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Documents and Rules and Regulations for Temple Wedding in Hindu Temples in Tamil Nadu

To get married in a Hindu Temple in Tamil Nadu the groom and bride (the boy and girl or couple) need to produce a certain set of documents. They also need to follow the rules and regulations of the concerned temple. These are displayed on the notice boards in important temples in Tamil Nadu. The filmy type of sudden runaway marriage in front of the murti in the temple performed by a priest never happens in reality.

The Documents needed are:
Birth Certificates of Bride and Groom
Address proof of Bride and Groom
Age proof (Birth certificate, School Leaving certificate etc)
A Tahsildar-attested document stating that it is the first marriage for both bride and groom.
A letter of consent from both parents.

These are the basic documents needed for conducting a marriage in the temple. They might vary from temple to temple.

After the marriage is completed a certificate is issued from the temple. You have to take this certificate to the registrar who will issue a government approved marriage certificate.

Your marriage will only stand valid when you get the marriage registered with the government. This certificate is necessary for applying for Visa and several other purposes.