Social Institutions: Continuity And Change

Social Institutions: Continuity And Change

Question

What is the meaning and importance of marriage?

Answer

Marriage is a social-cultural institution. It is that vital pillar of society on which the very foundation of human existence rests. The contiunity of society is progeny and it is based on birth or reproduction process. It is very important social-cultural institution of marriage originated to give legal and customary sanction to the sexual relations. It is a gateway to enter family life. Hindu marriage is a religious sacrament also. It is imperative for completion of life and attainment of emancipation (Moksha).

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