Question: Is Agnihotra during the nights justified for matrimonial functions ?
In fact scriptures advise performance of marriages and associated Agnihotra ( Yagya ) during the day only. However, it has become customary in India to perform marriages during the night because of the convenience and leisure of participants. Agnihotra associated with matrimonial functions performed during the night are, therefore, exceptions. Although marriages during the night have become a norm for this reason, the best period for the ceremony is considered as the dusk time.