Certain auspicious Nakshatra, Tithi, day and time are considered shubh Muhurat for marriage. Only eleven Nakshatra among twenty eight Nakshatra are favorable. Akshaya Tritiya and Dev Uthani Ekadashi Tithis which come once in every year, are generally considered Shubh for deciding Shubh Muhurat for marriage.
However, there are some unfavorable Nakshatra, Tithi, period(time) during Shukra or Jupiter in combustion or other Ashubh yoga periods,which should be avoided for marriage in Vedic The study of the influence of celestial bodies on earth and humans. First quarter (charana) of Magha and Moola and the last quarter of Revati are considered Ati Gand Mool nakshatra, should be avoided for the auspicious marriage Muhurata.
The presence of any one of all the three Uttara Nakshatras is considered auspicious day for all the auspicious events. Some astrologers believe that Uttara Phalguni nakshatra should be avoided for marriage.
If necessary, marriage can be performed during auspicious Navaratri days.
Pushya Nakshatra is inauspicious for marriage, though it is believed to be most auspicious Nakshatra for all the events. This is an exception to the general rule.
Abhijit nakshatra, a masculine but not a regular nakshatra, lies from 6.40’ to 10.53’.20 in Capricorn i.e. last quarter of Uttara Ashadha and first 1/15th part of Shravana, is also considered auspicious for marriage ceremony, but if falls on a Wednesday, should be avoided.
The important auspicious or inauspicious dates or Vivah Muhurat for Hindu marriage in 2018 are as follows:
Marriage dates or Tithi may differ from place to place (location) or for person to person, a learned astrologer should be consulted for Panchang Shuddhi, before choosing a marriage date, finally. As each person’s 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 is a unique one, the running Period and sub-periods of planets and the major planetary transits (Guru- Gochar, Shukra- Gochar and Shani- Gochar) may be Planets having natural beneficial and positive influences, opposite to malefic or Unfavorable, opposite of benefic for an individual, one should consult family astrologer personally.
1. Auspicious Hindu marriage dates(Shubh Muhurat and Tithi) based on Indian Vedic astrology for year 2018 will be starting from 24 February 2018 till 11 July, 2018.
Adhik Maas or Purushottam Maas is considered as a very inauspicious period for marriage or engagement. This year’s Jyestha Maas begins on 1st May, 2018(north), occurs as an Adhik Jyeshtha Maas 2018, starts on May 16 and ends on June 13, 2018.
Auspicious marriage ceremony dates will start again from 19th November 2018.
The auspicious wedding dates or Shubh Vivah Muhurat for performing marriage in year 2018 will be only in these months: February, March, April, May, June, July. There are a few marriage dates available in November and December according to some Panchang. Shukra Tara will be Asta(If planets are very near to sun, within specific degrees, they lose their strength are known as combust) on December 10, 2018.
2. Period during Shukra Tara Uday (Shukroday) is considered auspicious for marriage dates.
Dates or Tithi for Shukra Tara Asta and Shukrodaya are as follows:
i) Venus will be in combustion (Shukra Tara Asta) till February 19, 2018(Monday) no marriage ceremony is recommended during Shukra Asta period before this date. Shukra Tara rises on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 05:59 pm.
ii) There will be no marriage ceremony dates from July 12, 2018 to November 19, 2018.
Shukra Tara Asta starts again on Wednesday,October 24, 2018 at 02:04 am, Venus (Shukra Tara) will rise on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 10:20 am. Total Shukra Asta will be only for 7 days.
iii) Auspicious dates (Subha Muhurat) for marriage will start again after Venus rises (Shukroday). Shubh Vivah Muhurat will begin again on 19 November, 2018.
iv) No marriage dates (Shubha Vivah Muhurat) are available after 10th December in 2018, due to Shukra Asta.
3. Akshaya Tritiya: Akshaya Tritiya Tithi begins at 03:45 am on 18th April 2018,ends at 01:29 am on 19th April 2018, this year, 19th April is an auspicious date for marriage (Shubh Vivah Muhurat)
4. Dev Uthani Ekadashi 2018: Ekadashi Tithi begins at 01:33 pm on 18th November, 2018, ends at 02:29 pm on 19th November 2018, from this auspicious Tithi, Hindu wedding dates will start again after Chaturmas(in some regions).
5. It is recommended that marriage ceremony should not be performed on birthdays, during the period of Venus or Jupiter’s combustion (Guru or Shukra Asta) Gulika or Rahukalam or Period of Rahu is different for each day and it should be avoided for any auspicious work or event.
6. Eight days’ period, in the month of Phalgun, which generally falls in the month of February or March just before Holi is known as Holashtak, it is also avoided for performing marriage in some parts of North India. Holashtak period will be from February 23, 2018 to March 1, 2018.
7. Kharmas, Adhik Maas and Shraddha Paksha (Mahalaya) are considered inauspicious, should be avoided for Hindu wedding. Kharmaas will be from December 16, 2018 to January 14, 2019. Another Kharmaas period of 2018 was from March 14, to April 14, 2018
8. Hindu wedding dates start after Makar Sankranti, which generally commences on January 14. Makar Sankranti falls on January 14,2018, there will be no marriage dates during January 2018.
List of marriage dates, Nakshatra, Muhurat and Tithi for Shubh Vivah in 2018 is as follows:
24th February (Saturday) 06:50 to 30:50+ Rohini, Mrigashira, Dashami
01st March (Thursday) 19:37 to 23:48 Magha Purnima
05th March (Monday) 20:18 to 30:41+ Swati, Chaturthi, Panchami
06th March (Tuesday) 06:41 to 17:46 Swati, Panchami
08th March (Thursday) 14:47 to 24:45+ Anuradha , Saptami
10th March (Saturday) 10:13 to 18:43 Mula, Navami
12th March (Monday) 11:13 to 20:39 Uttara Ashadha, Ekadashi
18th April (Wednesday) 24:28+ to 29:54+ Rohini , Tritiya, Chaturthi
19th April (Thursday) 05:54 to 12:19 Rohini, Chaturthi 23:07 to 29:53+Mrigashira
20th April (Friday) 05:53 to 11:12, Mrigashira, Panchami
24th April (Tuesday) 21:46 to 29:48+, Magha, Dashami
25th April (Wednesday) 05:48 to 15:06, Magha, Dashami, Ekadashi
27th April (Friday) 14:42 to 29:45+, Hasta, Trayodashi
28th April (Saturday) 05:45 to 13:53, Hasta, Trayodashi, Chaturdashi
29th April (Sunday) 18:29 to 29:44+, Swati, Purnima
30th April (Monday) 05:44 to 10:24, Swati, Pratipada
01st May (Tuesday) 15:57 to 29:42+ Anuradha, Dwitiya (1, 2, 4, 6, 11 12 13)
04th May (Friday) 05:41 to 22:33 Mula, Chaturthi, Panchami
05th May (Saturday) 25:34+ to 29:39+ Uttara Ashadha, Shashthi
06th May (Sunday) 05:39 to 15:55 Uttara Ashadha, Shashthi
11th May (Friday) 13:47 to 29:35+ Uttara Bhadrapada, Ekadashi, Dwadashi
12th May (Saturday) 05:35 to 29:35+ Uttara Bhadrapada, Revati, Trayodashi
18th June (Monday) 05:27 to 26:47+ Magha, Panchami, Shashthi
21st June (Thursday) 05:28 to 25:27+ Hasta, Navami
23rd June (Saturday) 05:28 to 15:32, Swati, Ekadashi
25th June (Monday) 05:29 to 29:29+ Anuradha, Trayodashi
27th June (Wednesday) 21:15 to 29:30+ Mula, Purnima
28th June (Thursday) 05:30 to 12:22 Mula, Purnima, Pratipada
05th July (Thursday) 12:41 to 29:33+ Uttara Bhadrapada, Saptami, Ashtami
10th July (Tuesday) 20:26 to 29:35+ Rohini, Mrigashira, Trayodashi
11th July (Wednesday) 05:35 to 15:34 Mrigashira, Trayodashi
18th November (Sunday in some parts of India)
19th November (Monday)-Dev Uthani Ekadashi, Ekadashi Tithi begins at 13:33 on 18th November 2018. Ekadashi Tithi ends at 14:29 on 19th November 2018.
According to some Panchanga marriage ceremony can also be performed on following dates:
25th November (Sunday)
2nd December (Sunday)
3rd December (Monday)
10th December 2018(Monday)
Abhijit Muhurta is considered auspicious for performing marriages. The word Abhijit means victorious, Muhurta or Muhurtha means auspicious moment; anything done during this time ensures victory. Abhijit Muhurta, an important time is one of the simplest methods to select an auspicious time for performing any important event or ceremony, like engagement or marriage, without any calculation of Tithi or Nakshatra.
If Abhijit Muhurta falls on a Wednesday, performing of the auspicious events should be avoided. Abhijit Muhurta of a particular place is calculated on the basis of L.M.T. of that place, begins 24 minutes before and 24 minutes after 12 noon, i.e. from 11:36 AM to 12:24 PM, total 48 minutes. Performing of most of the marriage ceremonies is preferred in Abhijit Muhurta in many parts of India.
Note: Traveling towards south direction should be avoided during Abhijit Muhurat.
The list of suitable or auspicious Nakshatra Muhurat for marriage in Vedic astrology is as follows:
Magha (10th) 1st charana should be avoided.
Uttara Phalguni (12th)
Moola (19th) 1st charana should be avoided
Uttara bhadrapada (26th)
Revathi (27th) last charana should be avoided.
Abhijit (lies between Uttara Ashadha and Shravana)