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Love Marriage is becoming quite popular in India nowadays. Check out more about Indian love marriages.


Love Marriage

Love MarriageMarriage has always been a propitious institution in India but people have always condemned love marriages. Though it sounds quite absurd in the land which is known for its popular love stories, the truth remains harsh. In the earlier times, marriages were conducted solely according to the whims and fancies of the parents. Girls did not enjoy any freedom and were forced to marry the one, her parents chose for her.

With time, Indian society has undergone tremendous change. The social fabric of the society has become more flexible and girls are treated equal to boys. As a result, interaction between the opposite sexes increased considerably. Following this, the age old chained feelings were let loose and more and more couples were swept away by the tide of love. This has contributed to the increased percentage of love marriages in the country.

However, considering the awareness level, the phenomena remains restricted in urban and semi urban areas. Further more, though love marriages still do not enjoy the same respect and position in the society as arranged marriages, parents are becoming thoughtful of their children's feelings. Therefore, love marriages are carried out with the same vigor and joy. For convenience, it should be known that the only difference in a love marriage is that both the girl and the boy know each other and are deemed to be in love as well.

Considering the fact that love marriages are opposed, there are a number of issues that are worth mentioning. The biggest reason for opposing a love marriage is caste or religion difference. This is because people are skeptical in marrying their kids in an alien cultural setting. In addition, there are other issues like economic standard, horoscope compatibility, which hinder the process of love marriage.

Nevertheless, one should never forget that love is one of the greatest human emotions and if two people wish to spend their lives together, out of love for each other, there can be nothing prosperous than that. Therefore, over protective and authoritative parents should consider that in-lieu of thinking good for their children, they should not step over their happiness, just because of social and personal pressures.