Choghadiya - 10 April, 2019
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05:44 - 07:21Labh07:21 - 08:57Amrit08:57 - 10:34 Kaal VelaKaal10:34 - 12:10Shubh12:10 - 13:47 Vaar VelaRog13:47 - 15:24Udveg15:24 - 17:00Char17:00 - 18:37Labh
18:37 - 19:60Udveg19:60 - 21:23Shubh21:23 - 22:46Amrit22:46 - 24:10Char24:10 - 25:33Rog25:33 - 26:56Kaal26:56 - 28:20Labh28:20 - 29:43Udveg
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mPanchang introduces you to Weekly Choghadiya and Choghadiya Table
Based on Indian astrology, the Choghadiya Table, or simply the Choghadiya, is used to determine auspicious times in a day. It can foretell the best time if you’re beginning something new, or starting travel. As the name suggests, Choghadiya, which is the Vedic Hindu Calendar, is the ‘four ghadi’ comprising 96 minutes, with each ghadi being equivalent to 24 minutes.
Get to know today’s choghadiya or aaj ka choghadiya on mPanchang.
In simple terms, the Choghadiya table is consulted to check the Shubh Muhurat before starting new work. Amrit, Subh, Labh and Char are the four most popular Choghadiyas. Choghadiyas can be bad, those that should be avoided — including Udveg, Kaal and Rog — while making a major decision.
Every hour of each day is associated with a planet’s movement, making it auspicious or inauspicious. In short, every day has some good time durations and bad time durations. These auspicious or inauspicious phases are determined with the Choghadiya or a Choghadiya Table. Choghadiya can be classified into Day Choghadiya, i.e., the duration between sunrise and sunset, and Night Choghadiya, i.e. the duration between sunset and sunrise the next day — each divided by the choghadiya into eight equal periods.
This form of Hindu Calendar is used to find the most auspicious hours in a day. Initially, a Choghadiya Table was used to ascertain Travel Muhurat but now, with a simpler form that is easy to understand, it is used for almost every important event or occasion.
At mPanchang, you can check both the daily or weekly Choghadiya Tables.
Choghadiya - The Name
The term Choghadiya is a combination of two words — Cho, i.e. four, and Ghadiya, i.e. Ghadi. Each Ghadi, as per Hindu time, is equivalent to 24 minutes. There are 30 Ghadis from sunrise to sunset which is divided by 8. So, there are 8 Day Choghadiya Muhurats and 8 Night Choghadiya Muhurats. A Choghadiya is equivalent to 4 Ghadis (approximately 96 minutes). So, one Choghadiya lasts for about 1.5 hours.
Types Of Choghadiya
In Hindu Vedic Astrology, there are seven types of Choghadiya
- Amrit, Shubh, Labh - These three time periods are the most auspicious durations and all important events should be commenced during these phases.
- Char - It is considered a good Choghadiya
- Udveg, Kaal, Rog - These are the inauspicious time durations and every auspicious work should be strictly avoided during these phases.
What are Vaar Vela, Kaal Vela, Kaal Ratri?
Vaar Vela, Kaal Vela and Kaal Ratri are the times during a day when no auspicious work should be done. Any auspicious work, if commenced during these timings, will not be successful. Vaar Vela and Kaal Vela occur during the day whereas Kaal Ratri is prevalent at night.
What if an auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat coincides with the inauspicious times of Vela, Kaal or Ratri?
In Hindu Astrology, it is advised that no auspicious work should be done during Rahu Kaal, Vaar Vela, Kaal Vela or Kaal Ratri. Even if these timings coincide with the most auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat, it is always better to postpone the work.
How is good Choghadiya and bad Choghadiya determined?
Whether a Choghadiya is auspicious or inauspicious is determined by the influence of the planet on it at that particular time. If the planet is malefic, it is a bad Choghadiya and if the planet is benefic, it is a good Choghadiya.
It also depends on the day of the week, as the first Choghadiya of the day is associated with the ruling planet or deity of the day.
Sunday - Sun
Monday - Moon
Wednesday - Mercury
Thursday - Jupiter
Friday - Venus
Saturday - Saturn
So, the first and last Muhurat of the day are influenced by the Lord planet of the weekday and then followed by the rest of the planets.
Amrit Choghadiya is the time under the influence of Moon. Moon is considered a benefic planet in Hindu Vedic Astrology. So, Amrit Choghadiya is regarded as a highly auspicious time in Hindu Astrology. This time is considered beneficial for all types of occasions or work.
Shubh Choghadiya is the time under the influence of Jupiter. In Hindu Astrology, Jupiter is a benefic planet, making it a Shubh Muhurat. Shubh Choghadiya is often taken into account for all auspicious occasions, especially for determining marriage dates and conducting marriage ceremonies.
Labh is a Choghadiya time under the influence of Mercury. Mercury is regarded as a beneficial planet, thus the duration under its influence is considered auspicious. It is an auspicious time but is an exceptionally fruitful time if one wants to start any new learning or acquire new skills or start an education or a course.
Char Choghadiya is associated with the planet Venus. Hindu Astrology considers the influence of Venus quite auspicious. So, the time under its influence, known as Char or Chanchal is often considered for auspicious works. Venus is the planet of movement, so, people look at Char Choghadiya to determine the best time to travel.
Udveg Choghadiya is the time under the influence of Sun. In Hindu Vedic Astrology, Sun is a malefic planet and has adverse effects. Thus, it’s advisable to avoid auspicious work or new starts during Udveg. However, Udveg Choghadiya is considered to be beneficial in government-related matters.
Kaal Choghadiya is associated with the planet Saturn. In Hindu Astrology, Saturn is believed to be a malefic planet and the time under its influence is known as Kaal Choghadiya. No auspicious work should be done during this time. However, if the new work is expected to result in accumulation of wealth or is related to the same, it can be performed during this time.
Rog Choghadiya is associated with the planet Mars. According to Hindu Vedic Astrology, Mars is not regarded as a beneficial planet. This planet has negative energy and no auspicious work is done during the time under its influence. While falling under the influence of Mars, Rog Choghadiya is often recommended at the time of War, or if one wants to defeat their enemy.
mPanchang offers Daily Choghadiya as well as Weekly Choghadiya along with accurate information on Vaar Vela, Kaal Ratri and Kaal Vela. Our astrologers advise you to use the Daily Choghadiya table to find out about the Shubh Muhurat in a day. Performing each important work with reference to Choghadiya is a way to ensure success and prosperity in every endeavor that you undertake.
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