Different Forms of Marriage Practiced in Ancient India for RAS/RTS (Rajasthan) Prelims and Mains Examination

1.   Brahma     Duly dowered girl to a man of the same class
2.   Daiva     Father gives daughter to a sacrificial priest as a part of his fee
3.   Arsa       A token bride price of a cow & a bull is given in place of the dowry
4.   Prajapatya     Father gives girl without dowry & without demanding the bride price
5.   Gandharva     Love Marriage
6.   Asura     In which bride was bought from her father
7.   Rakshasa     Marriage by capture, practiced especially by warriors.
8.   Paishacha     Marriage by seduction
Daiva marriage was considered ideal while paisacha the worst.