[Advaita-l] On sagotra Marriages
rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 01:40:58 CDT 2011
Dharna Sutras are said to have the prohibition against sagotra
marriages. It seems apasthambha is strict and vasishta is lineant. He
allows after 7 generations for father and 5 generations for mother. In
practice, iti s disallowed as it is difficult to trace back.
On 21/06/2011, Venkata sriram P <venkatasriramp at yahoo.in> wrote:
> Seriously speaking, there is no SAstric rule that
> prohibits a marriage where the gotra-s of
> both bride and groom are completely unknown. The formal
> recitation of the pravara-s and transfer of bride's gotra
> It is a shiShTAchAra which is followed from rAmAyaNa.
> Both Janaka & Dasaratha introduce themselves and their
> lineage in the presence of their family priests Viswamitra
> & Vasishta.
> Basically, it is a form of introducing oneself and their
> lineage so that both bride & bridegroom would get
> to know the greatness of their family tree, lineage &
> the respective ancestors.
> Apastamba & several other dharma sastras insist the
> bride’s father to enquire about the kula, gotra, health,
> assets of bridegroom.
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