15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Mass marriage

A collective wedding or mass wedding is a marriage ceremony in which several couples are married at the same time.The emerging tendency of holding mass wedding ceremonies is healthy omen and proved a great solace for the poor, who cannot afford timely marriage of their daughter due to poverty and demand for dowry. Mass wedding ceremony is a blessing which shares the burden of poor segment of the society . It is an attempt to share the burden of financially suppressed people for ensuring timely marriages of their daughters.Mass wedding ceremony is a source to support and reduce the financial burden of poor and needy families and it is our social and religious obligation that we should jointly work for reducing their problems including marriages of their daughters.In this picture Brides and Bridegrooms are on their way for maass marriage ceremony venue.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kolkata, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III