Thursday June 09, 2022

Woman gets married to herself in India’s first ‘sologamy'

Woman gets married to herself in India’s first ‘sologamy'

Kshama Bindu poses during her solo wedding ceremony at her home in Vadodara, Gujarat state, on Wednesday. AP

Gujarat woman Kshama Bindu who created a row by announcing her plan to marry herself in the first-ever sologamy in India has got married in a private ceremony at her residence on Wednesday, instead of the much-publicised date June 11, to steer clear of controversy.

No priest was present to solemnise the wedding, reports said.

Earlier, Kshama Bindu said she will get married at a temple following all the rituals but faced resistance from local BJP leader Sunita Shukla who said she will not allow the wedding at the temple as marrying oneself is not sanctioned in the Hindu religion.

Woman gets married to herself in India’s first ‘sologamy' Kshama Bindu poses during her solo wedding ceremony at her home in Vadodara. AP

The priest who had earlier agreed to get Kshama Bindu married to herself also backed out leading to a private affair at Kshama's residence without a priest, and without a groom, of course.

The Times of India reported that on the occasion, Kshama got her mehendi done and instead of the name of the partner, which is the general ritual, she dedicated her mehendi to herself writing, "Just a girl who care enough to try."

"I am against the choice of the venue. She will not be allowed to marry herself in any temple. Such marriages are against Hinduism.

"This will reduce the population of Hindus. If anything goes against religion, then no law will prevail," BJP's Sunita Shukla had said.

As the priest backed out following the BJP leader's warning, the temple was not available as the venue. Some reports claimed that Kshama has also been asked to vacate her flat where the wedding took place.

The priest told media that he had agreed to the self-marriage thinking that it will be a marriage of the person with an inanimate thing, like a tree, which is common for people with 'manglik dosh.'

Woman gets married to herself in India’s first ‘sologamy' Kshama Bindu (C) performs rituals during her solo wedding ceremony in Gujarat state. AP

Earlier, Kshama said she had this plan of marrying herself for a long time but was not sure about whether she would be able to pull this off.

She also has Goa plans for her honeymoon.

Kshama has also been asked to vacate her flat where the wedding took place, Hindustan Times reported.

Bindu, who works for a private firm in the city is of the opinion that self-marriage is a commitment that you 'make to yourself, it comes with unconditional love for self.'

Kshama's expression of self love grabbed a mix reaction. On one hand, she was trolled on social media, while on the other hand, many people supported her.

She thanked everyone who wished her on social media after the wedding.

 

 

Agencies

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