Muhurthas for marriage
Most people in our country like their compatriots in other countries in the East believe that success in any pre-planned effort or event greatly depends on the auspicious moment at which it is commenced. In Vedic Astrology, this auspicious moment or time is called Muhurtha. Most Sinhalese refer to Muhurtha as Nekata or Nekat-velawa.
Sri Lankans as a nation make it a point to embark on an important event at an auspicious time or Muhurtha determined by an astrologer. Of all events in the life of a person marriage is considered the most important and people make it a point to arrange all important activities connected with the marriage to take place at a Subha Muhurtha, Nekatas or an auspicious time.
Subha Muhurtha based on Tata-kaala Kundali
In Astrology the Tat-kaala Kundali or the positions of planets in the Zodiac at a given time is used as a guide for determining a Subha Muhurtha.
Celebrated Indian Jyotish Guru Dr. B.V. Raman says that in the horoscope cast for the marriage ceremony, the ascendant or the 1st House must be free from the presence of any planet. Mars should not occupy the 8th Bhava or Venus must not be in the 6th House.
Jupiter, Venus or Mercury should be in a quadrant excepting the 7th.
The New Moon Day, Full Moon Day, the 8th and the 6th Tithis or Lunar days should be avoided. Constellations Uttarapal, Revati, Sa (Swati), Ma (Makha), Hata, Rehena (Rohini), Anura, Muvasirasa and Moola are favourable.
In the case of a marriage, Tat-kaala Kendra or the horoscope should be cast based on the time fixed for the ritual of tying the knot on the Poruwa.
According to classical astrological work, Narada Samhita, marriage should take place in an auspicious Ascendant both in the Rashi Chakra and the Navamsa Chakra.
Gemini, Virgo or Libra Ascendant for marriage success
According to Kaalaprakashika, an outstanding work on Muhurtha, marriage would be a success if it occurs in Gemini, Virgo or Libra Ascendant.
According to astrological principles given in classical works, if the marriage occurs in the Aries Ascendant, the bride becomes adulterous. In Taurus, husband loses his job or business prosperity. In Gemini she will bring fortune to her husband and in-laws. In Cancer, she becomes unchaste. In Leo Lagna she bears only one child. In Virgo, she brings fortune to her husband. In Scorpio, she becomes unfaithful to her husband. In Sagittarius, (0 degrees to 15) she is promiscuous. In 15 to 30 degrees in Sagittarius she becomes a divine woman. In Capricorn she gets involved in extra-marital relationships. In Aquarius she becomes unfaithful to her husband. In Pisces, she becomes unchaste.
According to India’s Rishi Vasista marriage Navamsa Ascendant is more important and powerful than the Marriage Ascendant. He says if the marriage occurs in Aries Navamsa, the bride would develop an affection for a person other than her husband. In Taurus, she remains emotionally and mentally stable in times of turmoil in married life. Marriage in Gemini Navamsa confers sons and wealth on her. Cancer Navamsa Ascendant makes her a person of weak character. Marriage in Leo Navamsa makes her live in parental house separated from husband. Marriage in Virgo Navamsa bestows wealth on her family. In Libra she comes into possession of all comforts and luxuries in life. Marriage in Scorpio Navamsa confers virtue and prosperity. In 1 to 15 degrees of Sagittarius Navamsa she becomes wealthy and in 16 to 30 degrees of Sagittarius she becomes capricious and adulterous. Capricorn Navamsa Ascendant deprives her of her chastity and wealth. Aquarius Navamsa keeps her away from husband and in-laws. Marriage in Pisces Navamsa brings her fortune, but makes her unfaithful to her husband.