Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada, the founder Acharya of ISKCON – the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Hare Krishna.
MarryADevotee.com is an online matrimonial portal endeavouring constantly to provide you with premium matrimonial services – but free of charge. Since we are strongly committed to your right to privacy, we have drawn a privacy statement in place with regard to the information we collect from you. We use high end software and these content management systems are desired to store cookies to store login information. We encourage that you use different passwords on this or any other site and different ones on banking related websites. When you use Paypal and other methods to give us Donations, you will be taken away from our website and your banking information is not collected or stored by us when you Donate.
1. What information does this site collect from its members?
We gather information from members and guests who apply for the various services our site offers. This includes, but may not be limited to, email address, first name, last name, a user-specified password, email address, location and contact number.
2. How does this site use the information it collects/tracks?
We collect information from our users primarily to ensure that we are able to fulfil our members’ requirements and to deliver a personalised experience.
3. With whom does the site shares the information it collects/tracks?
The information collected from our members is shared only with administrators within our organisation, and may also be shown to matrimonial matchmaking devotee counsellors at various temples around the world. Any information you give us is held with the utmost care and security. We are also bound to cooperate fully should a situation arise where we are required by law or legal process to provide information about a member.
4. Do visitors and members have to pay?
No. Visitors to our site may browse the site without entering any personal information or paying money. Members may use all the services of the site without paying any money. We humbly accept donations and actively encourage it and thank those kind souls who donate.
If you are a kind hearted soul you can assist us in offering our services by donating in cash or kind. It has the following benefits
- It will be helpful to us in offering this service to others who are financially less endowed than you
Those who cannot afford to pay to use popular matrimonial websites will be able to use this website and find a suitable life partner. Many devotees who have spent many years in the temple and are not gainfully employed in jobs, may not be able to pay – even if they desire to do so.
- Your donation helps in the propagation of Krishna consciousness by helping devotees get married.
This helps in bringing Krishna conscious “Vaikuntha children” into this world. In some settings it is easier for Married Couples – Grihastas to be able to preach – compared to a renunciate.
- Donating helps you progress in spiritual life.
Srila Prabhupada tried to raise awareness that one should give a portion of his money for a higher cause.
As Vaishnavas, we are instructed to give in charity, because the act of giving assists our spiritual progress in various ways. For householders, or grhasthas, the injunction to give in charity is a strong one. Srila Prabhupada writes, “For the grhasthas, or householders, performance of sacrifices, distribution of charity, and action according to prescribed duties are especially recommended.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.32, Purport)
- Donating helps you get prepared for married life.
You may have seen quotes like this –“Charity is meant for the householders. The householders should earn a livelihood by an honorable means and spend fifty percent of their income to propagate Krishna consciousness all over the world” (Bhagavad-gita 16.3).
Post marriage, it is imperative for householders to donate regularly. If one can donate a little to this website every month – say a Dollar or Pound a day – then it prepares you mentally to start giving and sharing.
- Donating can help convince others that you are “really” prepared for married life.
Giving and sharing are so important to stay married. Once one enters family life – then there is so much “give and take”.
A gentleman has to learn to “share” his time, his home, his money, his possessions and his life with the lady he marries.
Once we asked a lady about how she would choose a man for marriage; and her reply was – ” I will seek out a good man. A man with a good heart – charitable and kind. I would like to see it demonstrated in his actions – not just in his words. A man who does not have enough to give a little in charity is not yet ready for marriage. He may be kind and good, but I will marry him once he has a settled job or career and has developed the attitude of donating and helping others. ”
We found her thoughts interesting and asked her why she was quite insistent on this. She emphatically replied ” Married life means one has to have enough money to take care of the needs of the family. A proper home, furniture, appliances, money to meet not just the needs of the wife and of future children, but also their desires. Education, medical expenses and so many needs are there. Some men are rich or have good jobs and careers, but they are not trained to share their good fortune with others. If they donate regularly to help others, then one can be reasonably sure that they will be kind and considerate of the needs of their family too. I will feel more confident to marry such a man.”
We found her logic quite compelling and hence we have decided to actively encourage our members to donate – especially those who in the future plan to have an active role in maintaining the family.
However, a lady who intends to not pursue a job or a career post marriage, but manage the home – is also encouraged to donate. Why ? It helps one get detached from material things – and prepares one to share and care for other family members – children and in laws and others. It builds the attitude of giving one’s time, energy and wealth for the benefit of other souls.
5. How can the site’s administrators contact members?
Our team will contact you from time to time to apprise you on various features and functionalities of the site and help you in your search. We will contact you by email, by phone or Whatsapp or through any other practical means.
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