Marriage is a big, big thing in India. India has a unique tradition of arranged marriages that typically follow some patterns while solemnizing. We have a tradition of matchmakers getting life partners for hopefuls. The last few decades have seen a sea change in tradition. We have the new age matchmakers – the Online Matrimony sites.
The last few decades have seen a growth in the sector. Among the first ones to provide the online matrimonial platform were www.bharatmatrimony.com, www.shaadi.com, and www.jeevansaathi.com. The Indian matrimony scene found wings, with parents and the people looking for marriage finding trustworthy platforms connecting them with prospective life partners.
In the oncoming years we saw specialized sites catering to the specific requirements of the Indian shaadi. There came up sites based on region, religion, financial status, marital status (divorcee, second marriage), societal status etc.
Some like www.mangliks.com cater to the very specific shaadi requirements for Hindus based on the planetary positions of their stars as shown in their Kundalis. Mangal Dosh is considered to be a very serious aberration in anyone’s Kundali or Horoscope. If the dosh is very high, it is believed that a person can have problems in the marital life and may even impact the spouse’s health and life. Most people believe that it is best for Mangliks to marry Mangliks. Manglik matrimony takes on a new meaning here and www.mangliks.com gets together Mangliks for their happy ever after.
These and more Indian marriage sites like www.secondshaadi.com, www.simplymarry.com, www.divorceematrimony.com cater to the unique demands of the Indian marriage, and also connect people looking for another go at getting married.
These are free matrimonial sites. They allow free registration and one can access all profiles. These matrimony sites give the freedom to choose from hundreds of profile that are verified, have a provision to connect with them, get their details in the first go, and chat with them. The scope is mind-boggling and can’t be compared with what one’s matchmaker might be able to get.
The Indian Vivah has witnessed a makeover. It has gone digital. There is no going back.