VIJAYAWADA: The flurry of social activities including marriages is going to continue for three months due to the availability of auspicious mahurats for the next three months.
The Covid19 spread has somewhat stopped and the government has eased norms for social gatherings. Since there is availability of auspicious mahurats for marriages, housewarming and constructions in October, November and December, the scene will be enlivened after a gap of 18 months.
According to the priests and pundits, there are more than 30 auspicious mahurats for marriages in these three months, another 30 for housewarming and more than ten to start constructions.
The auspicious mahurats for marriages are available on October 15, 16, 20, 23, 24, 30 and 31, on November 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 26 and 28 and on 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 26 and 29.
For housewarmings, mahurats available on October 15, 16, 23, 24, 25 and 28, November 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 24, 28 and 29, and December 8, 9. 10, 11, 12, 13,17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 26 and 28. To start construction activities, the mahurats are on November 6, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 21, 24 and 29.
For the past few weeks, the daily Covid-19 spread has reduced to 500-600 per day from the earlier 2,500-3,000 figures per day, and this gives a big relief to one and all. The Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in the second wave foiled the efforts of families to perform marriages in April and May months despite the availability of auspicious mahurats.
Further, the AP government issued orders relaxing night curfew norms and further increasing the permissible number for marriages to 250 and for other functions as well. Many readied to perform housewarming on October 15 on the occasion of Dasara and the series of functions would continue for the next three months.
Pundit K. Ramgopal Sastry said the large-scale decrease in Covid-19 infections is giving a big relief to people and many marriages are lined up. Nearly one lakh marriages would be performed during the auspicious mahurats in AP and priests and pundits got active after a long gap.
Event organisers Rajamohan and Srinivas said life is coming back to normal. They are hoping for a full-fledged revival of public activities as also trade and businesses in the next three months.
Meanwhile, the health department appealed to people to follow Covid-19 protocols without fail in all functions including marriages.