A Hindu man or a woman will have to wait for three months after a divorce decree to remarry provided that within this time, the losing spouse has not already challenged the dissolution of marriage.
Polyandry in India refers to the practice of polyandry, whereby a woman has two or more husbands at the same time, either historically on the Indian subcontinent or currently in the country of India. The Garhwali people similarly identify their practice of polyandry with their descent from the Pandavas.
Animal-derived fats such as lard and dripping are not permitted. Some Hindus do not eat ghee, milk, onions, eggs, coconut, garlic, domestic fowl or salted pork. Alcohol is generally avoided. Some Sikhs are vegetarian.
Under Indian law, a person cannot marry or keep two wives at the same time. Such practice is illegal and liable to punishment. Thus, there cannot be a specific one definite answer to whether polygamy legal in India or not.
Thus polygamy became illegal in India in 1956, uniformly for all of its citizens except for Muslims, who are permitted to have four wives and for Hindus in Goa and along the western coast where bigamy is legal.
Having more wives was looked upon as a sign that you were wealthy and manly - you could afford to have a large family, and “take care” of many women. It tied you to vassals if you married into their family, ensuring their (and to them, your) loyalty.
Committing bigamy in the United States is against the law in every state, and those who engage in it can be subject to both criminal and civil penalties. Civil law treats this concept somewhat differently than criminal law. Because your second marriage is illegal, it is considered void because it legally cannot exist.
Two of the most common underlying reasons for considering a marriage void are the illegal acts of “bigamy” and “incest”. A bigamous marriage exists when one of the spouses was legally married to someone else when the marriage took place. An incestuous marriage occurs when the spouses are close family members.
Infidelity is one of the most common reasons for filing a case, but it is not considered a ground for annulment. Infidelity can only be an acceptable basis for legal separation or filing a case for concubinage or adultery.