The Pasi are known to be one of the untouchable communities (or dalits) in India. The present day Pasis are classified as a Scheduled Caste under modern India's system of positive discrimination. Since classified as the 'untouchables' in the ancient age, they were traditionally considered outside the Hindu ritual caste ranking system referred to as varna. They are usually residing the northern Indian states including Delhi, Bihar, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. Pasis are also found in the Terai region of Nepal. The marriage among Pasi is usually conducted only among their caste. In bigger states of India like Uttar Pradesh, the Pasi have seven subgroups including Raj Pasi and Mangta Pasi. The marriages are also restricted by subgroup. In the capital of country, the Pasi have seven subgroups. With the passage of time; over the last two to three decades, the Pasis had begun to intermarry. Clan exogamy is also observed among all Pasi. Hence, most of the marriages in the community are settled by negotiation. Monogamy is the norm. However, polygamy is allowed in case of infertility among women. The marriages among Pasis in the state of Bihar are held in temples. The Pasi brides wear sindur (vermilion), bangles, and bindi (dot in the middle of the forehead). It is also important for the bride to wear a nose stud and toe-rings. These are considered to be pious symbols of Pasi marriage. Dowry is a part of marriage and presented in both cash and good such as household articles.