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Odi Biyyam : An Important & Sacred Culture In Telugu Traditions

Odi Biyyam : Vodi Biyyam (Vodi means the Womb and Biyyam means rice grains) is a traditional ceremony performed for married couples in some communities.

Odi Biyyam & Customs

The ceremony starts before the marriage. After marriage, the ceremony is performed at least once in three years, wherein the parents or the brothers of the married woman invite all the relatives for the ceremony celebration.

The parents of the married woman give money to buy clothes for the ceremony. A good quantity of rice is mixed with turmeric, dried coconut core and other ingredients. Five married women (not widowed) come one after another and put rice in a cloth wrapped around the neck and spread out in the front. There is another food item which is hot chilli powder and rice.

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