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Marriage in Hinduism – Walking to a same path of Life

What is Marriage (Vivāha) in Hinduism

Vivāha is the First step to learning love or respect your Spouse (or another soul). In reality, what is Vivāha(marriage)? The truth is you and your Spouse is married to a path of life, not to a person, both of you walking to the same way of life.

Your Spouse comes together due to past karma and to walk with you on the same path of life. Vivāha is a very big word which donates the vāha in essence continual flowing like a river. The day the way is to diversify the goal of life, you both will go away from each other. So long the path is connected, you will stay together, and that what is called the Vivāha.

In Hinduism mythology, we know, “Pati is Parmeswara” (Husband is God). So before worship to Eswara (God), one should accept him Pati (Husband) as Parmeswara (Supreme soul), because the husband is the supreme Lord for the wife. There is a verse from Valmiki Ramayana it says, “You must not underestimate, my son in his exile.

You must treat him as your Iswara, whether he is wealthy or not”.

Husband or God is in its nature spiritual in form and is Almighty, All-merciful, Omnipresent, and all love and ever blissful. God is beyond the approach of Pasam and He is the fountainhead of eternal happiness when there is on return, when once reached. The deeper meaning is that our sages wanted one person to ACCEPT the other, as it is. It’s a kind of acceptance – only when you can do it with ONE person, you can think of accepting all GOOD & EVIL that GOD has provided. If you cannot respect one soul, how can one take God who is Omnipresent and reside everywhere in the soul of each individual?

Our scriptures indeed say that one who devotes to the Supreme Soul at the time of death reaches the supreme soul. Instead, whatever we think at the time of death, we attain that state after death. The essence is while living in this Saṃsāra, one should adhere to dharma of scriptures and should respect Pati as Parameswar. Fulfilled her duties towards her husband (and family) will entitle her to the same reward as worshipping the Supreme Soul. Thus, she is worthy of attaining ‘Moksha’. Similarly, men must respect their wives because both were walking to the same path of life.
The essence of marriage is the karmic bond between you and your soulmate. The soulmate is not limited to a person, a soulmate can be the past commitment to the God. A person is married; the marriage is due to the path of life from previous birth and promise towards soulmate. By the way, Vivāha to a Person is Saṃsāra and to the GOD is Saṃnyāsa.

Fidelity in marriage and its remedies (From Visti Larsen’s Video) The witness of marriage is Agni (fire), so the marriage ceremony happened in front of the Agni. When tamas of marriage enters, the bondage of fidelity has broken. As Agni is the witness of the wedding, if among anyone from the party has affairs, then the Agni will consider it as the cracked of the marriage. So, the next relationship will be considered as the next potential of marriage. The Agni will start little by little killing the previous partner. When a Man is an affair after marriage, then his Spouse starts falling sick. That is why in India to specify marriage Angi puja perform so that if anyone stays loyal in relationship, the current marriage will not hamper. Here Mars is to deal with marriage. After marriage, if the health of Spouse starts falling day by day, then it’s time for re-marriage to specify Agni and to safeguard the union. If you see anywhere under a new marriage, the husband/wife’s health is going down, and there may be a fidelity, so suggest them to do re-marriage to specify Agni.

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