In India, marriage does not bind two individuals; it is an affair between two families often with the same social class and caste factors. Hence, finding a life partner is like an ordering from a menu intersected across social stereotypes.
This unusual venue was chosen after the bridegroom R. Prashanth from Cumbum town in Tamila Nadu's Theni district could not get an e-pass to travel to Vanidperiyar Valaradi in Idukki district of Kerala, where the wedding was scheduled to take place at a temple.
As a government-ordered curfew banned large public gatherings and wedding halls were shuttered in Najaf, the police responded by providing the groom with vehicles, complete with blasting music. They also transported bride to the family home for a small celebration of just six people.