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ययोरेव समं वित्तम्

ययोरेव समं वित्तं ययोरेव समं कुलम्।
तयोर्मैत्री विवाहश्च न तु पुष्टविपुष्टयोः॥३०४॥
— मित्रभेदः नाम प्रथमे तन्त्रे चण्डरव नाम शृगाल कथा १०
yayoreva samaṁ vittaṁ yayoreva samaṁ kulam|
tayormaitrī vivāhaśca na tu puṣṭavipuṣṭayoḥ||304||
— mitrabhedaḥ nāma prathame tantre caṇḍarava nāma śṛgāla kathā 10
Those who are equal in wealth, and those who are equal in lineage.
Between them does friendship and marriage occur, not between opposites (strong and the weak?)

आदौ कुलं परीक्षेत

आदौ कुलं परीक्षेत ततो विद्यां ततो वयः।
शीलं वनं ततो रूपम् पश्चादेव विवाहयेत्॥
ādau kulaṁ parīkṣeta tato vidyāṁ tato vayaḥ|
śīlaṁ vanaṁ tato rūpam paścādeva vivāhayet||
First the [nobility of the] family should be examined, then the learning, then age [of the bridegroom].
Then the character (wealth?!) of the bridegroom, followed by the region to which he belongs and then his appearance/beauty and then should the marriage alliance be made.

कन्या वरयते रुपं

कन्या वरयते रुपं माता वित्तं पिता श्रुतम्‌।
बान्धवाः कुलमिच्छन्ति मिष्टान्नम् इतरेजनाः॥
kanyā varayate rupaṁ mātā vittaṁ pitā śrutam |
bāndhavāḥ kulamicchanti miṣṭānnam itarejanāḥ ||
[What do people look for in a prospective bridegroom while making a match?]
The girl goes for the looks of the boy, the mother is more concerned about how much wealth he has acquired. The father wants his son-in-law to be well-educated, relatives want to ensure that the boy is from a good family while the rest of the people only look forward to the sweets served during the wedding!

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