Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Delhi will observe about 20,000 marriages on Akshaya Tritiya 2010

On the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, many couples are getting married and this has created huge shortage of priests in New Delhi. On May 16, 2010, on Akshaya Tritiya, 20,000 marriages are taking place in New Delhi and this created a big problem.

But it is not just the priests, there are also problems with finding suitable marriage venue and caterers as well. Many couple, who are interested to get married on Akshaya Tritiya, are finding it very difficult.

Many priests and pundits admitted that they had been booked for more than one marriage on Akshaya Tritiya.

Acharya Mahesh Chandra Shukla of the Chattarpur Mandir in South Delhi said that around 15,000 to 20,000 marriages are going to take place. Pandit Avdesh Kumar Pandey of Birla Mandir said, 'It is an auspicious day as marriage or any other new work started this day lasts long and brings prosperity and luck to the household.'

Kumar also said that on Akshaya Tritiya there is no need to consult the stars. Any time of the day is auspicious to tie the knot. Most of the people want to get married on this day because from July to October there are only ten or twelve days that are considered to be auspicious for marriage.

Even Delhi Police did not make any security arrangements but a senior police officer told reporters that any kind of security guidelines will be issued late Saturday.

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