Recently I got an immense opportunity to attend a wedding of Dhangar community which was happened in Kolhapur. They had amused me with their lifestyle, customs and rituals. Costumes play a significant role in their lifestyle which is making them standing out of the crowd. The Dhangar ladies are speckled in hand woven nine yard sari known as ‘Nauwari Lugda’ which is paired with different traditional ornaments like ‘Kolhapuri saaj’, a very hefty piece of ornament in which all the ten incarnations of Vishnu are embossed in gold medallion and strung in a gold necklace and gold bead necklace called ‘Bormal’. A necklace of black beads, 'Dorla', is worn by married women which is a very prominent symbol of marriage and married life. Green glass bangles called the 'Hirvachuda', 'Bindlya' adores their hands and make them more feminine. Rings called 'Jodvya' are worn in the toe besides the thumb. On the fourth toe, there are silver toe rings called 'Maasolya' in the shape of fishes. Both of these are also symbols of marriage. These ornaments reflect prosperous and rich tradition of the Dhangar community. During the auspicious occasions they are spotted with their forehead smeared in turmeric and vermilion (kukum); the stripe of kumkum is called as ‘Malwat’ which signifies the purity, prosperity and divinity or called Saubhagya. The philosophy behind wearing turmeric and vermilion are more scientific than a belief system. Turmeric is known for its indefinable medicinal value like it has antiseptic, antibacterial qualities and vermilion has a traditional recipe which contains many herbs which strengthen the pituitary gland. The older male members can be freckled in ‘dhoti’, a loose cotton vest, 'Sadrah', a huge turban, 'Mundasa', and the Bhandara spread across the forehead. A thick mustache plays a significant role in the identity of a Dhangar man. The thick mustache signifies the capability and strength of men known as ‘Mardangi’. As footwear they wear Kolhapuri leather chappals, such is the quaint attire of a typical Dhangar.