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Why the process of marriage largely packed with 'Vedic mantras' chanted by p'urohits' on behalf of bride and groom...?

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Asked by Dil Se, 26 Feb 01:20 pm
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Hindu traditions are ancient and eternal too. But we the Indians fail to recognize our rich traditions while the foreigners are trying to learn about our traditions. Unless somebody else tells about our rich traditional treasure, we dont even believe in it.

Marriage is not a celebration of a ceremony. Marriage is not all about exchange of rings or garlands. Its all about a process of promising each other for leading a conjugal life. We never try to find the meaning of mantras chant by Purohits during the marriage process. These days, we just care for photos and videos and hardly pay any attention to the mantras, chant by purohits, since we feel it as the headache of purohit.

The Sanskrit word Vivah originated from three root sounds vi + vah + ghai which means a very special dedication.

Iyam Sita Mama Sutha, Sahadharmachari thapa Pratheechcha Chainam Bhadram Thae Pannim Grihneeshwa Panina

According to Valmiki Ramayana - Maharaja Janaka tells Sri Rama while introducing his d ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 26 Feb 01:22 pm

 
  
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The Prohit's role is that of the director. It is the bride and bridegroom who are the heroine and hero of the ceremony. Most of the mantras especially those involving the promises are dialogues meant to be uttered by Bride or bridegroom. Originally the pohit's role was to recite the invocation prayers and to prompt the lines in case the hero or heroine forget their lines. Because the modern day heroes and heroines do not make an effort to learn their lines, the prohit ends up doing the job of a dubbing artist instead of the prompter. The couple just get away with little bit of lip movement. The same thing happens in our movie industry. These days with actors not well versed in delivering dialogues, most of the time dialogues get dubbed by dubbing artist.
Answered by Shyam, 26 Feb 02:05 pm

 
  
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.there is a strong reason behind this practice of chanting vedic mantras at the time of marriages . vadas are considered to be divine and solomn . In order to solemnize or sanctify the rituals and the ceremony of marriages , mantras are being chanted in the course of the function . this practice dates back to the ancient times when the rishies and vadas had a profound influence on the mind of the people .
Answered by sreekumaran unni, 26 Feb 09:21 pm

 
  
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Performance of sacraments seems to be universal phenomena. This is practiced in some form or the other by people of all faiths. This includes Hindus, Muslims, Jews, and Christians, to name a few. The main motive behind performance of sacraments is to eliminate, or at least modify and improve pre-existing vices, along with induction of virtues in life and develop ones personality to its fullest extent. Sanskars act like a road map, or form of guidance, drawing attention to a particular period of development before and after birth, until death. The sanskars are the total sum of 3 things. The actions of previous births, genetics of parents and family we are born in and the 3rd and last is the environment we live in, ever since birth. Actions of past are sanskars of today and actions of today will be the sanskars of tomorrow. There are a total of sixteen sanskars that have been described. Three are performed before birth, twelve during life, and one after death. It seems that Upnay ...more
Source: http://www.aryasamaj.com/enews/2013/july/4.htm
Answered by KARTIKAY SHARMA, 26 Feb 01:35 pm

 
  
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Such tradition tie the souls....... spiritually too..
Answered by Manju Sikri, 28 Feb 10:16 am

 
  
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All these Vedic mantras are nothing but DOs and DON'Ts that the couple must practice to lead a happy married life. The mantras tell the groom that he must respect and trust his wife, love her truly, guide her, listen to her and without hurting practice the art of love making. Mantras highlight that marriage is not only between 2 people but with 2 families and how every member can promote goodwill and trust and help the young couple to lead a blissful life.
Answered by M Shankar, 27 Feb 09:55 pm

 
  
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Marriage all about a process of promising each other for leading a conjugal life. In Hinduism marriage between two people is believed not to be limited to this life alone. The rlationship between a husband and wife is a relationship of souls.For a Hindu girl / woman , it is also believed that she has to leave her parents home and start a new life in her husband's home is a all together different surrounding and new people. The mangalsutra symbolizes commitment, safety and security offered to the bride by the groom .

The vedic Manras chanted by Purohits has surely has got a meaning of its own. And when chanted on such auspicious occasions , it is believed to give more strength , power and importance to the ritual conducted.
Answered by Buttercups, 27 Feb 02:34 pm

 
  
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Customs guide us
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Answered by anil garg, 26 Feb 06:34 pm

 
  
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To receive auspicious blessings.
And also to continue the tradition.
Answered by Prakash Chandra, 26 Feb 05:20 pm

 
  
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In a traditional Hindu marriage . these mantras are necessary .. these' mantras' are like clauses of the constitution / Institution of marriage .-- code of conduct ../ i e..-- of rights and duties ..--- . .. but now . registration of marriage has become mandatory .....
Answered by lolita mansfield, 26 Feb 04:07 pm

 
  
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