Wedding Traditions And Spousal Roles Within The Hindu, Jewish, And Buddhist Culture

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Marriage is viewed differently within other cultures. Some believe that the women is inferior to their husband’s, while other culture fight for equality within a marriage. This paper will discuss the wedding traditions and spousal roles within the Hindu, Jewish, and Buddhist community. There are similarities and differences between the three cultures. The Jewish follow the guidelines from the Bible where it states it not good for man to be alone and should have a help mate opposite of him. The Buddhist have a more liberal approach with beliefs that marriage should be between the man and woman for companionship. The Hindus have a few rules to follow but the roles and upkeep within the marriage are to be maintained by couple. The similarities …show more content…
After reviewing each culture, there are some major differences and some very close similarities between the three. Some believe that the husband is not at full potential without his wife, where others state that is wife is inferior to the man. The wedding traditions and spousal roles within the Hindu, Jewish, and Buddhist community were discussed and evaluated throughout this paper. It is clear that there are similarities and differences between the three cultures such as the Jewish people follow the guidelines from the Bible where it states it not good for man to be alone and should have a help mate opposite of him. Out of the three cultures, the Jewish cultures appears to have the most rules and dictation about what goes on within the marriage and have specific traditions regarding the ceremony. The Hindus and the Buddhist both have more freedom in regards to the decision to marry or not. The Buddhist have a more liberal approach with beliefs that decision to marry should be between the man and woman’s desire for companionship. The Hindus have a few rules to follow, but the roles and upkeep within the marriage are to be maintained by couple. The similarities between the cultures have the views that the man should take care of the wife while the wife makes sure her husband is happy. The Buddhist allow a ceremony, usually of low profile. Unlike the Hindus, they very lavish traditions they follow in regards to the celebration of the wedding and the actual ceremony. Each culture speaks on loyalty and honesty within the marriage. Some of them require traditions and rituals to be honored during the ceremony, but the overall concept of marriage is the same between them all. They each believe that marriage will contain trials and tribulations, but it is up to the couple to work through those problems together to have a successful

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