Asuravivaha, Āsuravivāha, Asura-vivaha: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Asuravivaha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Shodhganga: Facts of society in the Manusamhita

Āsuravivāha (आसुरविवाह):—The Āsura marriage (vivāha).—The Āsura marriage is that in which the bridegroom, on paying money to her father and to herself, out of the promptings of his own desire, receives the bride in marriage.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āsuravivāha (आसुरविवाह).—m (S) A form of marriage; in which the bridegroom gives what he can afford to the bride, her father, and paternal kinsmen. See vivāha.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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