Current Muhurtas

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

Yama Ghantaka

{[kalams.yg.start]} - {[kalams.yg.end]}

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

{[kalams.am.start]} - {[kalams.am.end]}

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

Brahma Muhurta

{[kalams.bm.start]} - {[kalams.bm.end]}

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

{[kalams.gk.start]} - {[kalams.gk.end]}

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

{[kalams.rk.start]} - {[kalams.rk.end]}

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.

Monthly Panchanga calendar


With help of our unique Favorability Chart You can evaluate favorability of any moment in time with help of numerous parameters of vedic astrology.

This particular chart shows overall favourability for today based on Your current location - Ashburn, Virginia, United States. Vertical string denotes current moment of Jul 22, 2024, 3:09 PM.

Show detailed Favorability Chart



Below You can find the information on geolocation used for all calculations on the VedicTime by default.

Your current location was detected automatically. If it's incorrect, set it manually.


Settings of current section change the display of Janma Kundali (birth chart).

Graha Drishti (planet aspects)

Rashi Drishti (sign aspects)

Other settings


  • Lunar Eclipse (an essay of 4 articles). Article #4: Esoteric Essence of the Eclipse

    Year's 2015 last Chandra Grahana (Lunar Eclipse) will happen on the 28th of September in Meena RashiUttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra from 0:14 a.m. till 5:23 a.m. (UTC, Greenwich Time). It will be the full eclipse that will reach its peak at 02:48 a.m. (UTC, Greenwich Time). To prepare for this significant astrological event, VedicTime is publishing last 2 articles from "Lunar Eclipse" essay.

    Esoteric Essence of upcoming Chandra Grahana and Lunar Eclipses in general

    The upcoming Chandra Grahana will be a moment in time-space continuum, when people minds will be completely dominated by Ketu GrahaKetu is the Graha of transformation whose sole purpose is to bring a person to God and DivinityKetu does it by removing all priorities from person's life other than God.

    In time of Chandra Grahana even perfectly well-planned actions (as Chandra is Karaka of planning) will not go according to the schedule and will not bring expected results. Even more - results can be quite opposite to expectations! This way Ketu shows to a person that he/she is not a real master of his life, that results of his actions do not entirely depend on his ability to plan and execute... 

    And that all results actually depend on the state of Divinity in a person. Ketu makes a person free of all inner "rubbish" to understand what to do to reach God and Moksha. Hence Ketu influence might seem negative, but it has deep positive results for person's spiritual evolution. It highlights all the illusions, wrong ideas and ideals, egoistic actions and through failure, separating true from false, it shows person his real place and mission in life. Ketu makes person understand that true happiness lies not in results of his actions, but in the process itself.

    In the end Ketu teaches person to choose action he really likes to do and fulfill. This brings most positive changes in life:

    - a person gives his best to the things he is doing.

    - he feels deeply satisfied from the action itself.

    - filling his actions with Love, a person gets a Divine support and thus better results than ever expected.

    To sum it all up, it can be said that any of Chaya (ShadowGraha (Ketu in our case), and Chandra Grahana in general does everything to remind a person that a main motivation of his action should be a feeling of satisfaction from the process, not the final result!

    Otherwise a person will face negative effects of Lunar Eclipse:

    - activation of negative Prarabdha Karma

    - wrong actions based on wrong understanding of the reality. It is important to remember that under the influence of Chandra Grahana, a person will automatically do the most inadequate actions. Vedic texts advice not to do or start anything important in a day of the eclipse, but focus attention on any form of Divine. It will help to channelize the powerful energy of the Eclipse in positive direction.

    Stay aware and be cautious about what you wish for on the day of Chandra Grahana!

    Best Regards,

    VedicTime.Com Team