Arya Samaj marriage is the alternative way for people of different religions or castes to get married. Arya Samaj marriages are solemnised according to the Vedic rituals and allow Hindus of different castes as well as people who have converted to Hinduism to marry without any hindrances. The marriage is between 2 consenting adults is considered to be valid under the provisions of the Arya Samaj Validation Act, 1937 as well as the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.
An Arya Samaj wedding takes 1-2 hours to complete and does not involve the many rituals of a Hindu ceremonial marriage. After the completion of marriage, an Arya Samaj marriage certificate is granted which is valid throughout India.
Arya Samaj Marriage is can be performed by individuals of all religions. Any Hindu or convert to Hinduism can file an application for Arya Samaj wedding. The application for marriage along with the requisite documents is filed with the office of Arya Samaj Mandir. The office provides a date on which the marriage ceremony can be performed and the marrying individuals go to the Mandir for the marriage ceremony. Once the marriage is performed, the priest signs the marriage certificate along with the bride and groom.
- Proof of age including the birth certificate, matriculation certificate, driving license, passport, PAN card, etc.
- Residential proof including the voter ID card, Aadhar card, passport, bank passbook, driving license, etc.
- Photographs of the bride and groom.