A Pathak is a traditional jewellery indigenous to the Kodava community of Coorg. It’s a symbol of marriage in Kodava culture. A Pathak conventionally is a gold coin with an image of Goddess Kaveri or Lakshmi, with a serpent head bearing a cluster of fresh water pearls as the helm of the coin. The pendant is the Center piece of a necklace made of gold and coral beads, ending, as it goes towards the neck, into strands of twisted glass beads.