Why the period of Holashtak is considered inauspicious for Marriage?

By: Future Point | 18-Mar-2019
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Why the period of Holashtak is considered inauspicious for Marriage?

Marriage is the most significant event in a person's life and it is crucial that a person takes every decision related to it at an appropriate time. Here, by appropriate time, we mean an auspicious Muhurat.

A Muhurat is a time that is calculated after factoring in the results of the ongoing planetary transit with respect to a particular event. As per the ancient holy scriptures, the timing of an event plays a vital role in determining its ultimate outcome. Mere good intentions and positive approach are not sufficient to ensure a favourable result that is beneficial in the long term as well.

Therefore the Sages of India have always stressed upon choosing an auspicious Muhurat for performing each and every task, especially the ones that have a long term impact of our lives. Marriage is no exception to that. So what is so wrong about marrying during Holashtak and by the way, what is Holashtak? Well, everyone is aware of the festival of Holi which is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of the Hindu culture, particularly in northern India. But very few are aware of the inauspicious 8-day period that precedes Holi. Yes, we are talking about Holashtak which literally is made up of two words- Holi and Ashtak. 'Holi' refers to the festival of Holi and 'Ashtak' refers to the 8 days leading up to Holi. Holashtak begins on Ashtami Tithi (eighth date) of the Shukla Paksha (Waxing Phase of Moon) in the month of Phalgun, as per the Hindu calendar. Holashtak ends on the Purnima (Full Moon Day) of the month of Phalgun which is the day of performing 'Holika Dahan'. This year Holashtak will begin on 14th March and end on 21st March 2019. Fair enough?

Now the question arises:

Why is Holashtak considered inauspicious for Marriage?

Holashtak is considered inauspicious for marriage simply because of the turmoil on the energy levels that happens in the entire cosmos during these 8-days. During Holashtak, the entire cosmos goes through a 'realignment' on the energy plane. This realignment or adjustment causes a lot of subtle yet extremely powerful changes in the planetary effects on us.

Remember, the impact that the celestial bodies in the form of planets cause on us, is simply phenomenal and it is these planets whose effects steer the course of our very destiny. When it comes to marriage, it is extremely important that the couple enter into this holy alliance at a time when the planetary movements and their positioning in the cosmos are such that it promotes bliss, love and harmony for their married life ahead.


Following are the planets that are not in a conducive state for marriage during Holashtak:


Planet Moon represents our emotions & mind and Holashtak negatively affects planet Moon, thus resulting in a period that has dominating malefic energies that cloud our judgement and decision making ability.

Also Read: Five Tasks that must never be performed during Holashtak


Venus is a planet that is considered as the natural significator of marriage & relationships and in order to lead a married life that is full of trust, love, loyalty and commitment; it is important to have Venus transiting in the 'Zodiac Belt' in a positive state.

During Holashtak Venus goes into heavy changes on the energy plane and thus becomes unfavourable for couples who are planning to enter into the marital domain of their lives.


This is a planet that signifies the event of childbirth in the life of a couple and being a part of cosmic turbulence during Holashtak, it becomes defunct as far as bestowing positive results upon the couple for their upcoming married life is concerned.

Hence, tying the knot during Holashtak keep the couple bereft of the positive influences of planet Jupiter in their upcoming life.

Apart from these, malefic planets such as Rahu (North Node of the Moon), Ketu (South Node of the Moon) and Saturn become further negative for all auspicious events including marriage and cast their malefic effects upon the couple and dampen the prospects of a blissful and happy married life for the couple.

Also Read More: Know the Best Muhurat for Marriage after Holashtak!

So it all boils down to performing the hugely significant task of marriage in an auspicious & favourable time period and Holashtak is just not the period for that!

To know the Best Muhurat for Marriage, we urge you consult with Future Point as their highly experienced and absolutely brilliant astrologers accurately reveal the most auspicious timing when a couple can tie the knot in order to have a blissful & prosperous married life ahead!

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