The Telugu folks or Telugus belong to the state of Andhra Pradesh and are speakers of the Telugu language. Besides residing in Andhra, Telugu people live in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Orissa. They are traditional people reckoned for their hardworking nature and high sense of belonging to their community. Telugus can be Hindus, Muslims or Christian. For these people, matrimony is a private affair attended by close family members and friends. As Telugus belong to varied faiths their marriage rituals vary as well.