Hindu Quotes on Marriage

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  1. Amit

    Amit New Member

    A Hindu marriage is known to be union of two spirits or souls.In a traditional Hindu wedding there are 7 rituals that a Hindu needs to perform and each one of them has its own significance.
    These are
    1. kanyadan
    2. mangalasutra
    3. Kongumudi
    4. exchange of garlands
    5. saptapadi
    6. naticharami
    7. panigrahanaetc
    The 5th custom of Hindu marriage is Saptapadi i.e.Bride & groom take seven vows along with the seven steps around fire together while reciting some mantras.
    These seven vows are taken by bride and groom in presence of elders and in front of fire which includes:
    1. Noble and respectful to one another
    2. Mutual love and trust
    3. Sharing sorrows and joys
    4. Fulfillment of spiritual obligations
    5. Begetting noble children
    6. Healthy and peaceful life
    7. rue companionship for being life-long friends
    Here are few mantra from veda's that talk about the couples:

    I am He, you are She, I am Song, you are Verse, I am Heaven, you are Earth. We two shall here together dwell, becoming parents of children.- Atharva Veda XIV 2, 71

    Unite, O Lord, this couple like a pair of Chakravakas. May they surrounded by children be, living both long and happily.-Rig Veda XIV 2, 64

    Oh man and woman, having acquired knowledge from the learned, proclaim amongst the wise the fact of your intention of entering the married life. Attain to fame, observing the noble virtue of non-violence, and uplift your soul. Converse together happily, living in a peaceful home, spoil not you life. -Yajur Veda 5.17, 44

    I take your hand in mine for happiness, that you may reach old age with me as husband. Bhaga, Savitri, Aryaman, Purandhi, have given you to be my household's mistress. - Rig Veda X, 85, 36

    Act like a queen to your husband's father, to your husband's mother likewise, and his sister. To all your husband's brothers be queen. - Rig Veda X, 85,44.

    May happiness await you with your children! Watch o'er this house as mistress of the home. Unite yourself wholly with your husband. Thus authority in speech till old age will be yours. - Rig Veda X, 85, 27

    Straight be the paths and thornless on which our friends will travel to present our suit! May Aryaman and Bhaga lead us together! May heaven grant us a stable marriage!-Rig Veda X, 85, 23
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  2. Amit

    Amit New Member

    Love is all-pervading. It penetrates everywhere and it is unitary. It is one. Moha is felt between two or more and that is what binds and brings them together, and yet it is felt as unifying. It removes the difference. The love between the so-called two is one. …

    All demands nullify love. Love never decays. It is ever full, eternal, one, pure, undefinable, all-pervading. Unless one understands love in its unified grandeur, how could one love? Many think they love and keep on sorting out their affairs of likes, dislikes, priorities, hates and deceptions. Love is immutable, one without a second.

    The worldly love is not love at all. It seeks approval of the parties. Real love does not do that. When it is aroused, it only offers and never demands. All demands have two parties to the deal. But offers do not recognize any other party and thus love never changes its color or form. Once in being, it remains the same.

    -Shantānanda Sarasvatī

    This one isn’t love and marriage related, but is a lovely Sanskrit proverb:

    Look to this day:
    For it is life, the very life of life.
    In its brief course
    Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
    The bliss of growth,
    The glory of action,
    The splendour of achievement
    Are but experiences of time.

    For yesterday is but a dream
    And tomorrow is only a vision;
    And today well-lived, makes
    Yesterday a dream of happiness
    And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
    Look well therefore, to this day, for it and it alone is life!
    Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn

    This is other one which is often found in wedding cards:

    You have become mine forever.
    Yes, we have become partners.
    I have become your.
    Hereafter, I cannot live without you.
    Do not live without me.
    Let us share the joys.
    We are word and meaning, united.
    You are thought and I am sound.

    It was divine destiny that brought us together,
    Love that will sparkle every moment we stay united..........
    Driven by unconditional faith and cherished blessings
    from family and friends comes a wedding whisper
    "A promise for a life time of affection and happiness".

    May the nights be honey-sweet for us.
    May the mornings be honey-sweet for us.
    May the plants be honey-sweet for us.
    May the earth be honey-sweet for us.

    Marriage is the union of two divinities that
    a third might be born on earth.
    It is the union of two souls in a strong love
    for the abolishment of separateness.
    It is the higher unity which fuses the separate
    unities within the two spirits.
    It is the golden ring in a chain whose beginning
    is a glance and whose ending is eternity.
    It is the pure rain that falls from an
    unblemished sky to fructify and bless the fields
    of divine nature.

    Marriage is a touching of Hearts,
    A blending of Souls, A sacred promise
    & understanding in the name of Love.
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