Woman marries herself in 1st instance of sologamy in India

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 11 Jun, 2022 18:14 | 2 mins read
24-year-old woman marries herself in 1st instance of sologamy in India. PHOTO/Courtesy
24-year-old woman marries herself in 1st instance of sologamy in India. PHOTO/Courtesy

A 24-year-old woman in Gujarat's Vadodara in India who had created a nationwide buzz after she announced that she would be marrying herself finally did.

The private wedding event alone went on for 40 minutes and the groom was not the only person missing from the wedding.

Ms Bindu's ceremony didn't have a priest either and entailed digitalised rituals that were conducted at her home in Gotri.

As per a report by The Times Of India, during the wedding, Ms Bindu's friends and well-wishers "showered flowers" and promised to always support her.

She decided to prepone the event to steer clear of any controversy. She had planned to marry herself at a temple in the area on June 11 and arranged for a priest to solemnise the marriage with traditional Vedic rituals but changed the plans after the priest backed off, Kshama Bindu told reporters.

"I finally got married to myself at my home on Wednesday evening in the presence of some select friends. To avoid any more controversy, I preponed my wedding. Even the priest backed off following the controversy," she said.

"It was a dream come true. This marriage had everything, except a groom and a priest. As per the rituals, I performed puja of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi, garlanded myself, applied sindoor on my head, and even took seven vows, which I had written for myself," she said.

Her intention was to break stereotypes and inspire others who are “tired of finding true love,” said Kshama Bindu, who identifies as a bisexual person.

Kshama Bindu, who works for a private firm, also said that her parents have been supportive of her decision. She will now be heading for a two-week honeymoon in Goa.

She claims that she is the first Indian to marry herself.

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