Different Forms of Marriage Practiced in Ancient India for JPSC (Jharkhand) Prelims and Mains Examination

1. Brahma  Duly dowered girl to a man of the same class
2. Daiva  Father gives daughter to a sacrificial priest as a part of his fee
3. Arsa   A token bride price of a cow & a bull is given in place of the dowry
4. Prajapatya  Father gives girl without dowry & without demanding the bride price
5. Gandharva  Love Marriage
6. Asura  In which bride was bought from her father
7. Rakshasa  Marriage by capture, practiced especially by warriors.
8. Paishacha  Marriage by seduction
Daiva marriage was considered ideal while paisacha the worst.

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