Social Institutions: Continuity And Change

Social Institutions: Continuity And Change

Question

Discuss the salient features of marriage among the Hindus.

Answer

Features of marriage among the Hindus can be turned summed up as under:

(i) It has an uniqueness of its own which makes it distinct from other communities.

(ii) Hindu marriage is not merely a union between a female and made but a tie for whole life undeiated from vicissitudes of worldly life.

(iii) Hindu marriage aims not only to secure physical pleasure for the individual but also to advance their spiritual development.

(iv) Marriage binds the wife and the husband into an indissoluble bond which lasts beyond death.

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