We don’t do anything without them – forget buying a house or a car, I’ve heard of people even getting a smartphone on auspicious days.
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Muhurats (auspicious days & times) are de rigueur in India. We don’t do anything without them – forget buying a house or a car, I’ve heard of people even getting a smartphone on auspicious days. I don’t believe in waiting for that “good” day or time, but my family does. My kid brother recently bought a car which was ready on 2nd – 3rd Jan. However, there was no “muhurat” until 15th Jan, so we had to wait for almost 2 weeks! Definitely the longest 12 days of my life.
I personally wouldn’t go out of the way waiting for a muhurat, but like Vaastu, if it doesn’t alter my plans too much, I’ll go with the flow. As an example, if the car is ready on the 1st but the 2nd is an “auspicious” day, I don’t mind waiting. But I certainly wouldn’t wait for 2 weeks.
I bought my 1st-gen City Vtec (family surprise), Civic (the day it was ready for delivery), 5-Series (sister’s birthday), Jeep (my birthday) and Accord (USA time) without even checking for auspicious dates. These turned out to be my luckiest cars and I had the best ownership experiences with them.
On the other hand, some of the cars we bought as per auspicious times (C180, Indigo) turned out to be disasters. Even the C220 – bought by muhurat – was a patchy ownership experience with many mechanical & electronic failures in the initial 5 years (things were better from 50000 – 100000 km).
What are your thoughts & beliefs on taking car delivery around these auspicious times? Did you ever have a l-o-n-g wait because of any of them? For which car? How much did you wait?
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