Iyengars are Hindu Brahmins of Tamil origin, well known to be believers of Visishtadvaita philosophy. Predominantly found in Tamil Nadu, Iyengars reside in states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. On the basis of their origin and philosophy, Iyengars are divided into numerous sub sects. They hold the institution of marriage sacred and conduct all the rituals of Iyengar Matrimony with strict devotion. A typical Iyengar Marriage includes events like Janwaasam, Kashiyathrai, Vethalaipakku, Pandalkal, Oonjal, Akshathai, Homam, Piddishuttal, Kanyadaanam, Saptapadi, Nagoli, and others.
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