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Types of Hindu Marriage under Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

According to the Hindu Marriage Law 1955, a valid marriage does not require caste or sub-caste status. The law does not recognize the prohibition of marriage based on...learn more


Monogamy under [sec.5 (i)]

According to the Hindu Marriage Law of 1955, a valid marriage is the first One condition is that neither party had a surviving spouse at the time of marriage....learn more

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Sanity under [Article 5 (ii)]

The second prerequisite of a lawful marriage, as mentioned in the Marriage Act (Amendment) of 1976, is that either party is unable to offer valid consent to be....learn more

Marriage age [Article 5 iii)]

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Establish the third criterion, that is, "the bridegroom has reached 21 years of age at the time of marriage and the bride has reached 18 years of age"....learn more

Unless tradition or practice allows for a marriage permit between the two, the parties are not in the prohibited relationship...learn more

Beyond Prohibited Degrees [section 5(iv)]

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Beyond Sapinda Relationship [section 5(v)]

Marriage between people who are "Sapindas" with each other is prohibited under the fifth condition....learn more

Hindu law 1955 (H.M.A) sec. 11 on the declaration of a null and void marriage, and the divorce require that the application made under this section must be....learn more

Void Marriage in Hindu law


It is considered bigamy if one of the parties to the marriage has a surviving spouse at the time of the marriage [section 5(i)]....learn more

Degree of Prohibited Relationship

Both parties are within the scope of a prohibited relationship unless their respective customs or practices allow such marriages [sec.5 (iv)]....learn more

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When two persons are “Sapinda” of each other unless their respective customs or practices allow them to marry section ( v)....learn more

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