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Abhijit Muhurta in Hindu Astrology

Abhijit Muhurta is a highly auspicious period in a day. This Muhurta is not dependent on Tithi, Nakshatra, Rasi or month. There is an Abhijit Muhurta every day – it is around 48 minutes during noon daily. The method in which Abhijita Muhurta is calculated is bit complicated. Abhijit Muhurta is calculated based on sunrise and sunset. The time period from sunrise to sunset is taken. This is then divided by two. The time that is derived is added to the sunrise to find the beginning of Abhijit Muhurta. For example if the sunrise is at 5:30 AM and sunset is at 6:10 PM. Then the total time is 12 hrs and 40 minutes. This is then divided by 2. It gives 6 hrs and 20 mins. Adding this gives the Muhurta. In this case Abhijit Muhurta begins at 11:50 AM to 12:38 PM. Abhijit Muhurta is ideal for all auspicious beginnings. Thanks to Seema Nair who provided information about this Muhurta.

Aadi Month Shakthi Temple Tours to 108 Amman Temples in Tamil Nadu by TTDC

Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation is launching Shakthi Temple Tours to 108 Amman Temples in Tamil Nadu in Aadi Masam (Mid July to Mid August). Aadi Month is dedicated to Amman , or Mother Goddess, and to help devotees offer prayers in many temples of Amman , TTDC is organizing five day tour to various Goddess Shakti Temples in Tamil Nadu. The five-day tour begins from July 18, 2011. The five-day tour will commence from Chennai at 6 am every Monday/Thursday and will end on the following Friday/Monday night. Devotees can have darshan of 108 Amman temples in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruchi, Pudukkottai and Madurai districts as well as those in Puducherry. Tariff per person is Rs 3,250 for adults and Rs 2,500 for children between 4 and 10 years. There is also a package of one-day Shakti tour (Deviar Darshan) to nine Amman temples in Chennai during Aadi Month (July 18 to August 17) on every Tuesday, Friday, Sunday and full moon day. Find

Shaka Vrata in Ashada Masa

Shaka Vrata is observed mainly in South India by certain Hindu communities and is dedicated to Srihari Vishnu. Shaka Vrata is a month long ritual and begins on the 11 th day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Ashada Month. Shaka Vrata in 2023 begins on June 29. Shaka Vrata ending date is August 27. The Vrata begins on the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in Ashada month. This is the famous Devshayani Ekadasi and the Chaturmasya Vrata also begins on the day. The Vrata ends on the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in Shravan month. This is the Putrada Ekadasi. The popular belief is that Srihari Vishnu enters into a deep slumber on Devshayani Ekadasi – the night time of Devas. There is no fasting associated with the Shaka Vrata. People follow a strict vegetarian diet.