“A wedding is an event, not a transaction,” 

What Is Dowry?

Dowry (dahej) is a traditional system in Indian marriage wherein the bride’s family pays money to his husband’s parents upon marriage. 

The dowry system is a tradition in many parts of the world, but in India, it’s still practiced to some degree. Indian brides, traditionally, brought a dowry to their husbands upon marriage. This dowry was meant to give their husband some financial support after they married.

But now in India, Dowry becomes a part of marriage. Indian brides need to face a lot of challenges because of dowry culture. According to Wikipedia, the highest rate of dowry death at 2.45 per 100,000 women.

While dowry payments are illegal, some greedy people still demand large sums of money, and if the bride’s family refuses or is unable to pay it may lead to the breakdown of the marriage. 

Scary Facts Related To Dowry


Dowry Deaths were reported.


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1 woman dies every hour due to Dowry in India.

Dowry Prohibition Act

Dowry Prohibition Act, Indian law, enacted on May 1, 1961, intended to prevent the giving or receiving of a dowry.

Under the Dowry Prohibition Act, dowry includes property, goods, or money given by either party to the marriage, by the parents of either party, or by anyone else in connection with the marriage.

The Dowry Prohibition Act applies to persons of all religions in India.