Showing posts with label Hindu Marriage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hindu Marriage. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Are Marriage Prohibition In Hindu Marriages?


Marriage Prohibitions are a set of laws that prohibit people from marrying one other.

Hindus, like other cultures, have well-defined norms and regulations about who one should marry and who one should not marry—marriages should be endogamous, or between members of the same social grouping (in this case, the jati).

Within this broader group, it is widely recognized that the bride and groom should not be from the same gotra or pravara—mythic lineages describing old sage ties.

The marriage of people with whom one had a sapinda relationship—common ancestry—was also prohibited.

The Sapinda connection ends after the seventh generation on the father's side and the fifth generation on the mother's side, according to one well-known code of law, the Mitakshara.

A legitimate marriage may be formed between people who have shared ancestors outside those bounds.

This sapinda formula was often disregarded, especially in portions of southern India, where marrying one's maternal uncle's daughter was not only acceptable, but encouraged.

While some dharma books criticize the practice as an abomination, others point out that it is a tradition unique to the south, where it is only authorized as part of the family's usual practice (kulachara).

Cross cousin marriage has a long history in southern India, and it is still practiced today.

There is also opinion among southern Indian brahmins that their tiny population—roughly 4% of the total—made it hard to locate brahmin wives under the tight criteria.

This ritual was judged less significant due to the conflicting imperatives of marrying other brahmins and adhering to lineage constraints.

Mars is a planet connected with action, conflict, and misfortune in Hindu astrology (jyotisha).

Mars is seen as a powerful but evil planetary force as a result of these links.

The day of the week controlled by Mars, Tuesday, is considered an unlucky day, and people commonly undertake rituals of protection to shield themselves from Mars's negative influence.

From 1901 until 1931, Marshall, Sir John, was Director General of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI).

Marshall obtained his British knighthood for discovering and excavating the towns of the Indus Valley civilization during his stint as director.

He also continued the work of his ASI predecessors, especially Sir Alexander Cunningham, in recording and cataloging India's ancient treasures.

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Hinduism - What Is A Mangal Sutra In A Hindu Marriage Ceremony?



Mangal Sutra ("prosperous strand") - Married ladies in southern India wear this symbol to show their marital status.

Because their potential generative force may be manifested via socially sanctioned procreation, married women are seen to be innately auspicious.

The mangal sutra is generally described as a simple thread, sometimes tinted yellow with turmeric, in accounts from many centuries ago; in modern times, the mangal sutra is often described as an intricate neck lace.

When a woman wears a mangal sutra, it means she has a live spouse and is therefore a vessel of fortunate attributes.

For these reasons, when a lady is widowed, she must remove her mangal sutra, as well as any other marital symbols.

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Hinduism - How Accepting Are Modern Day Hindus Of Love Marriage?


In contemporary India, the term for a wedding that is planned by the bride and groom herself rather than by their parents or guardians.

Although love marriage is the ideal approach in Western romantic conceptions, many Hindus see love weddings as suspicious.

Children usurping the role typically filled by their parents is a stigma attached to love marriages.

It's frequently supposed to foreshadow the dangers of inter-caste marriage, as well as the probability that the marriage would be based on desire or infatuation, making it potentially unstable.

The family is seen as the cornerstone of society, and everything that threatens its stability is viewed with suspicion.

Modern Hindus, particularly in bigger metropolitan areas, are more accepting of love marriages.

Arranged marriages, on the other hand, are still significantly more prevalent.

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Hinduism - What Is The Gauna Ceremony In A Hindu Marriage?

The ceremonial of welcoming a new bride into her marital house for the first time is known as this.

The arrival of a new bride is a significant shift for a family, and it is a period of opportunity as well as risk.

On the one hand, it has the potential for huge benefits, since the bride and groom are expected to start a family shortly.

On the other side, it poses a risk of danger since the addition of a new member to the family has the potential to cause chaos.

Various rituals are performed by the bride and her new family to ensure that her accession to the family is auspicious and peaceful. 

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