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Sacrament of marriage in Hindu society

Usha M. Apte

Sacrament of marriage in Hindu society

from Vedic period to Dharmasastras

by Usha M. Apte

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Published by Ajanta publications in Delhi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes indexes.

StatementUsha M. Apte.
The Physical Object
Pagination254p.
Number of Pages254
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21067164M

"Western society is deeply affected, indeed wounded, by sin, by rebellion against God and His plan for our eternal happiness. The most deadly wound has been inflicted by the ferocious attack on the fundamental truth of marriage, which seeks to obscure and sully the sublime beauty of the married state as God intended it from the  › Books › Christian Books & Bibles › Christian Living. Preface: 'Hindu Polity,' in two volumes (Parts) the first on Vedic Assemblies and Republics, the second on Monarchy and Imperial Systems-is a sketch of the constitutional life of the Hindus. Subject and Difficulty: The subject is great but its treatment has to be modest. The works of purva-suris had long been hidden; the path opened by them had long been ://

  Ceremonial Validity of Hindu Marriages: Need for Reform by Paras Diwan * Cite as: () 2 SCC (Jour) The Hindu Marriage Act, has secularized the Hindu law of marriage in all respects except one 1 and has abrogated custom except in a few matters 2 It is in regard to ceremonial validity of a Hindu marriage that the religious, sacramental or non-secular character of Hindu marriages is Divorce was not a part or wing of the Hindu marriage system. As a result of rapid urbanization and social change, as a need of the society, it was added as an attribute to the Hindu marriage system. So, divorce may be considered as a change in the Hindu marriage system. Vedic text as well as Smithies contains no advertence at all to

GUIDELINES FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE. Penha. The date and time of the nupt i al mass is to be fixed in consultation with the Parish Priest before making other arrangements like the hall bookings, caterers, etc. Hence, kindly meet your Parish Priest and discuss the matter with him well in :// The directives are for your benefit and are meant to pre­serve the sanctity and joy of the celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage. Mixed Marriages A mixed marriage, which is also known as a Mixed Religion marriage is in the strict sense one that is contracted between a Baptised Catholic and a Baptised Non-Catholic e.g. Christians of other


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Sacrament of marriage in Hindu society by Usha M. Apte Download PDF EPUB FB2

A Hindu marriage is considered to be a religious sacrament for yet another reason too. A Hindu marriage is deemed valid and complete only when certain religious rites like ‘home’, ‘ Panigrahana’, ‘Saptapadi’ etc.

are duly performed by a Brahmin with Agni Devata taking cognisance of the rites. If not so performed, the legal validity   sacrament, necessary for every individual to realize fully one’s potential and to fulfil the responsibilities which one’s owes to one’s self, one’s family, one’s ancestors and to society at large.

Marriage, therefore, is to every Hindu, not merely institutionalised pleasure, or To them, marriage is a sacrament which must be performed in order to attain salvation. Being catalyzed by the explosive economic, social and cultural changes that have molded the needs of people in Indian society, the aims, functions and motives of Hindu marriages have kept on evolving with the demand of its constituent :// Writers on Hindu Law, both ancient and modern, have also generally taken the view that a Hindu marriage is not only a sacrament, but also a contract.

The editor of the tenth edition of Mayne’s Book also observes that “while marriage according to Hindu Law is a sacrament, it is also a civil contract, which takes the form of a gift.”   Legally speaking, the Hindu marriage becomes complete and binding only when the seventh step (in Saptapadi) is taken and till then it is imperfect and revocable.

Therefore, where saptapadi ceremony is interrupted before the seventh step is taken, the marriage remains incomplete. The Hindu marriage is also considered a sacrament in another   patriarchal society of the Rig Vedic Hindus, marriage was considered as a sacramental union, and it continued to be so in the entire Hindu period, and even in our contemporary world, most Hindus regard their marriage as a sacrament.

Manu laid down: “I hold your hand for saubhagya (good luck) that you may To sum up the Hindu marriage has not remained a sacrament and has also not become a contract, but it has a semblance of both. Forms of marriage.

The ancient Hindu law recognised three forms of Shastric marriages as regular and :// Marriage, a legally and socially sanctioned union, usually between a man and a woman, that is regulated by laws, rules, customs, beliefs, and attitudes that prescribe the rights and duties of the partners and accords status to their offspring (if any).

The universality of marriage within different societies and cultures is attributed to the many basic social and personal functions for which it Marriage in Hinduism. The aims of Hindu marriage are said to be dharma, praja (progeny) and rati (pleasure).

Through sex is one of the function of marriage it is given third place, indicating there by that it is least desirable aim of the marriage.

To stress the lower role of sex in marriage, the marriage of a Sudra is said to be for pleasure  › Home. Marriage As Sacrament Related Topics: Church Teaching, Enriching Your Marriage, Married Life, Sacrament Of Marriage When the Catholic Church teaches that marriage between two baptized persons is a sacrament, it is saying that the couple’s relationship expresses in a unique way the unbreakable bond of love between Christ and his :// Hence, unlike a Muslim marriage which a contract between the man and the woman, a Hindu marriage is a sacrament union of two souls in religious rites.

Be it in the Manu period or the contemporary times it still hold goods, that marriage is a sacrament and a union of the :// The sacrament of marriage in Hindu society: from Vedic period to dharmaśāstras Usha M. Apte ; with foreword by G.K.

Bhat ; and introduction by T.G. Mainkar Ajanta Publications, distributors, Ajanta Books International, Hindu Philosophy of Marriage. Anyone who has any question about the role of a woman in Hindu marriage should pay special attention to the charge and blessing by the presiding priest at the end of the sapta padi.

The activities of the Connecticut Valley Hindu Temple Society in the past 20 years in this great state have been directed to ?page_id= The Hindus have idealized marriage in a big way. In the patriarchal society of Rig Vedic Hindus, marriage was considered as a sacramental union, and this continued to be so during the entire period.

In the Shastric Hindu law, marriage has been regarded as one of the essential sanakaras (sacrament for every Hindu). Every Hindu must :// There was some divergence of opinion on the question whether, under Hindu law, as applied by courts in India, marriage was a sacrament or both, a sacrament or contract.

That is was a sacrament was questioned but in some cases, the courts expressed the view that it Sacrament of marriage in Hindu society, from Vedic period to dharmaśāstras. Delhi: Ajanta Publications: distributors, Ajanta Books International, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Usha Mukund Apte Changing Dimensions of Hindu Marriage.

The traditional Indian society however disapproved of such living in arrangements, for several reasons. First, society revered the institution of marriage. Secondly if a woman was financially dependent on the man, the instability of such a relationship created a subservient status for the woman   This is a good book emphasizing that our society is broken because the marriage sacrament has been broken.

Much like Bishop Fluton Sheen’s book, “It Takes 3 in a Marriage”, a successful marriage with Christ at the center is essential for a healthy marriage and a healthy ://   Hindu marriage: its sacramental nature, forms of Hindu Marriage: Prashast and Aprashasta, Anuloma and Pratiloma; Rules of marriage - endogamy and exogamy; recent changes.

The Hindu family – forms and functions, recent changes, emerging pattern of family in India. Marriage and family among Muslims and Christians in 2nd Marriage. 2nd marriage is a touchy subject, especially in our time and day.

Christ clearly states that divorce is wrong, with the exception of adultery. Since marriage is divine it cannot be dissolved as the Catholic Church does with the practice of annulment. Marriage once it happens has an eternal ://.

Through the sacrament of Matrimony, the spouses are enabled to represent this fidelity, and witness to it. Through the sacrament, the indissolubility of marriage receives a new and deeper meaning.

It can seem difficult, even impossible, to bind oneself for life to another human :// /item/the-duties-of-the-sacrament-of-matrimony.Our center section this issue offers ten questions and answers on marriage. Quite possibly the reason Hindu society has held together for thousands of years is the stability of the Hindu home.

It is based upon proven wisdom of the relationship of men and women, and the creation of a reliable family ?itemid=  Hindu and Muslim marriage, as in the former case it is a sacramental union and in the later cases it is purely a contractual union. However, in Muslim society, a marriage proposal by the male and its acceptance by the female is necessary for a valid (Sahih) marriage.

Spousal consent is not important in traditional Hindu