Now that Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, two of Bollywood’s brightest stars, have announced their engagement, attention in India is turning to what celestial luminaries have to say about the pending union.
The couple got engaged in a private ceremony on Sunday, and like most traditional Hindus, astrologers were consulted to see if the two were a suitable match before rings were exchanged.
Some astrologers are predicting the most auspicious time for a wedding (anytime before October) between the former Miss World and Bachchan, the son of Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchcan. Others are speculating about how Aishwarya Rai, believed to have been born under an unlucky sign, can thwart her fate and find lasting love (difficult, but not impossible). Oh! That can’t be true!
The couple has not set a date for the wedding, but astrologer Sanjay B. Jumaani was quoted as saying in Tuesday’s edition of the Times of India newspaper that it was auspicious for them to marry before prospective father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday in October, but not after Aishwarya Rai’s birthday in November.
Aishwarya Rai has also participated in a number of religious ceremonies in recent months in a bid to overcome the fact that she is considered an unlucky match for Bachchan. According to Hinduism, Aishwarya is a mangalik, or someone with Mars in her horoscope. This indicates a propensity towards danger to life, unhappiness at home, divorce or separation, sickness, loss of business or hotheadedness, celebrated astrologer Jajgit Uppal told the Hindustan Times newspaper.
In November, Rai’s and Bachchan’s families made offerings at a temple in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, an act reportedly intended to appease Mars.
Two weeks before the engagement, Rai and her mother visited a Hindu temple at another holy town, Pushkar. Temple priest Sri Sompuriji was quoted as saying by the Mumbai Mirror newspaper that Rai was given a prayer chant or mantra to repeat to make her dreams come true.
However, Uppal warned these measures might not be enough.
“Couples fulfill these (ceremonies) for peace of mind. But classical astrologers believe you cannot be the arbiter of destiny,” he told the paper, adding that it was better if a mangalik married another.
Huh? Alright Mr. Uppal, let’s see what offering by 1 billion people in India can do. Maybe then you will say that the measures are more than enough. 🙂
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