Is it necessary to Register a Hindu marriage?
Registration Requirement of Hindu Marriage as per Section 8
of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955.
The State Governments has the power to make law related
to registration of Hindu Marriage. As per Section 8 of this
Act the following are the provisions related to registration
of a Hindu Marriage.
Section 8 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 Registration of
(1) For the purpose of facilitating the proof of Hindu
marriages, the State Government may make rules providing
that the parties to any such marriage may have the
particulars relating to their marriage entered in such
manner and subject to such condition as may be prescribed in
a Hindu Marriage Register kept for the purpose.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1),
the State Government may, if it is of opinion that it is
necessary or expedient so to do, provide that the entering
of the particulars referred to in sub-section (1) shall be
compulsory in the State or in any part thereof, whether in
all cases or in such cases as may be specified and where any
such direction has been issued, and person contravening any
rule made in this behalf shall be punishable with fine which
may extend to twenty-five rupees.
(3) All rules made under this section shall be laid before
the State Legislature, as soon as may be, after they are
(4) The Hindu Marriage Register shall at all reasonable
times be open for inspection, and shall be admissible as
evidence of the statements therein contained and certified
extracts therefrom shall, on application, be given by the
Registrar on payment to him of the prescribed fee.
(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, the
validity of any Hindu marriage shall in no way be affected
by the omission to make the entry