam weddings are vibrant with a host of wedding rituals. The first wedding ritual is Panda Kaal Muhuratham, in which the family of both the groom and the bride pray to gods before starting with any wedding ritual in order to have a hassle free marriage. The day before the wedding a ritual Vratham and Pallikai Tellichal is conducted. In the vratham, both the families fast in order to get the blessings of the ancestors. In Pallikai Tellichal, the women of the families put grains in seven clay pots and pour water in it. The grains are left to sprout for 2 days and after that these pots are put in a pond and the grains are offered to the fishes so that they give their blessings to the couple after eating them. Other pre wedding rituals that happen are Naandi and Nicchiyadharatham, naandi in which the priests pray to the ancestors of the family and in Nicchiyadharatham, the bride prays to lord Ganesha and is presented by a new saree by the groom's family and a band is tied to her waist. For the Parkava Kulam Matrimony, the bride wears a nine yard saree and wears a number of gold ornaments and the groom is dressed in a plain dhoti and kurta. The groom then reaches the wedding venue and is greeted by the bride's family with a bouquet. The groom then enters the mandapam and exchanges rings and garlands with the bride. The groom then ties a magalasutra on the neck of the bride, puts vermillion on her forehead and takes seven rounds around the holy fire to sanctify their marriage. The bride then bids farewell to her family and leaves for her husband's place for the gruhapravesham.