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As per Vedic rites, a Hindu marriage is conducted by four pheras or seven pheras around the sacred fire?

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Asked by mohanbirsingh ghura, 24 Dec '09 07:22 pm
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Hindu wedding ceremonies are traditionally conducted at least partially in Sanskrit, the language in which most holy Hindu ceremonies are conducted. The local language of the people involved is also used since most Hindus cannot understand Sanskrit. They have many rituals that have evolved since traditional times and differ in many ways from the modern western wedding ceremony and also among the different regions, families, and castes such as Rajput weddings and Iyer weddings. The Hindus attach a lot of importance to marriages and the ceremonies are very colorful and extend for several days.

In India, where most Hindus live, the laws relating to marriage differ by religion. By the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 passed by the Union Parliament of India, for all legal purposes, all Hindus of any caste, creed or sect, Sikh, Buddhists and Jains are considered as Hindus for the sake of the Hindu marriage Act and can hence intermarry. By the Special Marriage Act, 1954, a Hindu can marry a non ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 24 Dec '09 07:35 pm

 
  
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Seven only.
Answered by Prakash Chandra, 24 Dec '09 08:34 pm

 
  
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Yes you are right, in western India it is 4 pheras and other places it is 7 pheras and in Kerala there are no PHERAS
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 24 Dec '09 07:28 pm

 
  
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I have no idea whether any veda covers the ceremonies as being performed nowadays.
Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 24 Dec '09 07:25 pm

 
  
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Seven
Answered by ravisinha, 22 Apr '12 11:47 am

 
  
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Saptapadi (or Seven Phera or Saat Phera or Seven Steps or Seven Vows or Saat Vachan or Mangal Pheras) is the most important ceremony in a Hindu wedding. The Saptapadi ritual is conducted after the Mangal Sutra ceremony.



The bride and the groom take Seven Steps or Seven Phera around the Holy Fire (Saptapadi). The Holy Fire (or Yagna) is lit to pray to God Agni (Fire) to bless the married couple. A Hindu marriage is solemnized with the Fire God as its witness (Agni Sakshi) Before the Seven Pheras the grooms Dupatta or Kurta is tied to the brides bridal Saree or Lehanga. The bridegroom and bride hold each others hand while circling the Holy Fire. The Seven Pheras are also called Mangal Pheras.



The groom leads the way around the Holy Fire for the first three Pheras and the bride leads the way for the remaining four Pheras. Some communities like the Marwaris and Sindhis only perform Four Pheras. In such cases the groom leads the first three Pheras and the bride the last Phe ...more
Answered by anil garg, 06 Feb '12 06:55 pm

 
  
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