The Viswakarma community which calls itself Viswabrahmin, adopting Viswabrahmin as their caste, is said to be the progeny of Viswakarma, the Hindu god. Scattered in the southern regions of India, Viswabrahmins are called Kammalar in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Panchanamuvaru in Andra Pradesh and Panchalar in Karnataka. Viswabrahmins are divided into five gotras (clans) namely Sanaga, Sanatana, Pratnasa, Suparna and Abhuvana and 25 upgotras (sub-clans), some of which are Revata, Vipala, Aditya, Yajna, Virupasksha, Charuhasta, etc. Reminiscing over their earlier positions in the society, Viswabrahmins say that they occupied the position of priests and this is reflected by the saying 'Viswabrahmana is guru to the world.' Viswabrahmins inhabited in South India have the marriages organized the typical South Indian style with the mandapam decorated with flowers and mango leaves and one can never miss hearing the notes of Nadaswaram, the South Indian shehnai, which is like honey to the ears. On the day before the wedding day, the groom is brought to the mandapam from the temple in a flower decorated ride. The next day Viswabrahmin Grooms are dressed in a dhoti and just a Agnavastram and the bride, made to sit on her father's lap is offered to the groom by her father to begin with the marriage processions. Later, three knots are tied to the bride and the groom. The First knot is tied by the groom and the other two by his sister as the knots symbolize that the bride has been made a part of their family. The groom later holds the hand of the bride and takes 7 pheras with the bride around the holy fire to sanctify their marriage. Later after the wedding, after the rituals take place, the bride is bid farewell by her family and she leaves her the groom's place.