Indian woman set to marry herself — Analysis

Kshama Bindu, 24, from Vadodara, India has announced that she is planning to hold a wedding this month – but the groom will be none other than herself.

As reported by the Times of India, the wedding will reportedly include all the traditional elements typical of an Indian wedding, such as the Saat Phere ceremony and the applying of the Sindoor – a vermillion mark indicating that a woman is married. The only thing absent will be the groom and the associated ‘baraat’ wedding procession.

“I never wanted to get married. “But I was determined to marry a woman. So I decided to marry myself,”Kshama is a worker in a private business.

According to her, she decided to marry herself after realizing that she was the first Indian woman to try sologamy. “set an example of self-love.”

“Self-marriage is a commitment to be there for yourself and unconditional love for oneself. It’s also an act of self-acceptance. They marry the person they love. I love myself and hence this wedding,”She elaborated.

Kshama said that she self-marriage was an attempt to demonstrate that “women matter,”Even if it seems absurd to some, 

A temple in Gotri will host the ceremony on June 11. Kshama says she has already received her parent’s blessings for the union, and that she has written five vows she will recite to herself during the ceremony. 

Of course she’ll also be going on a honeymoon, which she chose to take her to Goa for, where she will remain for two weeks following the ceremony.

Sologamy is also called autogamy. It’s the union of two people. The practice has become more widespread in the 21st century, especially among women, as supporters of the idea argue that it affirms one’s own value and leads to a happier life. But self-marriage remains illegal in every country and is far from being a standard social behavior.

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