Saliyas, also known as Salis are a subcategory of Hindus. They mainly live in the states of Kerala, Karnataka, especially in the coastal regions. They may be present in few other states, but majority of them are in these two states and places nearby. Traditionally, Saliyas are known as people who engage in weaving. They understood how a good thread can be extracted from various materials and which thread has which property and what kind of clothes can be made from them. This made them an artists where they made beautiful clothes to general public, rich people and the rulers. Hence they had a huge respect on society whereby they will be invited for every major event to suggest the best clothing that can be done for the same. They did a fantastic job identifying this and providing service to the society around them. Today, Saliyas are still doing weaving and related jobs in villages. However, majority of the young people have moved to schools and colleges to study. They get good grades in exams, attend nice colleges and earn excellent jobs for their talent. Some of them even have their own businesses. They show the same careful attitude that they would employ in weaving and that is one of the primary reasons for their success. Saliya matrimony process starts when a parent decides that his or her son / daughter is ready for marriage, preparing a profile. This profile is then distributed to many, who do a match if this boy and girl will be a good pair. Once a suitable match is seen, families meet, mutually discuss, agree on the match and then plan for the marriage accordingly.