Marriages are made in heaven, goes the saying. But big fat Indian weddings have already begun to rock Ahmedabad with Amdavadis dancing, gorging on rich food, rejoicing saat pheras and shedding tears during bidaai.
Six days in January, 11 days in February and three days in March are the most auspicious dates for marriage during these three months of the wedding season, claimed astrologers.
“January 18, 19, 21, 22, 23 and 28; February 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 26 and March 2, 4 and 7 are the ideal dates for marriage. Then again, there are a few Sundays like January 26, the most preferred date by grooms and/brides coming from outside India. February 13 — Pushya Nakshatra — is also a good date for weddings as well as to start a new venture,” said astrologer Dharamsinh Zala.
Astrologer Ashwin Trivedi added 28th January to the list. However, February 4, 18 and 23 are the best dates for marriages from all three months, he said.
“February 4 is also Shree Panchami or Vasant Panchami a time for Ravi Yug. This day, all kinds of impurities get destroyed and hence it is an ideal date for tying the knot. As for February 18, according to numerology, it adds up to ‘9’, is a Tuesday that is Angarika Chaturthi and vasant ritu begins on this date. Hence, it is ideal for marriages. February 23 is Janki Janm Divas — birth of Sita — what more auspicious day than this for brides to be sent to their husband’s homes!” explained Trivedi.
Mahendra Pandya, president of the astrological society, said many who prefer to get married on a holiday — that is Sunday — must note that January 19 and February 23 are the only auspicious Sundays for marriages.
“Most families and couples do consider the dates, but when it comes to finalising the D-Day, they opt for the most convenient dates, which according to me must be avoided. For instance, most bidaais in the last couple of years have been taking place after 10 pm and sometimes even midnight, depending when the pheras are over. This is wrong! Bidaai should take place during the day when Goddess Lakshmi (a bride) enters the house riding her vehicle — eagle — this is vaibhav Lakshmi. However, when she enters the house at night or around midnight, she comes riding an owl, this is not auspicious for couples as they always tend to fight following that.
Families must be careful on this and if required should perform bidaai the next morning,” said Pandya.