They (The married couples) should know it that bodily relations between the husband and wife is secondary ; primary factor is that both should help one another in the matter of advancement of Krishna consciousness. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada In his letter to Brahmananda, 4th August, 1967.
The Vivahamitra was started as an humble attempt to help the devotees to find their prospective spouses within the devotee community.Vivahamitra was started in early April 2002 with the blessings & guidance provided by HH Jayapataka Maharaja. It was earlier handled by HG Vidvan Gauranga prabhu from Mayapur and was a simple text based newsletter comprising a few instructions from Srila Prabhupada about Grihasta Ashram and the different Ads of prospective brides and grooms.
Later in May 2003, the web version was started and more features were added, like search and download of ads as a text file. Between 2003 and 2007, there were about 34 marriages that took place amongst devotees who had placed their ads in vivahamitra This is our humble service to the vaishnava community and hope this would help build good Krishna conscious families and thereby a good community of vaishnavas.