In Sanatan Dharma, it is customary to identify auspicious moments before undertaking significant endeavours, with particular importance placed on events like marriage. In Hindu traditions, adhering to these timings — known as Manglik Muhurta — is believed to positively influence one’s marital life. In the year 2023, there are numerous favourable marriage timings determined through astrological calculations, making it highly favourable to get married during these periods.
The selection of a Vivah Muhurat (wedding date) holds immense significance in the context of Hindu marriages. It is widely believed that marriages conducted during inauspicious marriage muhurats may have adverse effects on the couple. Marriages are thus exclusively conducted during auspicious muhurats. Before proceeding with the marriage, the horoscopes of both the bride and groom are also consulted. According to Ayodhya-based astrologer Pandit Kalki Ram, in the year 2023, there are a total of 64 favourable timings for marriages. Let’s take a look at the ones for the remaining months of 2023.
These auspicious times commence after Pitru Paksha and begin in the month of November, specifically on the dates 23, 24, 27, 28, and 29. In the month of December, auspicious marriage timings are available on the following dates: 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, and 16. These are considered opportune moments for conducting weddings, according to astrological guidance.
The conclusion of Chaturmas on November 23 marks the beginning of auspicious marriage timings in November-December. In this year, there are a total of 5 timings for marriage in November; and 5 more timings for marriage in December. These are considered highly favourable for conducting weddings, signifying a positive start to marital journeys.
During Chaturmas, which typically lasts from June 29 to November 22, there is a tradition of refraining from conducting marriages, engagements, and housewarming ceremonies in Hindu customs. This period is considered inauspicious for such significant life events, and many families avoid scheduling these occasions during this time frame, keeping in mind traditional beliefs.