How do Indian parents come to know that their son or daughter is ready for marriage since they are the deciding factor for them?Different parents have different parameters to figure out when their children are ready to get married. For most it's not when their children feel they are ready to be married.
Most of the time, it's the neighbors and relatives [Char log] who decide it's time for the son or daughter to be married and parent's just follow through so as to avoid people talking about them/behind them. It could be triggered by closeness or even perceived closeness to a member of opposite sex. Another possible trigger could be the son's or daughter's desire to study or work abroad. In some cases it could even be a desire to see grandchildren by some elderly, on death bed relative. The risk is highest when the children are in the early stages of biological fertility cycle.