Marriage traditions in the Arya Samaj are straightforward and basic. All hymns spelled during nuptials are explained to the bride and groom using Vedic concepts. Marriage, like Hindu marriage, is centred on fire and is observed as the married pair transitions from Brahmacharya to Grihastha Ashram.
Arya Samaj Marriage Registration
If you got married at the Arya Samaj Mandir, get this marriage registered under Section 8 of the Act by the Marriage officer/Registrar of the district/state where this marriage took place.
After 2006, the Supreme Court’s orders on marriage registration in personal laws are very strict. Either the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 or the Special Marriage Act of 1954 can be used to register an Arya Samaj marriage. The Hindu Marriage Act is used when both the husband and wife are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, or Sikhs, or have changed their religion to one of these. Under the Special Marriage Act, 1954, a marriage is registered if neither the husband nor the wife are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, or Sikhs.
The Hindu Marriage Act says that it is up to the states to make laws about how to register a marriage, but it also says that if a marriage isn’t registered, that doesn’t mean it isn’t valid. People often say that the marriage should be registered according to what the Supreme Court says to do, and that is the right way to avoid problems when the marriage ends.
Using the Hindu Marriage Act to register an Arya Samaj marriage
- Offline, you can sign up with any Sub-divisional Magistrate. Online registration is another option that is available in some places, such as Delhi. An appointment comes after 15 days.
- Taking care of the details of the registration form.
- Any piece of paper that shows a person’s date of birth.
- Two photos of each party the size of a passport are needed, as well as one photo of the wedding and a marriage invitation card (optional).
- There must be attestation of gazetted officer.
- The district court’s job is to give the couple a marriage certificate after all the paperwork is done.
- It cost between 100 and 200 INR to register a marriage.
In that case, the High Court of Uttarakhand said that the Arya Marriage Validation Act of 1937 did not say that a marriage certificate could be given to anyone, nor did it give anyone permission to do so. So, it was decided that a marriage certificate from an Arya Samaj Mandir didn’t have any legal value, unless the person who gave the certificate said he was a witness to the marriage.
Arya samaj marriages can’t be cancelled or divorced in an arya samaj mandir. This can only happen in court, since mandirs aren’t the right places to file for divorce. The court’s divorce order is valid everywhere in the world.
June 30 2017 Union of India and Others v. Deoki Nandan Aggarwal, AIR 1992 SC 96 and Balram Kumawat v. Union of India, (2003) 7 SCC 628, a single judge passes certain rules and directions when a couple chooses to get married through arya samaj. So, the gwalior bench of madhya pradesh said that the arya samaj authorities had already made rules and that this was their own business and against the arya samaj validation act of 1937. So, the single judge’s decision was not upheld, and it was also said that he does not have the right to give such directions. So, the court has no power to give directions or rules to people who want to get married through arya samaj.