The Twin Cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad are abuzz with Weddings! And we have received three Invitations to attend Weddings spread over next nine days!
Nowadays, wherever we go in the Twin Cities there are signs of wedding celebrations…wedding processions with musical bands, happy relatives dancing, fireworks, traditionally bejeweled relatives and friends on the move, flower decked welcome posters, well decorated and illuminated marriage venues and so on. This huge rush of weddings is because 5th December to 18th December 2014 are the only auspicious days left in this year, with 5th, 7th, 10th, 17th and 18th December being the most auspicious. And this wedding rush is also because there are very few Muhurthams in 2015. From 19th December 2014 to 22nd January 2015 there are no good days, as it is Sunyamasam. And thereafter until 15th March 2015 there are very few auspicious days. And then due to River Godavari Pushkaralu no weddings will take place in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for a year! Hence it is being estimated that over one lakh marriages are taking place in this month.
Due to traditions and superstitions, 2015 seems to be a very bleak year for weddings. I feel very sorry for all those eligible brides and grooms and their parents who have to now wait for a very long time for auspicious days. However there seems to be a solution to this problem as almost every day is auspicious for weddings in Temples!