Thakur is the community basically found in Northern India. This community belongs to Rajput community and mostly regarded as Kshatriyas. The word "Thakur" is a respectable term and basically used for persons with respectable positions. Thakur community is usually found with land and enjoys the status of land lords. In West Bengal too this community is found and they are Brahmin. The anglicized name of Thakur is Tagore. Thakur is a sub-community of the Rajputs and follow mostly the rituals of Rajputs for celebrating different occasions of life. They prefer marriages between their own communities. They are found to be against inter-caste marriages. The elder members of the family search for partners for their children within their community only. Mostly they select arranged marriages. In villages, one will not find love marriages. The changing scenario of India is witnessing the changes in the rituals of the Thakur matrimony. Love marriages are taking place now in their community. The educated part of the community is witnessing a changed scenario. Dowry system is quite prevalent in their community and that leads to much female infanticide. But the changing atmosphere and the growing number of educated mass is lessening some of the burdensome rituals of the community. The Thakurs and their rituals are quite connected with the ancient tradition of India. They are quite attached with the cultural heritage of their community and find it hard to separate themselves from the community. All their celebrations and rituals are observed according to traditional values and they do not prefer to go against traditional values.