(Last Updated on : 09/12/2009)
Daiva marriage means the girl is married to a priest during a sacrifice. After waiting for a reasonable period for a suitable man for their daughter and when they do not find anyone, the girl's parents go looking for a groom in a place where a sacrifice is being conducted. Here the girl is groomed with ornaments and married to a priest. According to the shastras Daiva marriage is considered inferior to Brahma marriage
because it is considered degrading for the womanhood to look for groom.
In this marriage holy yajna
is performed and to perform the yajna, number of learned boys are also invited. And in this marriage some good articles, clothes etc., are donated whereas in above stated Braham marriage nothing is donated.
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