Arya Samaj marriage is a type of Hindu wedding ceremony that is conducted according to the principles of the Arya Samaj, a reformist movement within Hinduism founded by Swami Dayanand Saraswati in the 19th century. Arya Samaj marriages are typically simple and straightforward, and do not involve elaborate rituals or ceremonies.
In an Arya Samaj marriage, the couple exchange vows in the presence of a sacred fire and recite mantras from the Vedas. The marriage is solemnized by a Vedic priest who is trained in the principles and rituals of the Arya Samaj. The ceremony usually lasts for about an hour, and may be conducted in either Hindi or Sanskrit.
Arya Samaj Marriage
Arya Samaj marriages do not involve idol worship or the use of images or statues, as the movement emphasizes the worship of the one true God, and rejects the worship of idols or other gods and goddesses. The movement also emphasizes the importance of social reform, including the promotion of education, women’s rights, and the abolition of the caste system.
Arya Samaj marriages are recognized under the Hindu Marriage Act, and the marriage certificate issued by the Arya Samaj is legally valid. However, it is important to note that the Arya Samaj does not recognize interfaith marriages or marriages between people of different castes.