Essentials of a valid marriage are defined under section 5 of the Hindu Marriage act. It states
that A marriage may be solemnized between two Hindus if:

  1. Neither party has a spouse living at the time of marriage
  2. At the time of marriage:
    i. No party is of unsound Mind, or is not capable of giving a valid consent
    ii. A party is able to give a valid consent but has been suffering from mental
    disorder of such a kind or to such an extent as to be unfit for marriage and
    the procreation of children.
    iii. A party is facing attacks of insanity
    iv. The bridegroom has achieved the age of 21(twenty-one) years and the bride,
    the age of 18(eighteen) years.
    v. The parties are not within the degree of prohibited relationship
    Prohibited degree: It is a degree of blood related-ness, for the groom it is
    examined till the 5 th generation and for the bride it is looked till the 3 rd
    vi. The parties are not sapindas to each other unless a custom or usage allows
    them to do so.
    Sapindas: lineal ascendants

Another essential for a valid marriage is Satpadi(section 7)
For a valid hindu Marriage satpati should be performed section 7. Seven steps after pheras
if satpadi is not performed Then there is no marriage in eyes of law.

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