Current Muhurtas

In any daytime there are certain periods, which have special meaning.

Yama Ghantaka

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Rishi Vasishtha: "Yama Ghantaka should always be avoided in any Muhurta for auspicious (Shubha) activity". It is considered that any activity (especially travelling) started during the period of Yama Ghantaka pushes the one towards to death.

Abhijeet Muhurta

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Abhijit Muhurta is one of the most auspicious and powerful criteria for initiating all types of works.

Brahma Muhurta

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Brahma Muhurta is optimal for waking up as well as any activity connected to spiritual practices (such as Hatha Yoga, Dhyana (meditation), etc), creating, planning, projections etc.

Gulikā Kalām

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According to Jyotish knowledge Gulika Kalam is a very negative (Ashubha) period of time every day that should be shunned for all auspicious and beneficial activities.

Rahu Kalām

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According to Jyotish knowledge Rahu Kaalam is a very negative (Ashubha) period of time every day that should be shunned for all auspicious and beneficial activities.

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Shukla Chaturdashi is the name for the 14th Tithi (lunar day). It's the 14th Tithi of Shuklapaksha. It's nature is Ugra Prada, which can be interpreted as "increase of aggression and aggressiveness". It's good for following works: bad works, attack by deception, hunting, poisoning, war, weapon, making of (fire) arms, fire, arresting; success in cruel works, steel. Also it's bad for travelling & hair cutting.

Shiva is Devata which rules Chaturdashi (referring to Muhurta Chintamani and Poorva Kalamrita), who's the last deity of great Hindu Triad (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva) holding a power of destruction. Everything that relates to destruction, death, overcoming any obstacles or limitations, Moksha (spiritual liberation) is good for this Tithi and no creative work should be done during it. As per Brihat Samhita and Purva Kalamrita classical texts, Shukla Chaturdashi is ruled by Kali that also shows Chaturdashi's destructive nature. Kali, translated as "She who destroys", also known as Kalika, is the Hindu goddess associated with eternal energy. The name Kali means "the black one" and comes from kāla, which means black, time, death and relates to Shiva, lord of death and transformation. Kali is represented as the consort of Lord Shiva, on whose body she is often seen standing. Since Shiva is called Kāla or Mahakāla - the eternal time, thus, Kali, his consort, also means "the Time" or "Death" and is considered the goddess of time and change of the state because of Moksha. Various Shakta Hindu cosmologies, as well as Shakta Tantric beliefs, worship her as the ultimate reality or Brahman. She is also revered as Bhavatarini (literally "redeemer of the universe"). Comparatively recent devotional movements largely conceive Kali as a benevolent mother goddess. She is associated with many other Hindu goddesses like Durga, Bhadrakali, Sati, Rudrani, Parvati and Chamunda. She is the foremost among the DasaMahavidyas, ten fierce Tantric goddesses. Thus all spiritual activity or just bad activity that moves to Moksha and destruction of Maya (illusion) as well as moving Ahamkara (ego) towards God is very good during Shukla Chaturdashi.

Being Rikta (that can be translated as "empty hands", "scanty", "destitute") and ruled by Shani (Saturn), 14th Tithi is suitable for following works: arresting, poisoning, uses of weapon, surgery, igniting fire. Travelling in any direction is strictly prohibited and should be avoided during Shukla Chaturdashi.

During the vedic month Kartika Shukla Chaturdashi becomes Maasa Shoonya Tithi, which is considered inauspicious in succeeding in works started during this Tithi.

Krishna Amavasya's nature is Pitri Prada, which can be interpreted as "related to ancestors". It's good for following works: religious works; Yagya, donations, Agnihotra, Aganyadhan; ancestral works; etc.

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