Karnataka: Two brides break gender stereotype by tying Mangalsutra on their husbands’ neck

Tying Mangalsutra is a very important ritual in a marriage ceremony and as far as we can remember during the ceremony groom ties Mangalsutra in brides neck. But recently, two brides from Karnataka did a role reversal, both tied the mangalsutras on their husbands during the wedding ceremony. We can surely say that the two couple have set a new example of gender equality.

The first couple, Amit and Priya, are software engineers who belong to Lingayat and Kuruba community, respectively. As per teachings of 12th-century Lingayat communities icon Basavanna has also previously advocated for equality of genders. Prabhuraj and Ankita the second couple also belong to two different communities, they did many things that breaks old stereotypes. They did not fixed the date of marriage and they did not had kanyadan in their marriage ceremony.

Both the couple was blessed by thousands of people who attended the marriage ceremony, prominent Lingayat leaders also attended the ceremony including  guru Mahantesh Swami, Lingasugur Vijay Mahantesh Mutt Siddhalinga Swami, Guledagudda Basavaraj Devaru, Mahant Teertha seer, Satti Mutt’s Basavalinga Swami and Madara Chennaiah Guru Peetha’s Basava Murthy.

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