India is a land of diversity with over 1.2 billion people, where more than 1,500 languages are spoken. With 29 states, you can imagine the number of communities that flourish in India, each having its unique rites and rituals. Today, we are not discussing the statistics of India. Instead, we are going to present some interesting facts about Indian weddings and the customs followed.
5. Ascetic groom
In one of the strange customs of Indian weddings, Tamil Brahmins the groom enacts asceticism. This is a practice in which the groom suddenly pretends to be disillusioned and wanting to avoid the marriage, he runs from the marriage hall. Later the bride’s father and relatives persuade him to come back and marry.