Hindu Marriage – A Religious Duty and Not a Contact:
Marriage is a matter of religious duty for the Hindus. Every Hindu is committed to marriage for the regards it as a great sacrament, [sacred Vivaha Samskara], For the Hindus, marriage is not a matter of “social contract”, nor is it deemed as “a licence for sex life”.
In the Hindu scheme of the Ashramas, one cans enter the much praised “grihasthashrama” only after the marriage. With the marriage sacrament, man and woman as husband and wife establish the family, the home or “griha”.