Selecting a Good Muhurat

The word PANCHANG is derived from the Sanskrit panchangam (pancha, five; anga, limb), which refers to the five limbs of the calendar: Vaara, Month and Tithi, Nakshatra, Yoga, Karana. The Panchangam may also includes details about Rahu kalam, Yamagandam, Gulika Kalam, Durmuhurtham, Varjyam, Lagna Pravesh tables, daily planetary transits, and other information.


Telugu Tithis and Sanskrit names: Padyami / Prathama, Vidiya / Dvitiya, Tadiya / Tritiya, Chavathi / Chaturthi. Rest of tithis maps exactly to samskritam names.

  • General purpose good Day (Vaar):  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
    General purpose good Tithi:  2 (Dwitiya), 3 (Tritiya), 5 (Panchami), 7 (Saptami), 10 (Dashami), 11 (Ekadashi), 13 (Trayodashi — shukla paksha only). 1 (Prathama – Krishna Paksha Only). Please avoid Krishna Paksha 13 (Trayodashi), 14 (Chaturdashi), and Amavasya in all good work. Please also avoid Shukla paksha’s 1 (Prathama) in all goog work. Please avoid rikta tithis 4-9-14 (From both paksha) in all good work.
    Good Tithi for Wedding:  All days (Vaara) are good for wedding. Please avoid Rikta 4-9-14, Krishna Trayodashi, Amavasya, Shukla Paksha prathama 1 tithi. Rest of tithis are good for weddings. According to some Rikta tithi 4-9-14 can be taken, but avoid 14 in krishna paksha.
    Good Tithi for Grahapravesha:  Avoid Sunday, and Tuesday (This is basic rule, relaxations exists, fortified lagna removes many doshas. Consult astrologer for advanced muhurtha). Avoid Shukla paksha’s 1-4-9-14, and Krishna Paksha’s 4-9-13-14-Amavasya. Rest tithis are good for Grahapravesha.
    Good Tithi for Buying a New Vehicle:  3,4,5,7,10,11,13,15. Avoid Amavasya.
  • The next line is nakshatra. The Nakshatra name is followed by N: The time next to the nakshtra indicates when it is going to end. The same rules for tithi timings applies to nakshatras as well. (Rohinii 09:02:42). Nakshatra is also known as star. so if you are looking for today’s star use this one. IMPORTANT .
  • Please avoid Aswini nakshatra on Tuesday, Rohini nakshatra on Saturday, and Pushyami nakshatra on Thrusday for all graha pravesha, marraige, and travel muhurthas. Although these combination causes Amrit Siddhi yoga but, the same combination is not good for above said purposes. Unlike other online panchangam, all times presented in our panchangam have been adjusted for daylight saving time for North American/Candaian Panchangam. Please manually adjust for other places in the world where daylight saving time applies. A nakshatra is one of the 27 or 28 divisions of the sky, identified by the prominent star(s) in them, that the Moon passes through during its monthly cycle, as used in Hindu astronomy and astrology. Therefore, each represents a division of the ecliptic similar to the zodiac (13°20’ each instead of the 30° for each zodiac sign). The orbit of the moon is 27.3 days, so the Moon takes approximately one day to pass through each nakshatra.
  • General purpose good Nakshatras:  Ashwini, Rohini, Mrigashirsha, Punarvasu, Pushya, U.Phalguni, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Anuradha, U.Shadha, Shravan, Dhanishtha, Shatabhisha, U.Bhadrapada, Revati. Please avoid your janma-nakshatra for all good works.
  • Good Nakshatras for Wedding:  Rohini, Mrigashirsha, Magha (Avoid 1st quarter), U.Phalguni, Hasta, Swati, Anuradha, Mula, U.Shadha, U.Bhadrapada, Revati (Avoid last quarter).
  • Good Nakshatras for Grahapravesha:  Rohini, Mrigashirsha, Pushya, U.Phalguni, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Anuradha, U.Shadha, Shravana, Dhanishta, Shatabhisha, U.Bhadrapada, Revati.

Good Nakshatras for Buying a New Vehicle:  Ashwini, Rohini, Punarvasu, Pushya, U.Phalguni, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Anuradha, U.Shadha, Shravana, U.Bhadra, Revati in the Shubha lagna (Ascendant) of Mithuna, Karka, Simha, Kanya, Vrischika, Dhanu, and Mina lagnam (Please refer to our lagna table to find these lagna, and panchanga to find nakshatra timings).

Good Nakshatras for Starting a New Job:  Vaar: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Nakshatra: Rohini, U.Phalguni, U.Shadha, Dhanistha, Shatabhisha, U.Bhadrapada, Revati. In the muhurtha chart in the 1st, 10th or 11th house Sun and Mars. (Please refer to our lagna table to find these lagna, and panchanga to find nakshatra timings).
TARABALA:  To find a day is suitable for your muhurtha tarabalam is required. Count from your birth nakshatra to nakshatra of the muhurtha day you are seeking. Please avoid 1-3-5-7-10-12-14-16-19-21-23-25 nakshatra counting from your birth nakshatra. For example: If your birth nakshatra is swati, and today’s nakshatra is aswhini, now counting from swati to ashwini it gives us the count of 14th Which is not a good tarabalam. Hence till ashwini nakshatra prevails that time is bad.

What is tarabalam.

Various strengths are checked for muhurtham. Tarabalam, Chandrabalam, Gurubalam, Suryabalam, Lagnam shuddhi, etc… As outlined in following mantra. When we worship lakshmipati sri narayana, he will make everything right. He is tithi, vaara, nakshatra, yoga, karana. Hence, worshipping him will make everything right, remove all dosha.

TARABALAM is a strength provided by stars to your Janma / Birth star. Nakshatra/Star of moon at the time of your birth is known as Birth star. Moon’s daily star / Nakshatra position needs to be favourable for casting any muhurtha. Moon takes roughly 27 days to circle around earth and passes through 27 nakshatras. Daily motion of moon from your janma nakshatra decides this strength.  As moon transists into different stars it becomes favourable or unfavourable to your birth star. This tarabalam is divided into three sets of 9 nakshatras. Each part is called Navakam. To calculate tarabalam one must calculate position of daily nakshatra from your Janma nakshatra (both nakshatra inclusive). Divide that by 9. If the reminder is 2,4,6,8,9 or 0 then it’s good otherwise it’s bad.


  • My Nakshatra(Birth star) is Magha and today’s star is Revati. Hence my tarabalam is 9 (good). But my birth star is Revati and today’s star is Magha so my tarabalam for today will be: 2 (Very good).
  • Let’s take second example: My star is Uttara Shadha (U.Shadha) and today’s star / nakshatram is Ashwini so my tarabalam will be 8 (very good). But if my star was Ashwini and today’s star was U.Shadha my tarabalam will be 3 (Bad).
  • The AJ: means Abhijit Muhurtha (AJ: 12:30- 13:18). It is Sri Hari Vishnu’s time. When you don’t have any muhurtham you can use this time if its not overlapped by rahu kalam or durmuhurtham, or varjyam. On Wednesday abhijit muhurtham is bad as its the same time as durmuhurtham, hence we gave only durmuhurtham time on wednesday not the abhijit muhurtha time. For other days please check rahu kalam as well.
    • Panchaka Rahita Vidhi for Muhurtha– Important ceremonies such as marriage, nuptials, entry into new houses, etc., this should be carefully looked into. There are several methods by which panchaka is determined. The most common method is to add following and divide by the number 9:
      • The number of the lunar day (from the 1st of the month). You can find the tithi in our panchangam. It’s marked with T:. The time after tithi is the time when the tithi ends.
      • The number of the weekday, Sunday 1, Monday 2, Tuesday 3. etc.). You can find the day in our panchangam. It’s the top most header of the column. For the night time muhurtha please don’t change the day. Indian day is from one sunrise to another sunrise.
      • The number of the constellation (from Aswini 1, Bharani 2, etc..). You can find the nakshatra in our panchangam. It’s marked with N:. The time after the nakshatra is the time when the nakshatra ends.
      • The number of the Lagna (from Aries/Mesha 1, Tauras/Vrishabha 2, etc…). You can find the lagna from our lagna table for your city.

    Now add these together and divide the total by 9.If the remainder is 1,2,4,6, or 8 then it indicate bad results as follows:

      • 1 (mrityu panchakam), it indicates danger.
      • 2 (agni panchakam), risk from fire.
      • 4 (raja panchakam), bad results.
      • 6 (chora panchakam), evil happenings.
      • 8 (roga panchakam), disease.

    If the remainder is 3, 5, 7 or zero then it is good.
    Example: Let’s consider Tithi: Krishna Paksha Dwitiya(2), Saturday (7), Moola/Mula nakshatra(19), and Kumbha(11) lagna. Let’s add these together. This gives us total of 39. Now divide this total of 39 by 9 giving us the reminder of 3 hence it is good. Please consult astrologer for advanced panchaka rahita vidhi.

  • anil aggarwala BSc. Engg. P.E.C Ch.  Jyotish Acharaya , Research  BVB New Delhi Year 2007 to 2012

    27th  June 2016 18-40 hrs. New Delhi 



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