Sunday, March 16, 2008

Hindu Marriage

The Hindu community has been giving great importance for marriage since time immemorial. There are different forms of marriage -

Brahma Vivaha is where a father marries his daughter to a learned man of good moral character.
Asura Vivaha is marriage by paying bride price.
Rakshasa Vivaha is by capture or abduction without obtaining the consent of a girl or her parents.
Gandharva Vivaha is based on mutual love.
Prajapatya Vivaha is where no ceremony is performed but the groom is honoured.
Arsh Vivaha is where the groom gives a pair of cattle or bull to the bride's father before the marriage.
Daiva Vivaha is where the girl is given in marriage to a priest instead of dakshina or a gift.


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