Kanyadan not essential ceremony for valid Hindu marriage: Allahabad High Court

The Hindu Marriage Act does not say that kanyadan is essential for the solemnization of a Hindu marriage, the Court noted.

The Allahabad High Court recently observed that 'Kanyadan' (a ritual where the father of the bride 'gives away' his daughter to the groom) is not an essential ceremony for the solemnization of a valid Hindu marriage.

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