Why should I certify my marriage?
The marriage certificate is a document issued by the civil registrar located in district quarters that certifies the act of marriage.
This certification is a proof that you are legally married to a person.
There is a directive by the Honorable Supreme Court dated 14.2.2006, which states that it is mandatory for the couples to register their marriages, no matter which religion, caste or creed they belong to. If you have not registered your wedding, this can be seen as a crime and is a punishable offence.
The Supreme Court suggests that the marriages must be registered under either the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 or the Special Marriage Act 1954. The unregistered weddings are not considered as illegitimate, but the Indians need to compulsorily register their marriages.
Marriage Registration benefits:
Need to attend both Brahmin Bride and bridegroom with their parents and witnesses in personal in the Civil Registry Office of the place of marriage with above mentioned documents and had to pay minimal amount in form of challan.