I came across these posts:

After reading these and a couple of more posts on hinduism.stackexchange.com and Quora.com, a weird doubt comes to my mind.

  1. does Vedas, Shastras, Purana's or any other Grantha has any rules on whom to marry or whom not to marry? I seriously never came across any readings where it is written that you can marry your maternal uncle's daughter or paternal aunt's daughter (apart from the arjuna-subhadra story - please correct me if I'm wrong).
  2. If it is right or not a adharma to marry maternal uncle's (Mama) daughter, than why is it wrong to marry maternal aunt's (Masi) daughter? Is there any reference to this in Vedas or Shastras? There is a quarrel on this everywhere! But never a proper justification or logic...

I know this sounds very odd, even to me to be frank, but yeah! I need to know.

Note: I, myself, I'm against such marriages. So please, peace. Just tell me if Vedas and Shastras have this.

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    Yes dharmashastras like Manusmriti, Yajnavalkya Smriti, Baudhayana give rules as to whom one can Marry. And among them cousins are nowhere included. In fact on the fathers side 7 generations and mothers side five generations one can’t Marry. – Archit Mar 5 at 15:22
  • @archit - Yes I agree - on the fathers side 7 generations and mothers side 3 generations one can’t Marry. I know it's also prohibited for Hindus even by Indian law. It's known as Sapinda relation. But that's not my question. Just like the Indian law has few specific points related to this, I expect a specific phrase, shloka our any story from our shastras which points about this. – Ashish Srivastava Mar 5 at 17:09
  • You want the quote of Manusmriti, Yajnavalkya saying that you can’t marry in a Sapinda relation? – Archit Mar 5 at 17:13
  • Yes! That would be really nice if I can get some quote/shloka from any of our shastras on it. – Ashish Srivastava Mar 6 at 4:24
  • Well there would definitely be another question on this but I can’t find it so is a link to Manu with comparison to others right af the bottom: wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/… – Archit Mar 6 at 6:01

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