If planning to do a Arya Samaj Mandir Marriage in India, then you are at right place. In Arya Samaj Mandir we will undertake the Hindu wedding ceremony, a rite known as 'sanskara', Arya Samaj Mandir has many components and it is quite beautiful, specific and filled with chanting, Sanskrit blessings and ritual that is thousands of years old. In India, it can last weeks or days.
The wedding is conducted according to Arya Marriage Validation Act XIX of 1937 and is solemnized according to Vedic rites. In these weddings, the pooja is not performed to any specific deity because the Samaj doesn't believe in idol worship. Fire and the other elements are the only witnesses to the ceremony.Simplicity is the hallmark of Arya Samaj weddings. The rituals performed are the ones prescribed by the Vedas and the mantras are translated into the Tamil / Hindi / English so that the couple know what the meaning of their marriage vows.
Arya Samaj Marriages held, are very simple in affair and the Vedas are translated into Hindi/English, so that everybody can understand it. Couples, other than hindu religion has to first get converted into Hinduism, by a process called (Shuddhi) meaning complete purification which is done by their consent and then, they can get married according to Arya Samaj Teachings.
It is performed by Aryas, who are considered to be people, working for the betterment of society on the basis of truth. Any couple from Hindu religion (Slkh, Jain, and Buddhist) can get married according to Arya Samaj foundation. It is based on the concept that the amount of money spent on marriages, can be used for other better purpose for the upliftment of the society,so in this type of Arya Samaj Marriage,
The marriage certificate awarded by Arya Samaj is completely valid and getting which you become legal husband and wife. After getting Marriage Certificate, neither one can make any harm to you legally nor this certificate be challenged in any court. Furthermore, on the basis of this certificate you can register your marriage in Marriage Registrar Office.
THE ARYA MARRIAGE VALIDATION ACT, 1937
[ACT No. XIX of 1937] [14th April 1937]
An Act to recognise and remove doubts as to the validity of inter-marriage current among Arya Samajists.
Whereas it is expedient to recognise and place beyond doubt the validity of inter-marriages of a class of Hindus know as Arya Samajists; it is hereby enacted as follows:
» Substituted by the Adaptation of lows Order, 1956 for the words part B State these part B states were Hyderabad J&K Mysore pepsu, Rajastha, Saurashtra and T.C.
» Marriage between Arya Samajists not to be invalid.
» Marriage between Arya Samajists 1 not to be invalid.
Not standing with any provision of Hindu Law, usage or custom to the contrary no marriage contracted whether before or after the commencement of this Act between two persons being at the time of the marriage Arya Samajists shall be invalid or shall be deemed ever to have been invalid by reason only of the fact that the parties at any belonged to different castes or different sub –castes of Hindu or both of the parties at any time he marriage belonged to a religion other than Hinduism.