Pudava Koda is an integral part of the traditional Hindu marriage. The words ‘Pudava Koda’ literally imply the ‘act of giving dresses’. For this purpose, two sets of dressing materials are arranged on a Thalam, an ornamental plate. The dressing materials include a set of traditional Kerala woman's wear- Pudava and Kavani bordered with plated gold like threads, and another set of the traditional wedding sari.
After Thali Kettu, this Thalam along with dresses are handed over to bride by the groom. It is the custom that the bride wears the Pudava and Kavani immediately after the marriage ceremony is over.