The need of the marriage
Wife and husband are the two wheels of the life chariot. No one is superior to each other. Once they are married, they are not just two individuals, they are couple. Modern age life style brought personal egos and complexes into the lives. As long as there were no external influences, our traditions cherished.
According to Hindu mythology everybody carries three debts right from his birth. They are 1) Rishi Runam, 2) Deva Runam and 3) Pithrunam.
Rishi Runam : Person has to learn Vedas (the sacred texts) means the knowledge which one has to acquire . To clear this owe, one has to pass on the knowledge he acquired from his gurus to his next generations.
Deva Runam : We are indebted to Panchabhutas; the Sun for giving us the light, the Agni for giving us the fire, the Vayu for wind, the Varun for giving us water through rains, the Earth for giving us food we need. We need to clear this owe, by performing yajnas.
Pithrunam : We are indebted to our beloved parents who given us the opportunity to come to this world by giving us the birth. We have the responsibility of continuing their vamsa (generation). To clear this owe one has to get married and continue the generations.
The sanctity of marriage is being lost. The culture is polluted by the adopted cultures.
The society tries to follow the iconic figures. For most of the common folk, cinema heroes and heroines are the iconic figures. These iconic figures have the responsibility of remaining as the role models to the society. Ironically, they are not able to shoulder such responsibilities. Male and female living together without any bond/marriage is one such adopted culture. One can’t totally deny the prevalence of such tendencies in our society earlier. Even if they are, they can be considered as sporadic. But when an iconic figure resorts to such acts, it definitely has its impact on the society.
The courts too becoming parties in polluting our cultures with the recent pronouncements legitimizing the practice of living together, marriage between homos/lesbians etc. There are hundreds and thousands of cases piled in different courts desperately looking for their turn to get justice, the courts are becoming very passionate these days to pronounce judgements on silly issues of this kind ignoring the cases which deserve their full attention.
The process of marriage largely packed with vedic mantras (chanted by purohits on behalf of bride and groom) is more of promises and faiths reposed on each other in the holy presence of Agni (fire).
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