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When will i get married? Predict marriage timing using the wisdom of vedic astrology.

Marriage has a certain allure in the Indian context, where it is a union of not just two individuals but two families. With no religious or cultural distinctions, the system of marriage has prevailed in society since time immemorial. There is a whole social and economic construct around it- the festivities, customs, businesses like jewelry, catering, marriage venues, and event management- making it a 'big fat wedding'.

Indian culture believes in the chaturashramas ( four stages of a human), where Grihasthaashram (the role of a householder), being the second one, starts at the age of twenty-five with the marriage, marking the end of Brahmacharya. But girls rarely had the luxury of conventional studies and hence got married off around the time of puberty itself. So, it is no wonder ancient astrology texts talk about marriages as early as ten or eleven. But as times have changed, the legal stipulation of minimum age for marriage for boy and girl are fixed in India. But as our culture has given prominence to the marriage system, the planning around the marriage starts early on. As a tradition followed by many, the matching of kundlis and checking muhurths for marriage, predicting the right time of marriage is expected from astrologers.

Planetary combinations for Marriage Compatibility

The Seventh House of Marriage

There are different ways of calculating the time of the marriage. The seventh house of the Kundli being the house of marriage, the dasha or antardasha of the lord of the seventh house, or the planets sitting in the seventh house or aspecting it, is calculated as the right time of marriage according to Maharshi Parashara. The seventh house can be calculated from the Lagna (ascendant) or the Moon or Venus.

Rahu and Venus - Marriage Givers

Some scholars are of the belief that Rahu and Venus are natural marriage givers; hence the dashas or sub-periods of both are a conducive time for marriage, and the Rahu- Venus period, irrespective of the dasha, could give marriage. Scholars like Marc Boney are of the opinion that the mutual aspect or even parivarthana (interchange) or conjunction in any house in the navamsa also brings about marriage in its sub-periods irrespective of its house. Dashas and apaharas of the ninth and tenth lords also indicate the time of marriage.

Venus, Jupiter Dashas and Antardashas

Venus generally indicates the wife in a male's kundli and Jupiter, the husband in a female's. Hence the dashas or antardashas of Venus or Jupiter in the respective cases are also a viable time for marriage. Jupiter being a natural benefic, the transit of Jupiter in the house of marriage (7th house) of the Kundli or in the house occupied by the seventh lord also brings about marriage. Then the two planets ruling the house occupied by the lord of the seventh house in the birth chart or navamsa, whichever is stronger, when Jupiter is in transit, marriage can happen during its dasha or when Jupiter is in trine of the sign. The transit of the lord of the house occupied by the lord of the second house is also deemed to be the right time for marriage.

Marriage Compatibility & Importance of 10 Porutham

Marriage can also happen when Jupiter, moon and Venus occupy Kendra from the ascendant lord or when Jupiter transits the sign occupied by Venus; or during the period of Rahu or Ketu when it is conjoined with the seventh lord as it acts similar to the seventh lord in the Kundli. Thus we have seen that there are different possible placements and dashas that lead to marriage. It is to be borne in mind that they are the strongest during the marriageable age span that brings marriage. If the planet responsible for marriage thus is benefic, the time of marriage will be towards the beginning of the dasha and will prevail throughout the dasha; if benefic occupying a malefic sign, then towards the middle of the dasha; and if the planet conjunct and house are malefic then towards the end of the dasha, according to Jataka Parijatha.

Mangal Dosha: Effects & Characteristics of Mangliks

The timing of the marriage assessed on the basis kundli is not to be panicked about as there are remedies for delaying marriages if followed religiously with good conscience, will bring favorable results.