Indian blogger set to marry herself in country’s first ‘sologamy’

An Indian lady has introduced that she’s going to marry herself in what has been dubbed the country’s first ‘sologamy’ however which critics have denounced as little greater than an attention-grabbing publicity stunt. 

Kshama Bindu, a sociology graduate and ‘digital creator’ from the western state of Gujarat, is set to marry herself in a conventional Hindu ceremony attended by household and associates in town of Vadodara on June 11. 

The 24-year-old says the wedding shall be ‘a deep act of self-acceptance’ and she’s going to dedicate herself to a lifetime of ‘self-love’, earlier than taking herself for a two-week honeymoon across the southern state of Goa.

Kshama Bindu

Kshama Bindu

Kshama Bindu, 24, a bisexual ‘digital creator’ and sociology graduate from Gujarat, India, will marry herself in a conventional Hindu ceremony on June 11

Bindu says her family and friends will attend the ceremony - at a temple in the city of Vadodara - during which she will commit herself to a life of 'self-love'

Bindu says her household and associates will attend the ceremony – at a temple in town of Vadodara – throughout which she’s going to commit herself to a lifetime of ‘self-love’

But specialists say the wedding is not going to be authorized, as others accused her of being an ‘consideration seeker’.

‘You can stay with your self with out marrying your self, You are simply an consideration seeker, & you performed properly,’ one Twitter person wrote.

‘Woke, a Joke!’ wrote one other, whereas a 3rd added: ‘As loopy as it will probably get.’

The 24-year-old said she decided on the ceremony to show other women they can be self-sufficient

The 24-year-old mentioned she selected the ceremony to present different girls they are often self-sufficient

Speaking to India’s NDTV, Bindu mentioned: ‘I realised that I do not require a prince charming as a result of I’m my very own queen. I would like the marriage day, however not the subsequent day. 

‘That is why I’ve determined to marry myself on June 11. I’ll dress up like a bride, participate in rituals, my associates will attend my marriage ceremony after which I’ll come again to my home as a substitute of going with the groom.’

In an interview with the BBC, she added that celebrations will start early on June 11 with a conventional Haldi bathtub – in which tumeric combined with oil and water is utilized everywhere in the physique as a blessing for a very good marriage.

Sangeet, one other conventional ceremony that includes music and dancing, may also happen the identical morning.

Bindu will then have her palms painted with henna and her hair marked with vermilion powder earlier than going to the temple.

Once there, she’s going to gentle a sacred fireplace and take seven steps round it – a convention often undertaken by each companions – alone. 

After returning house, she’s going to head off to Goa for 2 weeks of vacation by herself.

After marrying herself, Bindu will then take off for a two-week honeymoon to the southern Indian state of Goa

After marrying herself, Bindu will then take off for a two-week honeymoon to the southern Indian state of Goa

Bindu said the wedding ceremony will feature traditional rituals and be blessed by a priest, but experts say the law defines marriage as between two people so the 'union' will not be valid

Bindu mentioned the marriage ceremony will characteristic conventional rituals and be blessed by a priest, however specialists say the legislation defines marriage as between two folks so the ‘union’ is not going to be legitimate

Bindu, who identifies as bisexual, mentioned she has the approval of her father – an engineer from South Africa – and mom – additionally an engineer, from Ahmedabad – for the ‘groom-less’ ceremony.

‘I’ve already booked a priest to solemnise my marriage,’ she added.

‘I’ve noticed that in contrast to in the West, self marriages will not be common in India. 

‘Hence, I’ve determined to begin this development and encourage others. People could not like my concept, butI am assured that I’m doing the best factor.’

But Krishnakant Vakharia, a lawyer at India’s High Court, mentioned the legislation stipulates that it takes two folks to make a wedding – and that ‘sologamy’ wouldn’t be recognised as legit.

Chandrakant Gupta, one other senior lawyer, added: ‘The Hindu Marriage Act makes use of the terminology ‘both of the partner’, which merely implies that there should be two individuals to full the wedding. 

‘Sologamy won’t ever get up to authorized scrutiny.’

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