Gujarat woman set to marry herself in India’s first sologamy

Gujarat woman set to marry herself in India’s first sologamy

A woman from Gujarat has decided to marry herself in a wedding that will feature everything — from ‘pheras’ to ‘honeymoon’.

Come June 11, India will see a wedding it has never witnessed before as 24-year-old Kshama Bindu marries herself. You read that right! The woman from Vadodara in Gujarat will tie the knot with herself and the wedding will feature everything — from the ‘pheras‘ and wedding vows to a Goa honeymoon, but won’t have a groom or ‘baraat‘.

This is going to be India’s first solo wedding, or sologamy. “I looked up to see if there has been any such marriage in India, but couldn’t find any. Maybe I am the first one to do so.” According to a TOI report, Kshama said, “I never wanted to get married. But I did want to become a bride. So I decided to marry myself.”

“Self-marriage is a commitment to be there for yourself and unconditional love for oneself. It’s also an act of self-acceptance. People marry someone they love. I love myself and hence, this wedding,” explained Kshama, who works for a private firm.

According to the report, Kshama’s step to marry herself was aimed at highlighting the fact that “women matter”. She said: “Some might perceive self-marriage as irrelevant. But what I am actually trying to portray is that women matter,” she said.

Speaking about the reaction of her family to her decision, she said her parents had blessed her to go ahead with the wedding. Kshama has prepared five vows for the wedding that will be held at a temple in Gotri.

After the wedding, she has decided to take herself on a two-week honeymoon to Goa.

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