Arya Samaj marriage Procedure

ARYA SAMAJ– Founded by Swami Dayananda Saraswati in 1875, Arya Samajis acquires a prominent place in India. How is Arya Samaj marriage solemnized? What is the legal validity of Arya Samaj marriage? Is the Arya Samaj marriage certificate valid? What is the divorce procedure according to Arya Samaj rituals? Is Arya Samaj marriage certificate valid for a passport? Let us try to understand the marriage and divorce procedure as per the Arya Samaj custom.

  • The ceremony of Arya Samaj marriage is conducted as per the Vedic ritual, and its validity is derived from Arya Samaj Marriage Validation Act, 1937 with provisions of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. Hindu Marriage applies equally to Arya Samajis.
  • Since the people belonging to Arya Samaj do not believe in Idol worship, therefore, their marriages are performed by different rituals than Hindus.

Arya Samaj Marriage Rituals

Arya Samaj marriage rituals are very simple and straight. Based on Vedic principles, all the hymns spelled during marriages are explained to the bride and groom. The marriage is just like Hindu marriage, marriage is centered around fire and is observed as the transition of wedding couple from Brahmacharya to Grihastha Ashram.

Eligible for an Arya Samaj marriage

  1. Age of the Boy must be 21 and Girl
  2. Any person who is Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs can perform Arya Samaj Marriage.
  3. Any person who is not Muslims, Christians, Parsis or Jews can also perform Arya Samaj Marriage.
  4. Inter-Caste Marriages and Inter-Religious Marriages can also be performed in an Arya Samaj Marriage provided none of the marrying persons are Muslims, Christians, Parsis or Jews.
  5. If a non-Hindu couple would like to perform the marriage, the Samaj allows them to get converted through a process called Shuddhi. Muslims, Christians, Parsis or Jews, if, out of their free will and consent are ready to convert and embrace Hindu Religion, the Arya Samaj Mandir perform a ritual called shuddhi meaning purification for such conversion, and thereafter, such a convert can perform Arya Samaj Marriage.

Documents required for Arya Samaj Marriage

  1. 4 copies of coloured photograph of both Gril and the Boy
  2. Date of birth proof and address proof of both marrying parties.
  3. Bride and groom should be of competent age. 18 for Girl and 21 for Boy.
  4. Two eligible person Required for witnesses.
  5. In case where a marrying party is divorced, then, certified copy of divorce certificate issued by the court.
  6. In case where a marrying party is a widow, the death certificate of the dead spouse.
  7. Aadhar Card is Must
  8. Where a marrying party  is a foreign citizen or holding a foreign passport or is having foreign residential address- Certificate of present marital status of the party/No Impediment Certificate/ NOC from concerned Embassy and Valid VISA

Registration of Arya Samaj Marriage

If you got married under the Arya Samaj Mandir then get this marriage registered under section 8 of the Act by the Marriage officer/Registrar of the district/state, where this marriage took place.

  • After 2006, orders of Supreme Court are strict on the issue of registration of marriages in personal laws. An Arya Samaj marriage can be registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable in cases where both husband and wife are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs or where they have converted into any of these religions. Where either of the husband or wife or both are not Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs, the marriage is registered under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
  • Hindu Marriage Act places a responsibility upon the states to make laws regarding registration of the marriage but also places an emphasis that where a marriage is not registered, its non registration will not invalidate the marriage. It is often advised to get the marriage registered as per the Supreme court orders and, it is the correct way to avoid disputes in future regarding breakdown of marriage.

Advantages of Marrying under Arya Samaj customs and rituals

  1. Arya Samaj marriages are very cost effective as Arya Samaj mandir charges very meager amount for the marriage.
  2. It takes place within one to two hours only.
  3. Only two witnesses are required, who may be anybody including parents, siblings, friends or anybody.
  4. In practicality, one can plan for an Arya Samaj marriage within 30 minutes, go to Arya Samaj Mandir and complete the rest ritual within an hour.

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