It is difficult to decide at what age a marriage should be considered delayed marriage or a marriage at the right age. Our life’s decisions are a matter of preference, not the principle, we give preference to other matters, marriage is delayed due to one reason or another. It is never too late to have a happy marriage.
An old English adage states that “Marriages are made in heaven”.
One should not worry:
In my opinion, if one or more of these planets Jupiter the significator of marriage for female, Venus the significator of marriage for male, Mercury and Lagna or Lagna lord are powerful, or Planets having natural beneficial and positive influences, opposite to malefic planets are posited in Kendra or Trikona in the astrological A diagram showing exact position of planets in signs at time of birth of an individual prepared with the help of time, date and place of birth with no Unfavorable, opposite of benefic aspect, marriage will not be delayed.
Unfortunately, due to various factors marriages can sometimes be delayed. So the question to be asked is why marriages get delayed and what preventive measures are needed to be taken to avoid any delay?
The answer to this question is not simple and may include many logical factors such as unwillingness to marry due to financial problems, uncertainty of jobs in IT sector or Multinational companies, unnecessary delay in starting of a career, job of the individuals in different locations, inability in taking quick decision.
Today, delaying marriage has become an increasing trend among the women and men in career in the United States because they give preference to the building of their career. But the one mystical factor that could also play a big role in the delay of a marriage is The study of the influence of celestial bodies on earth and humans. The present day reality in my opinion is that love cum arranged marriage with the parent’s consent will be the better solution to avoid delay in marriage.
There are many factors I would like to mention here which may cause delay in arranged marriage of a person, they are as follows:
Various factors for delayed marriage
1. Misconception or dilemma about marriage 2. Over busy in higher studies 3. Over busy in profession 4. Over choosy 5. Highly educated 6. Extraordinary appearance. 6. Inability in taking quick decision 7.Marriage proposals are not satisfactory 8.Frequent travels to foreign countries for career 8. Responsibility of the family members 9. Physical health problems or illness 10. Mental depression 11. Financial problems or debts 12. Difference in financial status 13. Class differences in social status and attitudes 14. Old traditions and superstitions in arranged marriage. 15. Unemployment 16. Non-tolerance of inter-caste or inter-religion marriages. 17. Dowry system in India. 18. Astrological problems- Kundali matching or Comparing the planets and houses in two partner’s birth charts for love, romance and relationship compatibility, problems in Synonym of birth chart, prepared with date, time and place of birth of an individual: presence of Manglik dosha, Kalathra Dosha, Ganda Mula dosha, Pitra Dosha or Kaal Sarp Dosha in astrological birth-chart.
Astrological factors for delayed marriage
1. Influence of more than one natural malefic planets on 7th house:
Sun,Mars, Saturn, Dragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology, Dragon’s tail, used in Indian astrology on 7th house in the birth chart.
2. Influence of weak or afflicted planets:
Influence of weak, retrograde(Vakri) or planets in combustion(Asta) or planets in Sandhi- kaal in 7th house in a birth chart.
3. Position of 7th lord in bad houses or malefic planets in 7th house:
Lord of malefic These are twelve sections of zodiac circle having 360° numbered clockwise Ascendant is known as the first house and the last house is known as the twelfth house Each house represents specific traits used for prediction. posited in 7th house, lord of 7th house placed in bad houses(6th, 8th or 12th house).
4. Aspect of malefic planets on bad houses:
Connection of 7th house in a native’s birth chart, due to the aspect of malefic planets(Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu) with the following houses:
(i) aspect on 7th house
(ii) aspect on 8th house.
(iii) aspect on 8th house Lord.
(iv) aspect on 12th house.
5. Kalathra Dosha:
Connection of 7th house with Saturn, Rahu, Mars or Sun due to their position in 7th house or Kalathra Sthan, which signifies a person’s spouse or marital life.
6. Manglik Dosha:
Mars, Saturn or Rahu posited in places: 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th(Manglik dosha in case of Mars) may be common cause for a late marriage.
7. Paap kartari Yoga:
Rising of a zodiac sign on the eastern horizon at the time of birth, placed in horoscope of a native, as 1st house is most important in calculation and prediction stronger than seventh house and either seventh house or seventh house lord hemmed between the Paap Grahas(Paap Kartari Yoga).
8. Kal Sarpa Dosha:
Due to all the planets hemmed between Rahu or Ketu i.e. presence of Kal Sarpa Yoga in the birth chart.
9. Relation of Venus, Moon or 7th lord with Papgraha in any house:
If weak or ill placed Moon, Venus or seventh lord having their connection with Rahu, Ketu, Saturn or Mars are present in the birth chart of the One who takes birth, this word is used for astrology purpose, marriage may be delayed.
10. Shani Sade Sati or transit of planets:
Movement of planets in the sky in real time of planets in unfavourable houses may play important role in delayed marriage:
11. Dasha or Antardasha of unfavourable planets or Papagraha in progress:
Planetary dasha or Antardasha of Rahu, Saturn, or lord of 8th house is in Progress.
12. Impact of Ganda Mula or Ati Ganda Mula Nakshatra:
If any of the following Ganda Mula Nakshatra are present in a horoscope:
Ashwini, Ashlesha, Magha, Mula, Jyestha, Revati .
13. Pitra Dosha:
Pitra Dosha is also a factor for delayed marriage.
14. Synastry or Kundali matching:
If Synastry or Kundali matching is not proper.
15. Debilitated Venus :
Weak and A planet posited in specific degrees in a sign with fall in power and energy is known as its debilitated sign. This is the 7th sign from the sign of exaltation and opposite to exalted Venus posited in the sign Virgo in any house .
16. Afflicted Venus in Navamsa:
A planet having unfavorable aspect Venus in Navamsa Chart
17. Afflicted fifth house:
Afflicted fifth house, the house for children, in a native’s horoscope, shows delay in birth of children, is also a factor for delayed marriage
18. Role of 2nd house, the house associated with family matters:
If the 2nd house is occupied by malefic planets or moon conjuncts Saturn in the 2nd house with no aspect of benefic planets(Shubh Grah) such as Jupiter, there are chances of delayed marriage.
Detailed analysis of seventh house problems(Kalathra Dosha):
Here I am making an attempt to reveal some detailed astrological reasons for delayed marriage, one of the important Dosha is known as Kalathra Dosha:
Role of 7th house which is associated with the marriage, married life of a person or the 7th house lord in one or more following combinations:
1. Planets in the 7th House and there is no auspicious planet (Shubh Graha) present in Kendra or Trikona:
As per astrological studies suggests that the placement of one of more malefic planets i.e. Mars, Rahu or Ketu in the 7th house is one of the major reasons for a delayed marriage. Also the placement of Sun in the 7th house indicates a late marriage.
2. If the planet Saturn is posited in 7th house, afflicted by other malefic planets,have no auspicious aspect of Shubh Graha, effects are as follows:
i) When the planet Saturn combines with the moon and the sun in the 7th house with no benefic planetary aspect, then a delay in marriage is said to be on the cards.
ii) Another factor that could lead to delayed marriage is when Saturn is placed in the 7th house from Sun, it forms a “Samsaptak yoga” with the Sun and there is no favorable aspect.
iii) Additionally, another reason for a delayed marriage could be due to Saturn and Moon forming Samsaptak Yoga or combining together in the 7th house in a birth chart or Janam Kundli.
There are other reasons such as when birth moon is posited with the malefic planet Saturn in the 7th house and the 7th lord is placed in the 12th house, a delayed marriage may be predicted.
Also if the 5th house lord and the 7th house lord mutually aspect each other or Two planets posited close together, in the same sign together and there is no aspect of the Shubh Graha, then a love marriage or an inter- caste marriage may be predicted with some problems, though delayed.
3. Effect of planet Venus:
If the planet Venus is debilitated or conjuncts the sun (Venus in combustion) and the moon in 7th house a late marriage is certainly on the cards. The possibility of late marriage is even indicated when:
Planet Venus or the 7th house are in “Paap Kartari Yoga”(hemmed between Papgraha). Also it is said that Venus is an enemy of the sun and the moon. Therefore if Venus is placed with the malefic planets in the sign of the sun or the moon, i. e. Leo and Cancer then a possibility of a delayed marriage may be predicted.
Remedies for delayed marriage
So with the reasons behind a delayed marriage being spelt out, the question to be asked is what are the remedies to this problem? Firstly, various Vedic mantras and Hanuman Chalisa are available one should recite daily, if possible.
Worshiping and praying to Ganesha, Lord Krishna or Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, especially keeping fast and offering Jal (holy water) to Shiva linga on Mondays in the month of Shravan or on Maha Shivaratri, charity or donation (daan) in form of food(Anna) and clothes (Vastra) to needy persons can also help in removing all kinds of Doshas and the issues of delayed marriage.
Pitra Dosha remedies will also be helpful. You should not waste too much of your hard earned money for performing Puja and Dakshina, just keep away from a cheater, instead. If the delay is caused due to the Manglik Dosha you should do the remedies for Mars.
If the ruling Mahadasha or Antardasha are favorable in the horoscope/ the planetary transits are favorable or your sun signs are matching in both the horoscopes, you should immediately try to avail the opportunity with positive thinking and try your best to find the suitable partner.
I would recommend you to take the decision at right time and find a suitable partner, choose a Shubh Vivah Muhurat, when you are going through the favorable planetary transits and the auspicious Dasha and Antardasha periods. You should not miss the opportunity, move ahead to enjoy marital bliss during the favorable period