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Is there any example of a man having a child without the help of a woman?

Child needn't be reproduced only by conventional sex . There are many other ways also. Like Kunti and Madri having child from devtas. Similary Dronacharya was born when Bhardwaj ejaculated in a Drona-...
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Can a Brahmin man do Gandharva Vivah?

Can a Brahmin man do Gandharva Vivah ? Are there any examples of Brahman doing Gandharva Vivah ? I found only one example - Parashara marrying Satyavati . But he too after doing Gandharva Vivah ...
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Which scripture prohibits Widow remarriage?

Traditionally widow remarriage was banned in Hinduism . Which scriptures ban it ?
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Unmarried keeping vows/performing vratas

Is it allowed for the unmarried boy or girl to perform the vratas--e.g. satyanarayana vrara, Parvati performed penance and vratas to attain Shiva as her husband. But is this because she was advised by ...
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Wasting Sperm on masturbation

Suppose, a couple is trying for a child. In that case, prior to that, how long should the husband conserve the semen (avoid masturbation/or sex) for a good child. Like, I have read scientific works ...
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What is the source of Saptapadi Shlokas which are recited during Vivaha Sanskar?

This answer to the question "What are the Saptapadi or the seven promises of marriage?" provides seven shlokas known as "SaptaPadi" and is said to be of great importance in Vivaha ...
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What does Parashara Smriti tell about inter-caste marriage and VarnaShankars?

Parshara Smriti is law book of the Kaliyuga. I want to know what does it tell about inter-caste or inter-varna marriage and child born from such marriages (i.e. VarnaShankars) ?
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Is it true that Vedas direct people to give birth to 10 sons?

Is it true that Vedas direct people to give birth to 10 sons ? Does the veda also tell people that it is better not to give birth to anyone than giving birth to just one son ?
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Krishna's Gandhara wife?

Of eyes like the lotus petals, and endued with great bravery, Krishna, vanquishing all the kings at a self-choice, bore away the daughter of the king of the Gandharas. SECTION XI Dronabhisheka parva ...
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What varna does the child born from inter-Varna marriage in Hindu tradition, belong to?

I have heard from Puri Shankaracharya (Govardhan Peeth) the following formula to decide varna of child in inter-Varna marriage: Brahmin father, Kshatriya mother -> Kshatriya child Rest all of the ...
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Seeking for pleasure if there is no more love in Marriage

What should be done if there is no more love in marriage? Can a husband go out and seek pleasure?
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What are the marriage conditions for an offspring boy of sagotra vivah?

Marriage in Kaliyug is to be within castes not outside, but not sagotra as well or else the offspring is Varnasankara. The pramana for this is given across Shrimad Bhagvad Gita and Puranas. I am born ...
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Does a pativrata stree take the husband to heaven even if the husband did sins in his life?

Does a pativrata stree take the husband to heaven even if the husband did sins in his life ? Is it true that even if someone is sinner but his wife is patrivrata , he because of his wife goes to ...
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What are the attributes of pativrata stree?

What are the attributes of patrivrata stree ? How can we identify a pativrata stree ?
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What are the benefits of following Brahmcharya?

What are the benefits of following Brahmcharya ? What is mentioned about it in scriptures ?
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Do wives have to follow even Adharmic order of their husbands?

It is the dharma of the wife to follow the orders of her husband . But what if the husband gives an order which is against the rule of dharma or is immoral ,then do the wife have to follow even that ...
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How can you be a brahmachari if marrying is compulsory for Hindus

Brahmacharya … means to stay in conduct within one's own Self. … brahmacharya implies, among other things, the mandatory renunciation of sex and marriage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmacharya ...
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Why does Bhishma condemn the rakshasa vivaha?

This is what Bhishma says in the Mahabharata: Other forms of marriage are seen, practised by men, such as marrying girls after abducting them by force from amidst their kinsmen. Those persons who ...
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Are there any instances in our scriptures where sagotra marriage was done?

Q:-Are there any instances where sagotra marriage was carried out? Q:-How the outspring of sagotri marriage were looked upon? Q:- Is there any prasyachit for doing sagotra marriage?
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Which are the gotras amongst which marriages are forbidden?

I don't recall where I watched it, there was once this video in YouTube which said people of certain gotras shouldn't marry. I don't mean people of Vasisth gotra and people of Vasisth gotra, which I ...
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Did parents ever force a girl to marry against her will?

I know several instances in the scriptures in which women marry according to their choice. In some cases, parents entirely leave to the will of the girl, and in other cases, a girl marries the loved ...
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How to interpret 'conflict with the Lord’s mighty devotees' thought of Satyabhama's father?

Most of us are aware of the Syamantaka jewel incident that leads to the marriage between Satyabhama and Krishna. The total story is presented in Baghavatham in detail. I wanted an in-depth ...
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Did Rukmini ever worry about polygyny of Krishna?

Consider the following lines in THE RIDDLE OF RAMA AND KRISHNA by Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar regarding the marital relation of Rukmini with Krishna Krishna was now, for the first time, married. He ...
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Can Sati leads to moksha if husband attains moksha?

Consider the following paragraph related to the funeral rites of Vasudeva, the father of Krishna Thus addressed by Pritha’s son of pure deeds, all of them hastened their preparations with eagerness ...
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Qualities of a good husband?

We have a verse that describes the six desirable qualities of a wife: “Karyeshu Daasi;Karaneshu mantri [A servant at tasks, a minister at work] Rupecha lakshmi; Kshamaya dharitri [Money-goddess (...
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Did Shiva marry Sati/Parvati at the age of 16?

I recently heard that Lord Shiva married Parvati/Sati at the age of 16 but couldn’t find the proper reference for it. Could anyone help me to crosscheck this information? At what age did Lord Siva ...
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How valid are these words of Arjuna in discouraging inter-caste marriages of 'contemporary' times?

Consider the following words by Arjuna in Bagavath Geetha. यद्यप्येते न पश्यन्ति लोभोपहतचेतस: | कुलक्षयकृतं दोषं मित्रद्रोहे च पातकम् || 38|| कथं न ज्ञेयमस्माभि: पापादस्मान्निवर्तितुम् | कुलक्षयकृतं ...
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Which other scriptures say that inter-caste marriages can give better children?

In a discussion between Yudhishthira and Yaksha, Yudhishthira says that children from inter-caste couples can be treated better compared to the same caste couple if the inter-caste couple undergoes ...
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Can only one of the husband and wife attain moksha before the completion of seven lifetimes?

It is said one gets married for seven lifetimes. What might happen if only one person of the couple attains Moksha and the other doesn't during these seven lifetimes?
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On marriage within groups of the same caste

Kulinism was a practice unique to the Bengali Hindu society. Hagiographical accounts & extensive genealogical texts like Kūlapañjikās state that this system was introduced by a semi-legendary ...
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What's the difference between Mangalika (मांगलिक) and Ashta-Mangalika (अष्ट-मांगलिक) afflictions in the Jyotiṣa?

Before a marriage between two families is agreed upon, it's essential in Hinduism to match the horoscopes of the to-be bride and groom. One of the most popular afflictions which, I have personally ...
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How to appoint Putrika? What is the process of appointing Putrika?

It is being said that if someone doesn't have a son , he can appoint one of his daughter as Putrika and find a man who is willing to marry his daughter and put condition on him that son born from this ...
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Depiction of male widower remarriage in the scriptures?

As discussed in this answer, after one's wife dies Having cremated a becoming wife, dead before, with the fire of the vessel, one should get himself re-married without delay [and consecrate the Fire ...
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Is it forbidden to have sexual intercourse with one's wife after menopause?

It is stated in the Shastras that having sex with a women older than oneself results in depreciation of life. But, does anywhere in the scriptures it says that after menopause, a man must avoid sexual ...
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Do scriptures consider marriage to be hindrance to achieve moksha?

I have listened from many saints that marriage is bondage and it is only a laboratory(prayog shala) to achieve vairagya! Do scriptures also have same view regarding marriage?
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Is it sin for a man to marry a widow? [duplicate]

Widow remarriage was banned in the past , but now it has become legal. So, Is it sin for a man to marry a widow ?
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Is it true that husband of a patrivrata woman can't die before her death?

Is it true that if a woman is pativrata ,her husband can't die before her death. As even Yama can't kill husband of a pativrata stree.
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Maximum age limit for marriage in Hinduism? [duplicate]

What is the maximum age limit for marriage in Hinduism? I am 35 years old can I marry at this age a young girl or Hinduism doesnot permit it should I convert to other religion.
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Age of boy and girl for marrige in Hinduism [duplicate]

I searched a lot, but couldn't find it. I want to know if a Hindu boy marries to 20 days elder girl, would the marriage be valid (शास्त्र सम्मत) according to Hinduism? Can anyone give me examples from ...
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Is the self realized only by sanyasis?

Can a person attain self realization while living in grihastha ashram and doing worldy activities(doing a job)? For eg:- For doing wordly activities one requires to be turn outwards whereas to ...
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Questions on marriage DAY of Shiva and Sati

Shiva married divine mother twice, once when She was incarnated as Sati and another when she was incarnated as Parvati. Mahashivaratri is popularly known for Shiva-Parvati marriage. Was both marriage ...
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Who started the traditon of women being first wedded to three devtas before being wedded to the husband?

In Vedic Vivah (Vedic Wedding) , the girl is first wedded to three devtas (Chandra Dev, Gandharva Vishwashu and Agni Dev) then in the last she is wedded to the husband . Is it true that this ...
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Do I need to tie mangalasutra with exact 3 knots?

In Telugu language, I often hear this words: "Moodu Mullu" means three knots of mangalasutra. What happens if I tie with 2 knots instead of 3 knots?
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Which scriptures tell that a husband-wife couple stays together for seven births?

It is a popular belief in people that the togetherness of a husband-wife couple is for seven births. In which scripture(s) this thing is written?
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What is written about "Rakshas Vivah " in various scriptures? [duplicate]

Rakshas Vivah is considered as valid form of Marriage for Kshatriyas . What is written about Rakshas Vivah in various scriptures ?
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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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Is a woman required to be chaste even before being married and during marriage?

A widow is required to be chaste after the death of her husband to attain heaven. Is a woman required to be chaste even before being married? Or can a woman have affairs with other men and then get ...
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How should be an ideal husband and wife according to our scriptures?

What are the qualities a ideal husband and wife must possess? How should they lead an ideal married life?
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Did Shukadevji ( Ved Vyas's son) remain lifelong unmarried?

Was Shukadevji ( Ved Vyas' son) lifelong bachelor ? In wiki it is shown that he had wife and children . But in this quora answer it is written that he remained lifelong unmarried. What is the truth ?
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Are Marriages happening in present world valid according to Hinduism?

Shastras require girls to be married off by 12 or before puberty. But marriages are now happening late. Can Kanyadaan of a post-puberty girl be done ? Because popular meaning of Kanya is - ...
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