Many Marathas are renowned as famous warriors of India. They were said to be fierce in nature and promoted justice. In India outside Maharashtra, people within the Marathi speaking areas are called Marathas. The sect was established with the onset of the Maratha Empire founded by Shivaji in the 17th century and then continued by his successors. Today, Maratha caste people are rural cultivators, landowners, and soldiers. A Maratha Marriage is fun and colorful. All relatives and close ones come together to celebrate this joyous occasion. These people hold matrimony in high regard and follow all traditions with care.