The post shared on Twitter by @keepitrustic talks about how she refused to have kanyadaan during her marriage.
A desi bride shared a Twitter thread about having no kanyadaan at her wedding.
By Srimoyee Chowdhury: It may be the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth, but in India it is definitely the wedding season. You will find it hard to pass a road without crossing brightly lit wedding venues. The case is the same for social media platforms as well. However, among all these traditional weddings and abiding by the rituals, a Twitter user’s post about her marriage has grabbed the attention of netizens.
The post shared on the microblogging site by @keepitrustic talks about how she refused to have kanyadaan during her marriage. The ritual is observed at every Indian wedding where the father of the bride takes his daughter’s hand and places it in the groom’s hand, requesting him to accept his daughter as his equal partner. This ritual signifies both the acceptance of the bride’s father and his official approval to give his daughter away. However, the ritual is interpreted differently in different cultures.
“Had no kanyadaan at my wedding. No transfer of girl from one ancestry to another. My mom and dad refused to do all the BS. The collective meltdown of the rest of the marwaris has been gorgeous to witness,” read the post.
Take a look at the post:
People lauded the bride’s strong-willed decision and wrote about how such steps are necessary to bring about equality. Many pointed out that the ritual treats women as commodities and should not be followed.
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