"asapiNDA cha yA mAtuH asagotrA cha yApituH sA dvijAnAM prashastA strI dArakarmaNyamaithunI"

- Manu Smriti

"asamAnArSheyAmaspRShTamaithunAM avaravayasIM bhAryAM vindeta"


"mAtRtaH panchamAdUrdhvaM pitRtaH saptamAditi"


As per the above, a boy should not marry a girl who is sapiNDa that is descendants of the same womb or a girl who is of the same gotra as the his father. However there's no bar on a 7th gen boy marrying a 5th gen girl of the same lineage. A boy marrying his paternal aunt's daughter or a maternal uncle's daughter therefore doesn't contravene these provisions and hence permitted. However, we do see girls marrying own maternal uncles in south I don't know how.

other provisions in regard to marriage is that the girl should not be elder to the boy and should not have had pre-marital relationship.

My doubt is why is same thing not practiced in North India?

  • So for a background, In North paternal aunt's daughter and maternal uncle's daughter are treated as sisters even though their gotra are different considering their father's gotra.
  • @Triyugi Hmm looks like a dupe then, however it has no answer as per ask.
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Commented Jun 19, 2019 at 13:20
  • What are the translations of those verses from smritis you have quoted? Can you find them and write because many can't understand? Commented Jun 20, 2019 at 3:01
  • I wrote the translation below. @Sarva
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Commented Jun 20, 2019 at 4:33
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    Do all the three say the same? Isn't it a summary and not a translation? Commented Jun 20, 2019 at 7:00


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