In Hindu dharma, marriage is viewed as a sacrament and not
a contract. Hindu marriage is a life-long commitment of
one wife and one husband, and is the strongest social bond
that takes place between a man and a woman. Grahastha Ashram
(the householder stage), the second of the four stages of
life begins when a man and a woman marry and start a household.
For a Hindu marriage is the only way to continue the family
and thereby repay his debt to his/her ancestors. In Hindu
view, marriage is not a concession to human weakness, but
a means for spiritual growth. Man and woman are soul mates
who, through the institution of marriage, can direct the
energy associated with their individual instincts and passion
into the progress of their souls.
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Pre Marriage : Mahendi and
The Marriage Ceremony
Post Marriage Ceremonies
Gujarati wedding ceremonies from western India have
their own regional traditions and customs that add unique
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