Indian Marriages – Weddings in India
Marriage is one of the universal social institutions. It is established by the human society to control and regulate the sex life of man. Marriage is one of the deepest and most complex involvements of human relationships. It is a cornerstone of a society and very necessary part of the Indian social system. It is the very foundation of a civil society. It has been regarded by all the religions as the basis of a civilized society, sound moral system and domestic affection. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan observes that, “ Marriage is not merely a convention but an implicit condition of human society. It is an adjustment between the biological purposes of nature and the sociological purposes of man. It is an institution, it is a device for the expression and development of love”. Marriage in a lay man’s language is said to be a sacred bond between two people/souls. It is a physical, mental and spiritual companionship of two people in their lifetime. Marriage brings security and endurance in the life of those two people. Together they evolve and try to strengthen the human relationships.