Kshama Bindu, a 24-year-old Indian woman, is scheduled to marry herself in India’s first solo wedding, or sologamy.
On June 11, 2022, a woman from Vadodara, Gujarat, will marry herself, and the ceremony will have everything from ‘pheras’ and wedding vows to a honeymoon, but there will be no groom or ‘baraat.’
“I had no desire to marry.” I did, however, want to be a bride. As a result, I made the decision to marry myself,” Kshama told TimesofIndia.
According to the TOI, she did some online research to see whether any other women in the country had married themselves, but she couldn’t locate any.
“Perhaps I am the first in our country to set an example of self-love,” she remarked.
“Self-marriage is a vow to be present for oneself and to love oneself unconditionally.
It’s also a self-acceptance act. People marry the person they adore.
“I adore myself, which is why I’m getting married,” Kshama, who works for a private corporation, added.
She believes that some people may consider self-marriage to be irrelevant. “But what I’m really trying to convey is that women matter,” she added, adding that her parents are supportive of her decision and have given her wedding their blessing.
Kshama has penned five vows for her wedding in Gotri, which will be solemnized at a temple.
Not only that but there’s more.
Her post-wedding plans include a two-week honeymoon in Goa.