Arya Samaj Marriage Procedure
On the contrary to the Hindu wedding, the Arya Samaj wedding process is very simple, shorter and comparatively inexpensive. In a nutshell, the Arya Samaj marriage is followed by the Vedic rules and it is valid according to the Arya Samaj Marriage Validation Act, 1937 with the provisions of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.
Whether you opt for love marriage, arranged marriage, court marriage, inter-cast marriage, inter-religious marriage and more, there are some specific requirements for Arya Samaj Marriage.
Basic Rules to Be Eligible for Arya Samaj Marriage
- As per the Arya Samaj Wedding Act, the legal age of boy to get married is 21 while the girls should be older than 18 years of age.
- If you follow any of religion from Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism or Jainism, you will be eligible for Arya Samaj Marriage. If you do not then you have to go through the process called “Shuddhi”. It means purification that refers to convert you to Hinduism before the process of marriage.
- Remember, you are allowed to perform inter-religious and inter-caste marriages as Arya wedding.
Two Types of Wedding: Pauranik Method & Vedic Marriage
Pauranik method is the traditional way of Hindu marriage ceremony with a large number of rituals that goes for a few days.
Vedic marriage that is also known as Arya Samaj wedding is followed by the Vedic rules and one of the spiritually accepted forms of marriage that seek blessings of God.
Note: The Arya Samaj wedding is strictly against the dowry and it is a simple method of varmala exchange, etc.
Arya Samaj Wedding Validity
As per the Hindu Marriage Act 1937, the Arya Samaj Marriage is legal and valid. After the process is completed, the certificate will be issued to the couple and this certificate is valid around the country. Based on this certificate, you can obtain government approved marriage certificate, which will be valid worldwide.
As per the Arya Samaj Validation Act 1937 and Hindu Marriage Act 1955, the Arya Samaj can solemnize inter-caste marriage, inter-religion marriage and love marriage. Additionally, as per these acts the Arya Samaj Wedding Patna is legally recognized and valid universally.
Marriage Certificate from Arya Samaj Mandir
Once the marriage is completed, you will be legally married and will be given a marriage certificate by the Arya Samaj Trust. This certificate will be the legal document of wedding or proof of your marriage.
Arya Samaj Marriage Certified Worldwide
Arya Samaj marriage certificate is a legal document that is valid anywhere in India. After getting the Arya Samaj Marriage certificate, you will register the marriage with local Municipal Corporation to legalize this certificate. This legalized certificate will be valid across the world.
Note: If you get the marriage certificate in the local language, you will have to translate it in the English language.
Court Marriage VS Arya Samaj Marriage
Arya Samaj marriage is equivalent of traditional Hindu marriage that follows the Vedic process. On the other hand, court marriage does not relate to Hindu norms and vidhis. When you prefer to Court marriage, you will do nothing except signing the document. The court marriage does not involve the rituals like Kanyadan and Varmala Exchange.
The court marriage and Arya Samaj marriage are different from each other.
Difference Between Vidhis Arya Samaj Marriage & Hindu Wedding
Arya Samaj marriage rituals and procedure are different from Hindu marriage. Still, there are some activities of Hindu marriage that are followed in Arya Samaj marriage such as Varmala, Kanyadan and you have to arrange a pandit for the wedding ceremony, etc.
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