Should devotees go to Marriage Ceremony?

Hare Krishna!

My Dearest and Beloved Devotees,
Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada,

I want to know,

Should we go to Marriage Ceremony or any ceremony like this. If we can go, then how sgould be our attitude towards it?

I am eagerfully waiting for the reply, Thank you very much in advance.
My best regards ever,

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  • Marriage is one of the 16 samskaras in Hinduism. 'Samskara' is a ceremony of refinement, which is to say, refining or raising an individual beyond his or her mere physical existence and marking a higher spiritual existence. There is nothing wrong for Vaishnavas to attend weddings. Our attitude towards 'lagna samskar' should be that of an occasion to witness a sacred religious rite of a person known to us. The attitude should be that of happiness and joy. We should bless the newly wedded couple to have a Krishna conscious marriage life. This attitude is advisable for householders. It is unnatural to keep a gloomy face in this auspicious ceremony. 

    However renunciants should avoid going to marriage ceremonies as it may fire a desire in them to give up a monastic life and may cause a desire to marry. 

    • Pamho! Agtsp!

      We should go to the marriage to bless the couple. Unless they are Vaishnavas and offer you the Prasadam offered to the Lord (cooked without onion and garlic), we should not taste it. We should not stay for longer time. Bless the newly wed couple and coming out is the best practice.

      Hare Krishna!

      Daya Ratna Nitai Das

  • Volunteer

    my humble obeisances Prabhuji,

    if it is a wedding of Devotees then i like to go but if people will eat non veg and drink then i won't go.

    In Devotees' marriage one will have again association of Devotees, chant the Holy Names, honor Prasadam :D the best part.

    We can serve others, preach...

    Your servant, 

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