The people of the Tanti community mostly follow the Hindu religion and are found in the state of Bihar and in Ranchi district of Jharkhand. Tanti community is called Tantuway in some districts of Uttar Pradesh mainly Deoria, Gorakhpur and western part the Bhojpur region of Bihar mainly Chhapra, Sivan, Buxar, Arrah. As a community Tanti are endogamous and consist of a number of clans, some of the main ones are Nag, Sal and Kachchap. They can further be divided into uncha or pure Tanti, and the nicha or impure Tanti. These two sub-divisions do not intermarry. This community uses Tanti and Tantubai as their surnames. The Tanti speak a Hindi dialect called Panchpargania. Their traditions are similar to that of the other Hindu weaving castes. Word 'Tanti' comes from 'tant' meaning 'loom', however are not limited to traditional weaving occupation anymore however they own hand-loom mills and textile factories that produce a fabric known as "Tanti Silk". Tanti matrimony and traditions are similar to those residing in the area where they inhabit, mainly Bihar and Bengal. The Tanti grooms are skilled workmen, who are into both family businesses of weaving and other jobs. The wedding commences with an engagement Cheka, Haldi kutai, Tilak, Mandappachadan (setting up the mandap) are followed. Dhritdhaari and Matripoojan rituals to seek forgiveness and blessings, Kangana Bandhan, Kanyadaan, Kuldevta ki puja, Bhaisur(groom) nirakshan, Pheras are all part of the wedding rituals. Post wedding rituals like Swagat aarti of the bride and groom, Mooh dikhai, Chauthari, Chauka cchulai are other rituals followed by the community.