The Hindu Wedding Ceremony celebrates the start of the Vivaha or marriage. This commitment is among the sixteen samskaras; a group of sacraments that mark and sanctify our passage through life. Maa Yoga Ashram organizes Vedic Hindu Marriage ceremony in Rishikesh. The samskaras enable us to pursue a happy, fulfilling life. They also prepare us to live and thrive in the four aspects of human pursuit:
Dharma: Moral sense to lead a good life
Artha: Financial prosperity
Kama: Blessing for strong, virtuous children and to share the responsibilities of home
Moksha: Self restraint and eternal physical, mental and spiritual strength
In Hinduism, as in any other culture, marriage is a commitment with deep ethical and moral roots. In fact, in Vedic scripture, it is the merging of two souls until they become a harmonious whole.
Moreover, marriage marks the transition between the first and second stages of life. The first —devoted to education and learning— gives way to one devoted to building a household and raising children. Hence why marriage is considered one of the most significant samskaras.
Finally, the Hindu Wedding does not only entail the union of the bride and groom. It means the integration of both families for many generations.