The Hindu community has been giving great importance for marriage since time immemorial. There are different forms of marriage –
Brahma Vivaha is where a father marries his daughter to a learned man of good moral character.
Asura Vivaha is marriage by paying bride price.
Rakshasa Vivaha is by capture or abduction without obtaining the consent of a girl or her parents.
Gandharva Vivaha is based on mutual love.
Prajapatya Vivaha is where no ceremony is performed but the groom is honoured.