In an effort to set an example of self-love, 24-year-old Kshama Bindu is all set to marry herself. Yes, you read that right. A woman from Gujarat’s Vadodara will tie the marital knot with herself on June 11.
All the marriage rituals and plans will be the same including saat pheras, vermillion ceremony, wedding vows, and honeymoon trip to Goa. But the only thing that will be missing is the groom.
With this, India will witness the first-ever sologamy marriage.
“I never wanted to get married. But I did want to become a bride. So I decided to marry myself. I looked up to see if there has been any such marriage in India, but couldn’t find any. Maybe I am the first one to do so,” Kshama said.
She added, “Self-marriage is a commitment to be there for yourself and unconditional love for oneself. It’s also an act of self-acceptance. People marry someone they love. I love myself and hence, this wedding.”
Kshama took this decision with a vision to highlight that “women matter”. “Some might perceive self-marriage as irrelevant. But what I am actually trying to portray is that women matter,” she stated.
Her parents are happy with her decision and she has also prepared five wedding vows which she is going to take at the temple in Gotri. She has also planned a two week honeymoon trip to Goa.