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Agni Natchathiram 2024 dates in Tamil Calendar - Marriages Are Not Held - Why Agni Nakshatram is Inauspicious?

Agni Natchathiram is the period when the Sun or Surya passes through the star Krittika also known as Agni Nakshatra. The period is considered to be the peak summer season. In 2024, Agni Natchathiram in Tamil Calendar is from May 8 (start date) to May 28 (end date). As it is the peak summer season the period is considered inauspicious and therefore some people refer the period as Agni Nakshatra dosha. The period is also known as Kathir and Kartari. Marriages and other auspicious events are not held during the period.

The most severe period of Agni Nakshatram is from May 8, 2024 – when sun enters Bharani Nakshatra. It will continue till May 10, 2024. This is known as the severe phase of Agni Natchathiram and it is not good for construction and other auspicious events.

Sun will enter Rohini Nakshatra from May 10, 2024 and this is the mild phase of Agni Natchathiram. This phase will end on May 28, 2024.

The passing of sun through 3rd and 4th quarter of Bharani Nakshatra and the four quarters of Krittika and the first quarter of Rohini Star is the period of Agni Nakshatram.

Marriages Are Not Held - Why Agni Nakshatram is Inauspicious?

Agni Natchathiram Period is Inauspicious

The dosha or inauspicious period is for 21 days. The popular belief is that journey made during this period will be unsuccessful, money given will not be returned, diseases will not be cured easily etc.

Some people are of the belief that auspicious events were avoided in ancient times during this time due to the intense heat wave taking place during the period.

Marriage During Agni Natchathiram

Marriage are not performed during the period by many Hindu communities. This is based on oral tradition and not on any written tradition.

The main reason is the scorching heat. There will be shortage of water. People will find it difficult to attend the marriage. Relatives will find it tough. There will problems with transportation.