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The rule according to rig Veda is that one cannot share a common paternal ancestor for 7 generations and maternal ancestor for 5 generations. I had encountered this in a book on Rig Veda, but I am not able to recollect it. Also Manusmriti 3.5 says: "Marriage should he performed with persons not belonging to the same Pravara;—above the Seventh grade ...


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𝐒𝐤𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐏𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐚, 𝐀𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚, 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐚 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚, 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟓𝟎 - 𝐑𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐃ā𝐧𝐚. उत्तानपाद उघाच कन्यादानं कथं स्वामिन्कर्त्तव्यं धार्मिकः सदा । परिग्रहो यथा पोष्यः कन्योद्वाहस्तथैव च ॥ २७ ॥ Uttānapāda said: O Lord, how is the gift of a virgin(Kanyadana) to be made by ...


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In ancient India, parents of a girl used to demand dowry unlike now when the opposite is the case. This practice is severely criticized in Hindu scripture. Condemnation of dowry A wife should never be purchased. Nor should a father sell his daughter. Only those persons of sinful soul who are possessed, besides, by cupidity, and who sell and purchase female ...


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