“…It is very nice system that one man can marry more than one wife. That is natural.”

“…It is very nice system that one man can marry more than one wife. That is natural.”

Prabhupada said, “…It is very nice system that one man can marry more than one wife. That is natural.” – Lecture on SB 1.2.16, 19 August 1972, Los Angeles

“According to Vedic civilization, because man is very aggressive, so he’s allowed to accept more than one wife. He’s allowed. Generally, female population is greater than the male population. So the Vedic principle is that every girl must be married by the guardian, father. A father’s duty is, as soon as girl is thirteen years old, fourteen years old, it is the duty of the father, or in the absence of father, it is the duty of elder brother to get her married. Some way or other, find out any husband. Yes. So if every girl has to be married, and if the female population is greater, then where to get so many husbands? Therefore it is very nice system that one man can marry more than one wife. That is natural.”