- Any person who is a Hindu by religion. This incldues Veerashaiva, Lingayat or a follower of the Brahmo, Prarthana, or Arya Samaj.
- Buddhist, Jaina or Sikh by religion.
- Any other person to which the Act applies who is not a Muslim, Christian, Parsi, or Jew by religion.
If you are governed by Hindu law or custom or usage, then you can marry under the Hindu Marriage Act.0