Different Forms of Marriage Practiced in Ancient India

1.BrahmaDuly dowered girl to a man of the same class
2.DaivaFather gives daughter to a sacrificial priest as a part of his fee
3.ArsaA token bride price of a cow & a bull is given in place of the dowry
4.PrajapatyaFather gives girl without dowry & without demanding the bride price
5.GandharvaLove Marriage
6.AsuraIn which bride was bought from her father
7.RakshasaMarriage by capture, practiced especially by warriors.
8.PaishachaMarriage by seduction
Daiva marriage was considered ideal while paisacha the worst.

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