Hinduism dating beliefs
If the astrological chart of the two individuals (male and female) achieve the required threshold in points then further talks are considered for prospective marriage.
Also the man and woman are given a chance to talk and understand each other.
Rukimini sent a letter to Krishna informing of a place and time to pick her up.
The married Hindu women in different parts of India follow different customs.
Food is served to all the invitees with lots of delicacies.
The wedding celebrations can take up to one week depending on the practice in different parts of India.
Historically the vedic marriage was but one of the few different types of Hindu marriage customs.
Love marriage was also seen in historical Hindu literature and has been variously described by many names, such as Gandharva vivaha.
Somewhere in the course of time, arranged marriages became predominant and love marriages became unacceptable or at least frowned upon.
The maximum points for any match can be 36 and the minimum points for matching is 18.
Any match with points under 18 is not considered as an auspicious match for a harmonious relationship.
In certain poor vaishnav communities there is still a custom called kanthi-badal which is an exchange of bead-garlands as a very simplified form of ritual in solitude in front of an idol of Krishna, considered a form of acceptable love marriage.
Elopement has also been described in old Hindu literature.