Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2020
The Agris (also pronounced as Aagris) are a semi urban community that resides in Central and West India in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Madhya Pradesh. Their primary occupation was that of extracting salt from the salt pans of the Western coast of India but they have now rapidly diversified into other professions as well. Their common surnames are Aagri, Kharpatil, Agle and Shilpkar among others. Their mother tongue is Marathi but they also speak Konkani, Gujarati, Telugu, Marwari and Hindi. Legend says that when Sage Parashuram declared war on the ocean,the Agri women pleaded for clemency on its behalf which persuaded the Sage to make it withdraw only 23 km and thus unearthed the Konkan coastal plains.
An Agri wedding follows the traditional Hindu wedding rituals broadly with a few specific customs inculcated over the centuries. A remarkable feature is the non existence of the institution of dowry in their matrimonial system. The participation of women folk in the traditional salt extraction profession has elevated their position to that of equality to menfolk. Thus, there is no system of dowry exchange on the matrimony of adherents of Agri community. Another interesting feature is the fact that the prospective bride’s father approaches the groom’s father to commence a matrimonial match. The groom's family sends gifts for the bride to signify their acceptance to the match.
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