The Arya Samaj was founded by Swami Dayananda Saraswati in 1875 and has had a distinguished name in the Indian society since then. Renowned and respected, the Arya Samaj marriage is based on the Vedic culture and traditions and you can opt for it to celebrate your bond.
The marriage executed as per the Vedic traditions, the Arya Samaj marriage is legally valid as per the Arya Samaj Marriage Validation Act, 1937 with the provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. Although Arya Samaj weddings are based on the Hindu style of tying the knot, the Arya Samaj is do not believe in idol worship, which is why there is a difference between their weddings and Hindu weddings.
The Vedic rituals in the Arya Samaj marriages are quite simple. Like regular Hindu weddings, their weddings are centered around a fire, where the hymns recited are explained to the wedding couple.
Eligibility for An Arya Samaj Marriage:-
To have an Arya Samaj marriage, the groom must be 21 years old or more and the bride should be 18 years old or more.
Arya Samaj marriages don’t take more than 1 to 2 hours of your time to get you married. All you need are the right marriage documents, two Jaimalas, and sweets. To have the perfect Arya Samaj wedding, make sure to book an Arya Samaj mandir and submit the required documents.
On the day of the wedding, the ceremony will begin with the Pandit explaining the holy Vedic hymns to you, while reciting them. Next will be the Jai mala ceremony where the couple exchanges garlands.
How is Arya Samaj’s marriage solemnized?
The ceremony of Arya Samaj’s marriage is conducted as per the Vedic ritual, and its validity is derived from the Arya Samaj Marriage Validation Act, 1937 with provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. Hindu Marriage applies equally to Arya Samaj is.
Since the people belonging to Arya Samaj do not believe in Idol worship, therefore, their marriages are performed by different rituals than Hindus.
Documents required for solemnization of Arya Samaj Marriage:-
1- 4 copies of colored photographs of both bride and the groom
2- Date of birth proof and address proof of both marrying parties.
3- The bride and groom should be of competent age. 18 for the bride and 21 for the groom.
4- Standing of two witnesses to witness the holy ceremony.
5- In the case where a marrying party is divorced, then, a certified copy of the divorce certificate is issued by the court.
6- In the case where a marrying party is a widow, the death certificate of the dead spouse.
7- Where a marrying party is a foreign citizen or holding a foreign passport or is having foreign residential address-
8- Certificate of the present marital status of the party/No Impediment Certificate/ NOC from the concerned Embassy and Valid VISA
Registration is done with any Sub-divisional Magistrate, offline. Another option available in a few jurisdictions like Delhi is online registration. An appointment comes after 15 days.
Fulfilling the formalities of the registration form.
Any document that provides the date of birth of the individuals.
2 passport-size photographs of both the parties are required, also one marriage photograph and a Marriage invitation card (optional).
Attestation of the gazetted officer is mandatory
After fulfilling all the formalities, the district court has to provide the couple with a marriage certificate.
A marriage registration costs is very low.