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Suman Achary   27 June 2017

same surname marriage

my friend is in relationship with a girl with same surname and gotra around 4 years .They are not cousins as both the families don't know each other .As same caste they love each other and want to marry .will that marriage will be accepted .if custom permits will that marriage become as ordinary marriage like others ..


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Shrishti   27 June 2017

marriage is a personal law issue and personal laws have custom playing an important role.

If society and custom permits, i think there is no hindrance.

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Suman Achary   27 June 2017

thank you for your reply. .

Suman Achary   27 June 2017

As my most important query is ..

will this marriage become void as per court ..
or some out file a suit ..what should be done as per law

Rajesh bommidi   27 June 2017

no...this marriage not so void
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Ms.Usha Kapoor (CEO)     28 June 2017

ONce custom in your community/caste permits there is no bar for sagothra Marriage  and legally it is valid.Such a marriage  is not void. It should be proved to the satisfaction of the court that  custom  in your community doesn 't prohibit sagothra Marriage in the same caste/community you can  go ahead with the marriage. with the girl you love albeit  she belongs to same  gothra.

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Shrishti   28 June 2017

Court declares a marriage void as per law only.. it is neither void as per Personal law..Hindu/Muslim law and for that matter as per Special Marraige Act(which defines Prohibited degree and this one not falling in that category).. thus court would not declare such a marriage void..provided it's amongst consenting adults, sound mind, without fraud.... these being essentials of valid marriage

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P. Venu (Advocate)     28 June 2017

Surname need not necessarily same as gotra.

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Suman Achary   28 June 2017

but here the case is same surname and gotra..

G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     28 June 2017

Gotras and surnames may be one and the same though marriages within Sagotriks are not permitted in Hindus

But we have to consider the lineage of Rishis in the gotras.  

If there is no link in Rishis, you can go for marriages.

But for a civil marriage unless and until they are closely related, marriage is permitted legally.

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Ramesh   28 June 2017

Dear suman,


  in our hindu law not given marriage prohibited grounds regarding same sur names and gothra' your friend can go for marriage with accaeptance of both familes with legally

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Suman Achary   28 June 2017

can you please brief the process to proof that custom permits for sagotra marriage ..for the satisfaction of court

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