In India astrologers are often hired to pick an auspicious date for the nuptials – and the Celebrity Big Brother star is leaving the precise details to karma, reports the Daily Express.
"It will definitely be before the end of the year but it has to be on an auspicious day such as a solar eclipse," explains the actress.
As Shilpa revealed in HELLO! in April, she is not yet engaged – another Indian custom. On the sub-continent the proposal comes just before the wedding.
"We'll set a date for a formal engagement and let our parents announce that, because we want to be very traditional", Shilpa told the magazine.
It is karma that the 34-year-old credits with bringing her together with Raj in the first place.
"He's my soulmate. I really believe in the whole karmic circle," she says. "He must have been part of my past life and he's come back."