Talk:Marriage in Hinduism

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Treatment of widows[edit]

Does anyone have information on the treatment of widows? --Gbleem 20:16, 1 May 2006 (UTC)


I agree. This article needs some broader discussion of marriage in Hinduism, and what that entails. It would be great to see some discussion of things like marriage ceremony variations among different Hindu communities (with specific examples, if possible), some discussion of elements of the marriage ceremony that are common across various communities (e.g. saptabadi), dowry, child marriage, intra- and inter-caste marriage, widows and widowhood, divorce, religiously-based expectations around gender roles and child-rearing, Hindu marriage law in contemporary India (e.g. the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955), and references to forms of family relations common in India (e.g. joint families). --Anirvan

I think it is kind of problematic as Hindu marriages are very diverse, and Hindu Marriage Law is not standard and often seen contrasting Hindu Tradition, Same Gotra Marriage is not possible in North but not in other caste, also dowry is given from girl to boy but in some community it is given by groom to bride, Ruth Vanita says that Gay Marriage is possible according to law but Gov. itself do not recognizes but there have been many same sex marriages in India all in different Hindu Rituals. Saptapadi is not common to all hindu community, See thali and other. Also all Samhitas have different view on many matters depending on Time and place they were composed. The most famous method to define marriage in India is to say, whatever goes with the local custom. :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 14.98.151.229 (talk) 13:44, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Downgraded from B-class to Start-class[edit]

I have downgraded this article as it's current status is in need of a substantial cleanup. Also, it cites no sources and contains what I believe to be possible bias. Thanks, GoldRock23(talk - my page - contribs) 14:06, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

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References[edit]

Added a reference, but more are needed. PeterBennettfriedpies (talk) 11:42, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Added some more but more still needed PeterBennettfriedpies (talk) 11:48, 6 May 2012 (UTC)