Ashtkoota system is popular in north India and Beeskoota system is famous in south India for marriage match making. As more Gunas match in the birth-chart, possibilities of marriage will also increase. Ten doshas should also be considered for marriage. Generally, there is no Muhurtha of marriage which is not affected by any dosha from the ten doshas. Date should be finalized for wedding after matching birth charts.
Month for selecting Muhurat for Marriage Sanskara
Month should be considered firstly in the marriage Sanskara. When Sun is present in the Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius, Aries, Taurus or in the Gemini sign then the month will be auspicious for marriage.
Marriage Sanskara should not be performed from the 11th day of Ashadh bright half to the eleventh day of Kartik bright half and in the Khar months (placement of Sun in the Sagittarius and Pisces). Except from Khar months, marriages will be performed in solar months, which are Leo, Cancer and Virgo in Punjab. In mountain areas, usually marriages will be performed if sun is placed in the Libra sign. When sun is placed in the Taurus sign, means it is present in the Jyeshtha month, then parents should not marry their elder son or daughter. According to some scholars, only Khar months are inauspicious for marriage and this sanskara can be performed in other months.
Tithis for selecting Muhurat for Marriage Sanskara
According to astrology, auspicious Tithis for marriage are second, third, fifth, seventh, tenth, eleventh and thirteenth.
Days for selecting Muhurat for Marriage Sanskara
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are auspicious days for marriage Sanskara. Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday are the most auspicious days for marriage.
Yogas for selecting Muhurat for Marriage Sanskara
All the auspicious yogas are considered good for marriage. It is best to avoid inauspicious yogas.
Ascendant for selecting Muhurat for Marriage Sanskara
Accuracy of the Ascendant is important for marriage. Every Ascendant is good for marriage if it is free from any malefic dosha. According to Jyotish, if auspicious planets are placed in the Kendra houses and in the trine; and inauspicious planets are placed in the third, sixth and eleventh houses, then the Ascendant will be strong. The seventh house and eighth house should be vacant for the Muhurutha of marriage.
Astrology says that the last Navmansh of any sign should be sacrificed, except Vargottam Navmansh. When Moon is placed in the Libra or Capricorn then be cautious about the char Ascendant and moon Navmansh. If the Navmansh is Gemini, Virgo, Libra or Sagittarius then it will be auspicious.
Accuracy of Tribal
Accuracy of Tribal is important for marriage. Under this, the strength of the transit of Sun, Moon and Jupiter should be considered in the birth-chart of bride and groom. The strength of the transit of Sun and Moon is considered in the birth-chart of groom and the transit of Moon and Jupiter is important to consider in the birth-chart of bride.
If Sun is placed in the third, sixth, tenth and eleventh house from the birth Moon, then it will be auspicious for marriage. The first, second, fifth, seventh and ninth house will become auspicious after the ceremony. But the fourth, eighth and twelfth house should be canceled for the Muhurutha of marriage. Similarly, the transit of Moon in the first, third, sixth, seventh, tenth and eleventh house from the birth moon is auspicious. The second, fifth and ninth house will be auspicious after worship and the fourth, eighth and twelfth houses are not auspicious for marriage.
When Jupiter is in the second, fifth, seventh, ninth and eleventh house because of transit from the birth Moon then it will be auspicious. The first, third, sixth and tenth house will become auspicious after worship but the fourth, eighth and twelfth houses are not good for marriage.
If three planets are in the fourth, eighth and twelfth house from the birth moon, then it will be inauspicious for the Muhurutha of marriage. If the planets are in their own sign or in the exalted sign in these houses, then these planets will become auspicious. Similarly, if these three planets are placed in an auspicious place from the birth Moon, but if they are debilitated and declined, then their results will change and they will give malefic results.
Godhuli Ascendant is used in emergency marriage Muhurtha. When the Ascendant, Navmansh, Tithi, Vaar and nakshatras are inauspicious for the Muhurutha of marriage, then Godhuli Ascendant will be supreme. The timing of Godhuli Ascendant is 12 minutes before Sunset and 12 minutes after Sunset.In ancient times, when cows returned from the jungle at Sunset, the whole atmosphere used to be full of dust because of running cows. The time will known as the Godhuli Ascendant. But some doshas are present and even these doshas do not end by the Godhuli Ascendant. These doshas are Kulika dosha, Kantisamya dosha, maleficent Nakshatras and the malefic dosha of Saturday. Similarly, if Moon is present in the first, sixth and eighth house and Mars is placed in the first, seventh and eighth house. Therefore, Godhooli Ascendant should be used only at the time when there are no other options left.