|Consider the following statements about the 'Prajapatya vivah' mentioned in ancient Indian text.|
|1. In this type of marriage, the rights of boy and girl were equally secured.|
|2. The groom approached the bride's father, who agreed to marriage after fixing a price.|
|3. The price for this marriage was usually a pair of cows.|
|Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?|
A) Only 1
B) 1 and 2
C) 1 and 3
D) Only 3
Correct Answer: A
Solution :[a] This question demands us to differentiate between the Prajapatya vivah, Arsha vivah and Asura vivah. In Prajapatya vivah, the rights of boy and girl were equally secured, this is a correct statement. The groom approached the father of the bride and the father of the bride would agree on certain conditions, but not on certain price. Please note that in Arsha vivah, the bride's father used to receive a pair of cattle for certain uses prescribed by the law. But still, it was not a price of the bride. It was only the Asura vivah, in which the groom's family paid to the bride's family in return to the girl.
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