I read on the website OmOccult that alone Shiva is on a par with Shava (dead body); hence, he must be worshipped with his wife Parvati (his power) and the entire family. The entire story of the family man Shiva is duly mentioned in the Holy Scripture Shiva Purana; however, a crux of that is shared here - after assigning the task of creation to Brahma and ...
it's NOT true that only virginity of women is stressed upon in Hindu scriptures. Men's virginity also required during first marriage. Men's life span is divided into 4 stages (Ashrama):
Brahmacharya (student life)
Grihastha (household life)
Vanaprastha (retired life)
Sannyasa (renounced life)
And in the first stage named Brahmacharya, virginity or celibacy ...
Ramayana was composed in the post-Vedic period, which predates Puranic period.
The wedding of Sita and Sri Rama was mentioned in Bala Kanda.
इयं सीता मम सुता सहधर्मचरी तव || १-७३-२६ प्रतीच्छ चैनां भद्रं ते
पाणिं गृह्णीष्व पाणिना |
"This is Seetha, my daughter, she acquits herself in whatever duty
you undertake. Take her wishfully, let safeness ...
In addition to YDS's answer, I would like to add this verse from the Manusmriti where a man's virginity is stressed upon before marriage:
वेदानधीत्य वेदौ वा वेदं वाऽपि यथाक्रमम् ।
अविप्लुतब्रह्मचर्यो गृहस्थाश्रममावसेत् ॥ २ ॥
vedānadhītya vedau vā vedaṃ vā'pi yathākramam |
aviplutabrahmacaryo gṛhasthāśramamāvaset || 2 ||
Having learnt, in due ...
Customs will keep on changing with times.
Marriages between cousins may not be prevalent in present times in Northern parts of India. However, it is an accepted form in Southern parts of India.
Even in Northern parts of India marriages between cousins was order of the day in ancient times.
In Mahabharata there was a mention of Kunti, sister of Vasudeva ...
Guru and Sishya relationship may not always ends in SPIRITUALITY as explained in this answer.
In Kacha and Devayani story Kacha tells Devayani that she is like a sister to him as she was the daughter of his guru.
In Mahabharata Arjuna spent one full year in the inner women apartments of King Virata as a dance teacher of Uttara. After his victory over ...
The reason is given your question itself:
Manusmriti 3:11.But a prudent man should not marry(a maiden) who has no brother, nor one whose father is not known, through fear lest (in the former case she be made) an appointed daughter (and in the latter) lest (heshould commit) sin.
So, the reason is that she might be an ‘appointed daughter’/Putrika.
There is ...
Medhātithi’s commentary (manubhāṣya):
She who has no brother,—such a girl one should not marry,—‘for fear of her having, the character of the appointed daughter;’ i.e., by reason of her being an ‘appointed daughter;’ i.e., by reason of there being the doubt that the girl’s father might have performed those rites that would have made her an ‘appointed ...
There is a general belief in Hinduism that we should give some gap between marriage of one member to another member in the same family. This also has a scriptural basis.
I could not find anything related to brothers marriage in same family but the general rule of giving a gap should be maintained. ( Bold emphasis mine)
From Narada Purana chapter 56 which ...
Cousin marriage is not banned.
Sa-Gotra cousin marriage is banned.
Your father's sister's daughter, or your mother's brother's daughter - belong to different gotra (that of their father's), so marriage between these type of first cousins is allowed.
But your father's brothers' daughter is same gotra as you, so she is like a sister, so that marriage is ...
This particular answer can help you.
Manusmriti 3:5. A woman who is not of the six generations of the mother and of the father's gotra is recommended to twice-born men for wedlock and conjugal union.
If it was the cousin-brother, As your uncle already married in that family, that means your Gotra is different from her gotra, It should not be a problem.
That's not true
From Parashara Smriti (28)
When her husband is missing, or is dead, or has renounced the world, or is impotent, or has been degraded by sin, — on any of the said five calamities befalling a woman, law has ordained another husband for her
Src : https://archive.org/stream/ParasharaSmriti/SriParasharaSmrithiPdf_djvu.txt
Radha may not be elder than Krishna during the marriage between them. It is not true that Radha is fourteen years elder than Krishna during their marriage time.
The reason is that Krishna takes the form of teen-age youth before wedding moments
Then the Supreme Personality of Godhead became a teen-age youth
splendid as a dark cloud, dressed in yellow ...
Obviouly In old times King has many wives because of political relationship.
Same happens with Pandavas also.
After getting marries with Draupadi , they also had to marry another kingdom princess for political relationship.
Such as Krishna planned to marry her sister "Subhadra" with Arjun so that pandas become strong.
Yes, there are circumstances under which adultery is not punishable. One can refer to Yayati-Devyani-Sarmishtha story in Sambhava Parva.
Sarmishtha answered, 'O monarch, one may look upon her friend's husband as her own. One's friend's marriage is the same as one's own. Thou hast been chosen by my friend as her husband. Thou art as much my husband, ...
According to the Kamasutra of Vatsyayana, husbands are advised to abstain from any sexual contact for the first nine days. It is only on the tenth day that the husband is advised to "create confidence" in his wife:
For the first three days after marriage, the girl and her husband should sleep on the floor, abstain from sexual pleasures, and eat their food ...