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Is it obligatory for a mleccha householder to marry?

There are two options to most Hindus, householder or ascetic. Householders must get married. Is this law obligatory on foreigners as well? And what type of marriage would foreigners engage in? One of ...
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What do Hindu scriptures say regarding people with genetic disorders marrying and reproducing?

People with genetic disorders are often at the risk of passing on their own mutated genes to their offsprings. There has been a fierce debate and controversy over this for decades especially in the ...
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Why did Gautam Buddha marry his cousin , when cousin marriage is banned in Hinduism? [closed]

Siddharth was born in a Hindu family. Siddharth Gautam Marriage was arrange marriage with his cousin. But as much as i know cousin marriage is banned in Hinduism
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Why do some scriptures say men should not marry a girl who has no brother?

In various scriptures it is mentioned that we should not marry a woman who has no brother. Manusmriti 3:11. yasyāstu na bhaved bhrātā na vijñāyeta vā pitā | naupayaccheta tāṃ prājñaḥ putrikā'...
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Multiple Marriages in a family in the same year

If two brothers of same family get married in two dates and two places in the same samvatsara (an year in Hindu calendar), will this be auspicious or unauspicious ? If it's unauspicious, what is the ...
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Are there any instances where god and his consort incarnated as siblings in Vaivasvata-manvantara?

SB 4.1 states that Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi incarnated as siblings Yajña and Dakṣiṇā. They were actually children of Ruchi and Akuti. But, Svāyambhuva Manu brought home Yajña, and Ruci, his son-...
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Grihasthashram - Parents or in-laws : Who is to be obeyed ? In case of husband, and in case of wife?

Grihasthashram or Marriage is the joining of not just 2 souls - man and woman, but their two families as well. When there is a difference of opinion between the 2 in-laws, how do shastras recommend ...
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How are interfaith marriages treated in hindu scriptures? [duplicate]

What do smritis say about marrying someone from other faiths?
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Are there any references in the Vedic Scriptures prohibiting the ostentatious and lavish style wedding ceremonies?

I wonder do Vedic scriptures speak of the simplicity required in the wedding ceremonies? And do they prohibit the lavish and ostentatious display of wealth in marriage ceremonies?
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Is Radha elder than Krishna interms of age during their marriage?

Brahmavaivarta Purana says that Radha was aunt of Krishna and Radha was fourteen years elder than Krishna. So, is it true that Radha is elder than Krishna during their marriage?
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What was the age of Balarama during his marriage and what was the age of Revati when she visited Brahmaloka?

Revati, along with her father Kakudmi went to Brahmaloka. Brahma told the following words to them After hearing his words, Lord Brahmā, who is most powerful, laughed loudly and said to Kakudmī: O ...
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Why is intercaste marriage bad? [duplicate]

Why is intercaste marriage bad? Is this just a case of Brahminical oppression to subdue the lower castes, or is there any spiritual, dharmic, or beneficial reason behind this practice? What do the ...
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Should marriage happen within a year of losing of parent? [duplicate]

One of my Hindu friend from Maratha community lost his dad in an accident. Right after the last rites his relatives are forcing him to marry within a year or else he'll have to wait for 3 years as a ...
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Marriage between Rakhsasas/Asuras and Devas

What are well known instances from Hindu Mythology of marriages between groups of mythical times described as Rakhsasas/Asuras (common guru Shukracharya) versus Devas ? Have natural change of ...
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Penalty for impersonating a Brahmin [closed]

My family has observed the rules of marriage according to the scriptures. However, in the case of my cousin sister, her husband is a Sudra who impersonated a Brahmin in order to marry her. He is an ...
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Why did the Pandavas have so many wives?

Why did the Pandavas have so many wives? I know they had multiple wives each, but why did they have so many wives? Was it just for pleasure? Or did they want lots of male lineages for political ...
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Is marriage preferred between the people having mars in 1st house and 2nd houses?

Is marriage preferred between the people having mars in 1st house and 2nd houses (lagna and moon kuja dosha) or persons should find the horoscope having mars in the same houses? Is marriage suggested ...
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can a person marry more than one person [duplicate]

In Hinduism allowed to marry more than one person on both genders male and female. In some of the lifes they accept or dont accept he/she will be get two marriages in their life. Is it allowed in ...
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Bride Marriage after death of her grandmother [duplicate]

I am the bride and my paternal grandmother passed away 4 months before my wedding date. Does marriage need to be postponed or is it auspicious as Kanyadaan is considered auspicious? I am a Tamil ...
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As per Hinduism, where can married lady wear Sindoor?

Per Hinduism, where can married lady wear Sindoor? What if the lady has bangs, i.e. no obvious part in the hair.
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After how many days should an engagement or marriage be organised after the demise of a family member? [duplicate]

My grandfather's younger brother's aunt passed away. We want to organise a legal marriage/engagement. So, after how many days can we organise that? It's a non veg engagement.
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Question on Hindus marrying non-hindus [duplicate]

In Islam marrying outside of religion is considered sin.I'd like to know if there are similiar rule in Sanatana dharma.(with reference)
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Why different gotra marriage is not practiced in North India fully? [duplicate]

"asapiNDA cha yA mAtuH asagotrA cha yApituH sA dvijAnAM prashastA strI dArakarmaNyamaithunI" - Manu Smriti "asamAnArSheyAmaspRShTamaithunAM avaravayasIM bhAryAM vindeta" -vasiShTha "...
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Marrying older women allowed in Hinduism? [duplicate]

Is there any story in Hinduism were girl is older than boy? Now a days, we see many people marrying older women ( many celebrities) this is accepted according to Hinduism?
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In purana, any incident boy marrying girl older than him? [duplicate]

Is there any story in Hinduism were girl is older than boy? Now a days, we see many people marrying older women ( many celebrities) this is accepted according to Hinduism?
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Hinduism about sex before marriage? [duplicate]

What does Hinduism say about sex before marriage, is it a sin or not?
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Is levirate marriage allowed in Hinduism? [duplicate]

Wikipedia defines it as: Levirate marriage is a type of marriage in which the brother of a deceased man is obliged to marry his brother's widow. The term levirate is itself a derivative of the ...
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How can an unmarried person repay their debt to parents and ancestors?

How can a person not interested in marriage (because they think it's a waste of time and money, also causes one to lose their peace of mind) repay their debt to parents and ancestors? Does adopting a ...
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Did the practice of polygamy in ancient India have the effect of preventing other men from getting married?

In contemporary India, due to the practice of female infanticide over several generations, the male to female gender ratio has been heavily skewed, and the country has more men than women. As a result,...
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How much punya does Kanya Dana give?

How how much punya does the father get from a kanya dana? What is the phala for a kanya dana?
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Are women considered spoils of war according to Kshatriya Dharma?

Historically, the armies of the Mlecchas, Asuras, and Rakshasas after defeating the army, killing the king, and conquering a city, would kill all the civilian men, rape all the women, make their ...
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What are the names of necessary Vratas after marriage?

Satyanarayana Vratam is popular among south Indians and people generally perform it after marriage. But I don't know whether it is necessary to conduct it after marriage or not. Are there any ...
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Is love and marriage all part of Destiny?

If a person has marriage written in his/her destiny, does it make sense for that person to make effort and find the right person to marry? Or can the person sit back and let destiny play its role to ...
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Marriage within the brahmin shakhas [duplicate]

I did read another question about marriage between different varnas but my question is marriage between two different Brahmin shakhas allowed in the scriptures? For instance two Brahmin communities ...
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What is the list of things needed for Vedic marriage?

There are descriptions of several marriages in Hindu scriptures such as marriages of Sita Rama, Parvati parameswara etc., Is there any mention on the complete or partial list of the necessary things ...
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Is auspicious place for marriage as important as auspicious time?

In Hinduism, it is customary to consider auspicious time for marriage. It can be found across several scriptures. Consider the following as an example for it from Valmiki Ramayana "Oh, Brahman, the ...
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Can a groom touch the feet of the bride during marriage?

In some hindu marriages I see couples durning the feet touching practice, once the bride bends down, touches the groom's feet and gets back up, the groom then bends down and touches the feet of the ...
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What is the real meaning of “Kanyadhana”

I have read at a Hinduism website (Website Link) that the word "Kanyadhaana" is misinterpreted into meaning "Donating the bride" According to the web article: It's not "Kanya-Dhaana" but "Kanya-...
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Do scriptures allow Hindus to marry foreigners?

Do scriptures allow Hindus to marry foreigners, or non-Hindus of other races? Inter-caste marriage has its restrictions, but what about interracial marriages?
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Is it allowed(good karma) to marry many wives as practiced by Hindu gods? [closed]

I have heard that Krishna had more than 16000 wives and many children. So my question is, is it right to practice polygamy? How moral is it? We know that Kunti had five sons. It is written in ...
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Why did Ramakrishna marry Sarada Devi when he had no intention of leading a married life?

The Wikipedia article on Ramakrishna Paramahansa says: By the time his bride joined him, Ramakrishna had already embraced the monastic life of a sannyasi; as a result, the marriage was never ...
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What is the source of “Dharmecha Arthecha Kamecha Naathicharami” verse?

Consider the following interpretation of a slokha, which is used during marriages In righteous, wealth and desires, one should follow other and should listen one another The slokha looks like ...
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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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Are there any instances in scriptures of husband & wife separated AND remarried, because of reasons accepted by shastras?

In this question about remarriage, the reasons for a husband leaving a wife, or a wife leaving a husband, are listed. Are there any actual examples in Smriti of this happening - where husband ...
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Does kanyadaan have a Vedic sanction?

In a traditional Hindu marriage, the bride is 'gifted' to the groom by her father Like Godaan (gifting of cow) bhudaan (gifting of land) etc women are treated as objects that can be gifted away ! ...
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Marriage tradition of brushing the grooms legs, hands, shoulders and head

This year I had to opportunity to visit an Indian wedding being a friend of the groom. It was a very interesting experience and I would like to give a presentation in my home country about it. To do ...
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Do scriptures allow men to perform last rites for relatives that are still alive?

According to this news report, a group of Indian men decided to perform last rites for their former wives. They say taking a dip in the Ganga redeems you of all your sins. But a group of Indian men ...
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Who is the daughter of Surya mentioned in Rig Veda 10.85?

The Rig Veda Book 10 Verse 85 describes the bridal of Sun-god's daughter who is called Surya as well: 6 Raibhi was her dear bridal friend, and Narasamsi led her home. Lovely was Sūrya's robe: she ...
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Clarification on Arjun's statement on Bhima's marriage?

As per Mahabharata: Adi Parva: Swayamvara Parva: Section CLXLIII, the intelligent king (Yudhishthira) told Dhananjaya, 'By thee, O Phalguna, hath Yajnaseni been won. It is proper, therefore, that ...
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Which practice existed during the reign of Lord Rama, either Kanyasulkam or Varakatnam(Dowry)?

At present we follow giving Dowry to the grooms which is considered as social evil. What Lord's do is considered right because they will have a particuar reason behind it. So I want to know what they ...