she planned to sell her house in order to fund the wedding.
An Indian mother was desperate to raise money for her youngest daughter’s wedding so she was set to sell her house.
The incident happened in the city of Rewari, Haryana.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic in India, many weddings have cost far less due to more people being out of work.
Those who had spent a lot of money on weddings before the lockdown are now financially strained.
Meanwhile, the poor are struggling to pay for daily expenses let alone organising weddings.
In one case in Rewari, a woman named Pushpa needed to raise Rs. 5 Lakh (£5,400) to spend for the wedding of her youngest daughter Neeru, who is a second-year pharmacy student.
She did not have the money so she planned to sell her house in order to fund the wedding.
While 50 people had been invited, only a handful attended due to pandemic.
Four people from the groom’s family attended the wedding. In an act of kindness, they organised and paid for the wedding.
They spent Rs. 8,000 (£85) and the wedding between Neeru and Deepak took place.
The low-cost wedding and generosity brought Pushpa to tears who said that lockdown has been the golden age for the marriage of poor daughters.
The Indian mother said that the government should make these marriage standards a law.
Lockdown has seen a decline in the number of big fat Indian weddings.
Lakhs and crores used to be spent on weddings but that is not the case anymore. Instead, simple ceremonies featuring minimal guests have become the norm.
This is somewhat nostalgic to how weddings once were in the very old Indian past with simple ceremonies and more focus on completing the union quickly without the grand receptions which followed pre-lockdown times.
Most of the Indian weddings which have taken place show that if the wedding must take place, it needs to abide by the Indian lockdown rules and must be performed with little fuss.
There have been families who have apologised for not being able to invite all the relatives and friends to the weddings. But still have insisted on the wedding of their son or daughter to still proceed.
Some have even taken place over video apps such as Zoom, including the religious ceremony being performed in isolation by the priest as well.
Baraats and big processions usually witnessed at such Indian weddings have been completely minimised to a handful of close family in a car travelling with the groom to get married.
Hence, reducing the cost of such weddings, the family stress, pressures and grandeur of them.