Indian marriage is an important institution and it is based on religion, religious rites and for the pursuit of religion. The practice of monogamy, absence of widow remarriage lack of facility for easy divorce and chastity are regarded as important ideals now we see that changes have occurred in the institution of Indian marriage, because of several factors such as urbanization, industrialization, secularization, modern education impact of Western culture, and marriage legislation’s; changes are taking place in Indian religious ideals, forms and values of marriage.
Traditionally, parents found the match for their children and the marriage was formalized strictly as per the rituals. The ceremonies were very formal and the objective was to please the boy’s family as much as possible. Today, many children are choosing their own partners and prefer opting for court marriages to avoid arguments over rituals between the families. In other cases, parents accept their children’s choice and take charge of solemnizing the relationship with utmost pomp and show.