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Ārsa-vivāha literally means ‘marriage derived from the ṛṣis’.
 
Ārsa-vivāha literally means ‘marriage derived from the ṛṣis’.
  
Religion has accorded vivāha or marriage, the status of a ‘sanskāra,’ as a sacrament that purifies the embodied soul in its journey towards perfection.  
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Religion has accorded vivāha or marriage, the status of [[a]] ‘sanskāra,’ as a sacrament that purifies the embodied soul in its journey towards perfection.  
  
Generally eight forms of marriage are described, out of which the ‘ārṣa’ (derived from the ṛṣis or sanctioned by the Vedas) is the third. In this form of marriage, the father of the bride gifts her away to a suitable man after accepting one or two pairs of cattle (cow, bull) as a gift, to fulfill the law and not as a sale of the girl. The kanyādāna (gifting of the maiden) is done in a ceremonial way.
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Generally eight forms of marriage are described, out of which the ‘ārṣa’ (derived from the ṛṣis or sanctioned by the [[Vedas]]) is the third. In this form of marriage, the father of the bride gifts her away to [[a]] suitable man after accepting one or two pairs of cattle (cow, bull) as a gift, to fulfill the law and not as a sale of the girl. The kanyā[[dāna]] (gifting of the maiden) is done in a ceremonial way.
  
  
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==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
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Revision as of 06:26, 16 October 2014

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Arsa-vivaha, Arsa-vivAha, AArsa-vivaaha


Ārsa-vivāha literally means ‘marriage derived from the ṛṣis’.

Religion has accorded vivāha or marriage, the status of a ‘sanskāra,’ as a sacrament that purifies the embodied soul in its journey towards perfection.

Generally eight forms of marriage are described, out of which the ‘ārṣa’ (derived from the ṛṣis or sanctioned by the Vedas) is the third. In this form of marriage, the father of the bride gifts her away to a suitable man after accepting one or two pairs of cattle (cow, bull) as a gift, to fulfill the law and not as a sale of the girl. The kanyādāna (gifting of the maiden) is done in a ceremonial way.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore