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Vadhu Pravesh Muhurat – How is Vadhu Grih Pravesh Muhurat Calculated?

Vadhu pravesh muhurat literally means the first time the bride entering the house of her husband. This custom is followed by many Hindu communities especially in north and western parts of India. Here is a brief idea on as to how vadhu grih pravesh muhurat is calculated.
  • Fifth, seventh and ninth day after marriage is considered good in some regions.
  • The bride can enter the house after 16 days of marriage in some regions. After 16 days, the family can chose an even number date to bring the bride. Dates like 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 etc are good.
  • In some regions, the bride enters the house only after five years. In such cases, the bride can enter the house on any good date.
  • Tuesday and Sunday are considered inauspicious in many regions for vadhu grih pravesh. In some regions, along with the two days even Wednesday is considered inauspicious.
  • The bride entering the house on रिक्ता तिथि (rikth tithi) is considered inauspicious. The bad tithis are 4th, 9th and 14th day of a fortnight.

Is there any benefit in following vadhu pravesh muhurat?

  • Such rituals are purely based on regional beliefs and some are superstitions.
  • It is not followed by all Hindus.
  • Such long delay for vadhu pravesh is limited to particular community in some regions.
  • Majority of the Hindus only look for an auspicious time to enter the house. This happens on the same day of marriage.
  • Fear of future is what keeps such rituals afloat.
  • If you have confidence in you and in your partner, then there is no need to follow any particular ritual.