the Indian father-in-law offered to marry his daughter-in-law.
A unique marriage occurred in which an Indian father-in-law married his daughter-in-law.
The wedding happened in the city of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.
It was reported that the marriage took place two years after the man’s son passed away.
The committee of Rajpoot Kshatriya Mahasabha arranged for the marriage to take place between Krishna Singh Rajput and Aarti Singh. A traditional wedding took place.
In 2016, Aarti had an arranged marriage with Krishna’s son Gautam Singh when she was 18. However, two years into their marriage, Gautam suddenly died.
For two years, Krishna continued to care for his daughter-in-law. But the community were thinking about her future.
As part of the society, the community follows the rule that widowed women can remarry.
There had been many other cases like hers. In such situations, Rajpoot Kshatriya Mahasabha presented marriage opportunities for many widowed women in 2019.
The President of the organisation, Hori Singh Doud, called a meeting to discuss a possible marriage for Aarti.
The discussions reached a historic conclusion when the Indian father-in-law offered to marry his daughter-in-law. The society leaders accepted the request and a wedding was arranged.
Society leaders and immediate family members attended the wedding, however, friends were not invited due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
On June 30, 2020, Krishna married his daughter-in-law in a traditional ceremony as part of societal customs.
Different communities in India have their own traditions when it comes to marriage.
In one case, two sisters showcased their own unique procession by having a baraat. They rode horses and wielded swords to reach the houses of their respective grooms in Khandwa.
Typically, a baraat is the groom’s wedding procession. It is customary for the groom to travel to the wedding venue on a horse, accompanied by his family members.
But in this case, it is a role reversal. Sakshi and Srishti performed their baraat as part of a tradition followed by the Patidar community.
The brides were seen in elegant bridalwear and completed their looks with turbans and sunglasses.
Srishti explained that she is proud to be a part of a community which has been following the same tradition for years.
She said: “I feel proud to be part of this community and that they have been following this tradition.”
The father of the sisters revealed that the tradition has been ongoing for hundreds of years. He also urged people from other communities to follow the cultural practise and to give respect to the women of India.