In Hindu Philosophy Vivah (Marriage) is one of the 16 Sanskara (teachings) on an Individual. It is performed in order to repay the debt of God & Fore fathers.
Marriage brings two families together. It is a serious commitment of a man & a woman towards each others towards the well being of their own selves and family. Husband & wife form the wheels of the Chariot of their life, which need to move in the same direction & at the same speed.
Saptapadi-7 Commitments of Marriage
1.Always remember the divine.
2.Always treat each other with sympathy, love and compassion.
3.Help each other in all good deeds.
4.Keep in mind pure and virtuous. Be strong and righteous.
5.Show goodwill & affection to parents, brothers, sisters and other family members.
6.Bring up the children in such a manner that they are strong in mind and body.
7.Always welcome and respect guests.