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Actual Prayaschitta for non-virgin people [Serious]

I have gone through all types of Dharma-sastras, having mixed views and re-marriage and marriage of women. But, I have consistently seen that for the first marriage, only kanyas are considered. There ...
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Calculation of Ages Regarding Marriage in Dharmasutras, Dharmashastras and Nitishastras

I am curious whether the ages of marriage in those texts which expound the sacred law are calculated with the origin being conception or being after one has finished his vedic studies?
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Kanya-daana vs Kanya aadaana

Recently I came across someone saying the process of bestowing the daughter, which is normally called as Kanya-daana (gift of Kanya) is wrong but it is Kanya-aadaana (acceptance of Kanya). Looking for ...
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Why were cross cousin marriage happening when it is banned in scriptures?

There were some cross cousin marriages happening in Mahabharat, not only Subhadra-Arjuna, but few others also. I am asking , how it was happening when it is banned in multiple scriptures like ...
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Can a man with lower tapas unite/love a girl with higher tapas?

Can a man with lower Tapasya marry a girl with higher tapasya..or will the boy will be afraid to approach the girl? There is an example of Tapati devi the daughter of Suryadev marrying King Samvarana(...
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Can a girl born on pounami thiti get married to a boy born on Amavasya thiti? How will be their marriage life? They are loving each other so much

Can a girl born on pounami(full moon day ) thiti get married to a boy born on Amavasya thiti? How will be their marriage life? They are loving each other so much.we are doing love and arrange marriage ...
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I heard sex in tirtha kshetras(for procreation) is pious?

I heard sex in tirtha kshetras(for procreation) is pious...i Read somewhere probably in mahabharata..can someone point the reference?
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What is the procedure for Gandharva Vivaha?

"And so saying, that first of kings "wedded" the handsome Sakuntala of graceful gait, and knew her as a husband." Mahabharata Adi Parva: Sambhava Parva: Section LXXIII Here it says ...
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Is Evil eligible to find his true love?

What does scriptures say about soulmates for Evil? Can an Evil have a soulmate? Imagine a person (human) who has done horrible crimes in his lifetime - have god assigned him a partner before his birth?...
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Instances of surrogacy in Hindu scriptures ? Also children born from the womb of non-wife of a man without having sex?

Can anyone enlist surrogacy in Hindu scriptures ? One case is of Balram, the embryo of Balram was transferred from Devki to Rohini. Any other example ? I can think of one another - Satyavati too was ...
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What should one do if wife is disobedient?

What should a man do if wife is disobedient according to smritis and puranas. Should he abandon her.
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Sterility of man in Vedic times

So within dharmashastras, it is generally accepted that the man may marry a second time without abandoning the first wife if she doesn't produce sons or is infertile, but if the man is infertile and ...
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I have question regarding marriage

What if wife refuses to return to her husband after staying in inlaws house for sometime and going to visit maika..And the father of girl is not willing to send his daughter back? Is'nt it equivalent ...
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live-in relationship

this question comes from curiosity. Traditionally speaking, live in relationship doesn't exist before marriage in many places across many religions. i.e 2 people living a married life pre marriage ...
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Reasons for polygamy amongst the Dvija

As Medhatithi's Manubhashya states, "This however is not right; because in regard to men there is a distinct sanction—(a) ‘Those who act through mere lust, etc.,’ (b) ‘the barren wife shall be ...
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Kindly explain these verses of Manunsmriti?

Manu Smriti Chapter IX या पत्या वा परित्यक्ता विधवा वा स्वयेच्छया । उत्पादयेत् पुनर्भूत्वा स पौनर्भव उच्यते ॥ १७५ ॥ If a woman abandoned by her husband, or a widow, of her own accord, marries again ...
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Does husband get wife's karma?

Does husband get a share of wife's sin? What do the scriptures say about this issue?
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Are the changes of Upanyanam regarding age actually recorded?

So, many people argue the age of Rama and Sita are older since both got their Upanyanam and were Dvijas? I am wondering if going through studentship actually changes the age as some people mentioned ...
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Anuloma in Kaliyuga

I've heard that Anuloma marriages in Kaliyuga come with stringent restrictions. Specifically, as a man, you can only marry someone one level below your varna (for example, a Brahman male will only ...
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Marriage in Manusmriti

So I recall reading in Manusmriti that a man may marry a second time once his first wife dies, but wouldn't that be rare due to the age of marriage?
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Can one wear the Janeu after marriage?

Suppose someone due to a lack of substantial knowledge about religion, did not undergo certain traditional rituals like wearing the sacred thread (Janeu) at a young age. Now, with a deeper ...
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Will marriage exist in Kaliyuga ? What does scriptures say about it?

What does scriptures say about the institution of marriage ? Will marriage exist in Kaliyuga according to scriptures ? What will be happening in marriage in Kaliyuga ?
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Rules for when marriage actually consummates?

So, I know the ages of marriage are generally young and there are rules for when the ritual for actual marriage begins, but are there rules as to when procreation can begin? Furthermore, why do epics ...
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Is Eka Nadi Dosha does not exist for the boy and girl born in the Rohini and Uttara Ashadha Nakshatras

I entered Boy and Girl horoscope details in website to check whether marriage is compatible or not. In one website, i got it is not compatibe to due eka nadi dosha but in another it showed eka nadi ...
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Can a shudra male marry a mleccha female?

Does the answer differ with sāmpradaya? Are mlecchas initiated into a traditional sāmpradaya still considered mlecchas?
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Do husband and wife get Moksha/heaven/hell or any other fate in afterlife together?

Do husband and wife meet the same fate in afterlife , be it heaven , hell or Moksha ?
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Are there any instances in scriptures where wives disobeyed their adharmic husbands?

And their anti scriptural instructions? Kindly mention scriptural references.. Also any references that illegal order of husband should be disobeyed..
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Can wife disobey husband's illegal/adharmic orders?

Pranam Suppose a perverted or a mentally unsound husband orders a wife to go someone else(to be with him(have sexual relation with him)) then I think it is adharmic.. My question is can wife disobey? ...
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Is inter-faith marriage (marriage with a Yavana) allowed in Hinduism?

I recently saw a video of a renowned modern-day Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar, where he said inter-religious marriages are fine if the partner is spiritual. I wondered whether this is the teaching of Hindu ...
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How should be the realtionship between husband and wife?

Man and woman come together to pursue four Purusarth together. I want to know how should be the relationship between husband and wife. Any scripture detailing the same.
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Substitutes for non-marriage

I don't wanna marry, but I also don't wanna make my ancestors descend from their Loka to the Earth again, which makes me very very sad. Is there a ritual I can do to ensure this doesn't happen without ...
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Questions regarding marriage

I am ofc going to be single, so this rule doesn't apply to me, but what I want to know is when a boy and girl would formally marry. Then, when that marriage is consummated. What is the punishment for ...
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Is there any Vedic script where marriage procedure steps are mentioned from end to end?

I wish to understand our Vedic procedure /steps for marriage ceremony. Is there any Vedic script where marriage procedure steps are mentioned from end to end ? I have seen people writing article and ...
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Marriage in Rig-Veda

Here are the verses in question https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/rig-veda-english-translation/d/doc838695.html https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/rig-veda-english-translation/d/doc838696....
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What will happen when a man have sex with a non-virgin woman?

Having sex with a virgin woman is generally considered as Gandharva Vivah. But What about non-virgin woman? Is having sex with non-virgin woman sin ? Is it minor sin (for man) ? Can a non-virgin woman ...
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Can a man make non-sexual love to woman without damaging her hymen ? Are there any examples like this?

Having sex with a virgin woman, then refusing to accept her as wife is generally considered wrong. As consensual sex with a virgin woman is generally considered as defacto Gandharva Vivah. But Can a ...
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Do sources state that in Rama's kingdom of Kosala a wife who stayed in a different man's house could not remain married to her husband?

In the Valmiki Ramayana, Rama decides to banish Sita because the citizens of his kingdom are unhappy about her remaining with him after she spent so much time imprisoned by Ravana (the citizens ...
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Is having sex with wife for non-reporduction purpose sin?

Should sex be done only for the reproduction purpose ? Is having sex with one's wife for the purpose of enjoyment wrong ? Is it sin ?
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WHY DO EVERY INDIAN GIRLS DESIRE A HUSBAND LIKE LORD SHIVA?

Why Lord Shiva is treated as ideal husband material by Indian women. Why Every unmarried Girls dream to have a Husband like Mahadeva for an example in our area they do 16 Somvaar Vrat, Shivratri Vrat ...
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What are the repercussions for a woman who remains unmarried lifelong?

If a woman remains unmarried all her life... Is she sent to Hell? Who is considered the sinner? She, her father, or someone else? If she is sent to Heaven, then on what grounds? She did not even ...
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A peculiar question regarding marriage?

Namaste, Is there any mention in our scriptures about a man marrying a girl of different kingdom? Of course there are mentions about kings..but are there mentions about other varnas like Brahmanas or ...
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A question regarding Brahmana marriage?

Namaste, In Manu Smriti and Mahabharata it is said that a Brahmana may first marry a Brahmana Girl then a Kshatriya a Vaishya and a Sudra girl in this order.But we see in Mahabharata and Ramayana that ...
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A question about Marriage

It is said in Manusmriti that a Brahmana may marry a Brahmana girl of his own race(same country probably) then girls of lower varnas.. In itihasas and puranas we find examples of Sages marrying ...
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How do we reconcile with scripture's apparent promotion of child marriage.?

Child marriage is a crime and is illegal by law. Yet, there are verses in Hindu texts that seem to promote it. Please explain how this is reconcilable.? पराशरस्मृति (Parāshara Smriti) 7.7-8.: प्रा...
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Are there any cases of Brahmana marrying a Kshatriya woman?

It is allowed for a Brahmana to marry a Kshatriya woman taking her as his second wife(Anuloma Vivaha)..But are there cases in Puranas and Itihasas that describe a Brahmana marrying a Kshatriya first?
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Lord Rama's marriage suffering and struggles

In the Ramayana the marriage of Lord Rama is done in the most auspicious of manner. There was selection of dates by the greatest of sages and also astrology. Yet there is suffering and struggle of ...
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What are the evidences from scriptures behind Radha-Krishna getting (or not getting) married?

I remember there was a scene in the movie Prem Rog (1982), where Rishi Kapoor is standing in front of a Radha-Krishna temple and people are asking him what is his relationship with the female ...
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What is the reason , most sages now-a-days not marry?

Why do most sages in present world not get married and beget children ? Do they do it to not involve them in Moh (attachments) ? Which scripture tell not to get married ? Is it best not to get married ...
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How many of Krishna's marriages were of the Brahma type?

Reference of Krishna's last meeting with Yashoda when he promises to reincarnate as Venkateshwara? says There is a story of Krishna meeting Yashoda on her deathbed and she laments that she didn't ...
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Is sex for pleasure (for married brahmins) wrong

I have 2 questions For brahmins, is having sex for pleasure (non-procreative purposes) condemned in hindu scriptures? I don't think its mentioned in vedas but non-vedic scriptures are fine. This is ...
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