"Why are these kinds of woke people getting married?"
A video that has recently gone viral shows an Indian bride talking about marriage rituals, but with a catch.
She described in detail the changes that she had made at her wedding ceremony.
The woman explained how she was not a “typical” bride and worked in gender.
Therefore, she was against kanyadaan, maang bharna and mangalsutra.
The Indian bride said: “So mangalsutra is something that I have got off the table but sindoor is something that has to be put.”
The bride further goes on to explain how the couple has decided to put sindoor not just on the bride but also on the groom.
This is not the only change that the couple decided to make.
In addition to kanyadaan, the couple added a corresponding activity called “kunwardaan”.
Typically, kanyadaan is a ritual where the bride’s father puts her hand in the groom’s hand, signifying that she is now the responsibility of her husband.
She explains how her to-be husband was not so happy with this idea.
The Indian bride said: “He wanted to do a laundaden but then in the interest of being proper, we went for a kunwardaan.”
In order to not be a TYPICAL BRIDE, she became a ? BRIDE. pic.twitter.com/As4aOKS3bA
— Diksha ???? (@BrahmaandKiMaa) April 12, 2022
Each person has their preferences when it comes to marriage. Indian marriages involve a lot of rituals.
After all, Desis are known for their relentless enthusiasm when it comes to “big fat Indian wedding” festivities.
The video has sparked an intense backlash among netizens.
Since being uploaded, it has managed to gather over 623k views.
Many people are questioning how gender equality was half done in the wedding.
One user wrote: “Why are these kinds of woke people getting married? Isn’t marriage an old institution according to these wokes?”
Another added: “Why the mehendi on the hands? Why the lehenga choli? When people have money and less common sense, I guess this is what happens.”
Several people on Twitter questioned the video and asked why the couple didn’t opt for a court marriage instead.
One user commented: “You could have simply gone for a court marriage.
“But then this is done for appreciation from the woke crowd.”
Traditions and rituals have been a subject of debate in India for a long time. Whether one believes in the system or not is a matter of personal choice.
However, it is always crucial to make an informed choice.
India is trying to adopt a logical and progressive outlook, and each small effort can make a huge difference