Question: How many wives can a Hindu have?

A Hindu person cannot marry more than one person legally. He/she cannot keep more than one spouse at the same time. While a person is married to another person, he/she cannot marry another person. If he/she does so, then the second marriage will be considered illegal.

How many wives does Hinduism allow?

Thus polygamy became illegal in India in 1956, uniformly for all of its citizens except for Muslims, who are permitted to have four wives and for Hindus in Goa and along the western coast where bigamy is legal. A polygamous Hindu marriage is null and void.

No, it is illegal. Under Section 494 of the Indian Penal Code, if a person marries a second time, without a divorce, while their spouse is alive, the marriage is considered bigamy, which is a punishable offense.

Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act bans, among other things, marriage between a brother and sister, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, or children of brother and sister or of two brothers or of two sisters. The marriage is void, unless the custom of the community permits it.

Romantic and sexual relationships between siblings or other family members is called incest, and if one of the people involved are under the age of consent then it is illegal because its illegal for an adult to date a minor.

Second marriage, during the subsistence of the first marriage, is illegal in India and the relationship arising from the same does not have any validity. After 1955, with the help of the aforementioned provision and Section 11, Hindu Marriage Act, second marriages came be declared null and void ab initio.

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