Kinds of Marriages in Hinduism 

Kinds of Marriages in Hinduism

Hindu Marriage is the event of joining two individuals, bride and groom in the life long bond of love and commitment, so they are able to pursue and follow their religious duty or dharma, respect their possessions or artha and kindle up Kama or physical desires and gather the sacrifice to get moksha which ultimately releases spirits together. As per law and order, Hindu wedding a usual union of two individuals who promise to spend life together. As per religion, Hinduism is strictly followed by Hindu wedding traditions, rituals for consummation, in fact marriage is assumed to be incomplete or invalid until a consummation takes place.

Types of Hindu Marriages:

As per the Hindu wedding customs, descriptions in the religious Hinduism text of Manusmriti that is the law of Manu or Manava Dharma Shastra there are eight kinds of Hindu marriages or eight types of mode of acquiring a wife which is done on the basis of method of concentrating the marriage bond. In these eight types, four types (Brahma, Daiva, Arsha and Prajapataya) of Hindu wedding are considered as proper and desirable and other four (Asura, Gandharva, Rakshasa and Paisacha) are regarded to be undesirable as per the Grihya Sutra. 

  • Brahma Marriage: It holds a supreme position among all eight types of Hindu wedding. In this the boy is eligible to marry only if he has completed brahmacharya, after which parents search for a bride. The bride


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