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The ritual of marriage is significant in the Hindu and Catholic religions Hinduism is based on achieving liberation from rebirth as an ongoing struggle by fulfilling ones dharma according to the class in the caste system which one belongs to In contrast Catholicism is based on the interpretation of the Word of God in the form of tradition Through shared elements in weddings such as the importance of marriage the involvement of the witness the significance of the groom clasping the brides hand the exchange of vows and the underlying meaning of the symbol of marriage one can argue that the theology of Hinduism and Catholicism are revealed In the Hindu and Catholic traditions there are different perspectives concerning the importance of marriage Hindu marriages are greatly rooted in the nature of man Vasudha Narayanan states A man has an obligation in life to marry raise children especially sons and fulfill his debts to his community 90 Thus marriage becomes a responsibility as producing sons in order to preserve the family line and culture is highly regarded in Hinduism In order for a male to fulfill his dharma and escape suffering from rebirth he should attain the three major religious paths which are karma-marga jnana-marga and bhakti-marga Bhogal Hinduism II Through performing rituals priestly teachings gaining knowledge from the Upanishads and expressing devotion to a god the aim is moksha liberation from suffering Through marriage a man can achieve his dharma and fully perform his religious obligations Narayanan 90 Hence a man without a wife is unable to perform his duties and thus a man is simply a half who must be completed by a woman According to Vasudha Narayanan marrying women in ones own class is important thus acceptable if the male partner is a higher class 48 The emphasis on the male partner being of higher class is a reflection of a womans unequal role and status A woman however is obliged
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