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This is the most important of all saṃskāraḥ. Throughout the ages for which literary tradition is available in India marriage has been highly thought of. The several words that are employed to denote the idea of marriage indicate one or more of the elements of the samskärs of marriage, Such words are udvūlai ( taking the girl out of her parental home ), vivāha ( taking the girl away in a special way or for a special purpose i, e. for making her one's wife ), pariņaya or puriņayana ( going round i, o, making & pradaksiņā to fire), upayama (to bring near and make one's own), and panigrahaņa (taking the hand of the girl). Though these words express only one component element of the rite of marriage they are all used in the śāstras to indicate the totality of the several acts that go to make up the ceremony of marriage.
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{{AlternateSpellings|vivāhaḥ, vivaha, udvāhaḥ, udvaha, paṇigrahaṇaṃ, panigrahanam, pariṇayaḥ, parinaya, upayamaḥ, upayama.}}
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According to the saying 'śatāyur vai puruṣaḥ' the maximum span of human life is considered to be one hundred years. This is further divided into four parts. So each part consists of 25 years more or less. The first part is called brahmacaryāśramaḥ, where the boy is expected to 
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gṛhasthāśramaḥ, vānaprasthāśramaḥ, sanyāsāśramaḥ
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yathā mātaraṃ āśritya sarvē jīvanti jantavaḥ
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tathā gṛhasthaṃ āśritya sarvē jīvanti mānavaḥ<ref>manusmṛtiḥ</ref></blockquote>
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Vivāhaḥ/ Indian marriage is considered to be the most important of all saṃskāraḥ. In the entire literary tradition, Indian marriage is the most widely discussed topic. According to its importance in everybody's life, it is not only extensively discussed in Dharma śāstraṃ but also in different literature like mahābhārataṃ, kāmasutraṃ etc.  
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There are several words to denote the idea of Indian marriage, like vivāhaḥ, pāṇigrahaṇaṃ, pariṇayaḥ, upayamaḥ etc. Each term indicates a different element of marriage. (Such words are udvūlai ( taking the girl out of her parental home ), vivāha ( taking the girl away in a special way or for a special purpose i, e. for making her one's wife ), pariņaya or puriņayana ( going round i, o, making & pradaksiņā to fire), upayama (to bring near and make one's own), and panigrahaņa (taking the hand of the girl). )
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===Concept of marriage/ Purpose of marriage===
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===Types of marriage===
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===Choosing a bride===
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===Choosing a bridegroom===
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===Restrictions in marriage===
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===Procedure===
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===Rights and duties of Husband and wife===

Revision as of 10:53, 4 July 2019

Vivāhaḥ/ Marriage

By Jammalamadaka Suryanarayana

Sometimes transliterated as: vivāhaḥ, vivaha, udvāhaḥ, udvaha, paṇigrahaṇaṃ, panigrahanam, pariṇayaḥ, parinaya, upayamaḥ, upayama.


According to the saying 'śatāyur vai puruṣaḥ' the maximum span of human life is considered to be one hundred years. This is further divided into four parts. So each part consists of 25 years more or less. The first part is called brahmacaryāśramaḥ, where the boy is expected to

gṛhasthāśramaḥ, vānaprasthāśramaḥ, sanyāsāśramaḥ 

yathā mātaraṃ āśritya sarvē jīvanti jantavaḥ

tathā gṛhasthaṃ āśritya sarvē jīvanti mānavaḥ[1]

Vivāhaḥ/ Indian marriage is considered to be the most important of all saṃskāraḥ. In the entire literary tradition, Indian marriage is the most widely discussed topic. According to its importance in everybody's life, it is not only extensively discussed in Dharma śāstraṃ but also in different literature like mahābhārataṃ, kāmasutraṃ etc. There are several words to denote the idea of Indian marriage, like vivāhaḥ, pāṇigrahaṇaṃ, pariṇayaḥ, upayamaḥ etc. Each term indicates a different element of marriage. (Such words are udvūlai ( taking the girl out of her parental home ), vivāha ( taking the girl away in a special way or for a special purpose i, e. for making her one's wife ), pariņaya or puriņayana ( going round i, o, making & pradaksiņā to fire), upayama (to bring near and make one's own), and panigrahaņa (taking the hand of the girl). )

Concept of marriage/ Purpose of marriage

Types of marriage

Choosing a bride

Choosing a bridegroom

Restrictions in marriage

Procedure

Rights and duties of Husband and wife

  1. manusmṛtiḥ