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Hinduism - What Is A Daiva Marriage?

 

The treatises on religious responsibility are one of the eight methods to conduct a marriage authorized in dharma literature (dharma). 

The father of the bride presents his daughter and her jewelry to a brahmin in a Daiva marriage (priest). 

After then, the priest performs the priestly duties at a sacrifice sponsored by the father. 

The girl is provided as the dakshina, or pay, for these sacrificial rites, according to certain readings. 

This was one of the four recognized (prashasta) kinds of marriage, and it was called after the gods (devas). 

Despite the fact that a daiva marriage was deemed an acceptable form, it fell out of favor due to the suggestion that the bride had been offered as a payment for services rather than unconditionally. 

See also the eight classical kinds of marriage. 



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