What is marriage called in Sanskrit

Marriage is an institution through which two people come together to live a life together.

Sanskrit has 22 names to offer to the word marriage. Some of them are really interesting. One of them could also mean an ‘investment’. Which is contextually correct because you invest your whole life to this institution.

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Sanskrit English Transliteration
Marriage विवाहः Vivāhaḥ
Marriage उद्वाहः Udvāhaḥ
Marriage उद्वाहनम् Udvāhanam
Marriage उद्वहनम् Udvahanam
Marriage परिणयः Pariṇayaḥ
Marriage परिणयनम् Pariṇayanam
Marriage पाणिग्रहः Pāṇigrahaḥ
Marriage पाणिग्रहणम् Pāṇigrahaṇam
Marriage पाणिग्राहः Pāṇigrāhaḥ
Marriage पाणिपीडनम् Pāṇipīḍanam
Marriage हस्तेकरणम् Hastekaraṇam
Marriage दारपरिग्रहः Dāraparigrahaḥ
Marriage दारसङ्ग्रहः Dārasaṅgrahaḥ
Marriage दारक्रिया Dārakriyā
Marriage दारकर्म्म Dārakarmma
Marriage दाराधिगमनम् Dārādhigamanam
Marriage उपयमः Upayamaḥ
Marriage उपयामः Upayāmaḥ
Marriage लग्नकार्य्यम् Lagnakāryyam
Marriage मैथुनम् Maithunam
Marriage वाधुक्यम् Vidhukyam
Marriage निवेशः Niveśaḥ

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