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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 blindly love or respect your Spouse (or another soul). In reality what is Marriage? The reality is you and your spouse is really married to a path of life, not to a person. Both of you walking to a same path of Life.

You and your Spouse comes together due to the past karma and to walk in 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 path is diversify you both will go away from each other. So long the path is together you will stay together and that what is called Vivāha.

In Hinduism Vivāha in our mythology some people laugh when it said that “Pati Parmeswara”. 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 its says “You must not underestimate my son in his exile. You must treat him as your god whether he is wealthy or not”.

Pati or God is in its nature spiritual in form and is Almighty, All-merciful, Omnipresent, just and perfect and all love and ever blissful. He 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 are able to 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 accept god who is Omnipresent and reside everywhere in the soul of each individual?

It’s true our scriptures say that one who devotes to the Supreme Soul at the time of death, reaches the supreme soul. Rather 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. Having fulfilled her duties towards her husband (and family) will entitle her to same reward as worshipping the Supreme Soul and thus she is worthy of attaining ‘Moksha’ Similarly, men must respect their wives because both of were walking to a 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 commitment 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 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 marriage, if among anyone from the party has affairs then the Agni will consider it as the cracked of the marriage. So, the second affair will be considered as 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 start falling ill. That is why in India to specify marriage Angi puja perform so that if anyone do fidelity in relationship the current marriage will not hamper. Here Mars is to deal with marriage. After marriage if the health of spouse start falling day by day then it’s time for re-marriage to specify agni and to safeguard the marriage. If you see anywhere under a new marriage the husband/wife’s health going down and there may be a fidelity so suggest them to do re-marriage to specify agni.

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