Hindu Marriage Act Rules Applicability Conditions check now (UPDATED)

By | August 2, 2019

Marriages are solemnized ceremonies by which a couple is officially united in presence of their friends and their family members in India. Every religion abides by certain rules and regulations that have to follow during this occasion. In this article, we have taken you to look closer at Hindu Marriage Act in 1955. This act has 30 points which describe in brief details. This you can be found on official page of website.

Applicability of Hindu Marriage Act

Hindu marriage act applies to following group of people.

A person who is a Hindu including a Virashaiva, a Lingayat or a follower of Brahmo, Prarthana or Arya Samaj.

A person who is a Buddist, Jaina or Sikh.

A person who is residing in regions where this act is applicable and person should not be a Muslim, Christian, Parsi or Jew.

A child either legitimate or illegitimate whose parents are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs.

A child whose parents is a Hindu, Buddist, Jaina or Sikh and is raised as a member of a tribe, community, group or family to which their parents belong.

Any individual who is a convert or re-convert to Hindus, Buddhist, Jaina or Sikh religion.

Condition for a Hindu Marriage Act:

Marriage between two Hindus will be a solemnized in case this following condition match or to be fulfilled.

couple should have no spouse living during wedding.

A person who is a Hindu including a Virashaiva, a Lingayat or a follower of Brahmo, Prarthana or Arya Samaj.

A person who is a Buddist, Jaina or Sikh.

A person who is residing in regions where this act is applicable and person should not be a Muslim, Christian, Parsi or Jew.

A child either legitimate or illegitimate whose parents are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs.

A child whose parents is a Hindu, Buddist, Jaina or Sikh and is raised as a member of a tribe, community, group or family to which their parents belong.

Any individual who is a convert or re-convert to Hindus, Buddhist, Jaina or Sikh religion.

Overriding Effect of Act

As per Hindu Marriage Act, any text, rule or any interpretation of Hindu Law or any other customers as a part of Law on force immediately before commencement of this Act shall cease to affect any matter for which rules and regulations are made in this Act. If any other Law which is forcing immediately before commencement of this Act ceases to affect in so far as is inconsistent with any other of provisions contained in this Act.

Ceremonies for a Hindu Marriage

Hindu marriages are solemnized according to customary rites are ceremonies of either of couple’s custom. One of rites and ceremonies including saptapadi where bridegroom and bride take several steps before sacred fire. Marriage is bound and completed after seven steps are taken by both bridegroom and bride.

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