6-2-6 Kumbh Vivah / Ghat Vivah
What is a Ghat Vivah or Kumbh VivahKumbh-Vivah is a combination of two words 'Kumbh' and 'Vivah'.'Kumbh' means 'pot' and 'Vivah' means 'marriage'.In other words Kumbh-Vivah is a symbolic marriage with a 'pot'.
Kumbh Vivah is a process which is used when a girl has a Mangalik Dosh or a widowhood Dosh in her birth chart. In this process a symbolic marriage ceremony is performed between a girl and a pot made of clay.
If there is Mangal Dosh i.e. Mars is in the first / fourth / seventh / eighth / twelfth house or a widowhood Dosh in the birth chart of a girl , Kumbh Vivah or Ghat Vivah is solemnized.
The procedure of Kumbh / Ghat Vivah :-
Kumbh Vivah is just like a normal marriage. The girl wears wedding dress, parents do 'Kanyadan' and 'Phere' are also taken with the mud pot (Ghat) by the girl . The Pandit chants the Mantras and observes every ritual like a real marriage. When the entire process is completed , the clay pot is put in a river a pond . After this ceremony, the marriage between the girl and the actual person is performed . In this Kumbh Vivah, the pot plays the role of the first husband of the girl or it is considered the first marriage of the girl .