(Last Updated on : 04-05-2015)
Prajapatya marriage is a type of Hindu marriage. This kind of marriage is similar to Brahma vivah, which may be the origin of Prajapatya vivah. It is the same as the Brahma marriage
in all respects, except that the bride's father gives her away as a gift, not to the groom, but to the groom's father.
Rituals of Prajapatya Marriage
In Prajapatya marriage, the man and woman jointly perform the sacred duties. According to Swami Dayanand Saraswati
, the founder of Arya Samaj
, the father gives his daughter to the bridegroom, by addressing the couple with the mantras, "May both of you perform together your dharma
Unlike the Brahma marriage, in Prajapatya marriage the bride's father goes in search of a groom for his daughter. Also in prajapatya, there is no trading and kanyadana is a part of it as in the brahma ceremony. But the bride's menarche is to be started soon and she should be ready to conceive a child soon hence a child must be begotten soon after the marriage.
In a holy yajna
, learned person and parents do marriage and advice both (boy and the girl) to continue their family life religiously. In this marriage, all the married learned persons give blessings to newly married couple.
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