12,000 marriages in New Delhi on Nov 27, '03

#1 Nov 19th, 2003, 01:37
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New Delhi will host 12,000 marriages on 27th of this month. If passing through the city at night, be prepared for traffic jams
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Is there something special about the 27th?
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According to Hindu priests, it is apparently one of the 8 propitious days this month. This may probably set a record for maximum number of marriages in a single day in any city.

Found another news article on this subject.
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Here is what I found on the link

"The Hindu wedding season runs from May to mid-December, with the bulk of ceremonies taking place once the monsoons are over in September and peaking in November."

The facts are different -
Between the first week of July and till the eleventh day after Diwali (November) hardly any weddings are solemnised. There are about eight muhurats (auspicious days) in November and December, after which a lull sets in till the 14th of January (the day when the lunar and solar calander coincide). Then begins the SEASON, with marriages galore in February and March.

In all there are about 45 to 50 muhurats every year.
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uh-oh---Has anyone seen MountainGirl around lately?
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wonder if she's in purdah in a zenana somewhere in Old Delhi . . .
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Hmm.I saw MG in India Habitat Center...on 18th Nov evening about 8.20PM. I was driving out and she was walking in...I couldn't stop my car as the car behind mine started honking as soon as I tried slowing down.
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