Essential Conditions of Hindu Marriage | Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 | The National TV

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Introduction

 

Hindu marriage refers to kanyadan which means gifting a girl to the boy by the father with all tradition and rites or custom. According to Veda - A man is incomplete until he gets married and meets with his partner.

 

 

Essential conditions of Hindu Marriage as mentioned under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955-

1. Parties must be Hindu under Section 2(3) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.

 

2. Condition of monogamy - Section 5(i) of this act states that at the time and f marriage a person should not have a living spouse. It is not permissible in Shastri law to have two married women (bigamy). It is punishable under Section 494 of Indian Penal Code.

 

3. The condition regarding mental health or capacity Section 5(ii) of the act deals with - (a) Unsoundness of mind (b)Mental disorder (c) Recurrent attack of insanity In all these conditions the marriage will be declared void as the person shall be capable of giving valid consent at the time of marriage.

 

4. Condition of marriageable age - Section 5(iii) of this act states that the age for marriage for Bridegroom is 21 and the bride is 18 years at the time of marriage.

 

5. Sapinda relationship is the chain of all the relationships from the side of the brother and sister in the family. They can't marry till the three generations from the girl and five generations from the boy.

 

6. Solemnization of Marriage - Section 7 of this act states that Hindu marriage performed by all ceremonies and rituals. It is concerned with saptapadi and taking seven rounds around the fire.

 

 

 

 

 

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