Muhurta (Electional Astrology) is a branch of Vedic Astrology dealing with fixing of ‘auspicious moments of time’ for conducting important and sacred ceremonies. A Muhurat is the most benefic time selected to start an activity so that, not only it is carried out smoothly, but it also provides best results.
It is said that chances for the success of a task is maximized if it is carried out in an auspicious time (muhurata). That is, it will give you the maximum result as per your destiny if you perform the task in the right muhurata. Muhurata harmonizes forces with nature and improves chances of success.
General horoscope analysis deals with predictions about a native considering the time of birth. It is static, fixed and beyond one’s control. On the other hand, muhurata is dynamic. One can choose the most suitable or auspicious times at different stages of life where there are opportunities for changes in one’s destiny. Marriage is believed to be the beginning of a new life. Muhurata is of great importance in marriage as it predicts the auspicious time and date of the marriage for maximum compatibility and a good life. A marriage taking place at an inauspicious time can lead to disastrous consequences or divorce or life-long problems. The drawbacks of a horoscope can be overcome with the proper application of muhurata.
So, whenever you are going to start an activity or an important event of your life, which is going to make its impact on your life for quite some time, you should perform that event or activity considering the shubh muhurata.
A muhurata which essentially means two ghatis or forty-eight minutes time is calculated based on the five elements collectively are called ‘panchang’ viz. tithi (lunar day), vara (weekday), nakshatra (constellation), yoga (joint motion of sun and moon) and karana (half a lunar day). Other astrological aspects which are considered for choosing a muhurata are: