Certain auspicious Nakshatra, Tithi, day, and time are considered Shubh Muhurat for marriage. Only eleven Nakshatras among twenty-eight Nakshatra are favorable. Akshaya Tritiya, Dev Uthani Ekadashi Tithi which comes once every year is generally considered Shubh for deciding Shubh Muhurat for marriage.
However, there are some unfavorable Nakshatra, Tithi, period(time) during the combustion of Shukra or Jupiter in (Shukra Ast or Guru Asta) other Ashubh Yoga periods, which are 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 known as Ati Gand Mool Nakshatra, one should avoid this Nakshatra for the auspicious marriage Muhurat.
The presence of any one of all the three Uttara Nakshatra is an auspicious day for all the auspicious events. Some astrologers believe that Uttara Phalguni nakshatra should be avoided for marriage.
During auspicious Navaratri days, marriage can be performed, if necessary. Pushya Nakshatra is inauspicious for marriage, though it is the 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, first 1/15th part of Shravana, is also an auspicious Nakshatra for a marriage ceremony. It falls on a Wednesday, one should avoid it.
Inauspicious/auspicious dates, Shubh Muhurat for marriage
Marriage dates or Vivah Tithi may differ from place to place (location) or from person to person, one should consult a learned astrologer for Panchang Shuddhi, and the available marriage venue for booking in advance, before choosing a marriage date, finally.
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 Jupiter’s Movement of planets in the sky in real time, Venus’ transit and Saturn’s transit (Guru- Gonchar, Shukra- Gonchar 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 a family astrologer personally, before deciding the date and Shubh Muhurat for marriage, finally.
Shubh Muhurat for Marriage, dates for 2020
Auspicious marriage ceremony dates or Shubh Vivah Muhurat have started again from January 18, 2021. January has only one Muhurat.
The auspicious wedding dates or Shubh Vivah Muhurat for performing the marriage in the year 2021 will be only in these months: January, April, May, June, July, November, and December.
No marriage ceremony is recommended during the Shukra Tara Asta period. Auspicious period or dates for performing the marriage. Shubh Muhurat for marriage begins with the rise of Venus or Shukra Tara Uday (Shukroday).
Shukra Tara Asta or Shukrodaya
Shukra Tara Asta starts on, 16 February 2021 (Tuesday). Shukra Tara will rise on, 17 April 2021 (Thursday)
ii) There will be no marriage ceremony dates from July 15, 2021, to November 15, 2021.
iii) Auspicious Hindu Vivah Tithi or dates(Shubh Muhurat for marriage) based on Indian Vedic astrology will start again from November 15, 2021.
iv) No marriage dates (Shubh Vivah Muhurat) are available after December 13, 2021.
Auspicious Hindu Vivah Tithi or dates (Shubh Muhurat for marriage) based on Indian Vedic astrology for the year 2021 will start again from January 15, 2022.
The inauspicious or Ashubh Muhurat to be avoided for marriage
i) It is recommended that a marriage ceremony should not be performed on birthdays, during the period of Venus or Jupiter 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
Rahukalam or Period of Dragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology is different for each day and it should be avoided for any auspicious work or event.
ii) 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 the marriage in some parts of North India.
iii) Kharmas, Adhik Maas, and Shraddha Paksha (Mahalaya) are considered inauspicious, should be avoided for a Hindu wedding.
Important Tithi and Shubh Muhurat for marriage in 2020
i) Wedding dates start after Makar Sankranti: Hindu wedding dates or Shubh Muhurat for marriage start after Makar Sankranti, which generally commences on January 14. Makar Sankranti falls on January 14, 2021. Auspicious marriage ceremony dates will start again from January 18, 2021.
ii) Akshaya Tritiya: Auspicious Akshaya Tritiya Tithi begins on Sunday, 14th May 2021, ends on Monday, 15th May 2021, Paran Day, this year. These are auspicious dates for marriage (Shubh Vivah Muhurat).
iii) Dev Uthani Ekadashi 2021: Ekadashi Tithi begins on Friday, 14th November 2021, ends on Saturday, 15th November 2021. Hindu wedding dates will start again after Chaturmas (in some regions) from this auspicious Tithi.
Shubh Vivah Muhurat/Marriage dates, Var, Nakshatra, and Tithi in 2019
Auspicious Marriage dates, Var, Nakshatra, and Tithi for different months in 2021 starting from January 18, 2021. They are as follows:
18 Uttara Bhadrapada, Shashti. Guru
Tara Asta. Prohibited solar Month
February 2021: No dates are available. Nakshatra combustion. (Guru Tara Asta till February 16). Shukra Tara Asta is from 16 February till 17 April.
Note No marriage on 16 February, Vasant Panchami.
March 2021: No dates are available. Meen Kharmaas: 14 March to 14 April
Auspicious Marriage dates, Var, Nakshatra, and Tithi in April 2021
Shukra Asta: Venus combusts from 16th February to 17th April 2021
22 Magha, Dwadashi/ Ekadashi. 24 Uttara Phalguni. 25 Hasta, Trayodashi/Chaturdashi. 26 Swati, Purnima. 27 Swati, Purnima/ Pratipada. 28 Anuradha, Dwitiya/ Tritiya. 29 Anuradha, Tritiya. 30 Jyeshta/ Mool, Chaturthi/ Panchami.
Auspicious Marriage dates, Var, Nakshatra, and Tithi in May 2021
1 Mool, Panchami. 2 Uttarashadha, Shashti. 7 Uttara Bhadrapada, Dwadashi. 8 Uttara Bhadrapada/ Revati, Dwadashi/Trayodashi. 9 Revati, Trayodashi. 13 Rohini, Dwitiya. 14 Mrigashira, Tritiya. 21 Uttara Phalguni, Dashami. 22 Uttara Phalguni / Hasta. 23 Hasta, Dwadashi. 24 Swati, Tyaodashi/ Chaturdashi. 25 Very little time. 26 Anuradha, Purnima/ Pratipada. 28 Mool, Dwitiya/Tritiya. 29 Uttarashada, Chaturthi/ Panchami. 30 Uttarashadha, Panchami.
Auspicious Marriage dates, Var, Nakshatra, and Tithi in June 2021
3 Uttara Bhadrapada, Navami/ Dashami.4 Uttara Bhadrapada, Dashami. 5 Revati, Ekadashi. 16 Magha, Shashti. 19 Hasta, Navami/ Dashami. 20 Swati, Ekadashi.22 Anuradha, Trayodashi. 23 Anuradha, Trayodashi/ Chaturdashi. 24 (25) Mool, Purnima/ Pratipada.
Auspicious Marriage dates, Var, Nakshatra, and Tithi in July 2021
1 Uttarabhadrapada/ Revati, Saptami/ Ashtami. 2 Revati, Ashtami. 7 Rohini/ Mrigashira, Trayodashi. 13 Magha, Chaturthi. 15 Uttara Phalguni, Panchami/ Shashti.
Auspicious Marriage dates, Var, Nakshatra, and Tithi in November 2021
15 Uttarabhadrapada/ Revati, Dwadashi. 16 Revati, Dwadashi/ Trayodashi. 20 Rohini, Pratipada/ Dwitiya. 21 Mrigashira, Dwitiya/ Tritiya. 28 Uttara Phalguni, Navami/ Dashami. 29 Uttara Phalguni, Dashami. 30 Hasta, Ekadashi.
Auspicious Marriage dates, Var, Nakshatra, and Tithi in December 2021
1 Swati, Dwadashi/ Trayodashi. 2 Swati, Trayodashi. 6 Uttarashadha, Chaturthi. 7 Uttarashadha, Chaturthi. 11 Uttarbhadrapada, Navami. 13 Revati, Dashami.
Auspicious Marriage dates, Var, Nakshatra and Tithi in January 2022
Jan.15, Jan. 20, Jan. 23, Jan. 27, Jan. 29.Abhijit Muhurat, Shubh Muhurat for marriage
Abhijit Muhurta is auspicious for performing marriages. The word Abhijit means victorious, Muhurta, or Muhurtha means auspicious moment; anything done during this time ensures victory.
Abhijit Muhurta, 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.
Avoid auspicious events if Abhijit Muhurat falls on Wednesday
If Abhijit Muhurta falls on a Wednesday, performing of the auspicious events are 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 most of the marriage ceremonies is preferred in Abhijit Muhurta in many parts of India.
Note: Traveling towards the south direction should be avoided during Abhijit Muhurat.
The suitable Nakshatra, Charana for Shubh Muhurat for Marriage in Vedic astrology
Rohini (4th), Mrigasira(5th), Magha (10th)- 1st Charana should be avoided.
Uttara Phalguni (12th) Hasta (13th), Swati (15th), Anuradha (17th), Moola (19th)- 1st Charana should be avoided.
Uttarashada(21st)-all Charana, Uttarabhadrapada(26th)- all Charana, Revathi (27th)- last Charana is inauspicious, one should avoid it.
Abhijit Nakshatra lies between Uttara Ashadha and Shravana is also auspicious Muhurat