Choosing an Auspicious Day for Wedding
OPTION Time is the universal force of movement and change. According to the seasons produce is obtained, according to Time we rise, work, sleep. All the events in our lives are determined by Time. Everything good and bad happens in Time. So Hindus like to harmonize major events in their lives - like marriage, planning a pregnancy, moving house etc. - with the forces of Time which are the planets. Calculations of inauspicious and auspicious dates are very complex and require a lot of time.
So there are 3 ways in which to choose a date for your wedding.
OPTION 1. Make an astrological consultation in which both your horoscopes will be drawn up. Usually compatibility checks are done - but if you have already decided to get married this is superfluous and should be avoided. Your life periods are then analyzed to find out the best window of opportunity in which both of your charts are in perfect harmony with the forces of Time. This involves drawing up charts for each day of the year, and then fine tuning the Time slot to harmonize with both your astrological energies in order to maximize the good effects of the marriage outcomes. This window may be sooner or later and may also be at 2 am on a wednesday morning. In other words it will probably be the most unlikely opportunity which would be highly inconvenient to you, your families and guests. The pandit may take about 2 to 3 hours to calculate the exact time and date.
The cost of setting up an initial muhurta is $75.00 paid in advance. Every subsequent change of date will be billed at $10.00 per date.
OPTION 2. Look in the Hindu almanac and choose a "generally" auspicious day - a generically good day which is non-specific and is convenient — usually on a weekend. In the chart below you will find all the generically auspicious weekends for 2014.
OPTION 3. Take a chance - choose a day, any day and hope for the best! Let your intuition be your guide and hard work your path!
Please download all the generic muhurtas from here.