Love yourself! Indian woman is the first person in her country to marry herself

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Kshama Bindu wearing a traditional sari on her wedding day. (PHOTO: Instagram/ @kshamachy)
Kshama Bindu wearing a traditional sari on her wedding day. (PHOTO: Instagram/ @kshamachy)

Kshama Bindu had the wedding of her dreams in front of her friends and family  all that was missing was a groom and a priest.

The bride is believed to be the first person in India to have married herself in an act of sologamy. She had planned on tying the knot with herself in a Hindu temple, but Sunita Shukla, the leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, objected, saying it was "against Hinduism".

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Despite the absence of a groom and priest, her wedding went off without a hitch. (PHOTO: Instagram/ @kshamachy)

So Kshama went ahead with her wedding ceremony at her home.

Then the priest who was to have performed the ceremony pulled out at the last minute, but she was undeterred and performed the ceremony herself.

"It was a dream come true. This marriage had everything, except a groom and a priest,” she says.

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Kshama said hosting the ceremony and celebrations were all part of her self-love journey. (PHOTO: Instagram/ @kshamachy)

To her, self-marriage is a form of self-love.

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"When I talk about self-love, you are not compromising your happiness for anyone. And you're going to choose yourself over anything, whatever situations come,” she adds.

With her marriage she hopes to show people that one can be single and happy. 

She is not the first woman to marry herself and joins the likes of Brazilian lingerie model Cris Galera, who wedded herself in September 2021, and fellow Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima, who committed herself to herself in 2017.

Kshama says she has always dreamt of being a bride, but she never wanted to get married.

“I never wanted to get married, but I did want to become a bride – so I decided to marry myself"
Kshama Bindu

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Kshama performed a Haldi ceremony, a traditional Indian wedding ritual. (PHOTO: Instagram/ @kshamachy)

She posted pictures on Instagram of the numerous wedding rites.

“My life is not going to change after this marriage and that is why I've always wanted to become a bride and not a wife.”

The 24-year-old added that her parents are supportive of her decision.

Now she is planning a two-week honeymoon in Goa.


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