The question is Arya samaj marriages are valid or not?
Arya Samaj marriage between any two Hindus is legally valid under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 section 2 (1) (a):- This Act applies –
(a) to any person who is a Hindu by religion in any of its forms or developments, including a Virashaiva, a Lingayat or a follower of the Brahmo, Prarthana or Arya Samaj,
& by virtue of The Arya Marriage Validation Act, 1937 section 2:- Marriage between Arya Samajists not to be invalid.
Not standing with any provision of Hindu Law, usage or custom to the contrary no marriage contracted whether before or after the commencement of this Act between two persons being at the time of the marriage Arya Samajists shall be invalid or shall be deemed ever to have been invalid by reason only of the fact that the parties at any time belonged to different castes or different sub-castes of Hindus or that either or both of the parties at any time he marriage belonged to a religion other than Hinduism. Some novice has just pointed out such marriage will not be legally valid if it has not been registered, for his information, I would like to tell that any marriage solemnized under the Hindu Marriage customs & rites can be registered under section 8 of the Hindu Marriage Act, which provide the general procedure for the registration & it also clearly provides Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, the validity of any Hindu marriage shall in no way be affected by the omission to make the entry.
What it means by this that even if the registration of this marriage was not done under this section 8 of the Act, such omission will not invalidate such a marriage. The registration of the Hindu marriage is not compulsory but it has been pointed out by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India that the registration of all marriages solemnized in India between any one under any religious form should be got registered under the required provisions available for such registration & such registration should be made compulsory through out India. This order of the Supreme Court has been given to all State Government to make rules for compulsory registration in the State & strictly follow this rule with provisions of punishment for avoiding this rule.
Now many states in India have made such rules for compulsory registration of all marriages being solemnized in their states but some states have yet to make & follow such rules. This information I give to all members who read this question/answer to better get their marriages registered according to the provided provisions of law immediately to avoid any inconvenience in future.
The registration of all marriages solemnized in India between any people of Indian Citizenship or otherwise or who belong to any Religion, Caste or Creed.