Kshama Bindu from Gujarat is all set to get married on June 11 but this will be a wedding with a difference since there won’t be any groom or baraat. Yes, you read that right. She will be marrying herself. This practice is called sologamy.
The 24-year-old said in an interview that she always wanted to be a bride but never wanted to be someone’s wife. And so, sologamy made a lot of sense to her. The wedding, she says, will follow all rituals. She will be taking ‘feras’ and will also perform all the traditional rituals and even wear vermillion.
She graduated in Sociology from MS University. Post that, she started working at a private firm outsourcing manpower, as per sources.
Here’s more about her
She explained how she came across the idea of sologamy in web series while listening to an actress who said that ‘every woman wants to be a bride but not a wife’. Inspired by the thought, she googled to find out of there were more such women in the country who married themselves. She couldn’t find any. That’s when she realised that she could be the first to set an example of self-love in our country.
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Her thoughts on sologamy
She strongly believes that self-marriage is a commitment to be there for yourself and unconditional love for oneself. It is an act of self-acceptance. She says that people usually marry the ones they love. In her case, she loves herself and made the decision.
Her parents’ reaction
Her parents are quite open-minded and happy with her decision. They, however, won’t be able to make it to her wedding. They would rather bless her via a video call.
She specified that she has sent out the wedding invites to around 15 people including her friends and colleagues. The mehendi ceremony is on June 9 and the wedding will be at 5 pm on June 11. She will be wearing a sari on her wedding day.
She has also finalised the destination for her honeymoon. She will be heading to Goa for a two-week trip post marriage.
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