Vaishya Vani is a sub-caste of Vaishyas. The people of this caste are generally merchants and traders by occupation and reside in Indian regions like Goa, Kerala, Karnataka and Konkan. They speak Konkani and Marathi, and this community is commonly known as Vani s. The marital rites that are performed are almost similar to other Hindu communities. The same customs and traditions are followed in every hindu community; people are supposed to marry in their own community, marrying outside one's own community is prohibited and in some communities it is punishable also. The vaishyas have arranged marriages where the bride's parents choose the groom and the bride has no say in it. She has to live with what her parents have decided for her. But the world is progressing are so are the vaishya Vani s. Now a days, meetings are held between the families of bride and groom, where the bride and groom can see each other, talk with each other and decide whether they want to marry that person or not. If they like each other, marriage is fixed. Thevaishya vanis have very simple marriages. There is no show off and everything is done is a very quietly. The rituals are carried out by a 'Pandit'. The Vaishya Vani grooms enter the marriage hall sitting on female horse followed by a 'barat'. The food is arranged for the guests by the bride's father and after mid night, rituals are performed and the girl and the boy are united a in a wedlock.