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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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Distant Cousin Marriage with same last name can get married?

I want to know they say first cousin marriage is common in India. Then what about distant cousin (brother and sisters relation from the paternal side completely ) they are distant they don't share any ...
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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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Krishna's Marriage Age

Did Bhagavan Sri Krishna marry wives older than himself isn't that against the Dharmashastras or is this simply a liberal's myth?
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Ages of Marriage Equivalent to Modern Times in Scripture

Are there any ages of marriage in Dharmashastras, Dharmasutras, or other texts such as Puranas and Ithihasas that fit the current-day marriage model? I am not against the older system and my goal isn'...
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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 Non Penetrative Pre-Marital sex allowed in Hinduism?

Let's say Me and A Girl did hook-up/ 1 night stand .. we did all kind of sexual activities, But Not Penetration & Not Blowjob So Is this a sin ? Since sexual intercourse wasn't performed... Is ...
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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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If a person is from Parashara gotra but the girl he loves is of Vasishta gotra, are they siblings?

If a person is from Parashara gotra but the girl he loves is of Vasishta gotra, are they siblings? (Since Parashara was the grandson of Vasishta) So the question arises: are the gotras belonging to ...
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Do only Pativratra wives accompany their husbands in heaven ? Do non-Pativratas also accompany the husband in afterlife?

It is quite well known that if a woman is Pativrata , she will take her husband to heaven along with herself. That is Pativrata wife will accompany the husband in heaven or afterlife. My question is - ...
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Can you date / marry a girl that has your sister's name?

In Hindu Scripture, do they anywhere talk about ethics behind dating / marrying a girl that has the same name as your sister? Is it okay or considered a sin or just immoral?
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When does the Mahabharata indicate the onset of widespread Varna Sankarya (i.e., inter-caste marriages) in society?

In a discussion with Nahusha, Yudhisthira states 'In human society, O mighty and highly intelligent serpent, it is difficult to ascertain one's caste, because of promiscuous intercourse among the ...
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Can a son-in-law worship the son-in-law's feet in marriage?

Can a son-in-law worship the son-in-law's feet in marriage if the brother and father have passed away?
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Should prospective husband and wife have mutually compatible names?

Without having to hurt or offend any sentiments, I would like to know if the names of prospective husband and wife are taken in account before marriage. What if the names are incompatible from the ...
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Can a Brahmana boy marry a Muslim girl?

Pranam, I read that a Brahmana boy may marry only a Brahmana(of his race),Kshatriya or a Vaishya girl.. And that a king can marry a woman of any race..(Mahabharata) 1)But is it possible for a Brahmana ...
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What is the role of elder brother in a woman's marriage ceremony?

What is the role of elder brother in a woman's marriage ceremony ? Is there any role specified for the elder brother in the hindu wedding ceremony ? Or any role in her marriage ?
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Which text has this mantra? Abhratrughneem

Which scripture text has this hymn? I've heard it used in South Indian marriages. abhratrughneem varunApatighneem brihaspatE indrAputraghneem lakshamamtAmasmai savitassuvah
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Any example of arranged marriage of post-pubscent girl?

In some scriptures it is written that a girl should be married before puberty (sex should be after puberty , just kanyadaan before puberty) .There is even a ritual where girl once become adult goes to ...
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Did original Vedic marriage have only 4 times going around the fire? [duplicate]

In today's times in vedic vivah , the bride and groom together move around the fire 7 times (Saat-Phere). (Though in Gujarat and Sindhi community , there are 4 Pheras) But I have heard some people ...
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Who is a Pativrata Stree?

If a woman marry 2 men then would she be worthy for having title of Pativrata stree or SATI? I want to know the titles of women given by their numbers of husbands in Hinduism. Like if 1 husband then ...
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Are marriage and death predestined?

If yes then how people used to marry more than once in previous ages and now they only marry once as per the law. Does it mean that death and marriage are not predestined?
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Wedding of Lakshmi to Vishnu

Is there any description anywhere of Lakshmi's wedding to Lord Vishnu? In which Purana? What are the details of this?
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