It’s a very big question that which love couple was the first in the world to get married. There is no clear mention in history about the first love marriage in the world. However, from the religious texts, we can conclude that the marriage ceremony of Lord Shiva and mother Parvati was the first love marriage in this world, in fact, it was the first love marriage in this universe.
There is no clear definition of love. However, nowadays it’s a general perception that choosing your own soulmate, spending some time with him/her before marriage, and developing a sense of internal attachment with each other is love. But in the past, we have heard many love stories in which the couple never met with each other though they fall in love. We can say that the definition of love gets changed from time to time and from society (or culture) to society.
In today’s world, love couples take their pictures with each other and post them on social media. Writing something exciting, interesting and posting it on social media is the current trend nowadays. Even the Bollywood & Hollywood celebrities too, take a keen interest in posting such a melodramatic story. This challenge is seen as a couple’s goal.
Ritesh Deshmukh & Genelia De’suzas Instagram pics & stories are much more popular now, they really connect themselves with their audience. Bollywood love stories are deeply full and developed and are made special. But still, their love story cannot be called the greatest in the world. Because we have a romantic couple who fell in love and got married and their love remains intact even after marriage. Their love matched today’s movie celebrity levels and this relationship of love is of Lord Shiva and Lord Parvati. The icons of every Married couple in Indian mythology. They married the greatest love & may probably be the first one in the world.
The world’s first love marriage
The marriage of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati was not an ordinary one but their ultimate destiny will be to adjust the world’s greatest love stories in a moment. They cannot be compared to any of the love pairs. The and ups and downs in this love story of Lord Shiva & Mata Parvati show the true love meets its destiny in all the romantic pictures of this world.
Shiva plunged again into the austerities for millions of years. During that time, Parvati continued his austerities to obtain Shiva. Later, Lord Shiva was content with the penitence of Sati.
As mentioned in Shiva Purana, The festival of MAHASHIVRATRI shows a great procession with gods and goddesses, ghosts, animals, birds, and all living beings was a part of the love story of Lord Shiva & Mata Parvati. We celebrate this day of love every year. This may be the world’s first love marriage. After then Mata Parvati went to Mount Kailash together with Lord Shiva & happily married together. The GRIHASTYA ASHRAM in the life of an individual shows the iconic example of lord Shiva. If you want a husband or wife as you like, then the virtues of SHIV & SHIVA should be observed correctly.
As hunter-gatherers, humans settled for the agrarian civilizations, they formed a society for more stable & planned arrangements. In Mesopotamian Civilization the first recorded evidence of marriage ceremonies uniting one man and one woman was seen. This civilization lasted around 2300 B.C.
Saint Valentine & many of his followers spread the message of love & kindness during the 3rd century.
Marriage’s primary purpose was to bind women to men, and thus guarantee that a man’s children were truly his biological heirs. Through marriage, a woman became a man’s property.
Around the 18th Century, marriages were being recognized as a sacrament in Catholic Church, the most precious ceremony for GOD’S GRACE. and with the passages of time As the Roman Catholic Church became a powerful institution in Europe, the blessings of the priest became a necessary step for a marriage to be legally recognized in the life of an individual. Around 1555 B.C. marriage laws were made & the involvement of the church in this pious occasion became mandatory.
Entry of love in life: Deep mutual love and devotion among the partners or soulmates bring them closer to each other. It generates an internal attachment with each other which increases with time. Later we might think, for much of human history couples brought together fell in love in the time of course after many marriages. But the idea of romantic love, as a motivating force for marriage, only prevails. Many believe this “CONCEPT” was revealed by the French people. Its model was the knight who felt intense love for someone else’s wife, as in the case of Sir Lancelot and King Arthur’s wife, Queen Guinevere. 12th Century literature told that men took women as the object of their desire by praising her eyes, hair, and lips. Richard de Fournival a physician to the king of France, wrote “Advice on Love,” in the later 13th Century in which he suggested that the love of a woman scatters her flirtatious glances—”anything but a frank and open entreaty.”
STORY OF ROMEO & JULIET
William Shakespeare in 16th Century wrote the most popular & tragedic love story about two Italian couples whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. Romeo begins the play in love with Rosaline, but his language in these opening scenes shows us that his first love is immature than the love he will develop for Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet is a play about the conflict between the main characters’ love, with its transformative power, darkness, hatred, ill-treats, and selfishness represented by their families’. Both the teenaged lovers, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love with the love at first sight moment, but their families remain enemies. Over the course of the play, the lovers’ powerful desires & immense love for each other directly clash with their families’ equally powerful hatred. Initially, we may expect that the lovers will prove the unifying force that unites the families like that of happy families, see the light of reason and resolve their feud, Romeo and Juliet would have a public wedding, and everyone would live happily ever after. But the play turns into a tragic comedy, for the lovers to overcome. The world of the play is an imperfect place, where freedom from everything except pure & immense love is an unrealistic goal. Ultimately, the characters’ love does resolve the feud, but at the price of their lives.
RADHA AND KRISHNA
The Ras Lila of Leedhar “PARAM PITA PARMESHWAR & PARMESHWARI” is mentioned in the literature of Hindu Mythology. The story of the love between the divine Krishna and gopi, Radha is among the most celebrated of all Hindu myths. The friends, devotee & admirers of lord Krishna (Udho) wrote such an appreciation for their love, the couple ultimately became one, unifying the masculine and feminine forms of god, Krishna representing his primeval form, while Radha & her Sakhi embodied traditional ‘female’ traits such as spiritual bliss, the eternal nature of the almighty God and human consciousness of god’s existence. Krishna, it is claimed, enchants the world, while Radha enchants him i.e RADHE MOHAN, RADHE KRISHNA & RADHE RADHE
Jaidev’s Gita Govinda popularized the story of Radha and Krishna with Sanskrit poems. Krishna’s faithlessness and his subsequent return to Radha, are widely understood as representing the human soul straying from its true allegiance before returning at length to the god which created it. The Raas Leela showed by lord Krishna tells mankind how to follow the path of immense love & deep pleasure even though you are not with him/her. Love crosses all boundaries & can’t be limited to mere physical things.
Why Radha and Krishna never married?
This question often confused many devotees and scholars alike for years, If they were so madly in love and inseparable from one another, why did Radha Krishna not married?. While everyone agrees that Radha and Krishna never married, the explanations for this vary as per the proverb “HARI ANANT HARI KATHA ANANTA”. Some believe that the marriage between the two was not possible because Radha was a manifestation of Krishna’s inner self and one cannot marry one’s soul. Another thought places the social divide between the two as the hurdle that prevented them from enjoying marital bliss. while the intellectuals believe that marriage was only out of the question because the Radha Krishan relationship transcends the boundaries of wedded love, and is unbounded and primal. Mere bounded by some rituals can’t bind the love between them.
ENJOY LIFE……ENSURES LOVE & IMMENSE LOVE
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