What is HINDU MARRIAGE ACT 1955

If we explain in common language, HINDU MARRIAGE ACT 1955 is a marriage act enacted by parliament of INDIA IN 1955.

» The Hindu Marriage Act is the act applicable specifically to register the Marriage in case both Bride & Groom are either Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs by birth or converted into any of these religions at the time of Marriage
» The HINDU MARRIAGE ACT 1955 is applicable to the entire India ( except the State of Jammu and Kashmir )
» The inter-caste marriages & inter – Religion marriages cannot be registered under Hindu marriage act

A marriage may be solemnized under Hindu Marriage act 1955, between any two Hindus only if :
The age of Bride should be 18 yrs completed & the age of Groom must be 21 yrs completed at the time of Marriage
Neither party has a spouse living at the time of the marriage
Both Bride & Groom should not be within the degrees of prohibited relationship, unless the custom or usage governing each of them permits of a marriage between the two
Both Bride & Groom are not Sapindas of each other, unless the custom or usage governing each of them permits of a marriage between the two
Both Bride & Groom are not idiot or a lunatic at the time of the marriage.

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