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Care, love, sex and social identity are very basic human needs and desires. To get social acceptance to all this, there exist a culture, in all religions. Marriage is the word, which bounds two souls, spouses, with social and interpersonal responsibilities. Pronounced with different aliases, Shaadi, Wedding, Nikah etc, all signifies a wed-lock that bounds the spouses with intimate, emotional and social duties.
A very pious and scared event that takes place when two people decide to spend their lives together; a promise that calls for the brand new beginning of two lives. It certainly differs according to culture, people, country, religion etc but universally called “marriage”. The basic term explains uniting two people together.
It is always a lifetime decision in each one of us lives. The quote that says “Marriages are made in heaven” is good when we just say it but practically it doesn’t do justice to itself. Such a decision must be taken with precaution, as it would bind two different people with a sense of responsibility to each other for lifetime. Being more than a Barbie doll game, it’s the game of identity, of responsibilities and of live with love.
Marriage is not just about love and liking someone but it is about complete sense of responsibility, respect, dedication, love, care and about sharing each and every moment of life with that someone. It is about being there at thick and thin. It is about trusting that person when he needs it the most. If we say it is like a promise meant to never be broken then yes we can say that. It is about accepting person with his complete imperfections that you are aware about.
We can say it is the compilation of friendship, love, acceptance, joy, support, wonder, care and emotions. It takes dedication to develop high level of honesty, trust, communication and respect with the partner.
Marriages are practiced in a variety of ways differing according to cultures, religion,country and so do all the customs,vows,values differ but the base meaning of uniting two different people as one remains same.
South Asian weddings are full of rituals and functions that last for a week. Family friends, relatives from both the sides participate in each and every traditional custom. Bride and Groom both are supposed to wear their cultural dresses and have to follow all rituals to finally be announced as husband and wife. Rituals like Seven Vows to be taken, groom puts Vermillion (Sindoor) to the parting of the bride’s hair and beads necklace is tied around bride’s neck (Mangalsutra) to symbolize that she is married.
Western weddings are characterized by white theme where bride is dressed up in white gown or dress with a veil. Wedding rings/bands are the most important part in these marriages which is taken as uniting too people together as married couple and further sealed with a kiss. The wedding is often followed by a reception or wedding breakfast, in which the rituals may include speeches from the groom, best man, father of the bride and possibly the bride, the newlyweds first dance as spouses, and the cutting of a wedding cake.
What makes marriages so special?
Marriages are characterized by good food, music, family, friends, vows, traditional clothes, decorations, near and dear ones, emotions, love, blessings, happiness, care, dance, pictures and much more that makes it a very special and most important event in a boy’s/ girl’s life.
Event that captures the best memories for you; Event that provides you a new status in someone’s life and in society; Event that helps you in dreaming about your future with your special one; Event that makes you emotional sometimes, sometimes full of love,nervous,sometimes simply leaves you with mixed feelings; Event that helps you to build a special new relation and experience all new emotions ahead; Event that makes you someone’s better half or prepares you to take new responsibilities; Event that encourages you for more sincere decisions in life; Event that helps you in realizing your maturity better.
Event that will bind you with someone for a lifetime but surely will set you free……