Bride Baraat in Madhya Pradesh: Two Sisters of Patidar Community Lead Their Own Wedding Procession, Ride Horses to Reach Houses of Grooms; See Pics
Two Sisters of Patidar Community Ride Horses to Grooms Houses (Photo Credits: ANI)

Bhopal, January 24: Two sisters in Madhya Pradesh took out their own wedding procession (baraat) and rode horses to reach the grooms houses in Madhya Pradesh. According to a tweet by ANI, two sisters named Sakshi and Srishti, who had their wedding ceremonies on January 22, set out their a grand baraat and reached the houses of their grooms on horses. Reports inform that the wedding was held in Khandwa and both the girls followed a tradition of the Patidar community.

The father of the brides were quoted by ANI saying that daughters should be treated equally as men in society. He added that girls riding horses to reach the groom's house was an age-long tradition of Patidar community. "This is an age-long tradition of Patidar community. It is the responsibility of the society to help the govt in their campaign of 'Beti Bachao'. Daughters should be treated equally as men in society. This is the motive behind this tradition", he said. Uttar Pradesh: Groom & Baraat Come Late to Wedding, Angry Bride Marries Another Man.

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In December 2019, a 28-year-old man from an OBC community was beaten up in Madhya Pradesh's Agar Malwa district for riding a horse during his pre-wedding procession allegedly by members of the Rajput community. According to a report by PTI, the incident took place when the procession was passing through a locality in the village. Some people from the Rajput community hurled stones at the marriage revellers and objected to the man riding a horse.