[Advaita-l] On sagotra Marriages

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 21 11:50:34 CDT 2011

> 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.  

Yes, but my point is that in cases where two individuals make
their own decision to marry, or where there is a total ignorance
of the family gotra-s, skipping the gotra and pravara recitation 
does not nullify the marriage, legally or culturally or religiously.

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