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What are the Saptapadi or the seven promises of marriage?

What are the Saptapadi or seven promises of marriage a Hindu couple takes walking around the fire?
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Death in family - does a marriage need to be postponed?

I recently had a death in the family. My paternal grandmother (father's side) died at the ripe old age of 87 after a short battle with cancer. We are Hindu/Iyengaars. I am supposed to marry my fiance (...
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What do the scriptures say about the qualities of an ideal bride? [duplicate]

According to the Shastras - are there any qualities of an woman that should be kept in mind, by a man before taking the decision of marriage?
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Why is Rig Veda Book 2 Hymn 23 Verse 1 not used for summoning or praying to ganpati?

As mentioned in answer to this question, Rig-veda verse 1 as follows ॐ गणानां त्वा गणपतिं हवामहे कविं कवीनामुपमश्रवस्तमम् । ज्येष्ठराजं ब्रह्मणां ब्रह्मणस्पत आ नः षृण्वन्नूतिभिः सीदसादनम् ॥ cannot ...
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How should marriages be decided and done according to hinduism? [duplicate]

In hinduism, what things are to be considered for deciding correct match of bride and groom? Also what rituals and practices are needed to be done for the marriage?
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What are the essential rituals for a wedding according to Hinduism? [duplicate]

This wiki article discusses the various aspects of marriage in Hinduism. According to Hinduism, what are the necessary and sufficient rituals for a wedding? e.g. Is Saptapadi an essential ritual or ...
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What is the scriptural reference to "we will be together till 7 birth" as a married couple?

In marriage we take 7 pheras around fire. We do this because we(husband and wife) will be together for 7 births What is the scriptural reference to this.
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What is the significance of circumambulating the sacred fire by bride and groom in marriage? [duplicate]

EXPLANATION : In Hindu marriage Sacred Fire is used as a important ritual by all the people. During the rituals the Bride and Groom circumambulate the Sacred Fire for 7 times(Not Sure). QUESTION : ...
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What the Vedas say about marriages? [duplicate]

Can anyone cite hymns about marriages particularly in Vedas? If nothing mentioned about marriages in the Vedas, Smriti or Puranas or Ramayana or Mahabharata references are also accepted in worst case.
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How to select girl for marriage ? Which qualities should we look in a girl whom we want to marry? [duplicate]

How should we select a girl for getting married ? What qualities should we look in girl whom we want to marry . What does scriptures and wise men of Hinduism say about this ?
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Define marriage in Hinduism [duplicate]

In short, now a days marriage is defined as a legal agreement. Is there any explicit, exact, and precise definition for marriage in Hinduism texts?
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