In the absence of muhurats to celebrate weddings in the next two months, several weddings are planned for November 23, 24 and 25, 2017. According to the priests, there are no muhurats until February 19, the next year in the year Telugu, Hevalambi. No wedding was celebrated before November 9, because of guru Moodhami. Sukra Moodhami starts on November 28 and will continue until February 19, next year. Moodhami is treated improperly and as a result, weddings and other important activities are not performed during these days.
The rush for weddings during these three days has increased the demand for priests, music orchestras, wedding / reception rooms, hotels, lodges, cars, catering and flowers. According to reports, nearly 1 lakh marriages were planned on these three days in the 13 districts of the PA. Nearly 300 wedding / reception halls in Guntur and Vijayawada have been booked and approximately 3,000 upper / mid / lower class rooms in the hotels / lodges in both cities are also included. This forces some parents to celebrate the marriages of their children in the open space in front of their homes.
Some wedding / reception rooms have been booked for 2 to 4 weddings in one day, giving a good income to the owners. High Priest Fr. Someswara Sarma said that marriage is an important step in life and that parents always want a good muhurat for the couple to lead a happy life. Each priest performs 10-12 marriages in these three days, he added.
The organizers of the event said that experienced cooks charge between Rs 3,000 and Rs 5,000 per marriage and that the providers charge between Rs 1,000 and Rs 2,000 per marriage. The owner of travel agency P. Ramu said there was good demand for luxury cars and commercial vehicles every three days. A father, G. Venkateswarlu, said that he wanted to accomplish the marriage of his son in a grand way but as the parents of the bride did not finalize the dates, they could not book a party room. “Now I have to do the wedding at my house because there are no meeting rooms available these days,” he said.