Union of two souls is Love. A love marriage is a union of two individuals based upon mutual love, affection, commitment and attraction. Love is a dream and marriage is just an extension of this dream to reality. When both dream and reality comes together, it is the best thing that can happen to a person. Love is the subtle emotional wave within us, which is perennial in this world of death and passing away. The feeling of love cannot be explained in words. - We start feeling good about things which we earlier overlooked. The company of the person we love can make the most mundane chores seem like an exciting job. So, love can be best defined, as a feeling of bliss and ecstasy.
Marriage has always been a propitious institution in India but people have always condemned love marriages. Though it sounds quite absurd in the land which is known for its popular love stories, the truth remains harsh. In the earlier times, marriages were conducted solely according to the whims and fancies of the parents. Girls did not enjoy any freedom and were forced to marry the one to whom her parents chose for her.
With time, Indian society has undergone tremendous changes. The social fabric of the society has become more flexible and girls are treated equal to boys. As a result, interaction between the opposite sexes increased considerably. Following this, the age old chained feelings were let loose and more and more couples were swept away by the tide of love. This has contributed to the increased percentage of love marriages in the country. Even our Indian Govt. has given no objection if the persons are residing in living relation.
Nevertheless, one should never forget that love is one of the greatest human emotions and if two people wish to spend their lives together, out of love for each other, there can be nothing prosperous than that. Love marriages are carried out with the same vigor and joy. For convenience, it should be known that the only difference in a love marriage is that both the girl and the boy know each other and are deemed to be in love as well. The love-marriage in India goes beyond the age-old love stories portrayed in the black-and-white Bollywood movies. Some of the earliest scriptures (Rig Veda), books (KamaSutra) and stories prove the fact that the love-marriage has never been a foreign concept for India.