Hindu MARRIAGE VOWS are Complementary, not one-sided


“The marriage vows are a commitment to observe together all the rites and sacrifices enjoined by the Vedas in the spirit of lokasangraha (wellbeing for the world/cosmos).”


This article covers “Vedic Vow, Saptapati Mantra (The groom leads the bride around the fire for the first three rounds; the bride leads during the last four (which also shows their inherent equality in stature; sometimes the husband leads, sometimes the wife), Women as Grhni (The Sanskrit term for a wife is grhini, which means the owner of the house, whereas the term for husband, grhastha, means a mere resident of the house), Fourfold role and Role as Mother.” 

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This article was first published in the February 2015 issue of Tattvaloka, the Splendour of Truth. Tattvaloka is published under the aegis of the illustrious 9th century Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham, and the Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya of Sringeri. This article is courtesy and copyright Tattvaloka (http://www.tattvaloka.com/) You can subscribe online at http://www.tattvaloka.com/buy-online . Cost is Rs 496/ for one year (12 monthly issues) print, Rs 1,390 for three years, Rs 11,900 for Lifetime subscription.

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