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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SanskritEnglishTransliteration
MarriageविवाहःVivāhaḥ
Marriageउद्वाहःUdvāhaḥ
Marriageउद्वाहनम्Udvāhanam
Marriageउद्वहनम्Udvahanam
MarriageपरिणयःPariṇayaḥ
Marriageपरिणयनम्Pariṇayanam
Marriageपाणिग्रहःPāṇigrahaḥ
Marriageपाणिग्रहणम्Pāṇigrahaṇam
Marriageपाणिग्राहःPāṇigrāhaḥ
Marriageपाणिपीडनम्Pāṇipīḍanam
Marriageहस्तेकरणम्Hastekaraṇam
Marriageदारपरिग्रहःDāraparigrahaḥ
Marriageदारसङ्ग्रहःDārasaṅgrahaḥ
Marriageदारक्रियाDārakriyā
Marriageदारकर्म्मDārakarmma
Marriageदाराधिगमनम्Dārādhigamanam
MarriageउपयमःUpayamaḥ
MarriageउपयामःUpayāmaḥ
Marriageलग्नकार्य्यम्Lagnakāryyam
Marriageमैथुनम्Maithunam
Marriageवाधुक्यम्Vidhukyam
MarriageनिवेशःNiveśaḥ

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