The 24-year-old Gujarat woman, Kshama Bindu, kept her promise to herself. She finally tied the knot with herself and became the first woman in India to marry herself. While opening up about her sologamy or self-marriage, Kshama Bindu told the Times of India: “I am very happy to finally be a married woman.”
This special marriage had all the wedding ceremonies including pheras. Though the 24-year-old announced to get married on June 11, later she decided to prepone her wedding to avoid any type of controversy on the wedding day.
While talking about the details of her marriage, she told TOI: “I felt that someone may try to create controversy on the day of the wedding and I didn’t want to spoil my special day. So, I advanced it to Wednesday,”
She made her decision after her self-wedding suddenly turned into a cause celebre across the society. “It had to be a hush-hush affair as only 10 of my friends and colleagues attended the ceremony,” she said.
The wedding, which happened over 40 minutes, was attended by her close friends “Unlike other brides, I won’t have to leave my home after the wedding,” the bride said. The bride also had a Mehendi and Haldi ceremony.
Kshama said that she wanted to get married in a temple but had to change the plan to avoid any trouble. “I really admire her for her bold and unique move,” Yesha Choksi, Kshama’s friend told TOI. Moreover, Kshama shared that being open-minded, her parents have also been very supportive.
A few days back, Kshama, who works for a private firm, shared her wish to marry herself. She shared how she tried to look for any woman who had married herself but couldn’t find any in India. She believes her self-marriage would be the first instance of “sologamy” in the country. “Maybe I am the first to set an example of self-love in our country.” Highlighting the significance of sologamy, Kshama said it is a commitment towards oneself and “an act of self-acceptance”.
At IFORHER, we wish her luck and happiness as she embarks on this journey of self-marriage!