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 Tritya is the name for the 3rd Tithi (lunar day). It's the 3rd Tithi of Shuklapaksha. It's nature is Bala Prada, which can be interpreted as "one that gives power". It's good for following works: first feeding; Upanayana, Deva Pratishta, Manglik (creative, auspicious) works; tonsure, cutting one's hair, nails, shaving; worshipping to something related to water (Apas, Jala); painting, singing, art; education; entering into house; jewellery; works related to animals (horses, elephants), conveyance.

Gauri is Devata which rules Tritiya (referring to Muhurta Chintamani and Poorva Kalamrita). Gauri can be translated as "fair-complexioned". It's another name of Parvati, a spouse of Shiva, who's considered to be "a Mother of All", "the one of Mountains" and all other female deities are considered to be her reincarnations or manifestations. As per Brihat Samhita, Shukla Tritiya is ruled by Hari (Vishnu) and all actions done in respect of Vishnu (maintenance, supportive works) are acceptable during this day.

Being Jaya (that can be translated as "victory" or "advancement") and ruled by Mangala (Mars), 3rd Tithi of Shuklapaksha is suitable for following works or actions: weapon making; wars; training in army, collection of army, any matters related to power or strength; travelling; festival; medicine; trades; house matters; flags & conch-shell.

During the vedic month Chaitra Shukla Tritiya becomes Swambhuva - Manvadi Tithi, which is considered to be extremely auspicious for any Punya Karma (Japa, Tapa, Dana, Havan, Homa etc.). But it should be avoided in starting of education, Upanayana, marriage, ending of fasts, construction of house and entering thereof; travelling; plantation works. Another Manvadi Tithi for Shukla Tritya comes during month Bhadrapada and is called Rudra Savarni.

During the vedic months Shravana and Phalguna Shukla Tritya becomes Maasa Shoonya Tithi. Lagna (ascendant or rising sign) during Shukla Tritya becomes Tithi Shoonya (Lagna which is ruined by Tithi) for times when it is Makara (Capricorn) or Simha (Leo). All Uttara Nakshatras (Phalguni, Ashadha, Bhadrapada) also become Tithi Shoonya if they fall on Shukla Tritya. It's considered that all auspicious works done during Tithi Shoonya periods won't be successful and will be destroyed.

Vaidhriti is the 27th Nitya Yoga, which is ruled by Diti and considered to be extremely malefic one. Rajmartanda opines it along with Vishti Karana is capable to destroy Amrita Yoga. Its effect can be described as "holding", "arresting". Guru is a Graha, who's ruling Vaidhriti.

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