Marriage is the key word in life after money. Like money, marriage is also considered for eternity.After a child is born, the very first thought that comes to the parents is “ye to doctor hi banega nahiye to engineer banega..IIT se”
And if it is a girl “Parai hei, kisi ke ghar chali jaygi shaadi karke”.
Father keeps saving money more for her marriage than her education. So, the word marriage gets associated with us right at the time we arrive.Till my parents generation, I think the meaning of marriage is understood.
As per Wikipedia,marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways,depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found. Such a union, often formalized via a wedding ceremony, may also be called matrimony.
Oh! its so bookish. As per Hindu Shastra, marriage is an institution where a man and a woman becomes a better-half (ardhangini) of each other. Two people come together and become a bridge between 2 families. Both compromise on several aspects to bring peace in their companionship. They not only fulfill each others weakness but also become strength for each other.
From 2 they create a whole new world for themselves where they live with their children and grandchildren.
But now as I see, the meaning of marriage might not be same for all. For few, its just a contract;everything is conditioned as prenuptial agreement. If we don’t click, than we shall get divorced after 2 years. Wow! This version of marriage is available on a trial offer these days.
Move in with me. Lets stay together and see if we are compatible or not. Wow! This version of marriage is available as a tester.
I am marrying you because my mother wants me to get married. I have my life, you have yours. Wow!This version of marriage is available on demand basis.
Hey! I think we both don’t gel as we used to (after 6-7 years of marriage). I am in love with someone else and want to marry her. I am ready to give you monthly allowance of 50 K. Lets get divorced. Wow!This version of marriage is seasonal.
So, you just saw few versions of marriage available these days. Where is the marriage that we have seen in our house, our family? If this is what marriage means these days, I would definitely like to stay single.