Author: E T ThurstonPublisher: Cosmo PublicationsYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 136ISBN/UPC (if available): 812910007X
This diverse multi-racial and multi-linguistic land is home to unique customs and traditions associated with marriage and there is no place better than the southern part of India. These traditions, customs and wedding practices make for an interesting reading.Marriage according to Indian way of life, is a sacred relationship whereby man aspires to transcend life and its compulsions. An ideal Hindu marriage focuses on man truly loving his wife and the woman having shradha for her husband. Sex and passion do not form the only basis of this union. Married romance goes deeper. It springs from the depths of the human soul. In it man doesn’t share merely the physical needs, he shares love. By loving a woman truly, man fulfills her deep spiritual needs as well. A woman’s entire being responds to nothing else so fully as it does to love. It reaches beyond her flesh and touches her very soul.Where these have been preserved in the original glory and splendour, almost uncorrupted by the modern influences of the new age. These traditions, customs and wedding practices make for an interesting reading not only for the common reader but is an anthropologists delight, especially those associated with the South Indian tribes and castes.