Can Hindu men in Indonesia have more than one wife?
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Are Hindu men allowed to have more than one wife?
There is no religious book except the Holy book of Muslims that instructs men to have only one wife. In none of the other religious scriptures, whether it be the Vedas, the Ramayan, the Mahabharat, the Geeta. According to these scriptures one can marry as many as one wishes. It was only later, that the Hindu priests restricted the number of wives to one. Many Hindu religious personalities, according to their scriptures, had multiple wives. King Dashrat, the father of Rama, had more than one wife. Krishna had several wives. The report of the 'Committee of The Status ofWoman in Islam', published in 1975 mentions on page numbers 66 and 67 that the percentage of polygamous marriages between the years 1951 and 1961 was 5.06% among the Hindus and only 4.31% among the Muslims. According to Indian law only Muslim men are permitted to have more than one wife. It is illegal for any non-Muslim in India to have more than one wife. Despite it being illegal, Hindus have more multiple wives as compared to Muslims. Earlier, there was no restriction even on Hindu men with respect to the number of wives allowed. It was only in 1954, when the Hindu Marriage Act was passed that it became illegal for a Hindu to have more than one wife. At present it is the IndianLaw that restricts a Hindu man from having more than one wife and not the Hindu scriptures. Ans; since muslims started to march out of their Kabila too expand their territory , more and more men killed in action and at back home more and more woman left behind. Women need to more support for family therefore low take place to have more than one wife (limit 4) so society stay in control for the man.
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How many wives can a Hindu have?
The fact actually is, that according to the Hindu scriptures, a Hindu can have more than one wife. It was only in 1954 that the Indian Constitution passed a law, as the Hindu Marraige Act that a Hindu can marry only one. Otherwise before that polygamy was allowed, so that means the Indian Constitution has made it illegal, whereas the Hindu scriptures permit it.