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

- Manu Smriti

"asamAnArSheyAmaspRShTamaithunAM avaravayasIM bhAryAM vindeta"

-vasiShTha

"mAtRtaH panchamAdUrdhvaM pitRtaH saptamAditi"

-yAJjavalkya

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.
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  • @Triyugi Hmm looks like a dupe then, however it has no answer as per ask. – TheLittleNaruto Jun 19 '19 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? – Sarvabhouma Jun 20 '19 at 3:01
  • I wrote the translation below. @Sarva – TheLittleNaruto Jun 20 '19 at 4:33
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    Do all the three say the same? Isn't it a summary and not a translation? – Sarvabhouma Jun 20 '19 at 7:00

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