(Last Updated on : 02/01/2009)
Ceremonies, festivals, rituals, customs whatever we call them, they have a certain characteristic of their own. Times might transform situations and eras pass by or civilizations alter; the attribute for celebration would never go away from the human race. More multifaceted the societies, more effervescent are ways to follow the events and that's why Indian celebrations look so bright and vibrant. Indian marriages display a wide mixture of customs supporting her ethnic and linguistic diversity. Though throughout, a lot of religious differences are seen on a lot of different levels, the institution of marriage is considered a necessity in following a philosophical responsibility towards the culture.
It was believed that marriages are made in heaven; one would further accept it as a truth looking at Indian marriage ceremonies. Every rite we perform has certain significance towards a long lasting bond of relationships between individuals and families, rather between two souls. It is understood that marriage is the only acceptable mean to enter in a man-woman relationship to follow the duty of procreation and for spiritual growth.
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