14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Greeting the bridegroom, Kodagu

In this photograph, Kodava men from the bride's family, dressed in their traditional attire , proceed to welcome the bridegroom and his relatives. They are carrying a coconut, betel leaves in the wicker basket. These are auspicious symbols. The Kodavas are known for their prowess in martial arts and sports. Many have excelled in the military and as sports people

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Kodagu, Karnataka , India
Camera: FinePix AV100
Copyright: © Asha Gopinathan