Muhurta is derived from Sanskrit word मुहूर्त, symbolizing an auspicious time for some event. In Vedic astrology, we give a lot of importance to time. Our personal horoscope is made according to the date and time of our birth. Surprisingly, this horoscope showcases our overall fate and major life patterns. Time is in reality a seed. A farmer sows the seeds at the right time in order to get the best results in the form of a good harvest. In the same way, doing the right karma/activity at the right time is of prime importance.
Our life has all characteristics of the time when we are born. We can easily find our strengths and weaknesses from an experienced astrologer. We can’t choose our birth time but we can choose the muhurta for all the important activities in our life. Therefore, it is also advisable to take a consultation from a good astrologer and choose Muhurta for all major events such as
The activities done at a particular time has the characteristics of that time. So, for major activities such as marriage, you should always select an auspicious muhurta. For e.g.-If we do marriage in fixed nakshatra such as uttarphalguni, it will also be stable. I have seen people who just suffer in life because things were not undertaken according to auspicious muhurta.
Due to increased globalization and the impact of western culture, Indians are not following Vedic rituals. For example-Marriage during Dhanurmaas is not considered auspicious but due to yearend time and holidays, many people are undertaking marriages during this time. Dhanurmaas is basically good for spiritual activities not for marriages.
For selecting a muhurta i.e. a suitable date and time for an activity, 5 things are taken into consideration-
These 5 things are used to calculate daily panchang too. An expert astrologer should be consulted in order to decide appropriate muhurta.