The country's liveliness and generosity attract a number of tourists to its vibrant culture which is an amalgamation of religions, festivals, food, art, crafts, dance, music and many other subtle things.
Everything, from the culture and values to customs, rituals and traditions, is 'special' in this 'Land of Gods'.
In case of royal families, parents arranged a Swayamvar, a ceremony where suitable matches from all over the country were invited.
Thereafter, either these suitors had to prove their prowess to win over the girl, or the girl herself will choose one of them, by offering him a flower garland.
Image Credit: In India, arranged marriages still remain the majorly preferred way for Indians to enter into matrimony.
In case of an arranged marriage, parents and other relatives decide on a life partner that they deem suitable for their child.
History & Evolution Historically speaking, weddings during the Vedic times took place by a variety of methods.
While arranged marriages were preferred, the consent of the bride was generally taken into consideration.
"The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural, real way of life. On the face of India are the tender expressions which carry the mark of the Creator's hand". George Bernard Shaw The canvas of India's culture is vast and has hues and vibrancy of all sorts.
The country itself has been a living example of tolerance, cooperation and non-violence over so many centuries and continues to do so even today.
Even now, it is considered to be the most sacred and vital affair in ones life.