What is the appropriate age of marriage?? There is no definite answer to this; as it varies from culture to culture, demography & the generation we belong to. Sociologists have found a number of reasons for delay in marriage and few of them are education & Priority on Profession, lack of financial stability & Earning potential, life style & cohabitation before marriage and independence …..

Our ancient seers have found several astrological factors which may cause delay in marriage. For a women; if more than 2-3 factors from; Ascendant, 2nd house, 4thhouse, 7th house, 8th house, 12th house, 7th lord and Jupiter are afflicted & For a man; if more than 2-3 factors from; Ascendant, 2nd house, 4th house, 7th house, 12th house, 7th lord and Venus are afflicted; then it may cause delay in marriage.

Role of Saturn

Saturn is a slow moving planet, if it does not own a beneficial house and afflicts 7th house/7th lord, 2nd house/2nd lord, 12th house/ 12th lord & luminaries like Sun and moon; then it may cause late marriage.

For a woman affliction of 8th house/8th lord and Jupiter & For a man affliction of Venus may cause delay in marriage.We may check similar conditions in Navamsha Chart to assess the impact of Saturn. When Lagna Lord, 7th Lord and Venus are posited in Saturn Navamsha then it may cause late marriage.

Role of Mars

If mars aspects the ascendant, 2nd house, 4th house, 7th house, 12th house; it may cause delay in marriage. For a women aspect of mars on 8th house can cause delay in marriage.

Role of Retrograde & Combust Planets

Retrograde, combust, debilitated planets present in 7th house in a natal chart can cause delay in marriage. If any of Karaka Planets is retrograde or combust then it may cause delay in marriage.

Role of Luminaries

If there is any affliction to Venus and 7th Lord along-with Moon in man’s chart then marriage is delayed. If there is any affliction to Jupiter and 7th Lord along-with Moon in women’s chart then marriage is delayed