Arya Samaj Marriage is done by an Arya Samaj Mandir from where you can get a certificate which is the proof of your Marriage. Arya Samaj Mandir was founded by Swami Dayananda Saraswati in 1875; Moreover, Arya Samaj is the prominent community in India.
How Arya Samaj marriage is commenced?
The rituals of Arya Samaj marriage are held according to the Vedic tradition, and it is solemnized under Arya Samaj Marriage Act, 1937 with provisions of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.
Arya Samajis do not believe in Idol worship as Hindus do, therefore, their marriages are solemnized by different customs than Hindus.
Eligibility for Arya Samaj marriage
The boy and girl should be eligible as per Indian rules.
Any person who is Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh can execute Arya Samaj Marriage.
Inter-Caste Marriages and Inter-Religious Marriages can also be solemnized in an Arya Samaj Marriage
If a person, who is non-Hindu, wants to perform the marriage, he/she should go through a process called Shuddhi. It allows them to get converted.
- Documents required for Arya Samaj Marriage
- 4 copies of the colored photograph of both parties
- Date of birth proof and address proof of both parties.
- According to Indian law, the age of groom 21 and bride 18.
- Two witnesses are compulsory to complete the process
- Need a certified copy of divorce certificate issued by the court. In case, if anyone of person is divorced.
- The death certificate of the dead spouse required in case any partner is widow or widower.
Registration of Arya Samaj Marriage
When you solemnized the marriage in the Arya Samaj Mandir then your marriage is registered under section 8 of the Hindu Marriage Act by the Marriage Officer/Registrar of the district/state. After completing the whole process you will get the certificate of marriage, which is a legal document of your bond.
After 2006, the Supreme Court is strict on the issue of registration of marriages in personal laws. An Arya Samaj marriage can be categorized under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. The Hindu Marriage Act is pertinent in situations where both the spouses are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs or where they have changed into any of these religions. If any of the partners is from other religion, marriage will be registered under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
Hindu Marriage Act set responsibility upon the states to make laws for registration of the marriage but also take note that where a marriage is not registered, as non-registered marriages will not be acceptable in Law’s eyes. So, it is generally recommended to get the marriage registered as per the Supreme Court orders and, it is the accurate way to avoid disputes in future regarding your marriage.