Indian peninsula accommodates people belonging to many religions, caste and greed.
They exist with one another as good friends and foes without discrimination or racial
aversions. Still, our religious roots are so strong that we are hesitant to marry
our son or daughter into another caste or religion. Only a few broad minded people
look do not mind a inter caste marriage.
The main reason for this aversion is the difference in the culture or belief system.
People today are well educated and they don’t limit themselves to any set boundaries
or categories of people. They are broad minded and don’t look at fellow human beings
as a personification of a religion or caste. Although the caste system has minimized
when it comes to marriage some parents are still very hesitant. It is mainly the
elders in the family who cannot digest this inter caste marriage.
Youngsters are very broad minded and they move along with everyone irrespective
of caste or greed. It so happens that they might meet someone interesting who might
not belong to the same religion. But they don’t mind this difference as much as
they parents would. But times are changing and parents are realizing that their
kid’s happiness is more important and try to accept this change with open mind.
First it is important to realize that we are all human beings basically. Our belief
in God or the spiritual system might be different but we all share the same flesh
Both the families must forget their religious differences and try to get into a
common ground where they can relate to one another as humans. They should not try
to push in their own beliefs with the others and mutual respect for one another’s
religion is a must. Try to sit together and finalize as to how the marriage should
be conducted. To avoid misunderstanding it is best to get into a registered marriage
followed by an elaborate reception. No particular religious formalities need to
be followed. A general wedding unbiased by religion is a smart way to avoid unnecessary
When we look at matrimonial columns and ads it is very encouraging to see many ads
with “caste no bar”, inclusion. It reflects the transformations in the minds of
people who are ready to embrace all people are equals. Habits and beliefs can be
altered if only we can alter our attitude in life. Wedding are made in heaven and
should we now question which religion’s heaven. Times have changed and so must our
attitude towards life.