Wherein a man was seeking nullity on the marriage as his marriage was solemnized with pheras around an agarbatti, the Bombay High Court dismissed his appeal.

The Bench held that sacred fire has not been defined under the Act.

The court has said:

“What is a sacred fire has not been defined in the Act. The fact that there was a bundle of agarbattis that was burning and the Appellant and the Respondent took seven pheras around the said agarbattis is not disputed. This being the case, at least to our mind, this would be enough to show that there was compliance of section 7 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.”

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