Adyar Gopal Parivar
SWAYAM-MOHANA SYSTEM OF AUSPICIOUS DAYS AND HOURS FOR MARRIAGE
Calendar Year 2012
Day
Month,
Date
Thithi
Early Morning
Muhoortha
Morning
Muhoortha
Mid-day
Muhoortha
Evening
Muhoortha
Nakshatra
Raashi
Saturday
March 24
Bidige (2)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Revathi
Meena
Sunday
March 25
Thadige (3)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ashwini
Meena
Friday
March 30
Sapthami (7)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Aardra
Meena
Saturday
March 31
Ashtami (8)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Aardra
Meena
Sunday
April 1
Navami (9)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Punarvasu
Meena
Friday
April 6
Poornima (15)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Hastha
Meena
Saturday
April 7
Padya (1)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Chithra
Meena
Sunday
April 8
Bidige (2)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Swathi
Meena
Friday
April 13
Ashtami (8)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Poorvaashaada
Meena
Saturday
April 14
Navami (9)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttaraashaada
Mesha
Sunday
April 15
Dashami (10)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Shravana
Mesha
Friday
April 20
Chaturdashi
(14)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Revathi
Mesha
Sunday
April 22
Padya (1)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Bharani
Mesha
Friday
April 27
Shashti (6)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ardhra
Mesha
Saturday
April 28
Sapthami (7)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Punarvasu
Mesha
Sunday
April 29
Ashtami (8)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Pushya
Mesha
Friday
May 4
Thrayodashi
(13)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Hastha
Mesha
Saturday
May 5
Chaturdashi
(14)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Chithra
Mesha
Sunday
May 6
Poornima (15)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Swathi
Mesha
Friday
May 11
Padya (1)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttaraashaada
Mesha
Saturday
May 12
Bidige (2)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Shravana
Mesha
Sunday
May 13
Thritiya (3)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Dhanishta
Mesha
Friday
May 18
Thriyodashi (13)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ashwini
Vrishabha
Saturday
May 19
Chaturdashi
(14)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Bharani
Vrishabha
Friday
May 25
Chaturthi (4)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Punarvasu
Vrishabha
Saturday
May 26
Panchami (5)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Pushya
Vrishabha
Sunday
May 27
Shashti (6)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ashlesha
Vrishabha
Saturday
June 2
Thriyodashi (13)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Swathi
Vrishabha
Sunday
June 3
Chaturdashi
(14)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Vishaakha
Vrishabha
Friday
June 8
Panchami (5)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Shravana
Vrishabha
Saturday
June 9
Shashti (6)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Dhanishta
Vrishabha
Sunday
June 10
Sapthami (7)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttaraashaada
Vrishabha
Saturday
June 16
Dwadashi (12)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Bharani
Vrishabha
Sunday
June 17
Thriyodashi (13)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Krittika
Mithuna
Friday
June 22
Thrithiya (3)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Pushya
Mithuna
Saturday
June 23
Chowthi (4)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ashlesha
Mithuna
Sunday
June 24
Panchami (5)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ashlesha
Mithuna
Friday
June 29
Dashami (10)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Swathi
Mithuna
Sunday
July 1
Dwadashi (12)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ashwini
Mithuna
Friday
July 6
Thrithiya (3)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Shravana
Mithuna
Saturday
July7
Chowthi (4)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Dhanishta
Mithuna
Sunday
July 8
Panchami (5)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Shathabhisha
Mithuna
Friday
July 13
Dashami (10)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Bharani
Mithuna
Sunday
July 15
Dwadashi (12)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Rohini
Mithuna
Friday
July 20
Padya (1)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Pushya
Karkaataka
Saturday
July21
Bidige (2)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ashlesha
Karkaataka
Sunday
July22
Thrithiya (3)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Magha
Karkaataka
Friday
July 27
Navami (9)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Swathi
Karkaataka
Saturday
July 28
Dashami (10)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Vishaakha
Karkaataka
Calendar Year 2012
Month, Date
Day
Rithu
Maasa
Paksha
Thithi
April 3
Tuesday
Vasantha
Chaithra
Shukla
Ekaadashi
April 16
Monday
Vasantha
Chaithra
Krishna
Ekaadashi
April 21
Saturday
Vasantha
Chaithra
Krishna
Amaavasya
May 2
Wednesday
Vasantha
Vaishaakha
Shikla
Ekaadashi
May 16
Wednesday
Vasantha
Vaishaakha
Krishna
Ekaadashi
May 20
Sunday
Vasantha
Vaishaakha
Krishna
Amaavasya
June 1
Friday
Greeshma
Jyeshta
Shukla
Ekaadashi
June 15
Friday
Greeshma
Jyeshta
Krishna
Ekaadashi
June 19
Tuesday
Greeshma
Jyeshta
Krishna
Amaavasya
June 30
Saturday
Greeshma
Aashaada
Shukla
Ekaadashi
July 14
Saturday
Greeshma
Aashaada
Krishna
Ekaadashi
July 19
Thursday
Greeshma
Aashaada
Krishna
Amaavasya
July 27
Friday
Varsha
Shraavana
Shukla
Ekaadashi
August 13
Monday
Varsha
Shraavana
Krishna
Ekaadashi
August 17
Friday
Varsha
Shraavana
Krishna
Amaavsya
August 27
Monday
Varsha
Adhika Bhadrapada
Shukla
Ekaadashi
September 12
Wednesday
Varsha
Adhika Bhadrapada
Krishna
Ekaadashi
September 16
Sunday
Varsha
Adhika Bhadrapada
Krishna
Amaavasya
September 26
Wednesday
Varsha
Nija Bhadrapada
Shukla
Ekaadashi
October 11
Thursday
Varsha
Nija Bhadrapada
Krishna
Ekaadashi
October 15
Monday
Varsha
Nija Bhadrapada
Krishna
Amaavasya
October 25
Thursday
Sharath
Ashweeja
Shukla
Ekaadashi
November 10
Saturday
Sharath
Ashweeja
Krishna
Ekaadashi
November 13
Tuesday
Sharath
Ashweeja
Krishna
Amaavasya
November 24
Saturday
Sharath
Kaarthika
Shukla
Ekaadashi
December 9
Sunday
Sharath
Kaarthika
Krishna
Ekaadashi
December 13
Thursday
Sharath
Kaarthika
Krishna
Amaavasya
December 23
Sunday
Hemantha
Maargashira
Shukla
Ekaadashi
Calendar Year 2013
January 8
Tuesday
Hemantha
Maargashira
Krishna
Ekaadashi
January 11
Saturday
Hemantha
Maargashira
Krishna
Amaavasya
January 22
Tuesday
Hemantha
Pushya
Shukla
Ekaadashi
February 6
Wednesday
Hemantha
Pushya
Krishna
Ekaadashi
February 10
Sunday
Hemantha
Pushya
Krishna
Amaavasya
February 21
Thursday
Shishira
Maagha
Shukla
Ekaadashi
March 8
Friday
Shishira
Maagha
Krishna
Ekaadashi
March 11
Monday
Shishira
Maagha
Krishna
Amaavasya
March 23
Saturday
Shishira
Phalguna
Shukla
Ekaadashi
April 6
Saturday
Shishira
Phalguna
Krishna
Ekaadashi
April 10
Wednesday
Shishira
Phalguna
Krishna
Amaavasya
April 11, 2013 is Yugadi Day of Vijaya Samvatsara
MARRIAGE LAGNA(S) AND MUHOORTHA(S) 2012-2013 FOR HINDUS OF ALL CASTES AND REGIONS
SWAYAM-MOHANA VIVAAHA (WEDDING) LAGNA(S) IN THE YEAR 2012-2013
By Mohan Shenoy
MUHOORTHA OR LAGNA AS DETERMINED BY CONVENIENCE
Adyar Gopal and Radha Baii
In Hinduism the Graha(s) and the Nakshathra(s) determine the Lagna or  auspiciousness or
otherwise of the days and hours for marriage and for other important events. These hours of
auspiciousness are called Muhoortha in Sanskrit.
A list of Muhoortha(s) is given in all Panchaanga books. Panchaanga books are written by the
specialists known as Jyotishi(s). Jyotishi is a Hindu astrologer. A new Panchaanga book is
published a few weeks before the start of a new Hindu year. All Hindu years begin on Yugadi day.
These Muhoortha(s) are known as Lagna(s). Marriage takes place within the Lagna Muhoortha
among Hindus. The Lagna(s) are referred to by the name of the Nakshathra and Raashi. A
Raashi is a Hindu Zodiac sign. Nakshathra is the Hindu star constellation. There are 12
Raashi(s) and 27 Nakshathra(s) in the Hindu calendar.
(learn more about Hindu Calendar)
For convenience the families among the Gowda Saraswatha Brahmans preferred the afternoon
hours for marriage since the daylight was considered preferable for the invitees to attend the
function.
All marriages are now held in the marriage halls and the task of managing the decorations,
bands and music, lighting and feasts are outsourced to independent caterers. There is usually
a rush for booking the halls and caterers, florists, musicians, videographers, etc., on these days.
Jyotishi(s) who determine the Muhoortha(s) by calculating astrologically, the positions of the
stars and planets. How long and for how many more years do we Hindus continue to rely on the
Jyotishi(s) for determining the day and time of the marriage functions is a question that does not
pop up into the open.
But the trend now among many educated families is to fix the marriage on the dates and hours
convenient to both the bride and bridegroom without consulting the Jyotishi. The day of freedom
from restrictions we Hindus have brought on ourselves by sticking to Jyotisha is not too far away.
The modern science and our reach into the space will impress upon our Hindu brothers and
sisters that the stars and planets have no role to play in determining the auspiciousness or
otherwise of different days and times for different activities in our life. It is time we lose our
connection with Jyotisha and march forward with the times of change.
In order to facilitate the courageous Hindu brothers and sisters who wish to break away from the
restriction of relying on the stars and planets, I have listed what I call the Swayam-Mohana
Lagna(s).

Continued in the right hand column....

day being Uttarabhadra, the Maha-Star for the month is
Uttarabhadra.
In this table the Thithi is rounded off for the full day as against the
practice of counting it according to the length of the Sun's or
Moon's occurrence. For example the first Ekaadashi for the year
is on the 3rd April lasts for 14 and 3/4th Ghatika or for nearly 6
hours from Sunrise. Panchaanga book gives the clock time of
0634 hours as Sunrise time for this day. For our convenience we
take that the Ekaadashi is for the full day of 3rd April lasting until
atleast Sunset.
Similar rounding-off will be undertaken for the Amaavasya day
which for the first time in Nandana is on the 21st April and the
Thithi lasts for 16 and 1/4 Ghatika and not until the Sunset.
Sunset is the obvious end of the day and therefore this
Amaavasya day will be taken as the full day of 21st April.
EMPIRICAL RULES FOR DETERMINING
THE EXTENT OF EKAADASHI AND AMAAVASYA THITHI(S)
A WORD ABOUT ADHIKA (EXTRA) MAASA (MONTH) IN
NANDANA YEAR
TABLE OF EKAADASHI AND AMAAVASYA THITHI(S) FOR NANDANA YEAR
These Ekaadashi and Amaavasya days are excluded when Lagna is fixed.
     The Sun rises and sets 30 times in a month and 360 times in a year.
This is 5 days short in a year and about 30 days in 2 and 1/2 years.
Therefore in order to make up for this shortage the calendar has to have one
additional month every 2.5 years. This month is called Adhika Maasa. The
Adhika Maasa is placed in succession from Chaitra Maasa onwards. In the
Nandana year the Adhika Maasa is the Bhadrapada Maasa which
repeats           Also the Rithu corresponding to Adhika Maasa will be made of
three Maasa(s). This year Varsha Rithu will have three Maasa(s).
All Swayam-Mohana Lagna(s) are on any of the Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays except on an Ekaadashi or Amaavasya Thithi. These dates are listed in
the chart given on the left.
All Swayam-Mohana Lagna(s) are between 12-00 midnight and 1-00 a.m., between 8-30 a.m. and 9.30 a.m., between11-30 a.m.and 12-30 p.m., and
between 6-30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.
There is no requirement to study the Jaataka Birth Chart for determining a Swayam-Mohana Lagna. There is no requirement to study the placement of the
various planets and stars at the time of birth of either the bride or the bridegroom when determining the Swayam-Mohana Lagna.
SWAYAM-MOHANA VIVAAHA (WEDDING) LAGNA(S) IN THE YEAR 2012-2013
Lagna and Muhoortha
Auspicious Days and Hours for Marriage
Constraints brought on by us by following Jyotisha
restrictions
By Mohan Shenoy
     
     These Muhoortha(s) are known as Lagna(s). There are Lagna(s) and
Muhoorthas for any special activity such as House -warming ceremony,
Setting out on a long journey, Upanayana, Marriage, etc. Individual activities
such as Upanayana and House-warming are related to one person and the
family of that person. But marriage is a ceremony where two individuals
belonging to two different families are undertaking the unique ceremony.
Therefore marriage has to be performed with mutual agreements between
the two individuals and their families.
    Marriage which is a point in time when two individuals decide to join both
the individuals. Although any convenient date and time are suitable, the
Hindu tradition is to hold these ceremonies on a particular Lagna or
Muhoortha that are calculated based on the Graha, Raashi and Star
Constellations (GRS) of the both individuals. There is a certain Astrological
rule under which these moments are determined. A Lagna time that is
suitable for one pair might not be suitable for another pair because the GRS
of the individuals are different. The Lagna(s) are referred to by the name of
the Nakshathra and Raashi. A Raashi is a Hindu Zodiac sign. Nakshathra
is the Hindu star constellation. There are 12 Raashi(s) and 27
Nakshathra(s) in the Hindu calendar.The Hindu year is known as
Samvatsara. A Samvatsara begins from the day of Yugadi.
       In Hinduism the Graha(s) and the Nakshathra(s) determine the Lagna
or  auspiciousness or otherwise of the days and hours for marriage and for
other important events. These hours of auspiciousness are called
Muhoortha in Sanskrit.
    A list of Muhoortha(s) is given in all Panchaanga books. Panchaanga
books are written by the specialists known as
Jyotishi(s). Jyotishi is a Hindu astrologer. A new Panchaanga book is
published a few weeks before the start of a new Hindu year. All Hindu years
begin on Yugadi day.
    Yugadi is the first day (Padya or Prathama Thithi) of the first fortnight
(Shukla Paksha) of the month of Chaithra (the first month of Hindu year) of
any and all years called Samvatsara.
    
 (learn more about Hindu Calendar)
    For convenience the families among the Gowda Saraswatha Brahmans
preferred the afternoon hours for marriage since the daylight was
considered preferable for the invitees to attend the function.
    All marriages are now held in the marriage halls and the task of
managing the decorations, bands and music, lighting and feasts are
outsourced to independent caterers. There is usually a rush for booking the
halls and caterers, florists, musicians, videographers, etc., on these days.
    All this is to satisfy the ambiguous requirements imposed by the findings
of the Jyotishi(s) who determine the Muhoortha(s) by calculating
astrologically, the positions of the stars and planets. How long and for how
many more years do we Hindus continue to rely on the Jyotishi(s) for
determining the day and time of the marriage functions is a question that
does not pop up into the open.
    But the trend now among many educated families is to fix the marriage
on the dates and hours convenient to both the bride and bridegroom without
consulting the Jyotishi. The day of freedom from restrictions we Hindus
have brought on ourselves by sticking to Jyotisha is not too far away.
    The modern science and our reach into the space will impress upon our
Hindu brothers and sisters that the stars and planets have no role to play in
determining the auspiciousness or otherwise of different days and times for
different activities in our life. It is time we lose our connection with Jyotisha
and march forward with the times of change.
Concluded.
Continued from left column.
A Swayam-Mohana Lagna is a Lagna that falls on a Friday, Saturday or a
Sunday except on an Amaavasya day or Ekadashi day. There is no reason for
omiting these days except that the belief is stronger that these two days are
for either rest or for fasting.
Amavasya and Ekadashi Thithi(s) are based on movements of the Moon.
What is a Thithi?
    Compared to the traditional Lagna or
Muhoortha which can not be held during
Rahu Kaala or Gulika Kaala and on a Day
of Bharani and Krittika Stars, the
Swayam-Mohana Lagna occurs even in
these time periods since there is no proof
that any of these times cause any danger
or obstacles to either the couples or to the
marriage ceremony.
The Raahu and Ketu are imaginary
shadows of the Sun and Moon and not
real planets according to latest studies by
Indian astronomy pundits.
Bharani star is like any other star
constellation and there is no need for it to
cause any trouble to the harmless couple
who are getting married without any intent
to harm the stars or planets.
Calendar Year 2013
Frday
February 1
Panchami (5)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Hastha
Makara
Saturday
February 2
Shashti (6)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Chithra
Makara
Sunday
February 3
Sapthami (7)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Swathi
Makara
Friday
February 8
Thriyodashi (13)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Poorvaashaada
Makara
Saturday
February 9
Chaturdashi (14)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttaraashaada
Makara
Saturday
February 16
Shashti (6)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Bharani
Kumbha
Sunday
February 17
Sapthami (7)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Bharani (contd)
Kumbha
Friday
February 22
Dwadashi (12)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Punarvasu
Kumbha
Saturday
February 23
Thriyodashi (13)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Pushya
Kumbha
Sunday
February 24
Chaturdashi (14)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ashlesha
Kumbha
Friday
March 1
Chowthi (4)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Chithra
Kumbha
Saturday
March 2
Panchami (5)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Swathi
Kumbha
Sunday
March 3
Shashti (6)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Vishakha
Kumbha
Saturday
March 9
Thriyodashi
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Shravana
Kumbha
Sunday
March 10
Chaturdashi (14)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Dhanishta
Kumbha
Friday
March 15
Chowthi (4)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ashwini
Meena
Saturday
March 16
Panchami (5)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Bharani
Meena
Sunday
March 17
Shashti (6)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Krittika
Meena
Friday
March 21
Dashami (10)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Punarvasu
Meena
Sunday
March 24
Dwadashi (12)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ashlesha
Meena
Friday
March 29
Dwithiya (2)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Chithra
Meena
Saturday
March 30
Thrithiya Uppari(3)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Vishakha
Meena
Sunday
March 31
Panchami (5)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Anuradha
Meena
Friday
April 5
Dashami (10)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Shravana
Meena
Sunday
April 7
Dwadashi (12)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Shathabhisha
Meena
Calendar Year 2012
Friday
August 3
Padya (1) Uppari
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Danishta
Karkaataka
Saturday
August 4
Bidige (2)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Shathabhisha
Karkaataka
Sunday
August 5
Thrithiya (3)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Poorvaashaada
Karkaataka
Friday
August 10
Ashtami (8)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Bharani
Karkaataka
Saturday
August 11
Navami (9)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Krittika
Karkaataka
Sunday
August 12
Dashami (10)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Rohini
Karkaataka
Saturday
August 18
Padya (1)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Magha
Simha
Sunday
August 19
Bidige (2)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Hubba
Simha
Friday
August 24
Sapthami(7) Uppa
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Vishaakha
Simha
Saturday
August 25
Navami (9)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Anuradha
Simha
Sunday
August 26
Dashami (10)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Jyeshta
Simha
Friday
August 31
Poornima (15)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Shravana
Simha
Saturday
September 1
Padya (1)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Poorvaashaada
Simha
Sunday
September 2
Bidige (2)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttaraashaada
Simha
Friday
September 7
Sapthami (7)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Krittika
Simha
Saturday
September 8
Ashatami (8)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Rohini
Simha
Sunday
September 9
Ashtami (8) Extn
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Mrigashira
Simha
Friday
September 14
Thriyodashi (13)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Magha
Simha
Saturday
September 15
Chaturdashi (14)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Hubba
Simha
Friday
September 21
Shashti (6)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Anuradha
Kanya
Saturday
September 22
Sapthami (7)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Jyeshta
Kanya
Sunday
September 23
Ashtami (8)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Moola
Kanya
Friday
September 28
Thriyodashi (13)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Shathabhisha
Kanya
Saturday
September 29
Chaturdashi (14)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Poorvaashaada
Kanya
Sunday
September 30
Poornima (15)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttaraashaada
Kanya
Calendar Year 2012
Friday
October 5
Panchami (5)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Rohini
Kanya
Saturday
October 6
Shashti (6)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Mrigashira
Kanya
Sunday
October 7
Sapthami (7)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Mrigashira Extn
Kanya
Friday
October 12
Dwadashi (12)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Magha
Kanya
Saturday
October 13
Thriyodashi (13)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Hubba
Kanya
Sunday
October 14
Chaturdashi (14)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttara
Kanya
Friday
October 19
Panchami (5)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Jyeshta
Tula
Saturday
October 20
Shashti (6)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Moola
Tula
Sunday
October 21
Sapthami (7)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Poorvaashaada
Tula
Friday
October 26
Dwadashi (12)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Poorvabhadra
Tula
Saturday
October 27
Thriyodashi (13)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttarabhadra
Tula
Sunday
October 28
Chaturdashi (14)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
  Revathi
Tula
Friday
November 2
Thrithiya (3) Extn
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Rohini
Tula
Saturday
November 3
Chowthi (4)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Mrigashira
Tula
Sunday
November 4
Panchami (5)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ardra
Tula
Friday
November 9
Dashami (9)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Hubba
Tula
Sunday
November 11
Dwadashi (12)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Hastha
Tula
Friday
November 16
Thrithiya (3)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Moola
Vrishchik
Saturday
November 17
Chowthi (4)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Poorvaashaada
Vrishchik
Sunday
November 18
Panchami (5)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttaraashaada
Vrishchik
Friday
November 23
Dashami (10)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttarabhadra
Vrishchik
Sunday
November 25
Dwadashi (12)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ashwini
Vrishchik
Friday
November 30
Bidige (2)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Mrigashira
Vrishchik
Saturday
December 1
  12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ardra
Vrishchik
Sunday
December 2
Chowthi (4)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Punarvasu
Vrishchik
Calendar Year 2012
Friday
December 7
Ashtami (8)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Hubba
Vrishchik
Saturday
December 8
Navami (9)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttara
Vrishchik
Friday
December 14
Padya (1)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Moola
Vrishchik
Saturday
December 15
Bidige (2) Upp
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
  Dhanus
Sunday
December 16
Chaturthi (4)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttaraashaada
Dhanus
Friday
December 21
Navami (9)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttarabhadra
Dhanus
Saturday
December 22
Dashami (10)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Revathi
Dhanus
Friday
December 28
Poornima (15)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ardra
Dhanus
Saturday
December 29
Padya (1)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Punarvasu
Dhanus
Sunday
December 30
Bidige (2)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Punarvasu Extn
Dahanus
Calendar Year 2013
Friday
January 4
Sapthami (7)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttara
Dhanus
Saturday
January 5
Ashtami (8)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Hastha
Dhanus
Sunday
January 6
Navami (9)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Chithra
Dhanus
Saturday
January 12
Padya (1)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Uttaraashaada
Dhanus
Sunday
January 13
Bidige (2)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Shravana
Dhanus
Friday
January 18
Sapthami (7)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Revathi
Makara
Saturday
Janurary 19
Ashtami (8)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ashwini
Makara
Sunday
January 20
Navami (9)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Bharani
Makara
Friday
January 25
Chaturdashi (14)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Ardra
Makara
Saturday
January 25
Chaturdashi (14)
Extended
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Punarvasu
Makara
Sunday
January 27
Poornima (15)
12-10 a.m.
9-10 a.m.
12-10 p.m.
6-40 p.m.
Pushya
Makara
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HINDU MARRIAGES
halls and the task of managing the and
feasts are outsourced to rush for booking
the halls and caterers, florists,
musicians, videographers, etc., on these
days.
The modern science and our reach into
the space will impress upon our Hindu
brothers and sisters that the stars and
planets have no role to play in
determining the auspiciousness or
otherwise of different days and times for
different activities in our life. It is time we
lose our connection with Jyotisha and
march forward with the times of change.
In order to facilitate the courageous Hindu
brothers and sisters who wish to break
away from the restriction of relying on the
stars and planets, I have listed what I call
the Swayam-Mohana Lagna(s).
A Swayam-Mohana Lagna is a Lagna that
falls on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday
except on an Amaavasya day or Ekadashi
day. There is no reason for omiting these
days except that the belief is stronger that
these two days are for either rest or for
fasting.
Amavasya and Ekadashi Thithi(s) are
based on movements of the Moon.
In Hinduism the Graha(s) and the
Nakshathra(s) determine the Lagna or  
auspiciousness or otherwise of the days
and hours for marriage and for other
important events. These hours of
auspiciousness are called Muhoortha in
Sanskrit.
A list of Muhoortha(s) is given in all
Panchaanga books. Panchaanga books
are written by the specialists known as
Jyotishi(s). Jyotishi is a Hindu astrologer.
A new Panchaanga book is published a
few weeks before the start of a new Hindu
year. All Hindu years begin on Yugadi day.
These Muhoortha(s) are known as
Lagna(s). Marriage takes place within the
Lagna Muhoortha among Hindus. The
Lagna(s) are referred to by the name of
the Nakshathra and Raashi. A Raashi is
a Hindu Zodiac sign. Nakshathra is the
Hindu star constellation. There are 12
Raashi(s) and 27 Nakshathra(s) in the
Hindu calendar.
(learn more about Hindu
Calendar)
For convenience the families among the
Gowda Saraswatha Brahmans preferred
the afternoon hours for marriage since
the daylight was considered preferable
for the invitees to attend the function.
All this is to satisfy the ambiguous
requirements imposed by the findings of
the Jyotishi(s) who determine the
Muhoortha(s) by calculating astrologically,
the positions of the stars and planets.
How long and for how many more years
do we Hindus continue to rely on the
Jyotishi(s) for determining the day and
time of the marriage functions is a
question that does not pop up into the
open.
But the trend now among many educated
families is to fix the marriage on the dates
and hours convenient to both the bride
and bridegroom without consulting the
Jyotishi. The day of freedom from
restrictions we Hindus have brought on
ourselves by sticking to Jyotisha is not too
far away.
In order to facilitate the courageous
Hindu brothers and sisters who wish
to break away from the restriction of
relying on the stars and planets, I
have listed what I call the
Swayam-Mohana Lagna(s).
A Swayam-Mohana Lagna is a
Lagna that falls on a Friday,
Saturday or a Sunday except on an
Amaavasya day or Ekadashi day.
There is no reason for omiting
these days except that the belief is
stronger that these two days are for
either rest or for fasting.
Amavasya and Ekadashi Thithi(s)
are based on
movements of the Moon.
What is a
Thithi?
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