8 Types of Hindu marriages

Brahma Vivaha 

According to dharma Sindhu, yogya vadhu varu vivaha is termed as Brahama Vivaha. The bride and groom belong to the same varna. Groom follows the brahmacharya, grihastha, vanaprastha and Sanyasa ashrams according to the laws of dharma

Daiva Marriage.

An Arsha marriage is where the girl is married to the sages. The bride will be given in exchange for two cows.

Arsha Marriage

Marriages of this type used to happen because the parents of the bride couldn’t afford the expense of their daughter’s marriage at the right time according to the Brahma rite.

Prajapatya Marriage

This type of marriage is the same as the Brahma vivaah in all respects, except that the bride’s father gives her away as a gift, not to the groom, but to the groom’s father

Asura Marriage

It is still arguable that a lot of them can be seen among Hindus today. There are eight types of Hindu matrimonies, these are; Brahma, Daiva, Arsha, Prajapatya, Gandharva, Asura, Rakshasa, and Paishaca. A Brahma marriage is where a boy is able to get married once he has completed his studenthood or Brahmacharya.

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Gandharva Marriage

Gandharva Marriage (Sanskrit: गन्धर्व विवाह, pronounced gənd̪ʱərvə vɪvaːhə) is one of the eight classical types of Hindu marriage. This ancient marriage tradition from the Indian subcontinent was based on mutual attraction between two people, with no rituals, witnesses or family participation.

Rakshasa Marriage

Generally, the groom is of lower social rank or caste than the bride. Gandharva Vivaah: When a man and a woman marry for love and without the consent of their families, that marriage is called Gandharva Vivaah or ‘love marriage.’ RakshasaVivaah: This is essentially marriage by abduction.

Paisacha Marriage

Generally, the groom is of lower social rank or caste than the bride. Gandharva Vivaah: When a man and a woman marry for love and without the consent of their families, that marriage is called Gandharva Vivaah or ‘love marriage.’ RakshasaVivaah: This is essentially marriage by abduction.

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