In Asian tradition, there are certain times of the year that are considered auspicious, where having a wedding at that particular time of year will prove more successful and favourable. On the contrary, there are also dates considered inauspicious, and are often avoided in the Asian wedding calendar. Naturally, summer is a favourable time of year for any wedding, however there are certain times that will prove as especially magical for those holding an Asian ceremony. Below, we discuss the best dates for your Asian wedding, and equally the worst.
Hindu Vedic Astrology
Traditionally, engaged Asian couples will confide in astrology in order to come to conclusions about the best time to hold their Asian wedding. With Hindu Vedic astrology, the couple will need to identify their individual zodiac signs, and not only will it help them to determine a date for their Asian wedding, but will also allow them to further understand each other and dictate whether or not they’re truly compatible for each other.
For the best results to find a time of year, it’s recommended that you visit an aiding astrologer, as they will determine the groom’s astrological sign in correlation to the moon, and will then do the same for the bride in relation to the sun. With this information, the astrologer can provide an auspicious date for the wedding.
If seeing an astrologer isn’t something you’re interested in, then booking your Asian wedding on Akshaya Tritiya could be equally as successful! Falling on the 18th April in 2018, this event is an annual spring festival that is celebrated by both Hindus and Jains. The word ‘Akshaya’ means ‘imperishable and eternal’, the perfect description for a successful Asian marriage! ‘Tritiya’ however, means ‘third’, and this relates back to the third lunar day, present in the Hindu calendar during the spring month of Vaisakha. Our only advice would be to book your venue quickly! This date is considered highly auspicious by Hindu’s and Jain’s alike, and will be undoubtedly popular for those looking for an enchanting Asian wedding!
Times To Avoid
While there are ways to determine preferable times of the year for marriage, there are also several that you should avoid for your Asian wedding. Of course, the eventual decision is up to you, however the following dates are considered highly avoidable by Asian tradition.
As the Hindu calendar is lunar based, there will be a day in every month known as Amavasya, which basically forbids marriage on that particular day. Amavasya means ‘dark moon’, simply because on that particular day in the lunar calendar, the moon isn’t visible. This year, some days burdened by Amavasya include 12th July, 15th May and 10th August.
Furthermore, it is deemed inauspicious to wed during Shraddha, which is a two-week period during September that falls 15 days before the festival of Holi. As a result, this time is considered as unlucky for marriage, however these dates do change each year. If you’re planning on having your Asian wedding in 2018, the time to avoid falls between 24th September and 08th October.
Now that you’ve booked your Asian wedding on a time of year that’s deemed auspicious, you’ll want to ensure that you have a professional Asian wedding photographer at hand to ensure you capture the special memories forever. At Rashpal Photography, we excel in taking high-quality wedding photos entirely bespoke to your wedding, which you won’t get anywhere else when looking for an Asian wedding photographer in London. To get started, contact us today!