I have seen in my society that cousin marriage is not encouraged. What is the basis of this view? I am asking about scriptural injunctions. Has Smritis categorically disapproved it?
I have seen these questions, which all discussed the exceptional case of South India, where it is allowed.
I am from the Eastern part of India. It is not allowed here. From the above discussions, I understood that it is not permitted in North India also. So, in general, why it is not allowed?