The Vaishya community consist of several jaati or subcastes.The Vaishya can mainly be found in Northern India regions like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan and Gujarat. Some of the notable families or gotra are the Agrahari, Agrawals, Barnwals, Gahois, Kasuadhans, Khandelwals, Lohanas and Maheshwaris. There are Oswals, Roniaurs, the Arya Vaishyas of Andhra Pradesh and Tamli Nadu. The Vaishya Vanis of Konkan and Goa, and the Modh and Patidars of the west. Vaishya matrimony within the same gotra is prohibited. Also, the community prohibits marriage of a person of the same gotra as that of his mother, father or grand father. The Vaishya grooms wears a traditional kurta pyjama for their wedding day, and put a red headgear known as saafa. The bride usually wears a saree or lehnga that may be red or any auspicious color . Although the main profession of a Vaishya is business, but nowadays many youngsters are into private or government jobs, and demand professionally qualified wives for them. Being the business class of India, the Vaishya community organizes lavish weddings, with the authentically impressive Decor, sumptuous feasts, expensive attires, lustrous ornaments and elaborate ceremonies. The happiness in a vaishya matrimony is visible right from the time, when the bride and groom are engaged, to the welcoming of the baraat, the wedding ceremony and the griha pravesh, which is held after the wedding. The list of the rituals and traditions performed seem endless. Traditionally, the wedding rituals performed stretch to days before and after the main wedding day.