Āsuravivāha(Asuravivaha) is one of the eight types of marriages mentioned in Mahābhārata(Mahabharata) and the Purāṇas (Purana; Mythical Scriptures). In Manusaṁhitā (Manusamhita) it is said that in this marriage, the groom, out of his own will, offers dowry to the bride or her father. After this, the bride’s father gives her away. In Mahābhārata, however, alongside the payment of dowry, willingly offered to the bride’s father, it is also mentioned that, if in order to get married, the bride or her family and relatives are tempted in any way, that kind of marriage is also called Āsuravivāha —
saṁpralobhya ca vāndhavān.