A different kind of Indian wedding

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So many brides in India get married in a system that still follows the appalling practice of dowry. After the ‘kanyadaan’, there is a ‘vidai/bidai’ ceremony where the bride leaves behind her maternal home to take the husband’s home as her own. But there is no ritual where the groom does the same. The bride’s family also supports the wedding expenses.

Though times are changing now, but I was recently quite surprised to find out that these are fairly common practices in both rural and urban India.

I don’t think either bride or groom should be subject to any of these processes, but it’s amusing to think of a role reversal.

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