H4 visa with Court Marriage

We have been in a relationship for 8 years now and I wanted to bring my wife to US. But because of change of status and covid, I have not been able to travel to india doe 2 years now.

If I go to India during a time when there are no muhurats for hindu marriage, can I just do a court wedding and peacefully apply for H4 for my other half?

Is it advisable to do so? Will be sufficient enough given that we have already been 5 years in long distance and were not able to meet for 2 years straight?

Or we will have to wait to get done with proper hindu wedding only to be able to acquire a H4 visa?

It should be fine as long as you don’t plan on another Hindu ceremony to do marriage later.

Usually, if you plan to marry with religious rituals later, the US embassy officer might treat the court marriage as fraud.