Different Forms of Marriage Practiced in Ancient India

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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