Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 22 Sep 2020


Why should one not marry in the same lineage (gotra)?

[Shri Hrushikesh asked: What is wrong with marrying a woman from the same gotra or lineage? Why is it said that a woman and man belonging to the same gotra are considered to be siblings and so, should not be married? In case they have to get married then either of them should be adopted into another family belonging to a different gotra.]

Swami replied: It is scientifically agreed that close blood relations should not get married, in order to produce healthy children. This is the scientific aspect governing this point. By the boy or the girl getting adopted by another family, this aspect cannot be avoided and such a suggestion is foolish and unscientific.


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