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No, the Dharma Shastras explicitly forbid Hindus from marrying foreigners, otherwise known as Mlecchas. Here are some verses from the Atri Smriti that prohibit interracial marriages: The purification for knowing [having sex with] a Mleccha woman consists in a Santapanam penance, or it is said, one may attain to purification by performing a ...


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Yes there are such references in Manu Smriti and several other scriptures. From Manu Smriti: 3.8. Let him not marry a maiden (with) reddish (hair), nor one who has a redundant member, nor one who is sickly, nor one either with no hair (on the body) or too much, nor one who is garrulous or has red (eyes), 3.9. Nor one named after a constellation, ...


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First, your question title contains an underlying assumption - that 'he had no intention of leading married life before he got married'. The same wikipedia article you linked states : Ramakrishna's mother and his elder brother Rameswar decided to get Ramakrishna married, thinking that marriage would be a good steadying influence upon him—by forcing ...


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The word is KanyA dAna and not what you said also it is not DH but D.. See Manu Smriti 3.29: एकं गोमिथुनं द्वे वा वरादादाय धर्मतः । कन्याप्रदानं विधिवदार्षो धर्मः स उच्यते ॥ २९ ॥ ekaṃ gomithunaṃ dve vā varādādāya dharmataḥ | kanyāpradānaṃ vidhivadārṣo dharmaḥ sa ucyate || 29 || ‘When the maiden is given away in due accordance with rule, ...


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P. V. Kane in History of Dharma Shastras Vol. II Part I says the verse belongs to Āśvalāyana Gṛhya Pariśiṣṭa and Saṃskāra Kaustubha of Anantadeva which discuss the Kanyādāna procedure in detail. Neither of these two texts seem to be available online. Kanyādāna: (the gift of the bride). Vide Pār. gṛ. I. 4, Mānava gṛ. I. 8. 6-9, Vārāha gṛ. 13. The Āśv. gṛ....


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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 ...


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Any references to authoritative texts or incidents where a younger groom marries an elder woman? Yes, there are few incidents of boy marrying girl older than him: As per Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa): Skandha 9: Chapter 3, Revatī was much (twenty-seven catur-yugas!) elder than Baladeva (Balarama). Brahma advised Revatī's father to offer his daughter ...


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First of all it is recommended in the scriptures that one marries and begets son. The following Aitreya Brahmana 7.13 verses quoted in the Vashishta Dharma Sutras make that explicit: ‘A debt he pays in him and immortality he gains, the father who sees the face of his son born and alive’ (AB 7.13). 2 ‘Eternal are the worlds of those men who have ...


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In Sanskrit there are a number of terms for marriage:– vivāha, pāṇigrahaṇa, udvāha etc. The term vivāha is derived from the root VI which means special or specific and VĀHA which means to carry or to conduct. The meaning is that marriage is contracted for the specific duty of fulfilling the 5 debts which everyone incurs through birth. These are known as the ...


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According to the Vishnu Purana, it is recommended for grooms to choose brides who are a third of their age: If he must marry, he must select a maiden who is third of his age, one who has not too much hair but is not without any, one who is not very black nor yellow complexioned and who is not from birth a cripple or deformed. (Vishnu Purana, Book III, ...


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Horoscope Matching basically consider 8 things and try to match between male & female's horoscope. As you might have read in Panchang, the most basic things which decides the Guna Matching between two horoscope is Nakshatra. Below is attached Nakshtra Table, which helps you to decide the ashta guna between boy's and Girl's Horoscope. Now talking about ...


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In History of Dharmaśāstra, Vol. II Part I, P. V. Kane says that Śaunaka smṛti (a dharma śāstra work attributed to Śaunaka) is one of the earliest references to this mantra. Maṅgalasūtra-bandhana: (tying a string having golden and other beads on it round the neck of the bride). This is now regarded as the most important ornament which no woman ...


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Why is intercaste marriage bad? Intercaste marriages are bad because the offspring produced are genetically inferior. This is especially the case for Pratiloma marriages. Even when the husband is a higher caste than the wife, the wife should ideally be just one caste lower. The best form of marriage is same-caste marriage because it produces children with ...


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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 ...


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Bhagavatam says about one way: devarṣi-bhūtāpta-nṛṇāṁ pitṝṇāṁ na kiṅkaro nāyam ṛṇī ca rājan sarvātmanā yaḥ śaraṇaṁ śaraṇyaṁ gato mukundaṁ parihṛtya kartam (41) Oh King when someone forsakes his material duties and takes to the shelter of Mukunda, the One Affording Shelter, he is neither the servant nor the debtor of the gods, the sages, ...


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I have heard that it gives the father the Brahma Loka. But, the references I have collected only say that it guaranties the father a place in the celestial region. Also, it bestows merit equal to performing a Jyotistoma Vedic Yajna. Following verses are from the Samvarta Smriti: He, who, decorating a maiden with ornaments, gives her, unto a ...


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Having no obvious part in the hair is not a problem. I have seen many women wear Sindur at different places than the part. Women wear Sindur based on their preferences. I have seen women apply Sindur just at the part, and places other than the part. If a person wishes to wear Sindur, it is sufficient just to wear it. Not wearing at the part does not do any ...


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Marriage of a widow is never prescribed in Hindu scriptures. That's what Manu Smriti states. But there is a provision for a widow without a son to procreate one with the help of her brother-in-law. Alternatively, the widow may seek to procure a son. 23When her brother-in-law is alive, a son born to such a widow by another person does not share in the ...


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Here is a partial answer .. If Ramakrishna was not serious about marriage why did he agree to marry in the first place It is only partially true or not true at all that he was not serious. In fact it was him only who told his mother and brother as to where to find the suitable bride for him, when the two were desperately searching for a bride but ...


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The practice is to wear it on the Seemanta or the parting of the hair. The Lalita Sahsranama from Brahmanda Purana uses the words "Seemanta Sindhuri" which clearly indicates the exact place where one should wear the Sindhoor. Shruti seemanta Sindoori kruta paadaabja dhulikaa, Sakalaagama Sandoha Shukti Samputa Mouktikaa/ The particles of your ...


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At "Seemandarekha"! Seemandarekha is nothing but the parting-line of a woman’s hair (also called maang in Hindi). Seemandarekha is sanskrit word, means Maang. Source


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It's actually Kanyadan The giving away of the bride (daughter) to the groom is called the ritual of Kanyadan.


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It is the marriage mainly intended at the third one to avoid the maleficiousness of that which is barred fo r humans.now it is performing for ghotaka brahmacharis, first time also.marriage with arka vriksha with usual sequence with pravara.


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