In India Wedding is celebrated in different manners following the different rituals and customs of the different religions. The Arja Samaj wedding is one of the most unique types amongst the Indian wedding rituals and customs and is followed by the people of the Hindu religion and believers in the Arya Samaj movement. There Arja Samaj wedding rituals and customs are remarkably different from the common ways weddings.
The Arya Samaj marriage is strictly for the Hindus. This is because, the Arya Samaj was founded by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati who had strong faith in Hinduism and thought it was the original religion. The Arja Samaj wedding is conducted under the Arya Marriage Validation Act XIX of 1937. Arja Samaj wedding rituals and customs do not include any idol worship. Fire and the other earthly elements are hold witnesses to an Arya Samaj wedding.
One of the most unique features of this wedding is simplicity which is regarded as a Arya Samaj weddings hallmark. The rituals performed in an Arya Samaj wedding are strictly according to the rituals described by the Vedas. The mantras which are in Sanskrit are translated into the other languages like Tamil, Hindi or English so that couple can understand the meaning of the vows that they are required to exchange on their wedding day.
The complete ceremony of an Arya Samaj wedding lasts for about an hour during which the bride and the groom should not be disturbed. In this type of wedding there is no chaos like the usual marriage parties where there is a busy scene with a tensed parents, laughing and chatting relatives, and children playing. All these do not exist in an Arya Samaj wedding. The wedding ceremony is completed in a peaceful way with no lavish decors or presentations. The marriage ceremony is concluded beautifully and many people find it very meaningful and an ideal way of celebrating this beautiful union of two souls in the bonding of love.