Prohibited relationships include relationships by full, half and uterine blood. When both the parents of the two persons are the same, they are related by full-blood. When the father is the same but the mothers are different, they are related by half-blood and when the mother is the same but the fathers are different, they are related by uterine blood.

Prohibited Relationships under Hindu Marriage Law

Last updated on May 26, 2022

If the spouses are within the degrees of prohibited relationship, then their marriage will not be a valid marriage. The following are the kinds of prohibited marriages:

  • If one spouse is a lineal ascendant of the other. A lineal ascendant includes a father, mother, grandfather and grandmother, but also great grandfather and great grandmother and so on.
  • If one spouse is the wife or husband of a lineal ascendant or descendant of the other. A lineal descendant will include not only children and grandchildren but also great grandchildren and their children as well.
  • If the two spouses are brother and sister, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, or first cousins.
  • If one spouse is the
    • Ex spouse or widow(er) of your sibling or
    • Ex spouse or widow(er) of your father’s or mother’s sibling or
    • Ex spouse or widow(er) of your grandfather’s or grandmother’s sibling.

In some cases, despite a relationship being prohibited by law, a person’s custom might still permit a marriage with another person. In this case, they can get married because their custom allows them to do so

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September 4, 2022

Kya mai apna dharam change kar ke shadi kar skte h ?


September 7, 2022

As per Article 15 of the Indian Constitution, freedom of religion is one of the fundamental rights in India. India is a secular country and every Indian citizen has the right to practice and promote their own religion peacefully. This means changing religion (due to self-belief, marriage, or divorce) is legal in India provided the same is in good faith and not because of any coercion or application of force.

It would take approximately 15- 20 days to prepare the application of religion change. Once the application is submitted, it takes anywhere between 45-60 business days for the publication to be issued. Moreover, the applicant has to frequently visit the office of the Gazette publication to check the status. The entire process can be carried out online as well, from the comfort of your home. The copy of the gazette can be downloaded from the website

The Controller of Publications is the sole publisher of the Official Gazette of India. If they find the application/request to be vague, incomplete, misleading, or unlawful, they are at liberty to reject your application. This will cause you unwanted delays and hence you should do due diligence before submitting your religion change application. You need to take proper care so that the documents submitted are valid and are in proper order.

Abhishek Pandey

September 3, 2023

Kya mai apne papa ki sister ki beti ki beti se shadi kr sakte hu


January 26, 2024

Can I get married to my uncle’s sister in law.


November 1, 2022

Kya Mai bhabhi ki sister ke saath sadi kr Santa hoon


November 11, 2022



June 2, 2023

Kya me mama ki ladki se shaadi kar sakta hoon

Hindu boy

November 26, 2022

Kya mai apni bua ki beti se shadi kar skta hu?

Alka Manral

May 23, 2024

According to Hindu Marriage Act aur Special Marriage Act, Bharat mein kuch rishtedaaron se shaadi karne par rok hai, yeh unka Degree of Prohibited Relationship ke karan hota hai. Yeh list hai:
1. Maa
2. Pitaji ki vidhwa (step-mother)
3. Maa ki maa
4. Maa ki pitaji ki vidhwa (step-grandmother)
5. Maa ki maa ki maa
6. Maa ki maa ki pitaji ki vidhwa (step-great-grandmother)
7. Maa ki pitaji ki maa
8. Maa ki pitaji ki pitaji ki vidhwa (step-great-grandmother)
9. Pitaji ki maa
10. Pitaji ki pitaji ki vidhwa (step-grandmother)
11. Pitaji ki maa ki maa
12. Pitaji ki maa ki pitaji ki vidhwa (step-great-grandmother)
13. Pitaji ki pitaji ki maa
14. Pitaji ki pitaji ki pitaji ki vidhwa (step-great-grandmother)
15. Beti
16. Beta ki vidhwa
17. Beti ki beti
18. Beti ki beta ki vidhwa
19. Beta ki beti
20. Beta ka beta ki vidhwa
21. Beti ki beti ki beti
22. Beti ki beti ka beta ki vidhwa
23. Beti ka beta ki beti
24. Beti ka beta ki beta ki vidhwa
25. Beta ki beti ki beti
26. Beta ki beti ka beta ki vidhwa
27. Beta ka beta ki beti
28. Beta ka beta ki beta ki vidhwa
29. Behan
30. Behan ki beti
31. Bhai ki beti
32. Maa ki behan
33. Pitaji ki behan
34. Pitaji ke bhai ki beti
35. Pitaji ki behan ki beti
36. Maa ki behan ki beti
37. Maa ke bhai ki beti
Is list ke anusaar, aap apne pitaji ki behan ki beti se shaadi nahi kar sakte dono kanoon ke anusaar. Magar aap Muslim law ke tehat apni bua ki beti sei shaadi kar sakte hai kyuki who prohibited relationship mei nahi aata.


June 18, 2023

Hi Sir/Ma’am,

I am a Hindu male and I was looking for answer on my ask. Can I marry my grandfather’s (the father of my father) real brother’s granddaughter ? Or will sapinda be imply here?


June 29, 2023

Can I marry a girl whose mother and I share the same great grandfather ?


July 13, 2023

Kya mosseri bhan se Sadi ho sakti hai


August 6, 2023

क्या मैं अपनी सगी बुआ की पोती से शादी कर सकता हूं

Raaz Singh

November 29, 2023

Kya pitaji ji ki mausi ki ladki se sadi kar sakte hai

Alka Manral

May 5, 2024

Nahi aap Hindu law ke under aap nhi kr skte. Sapinda relationship ke hisab se joo hindu marriage me bht zaroori hn 3 pedi ma ki taraf se aur 5 pita ji ke .Too aap yeh shaadi nhi kr skte. Yeh ek valid shaadi nhi hogi


December 1, 2023

I want to marry my paternal uncle’s son .
My own cousin.
Can I ?

sunny kumar

December 2, 2023

kya mai apne badi maasi ke 3rd beti ke saath sadi kr skta hoon?

Alka Manral

May 30, 2024

Hindu dharm ke anusaar, aap apni badi maasi ke 3rd beti ke saath shaadi nahi kar sakte hain kyunki ye sapinda sambandh mein aata hai aur Hindu Marriage Act ke tahat ye mana jata hai. Yeh Act ka section 5 kehti hai ki shaadi ke liye, dono parties ek doosre ke sapinda nahi ho sakte hain, jaise ki aapka diya gaya prashn mein bhi hai. Agar apace custom ya tradition iski ijazat dęte hain toh iss shaadi ko manyata dii jaa skit hain.
Islam mein, cousins ke beech shaadi ko manyata di jaati hai aur kai samajho mein ise prerit bhi kiya jaata hai, kyun ki yeh Islami qanoon ke tahat jaayaz maana jaata hai. Lekin, aapke khaas paristhiti mein lagoo ho sakte hain sanskritik paramparaayein aur sthaniya kanoon ko vichar mein lena mahatvapurn hai.


December 16, 2023

Kya mai grandfather ki sister ke grandson se shadi kr skti hu

Prashant jhaa

January 16, 2024

Mera or meri partner ka gotra ek hai kya main court marriage kar sakta hun ????


February 2, 2024

Kya mein apne bade papa ki beti k bete se shadi kr sakti hu?

Alka Manral

April 18, 2024

Aap apne bade papa ki beti ki bete se shaadi nhi kar skti kyuki aap dono ka khoon ka rishta hai. Aap logo ki shaadi kanooni nhi hogi kuki hindu marriage act ke hisaab se ladka aur ladki ka khoon ka rishta nhi hona chahiye.


March 4, 2024

Can a person get married to his uncle’s daughter’s daughter?

Alka Manral

May 21, 2024

Legally, yes, one can marry his first cousin once removed. This would be valid under the Muslim Laws as well as the Special Marriages Act. But it may difficult to do so in Hindu Marriage laws, unless you can prove that in your region it is common custom to do so. In Christian laws there is uncertainty to ascertain if it is allowed. So the best course of action would be for you to get married under Special Marriages Act (1954) which allows any two consenting adults to get married, regardless of religion and blood ties (unless parents/siblings).


March 13, 2024

Bua ki bati ka bata sa shadi .

Alka Manral

May 30, 2024

1955 अधिनियम की धारा 5(v) के अनुसार, दो लोगों के बीच विवाह, जो सपिंड के रूप में जुड़े हुए हैं, शून्य है, यदि यह संपन्न हो जाता है। इसे दूसरे तरीके से कहें तो, पति और पत्नी का वंश एक ही नहीं होना चाहिए। हिंदू विवाह अधिनियम 1955 की धारा 3 (एफ) के अनुसार, एक सपिंड संबंध वह है जिसमें एक व्यक्ति मां के माध्यम से वंश की पंक्ति में तीसरी पीढ़ी (समावेशी) और पांचवीं पीढ़ी (समावेशी) तक फैला होता है। पिता के माध्यम से वंश की रेखा, प्रत्येक मामले में उस व्यक्ति से ऊपर की ओर रेखा का पता लगाया जाता है, जिसे पहली पीढ़ी के रूप में गिना जाना है।
भले ही सपिंडों के बीच विवाह अमान्य है, फिर भी यह वैध हो सकता है यदि कोई वैध रिवाज या प्रथा है जो उनमें से प्रत्येक को नियंत्रित करती है और ऐसे मिलन की अनुमति देती है। अधिनियम की धारा 18 के आधार पर, सपिंडों से संबंधित दो पक्षों के बीच हुआ विवाह शून्य है और दोनों पक्ष दंड के अधीन हैं, जिसमें एक महीने के लिए साधारण कारावास और रुपये का जुर्माना दोनों शामिल हो सकते हैं। 1,000. चूंकि, किसी व्यक्ति की बुआ की बेटी उसकी चचेरी बहन और सपिंडा होगी, इसलिए व्यक्ति उससे शादी नहीं कर सकता है।

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