Hindu marriages are the most lavish and extensive. They extend over a period of four to five days. They are highly traditional and strongly adhere to the ancient customs and traditions. Moreover, wedding is considered an important religious practice in Hindu religion.
The Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 is applicable to Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists. A religious marriage which has already been solemnized can be registered under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.
According to Hinduism the marriage a sacrament known as "Sanskara" through which both husband and wife tie up themselves with each other in a divine knot for present life and upcoming lives. In other words Hindu Marriage is a union of male and female to pursue Artha, Dharma and Kama together.
Who Are Eligible
The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable in cases where both husband and wife are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs or where they have converted into any of these religions.
- Application form:
Signed by both husband and wife
Affidavit must be attested by Magistrate/S.D.M. or Notary Public with Register Entry No.)
- Age Proof:-
( Voter I.card, Driving Licence, Matriculation Certificate,) one of these.
- Residence Proof:
(Voter Card, Passport, Ration Card, Driving License, Bank Passbook , Matriculation certificate , Rent Deed) of Marrying Persons.
( 4 Passport size photo ) Boys & Girl both.
- Date of Birth:
(Voter Card, Municipal Corporation Certificate, X th or XII th Examination Certificate, Passport, PAN Card) of Marrying Persons.
- Two Witnesses:
Both should be major (Voter card, Driving Licence, Passport, 2 Passport size photo - one of these)
The parties are not related to each other within the prohibited degree of relationship as per Hindu Marriage Act or Special Marriage Act as the case may be Attested copy of divorce decree/order in case of a divorcee and death certificate of spouse in case of widow/widower
- Solemnized Condition:
If marriage was solemnized in a religious place, a certificate from the priest is required who solemnized the marriage
- Belong to other:
In case one of the parties belong to other than Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh religions, a conversion certificate from the priest who solemnized the marriage
All documents excluding receipt should be attested by a Gazetted Officer
Process for Registration
Verification of all the documents is carried out on the date of application and a day is fixed and communicated to the parties for registration. On the said day, both parties, along with witness should attend office of marriage officer. The Certificate of Marriage is issued on the same day.