Marriage Ceremony is the 18th chapter of Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1. In this discourse Anandamurti-ji instructed how a marriage ceremony should be conducted.
|Speaker||Shrii Shrii Anandamurti|
|Included in||Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1|
|Location in Sarkarverse|
The discourse is divided into three sections. In the first section, Anandamurti-ji discussed marriage preparation, in the second section, he talked on marriage solemnization, and in the third section,, he gave some special instructions.
Anandamurti-ji told, the marriage location and the marriage hall should be artistically designed keeping one’s economic condition in mind. If possible, the marriage premises should be kept vibrant with music. The Ananda Marga emblem should be placed in an elevated place in the marriage hall. Incense may be burnt at the time of the marriage. At least ten persons should be invited to be present during the marriage ceremony.
The bride and the bridegroom should be dressed in neat and appropriate clothing. They will enter the marriage hall and sit facing each other. The persons present should greet them by blowing the conch or by other auspicious sounds. After that collective Iishvara Prańidhána should be done, following the direction of an Acarya.
Now, two Acarya/as will initiate and officiate the marriage ceremony. If Acarya/as are not avaliable, then only one Acarya/a can conduct the ceremony. If no Acarya/a is present during the ceremony, the senior-most Margii will officiate the ceremony.
Anandamurti-ji told, first the Acarya/a will recite the following mantra (verse)—
Madhu naktamutośaso madhumat párthivaḿ rajah;
Madhu dyaorastu nah pitá.
Madhumán no vanaspatirmadhumán astu súryah;
Mádhviirgávo bhavantu nah.
- ^ a b c d Shrii Shrii Anandamurti "Marriage Ceremony" Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1 Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha
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