What are the conditions for a Hindu Marriage as per The Hindu Marriage Act 1955? Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 Conditions.

 

There are certain conditions specified under The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 for a valid Hindu marriage. As per Section 5 of this Act is the following are the conditions.

 

 

Section 5 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955- Condition for a Hindu Marriage

 

A marriage may be solemnized between any two Hindus, if the following conditions are fulfilled, namely:
(i) neither party has a spouse living at the time of the marriage;


(ii) at the time of the marriage, neither party,-

(a) is incapable of giving a valid consent of it in consequence of unsoundness of mind; or


(b) though capable of giving a valid consent has been suffering from mental disorder of such a kind or to such an extent as to be unfit for marriage and the procreation of children; or


(c) has been subject to recurrent attacks of insanity or epilepsy;


(iii) the bridegroom has completed the age of twenty one years and the bride the age of eighteen years at the time of the marriage;


(iv) the parties are not within the degrees of prohibited relationship unless the custom or usage governing each of them permits of a marriage between the two;


(v) the parties are not sapindas of each other, unless the custom or usage governing each of them permits of a marriage between the two;

7. Ceremonies for a Hindu marriage.

(1) A Hindu marriage may be solemnized in accordance with the customary rites and ceremonies of either party thereto.


(2) Where such rites and ceremonies include the saptapadi (that is, the taking of seven steps by the bridegroom and the bride jointly before the sacred fire)

 

 

 

 

The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 Law relating to marriage among Hindus

 

 

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