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You are here, reading this page, because you are planning to get married or you are already married and wants marriage certificate ......
How to proceed forward for a Hindu Marriage? What all to know and consider about Hindu Marriage?
Q1. What is Hindu Marriage?
A. In a Hindu Marriage,
The marriage has to be solemnized / performed, then,
As per the wishes and option of the parties the same can be got registered, and thereafter,
The Marriage Certificate is given.
However, there is no provision for Direct Court Marriage or getting married before the marriage registrar.
Q2. Who may perform Hindu Marriage?
Any person who are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs can perform Hindu Marriage.
Any person who are not Muslims, Christians, Parsis or Jews can also perform Hindu Marriage.
Inter-Caste Marriages and Inter-Religious Marriages can also be performed in a Hindu Marriage provided none of the marrying persons are Muslims, Christians, Parsis or Jews.
Q3. What are the Requirements for Hindu Marriage?
The marriage according to Hindu Law is sacrament and not a civil contract, and hence,
The marriage must be solemnized in accordance with customary rites and ceremonies of either party, and,
Where such rites and ceremonies include saptapadi (taking of seven steps by the parties before the sacred fire) that requirement must be observed.
A marriage not duly solemnized by performance of the essential ceremonies is no marriage at all under Hindu Marriage Act of India.
In a Hindu Marriage, the marrying persons get the legal status of Husband and Wife just by performing the customary rites and ceremonies of marriage.
Q4. What are the Conditions for Hindu Marriage?
There should not be subsisting valid marriage of either of the parties with any other person. Monogamy is now the rule.
The parties should be competent in regards to their age. The age prescribed for the bridegroom is twenty-one (21) years and bride is eighteen (18) years.
The parties should be competent in regards to their mental capacity. Neither parties should be suffering from unsoundness of mind of such a nature as to be unable to give valid consent for the marriage, or suffering from mental disorder of such a kind or to such an extent as to be unfit for marriage and procreation of children, or has been subject to recurrent attacks of insanity.
The parties should not fall within the degree of prohibited relationship.
The parties are not sapindas of each other.
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