Marriage Ceremony

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Marriage Ceremony
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1956
Place Jamalpur
Included in Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1
Location in Sarkarverse
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Marriage Ceremony is the 18th chapter of Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1.[1] In this discourse Anandamurti-ji instructed how a marriage ceremony should be conducted.

Synopsis

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.

Marriage preparation

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

Marriage solemnization

Anandamurti-ji told, first the Acarya/a will recite the following mantra (verse)—

Oṋḿ madhu vátá rtáyate madhu kśarantu sindhavah;

Mádhviirnah santvośadhiih.
Madhu naktamutośaso madhumat párthivaḿ rajah;
Madhu dyaorastu nah pitá.
Madhumán no vanaspatirmadhumán astu súryah;
Mádhviirgávo bhavantu nah.

Oṋḿ madhu oṋḿ madhu oṋḿ madhu.

References

  1. ^ a b c d Shrii Shrii Anandamurti "Marriage Ceremony" Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1 Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha 
Preceded by
Commencing a Journey
Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1
1956-1991
With: Marriage Ceremony
Succeeded by
The Ideal Householder