kodava samaj in karnataka banned cutting of cake and champagne during the wedding ceremony.
This thing is happened in Ponnampet of Kodagu district, about 225 km from Bengaluru.
Kodavas are a small ethnic group mainly located in Kodagu. It has a unique culture in Karnataka and other parts of South India.
Ponnampet is a small town in Kodagu district. There are many Kodava Samaj that represent members of the community and are usually restricted to within the community.
This samaj has banned on cake cutting, opening the champagne and sharing by newly-wed couples of the Kodava community during weddings at community marriage halls.
The President of Ponnampet Kodava Samaj, Chotakmada Rajiv Bopaiah told IANS that the ban on champagne sharing and cake cutting during weddings has been imposed to protect the Kodava culture.
Apart from this took the decision on the Bridegroom. Bridegroom will not to allow to attend marriages sporting a beard. They say “Sporting beard” is against the tradition of Kodavas. There is a ritual in which the beard will be taken off.
And for bride is that the bride can’t come on the stage with loose hairs, not allowed to have their hair loose during the ceremony. They say it is against our tradition.
The meeting has discussed the issue and we are planning to implement it in the coming days,” The President of Ponnampet Kodava Samaj, Chotakmada Rajiv Bopaiah revealed.
According to LANS: The President of Ponnampet Kodava Samaj, Chotakmada Rajiv Bopaiah said- “Kodavas have their own distinct culture. We can survive only if our culture survives. Cutting cakes and sharing of champagne by new couples during marriage ceremonies is not our culture. The decision has been taken in this regard in our annual meeting.”
“Ever since the decision was taken, I have been flooded with congratulatory phone calls and messages. We have to pass on our culture to the next generation. Champaign celebration won’t serve the purpose, rather it will misguide the younger generations,” The President of Ponnampet Kodava Samaj, Chotakmada Rajiv Bopaiah said.
The President of Ponnampet Kodava Samaj, Chotakmada Rajiv Bopaiah said, when asked how the younger generation of kodava samaj reacts to the ban. He said they are supporting the move and many organisations have also come forward to create awareness on the matter.
Adding to this he said- “The problem seems to be with people who are in their 50s. They encourage cake cutting and champagne sharing during marriages.”
These orders come when more restrictions are being imposed in many parts of the country in the name of preserving culture.
Anil Biddadanda Nachappa, a film producer, said the steps are necessary to protect the distinct Kodava culture, which he says is under threat.
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“There are a number of Kodava rituals like dancing etc. which should be given importance. Some European countries have banned Halaal and Kosher to protect their indigenous culture. This is also a similar step,” Anil Biddadanda Nachappa said.
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Kodava Samaj bans cutting cakes and sharing champagne at weddings by newly wed couples of
the community. It also took a decision not to allow bridegrooms
to attend marriages sporting a beard. Women who let their hair loose will also not be allowed.https://t.co/RmpwhZcKWK
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The Kodava Samaj of Ponnampet in #Karnataka‘s Madikeri district has banned cake cutting and champagne sharing by newly-wed couples of the community during weddings at community marriage halls.
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About the detailing of the restrictions, one message has been circulated on WhatsApp groups.