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See also   Raahu Kaal etc;   Yog

Muhoort or "Shubh Ghadee" is a very short auspicious time period to do certain auspicious work, for example if somebody asks a Pandit to tell him the Muhoort for the marriage of his daughter, the Pandit might say - "It is between 10.30 pm and 1.20 am." This means that the marriage should be performed between this time period. Since the Pandit has told this time after a careful examination of time, it is auspicious Muhoort. There may be several auspicious time for the same work. Normally Muhoort word is used for the auspicious time, but if sometimes any work is not done properly, people comment - "Muhoort was not good, that is why your work is not completed properly."

A Muhoort is equal to 48 minutes, and one Dand being equal to 24 minutes. A Muhoort, therefore implies not 48 minutes exactly, but some time.

What is the significance of Vaar Belaa, Kaal Belaa, and kaal Raatri Muhoort and their basis?
What is their scriptural basis and mode of calculation?
What is the degree of maleficity of Vaar Belaa, Kaal Belaa and Kaal Raatri as compared to important malefic Muhoort like Yam Gantak, Gulikaa, Ardhayam etc as mentioned in Muhoort Chintaamani. Because I have seen that people avoid Vaar Belaa and Kaal Belaa.
In fact, in Muhoort Shaastra, the duration of the day and night is divided in number of ways for different elective purposes like:
1. 15 Muhoort of 2 Ghatikaa each and given specific names to them
2. 4 Yaam (Prahar) of 7 Ghatikaa 30 Pal each
2. 8 Ardh Yaam of 3 Ghatikaa 45 Pal each

Out of 8 Ardh Yaam, 5 are assigned to 5 day Lords Sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn and known as 'Kaal', 'Mrityu', 'Ardh Prahar', 'Yam Ghantakaa' and 'Gulik'.The method of calculation of these portions during day and night is well known. These are also called "Kaal Belaa" assigned to above mentioned planets and considered as inauspicious. Gulik Belaa assigned to Saturn is considered most inauspicious.

In Gulik Belaa, two specific points namely Gulikaa and Mandee are considered most malefic.
Verse 37 of chapter 1 of Muhoort Chintamani reads as under:
"Kulikah Kaal Belaa cha Yam Ghantasya Kantakah,
Varadwaaghane Kraman Mande Budhe Jeeve Kuje Chhanah"

From this verse it is clear that Muhoort of two Ghatee is specially called 'Kulikaa' is assigned to Saturn and is called 'Mandee'.
This Muhoort always starts in Gulikaa Kaal Belaa.
The starting point of "Kulikaa" Muhoort is called 'Mandee Point'
The word "Kulikaa' indicates Kul (family) of a person, thus used in rectification of birth time.
As Gulikaa Bela is considered most Malefic, BPHS has called the commencing point of this Belaa as 'Gulikaa Point' This is also followed by "Sarvarth Chintamani' and "Jatak Parijat".
On the other hand, Prashn Marg, Phal Deepika term or call "Mandee" as "Gulikaa".
Uttar Kalamrit accepts the 'Mandee" as defined in Muhoort Chintamani but this classics calls the ending point of 'Gulikaa Belaa" as Gulikaa point.
Mandee of Chamatkar Chintamani is same as Gulikaa of Prashna Marg and Phal Deepika.
This point is adopted in Birth Time Rectification.
Initial or ending points of 'Gulikaa Belaa" are not adopted for Birth Rectification.
Method of deducing 'Nishek Lagna' with the help of Mandee is given in BPHS, Ch 4 Verses 25 to 30 (Santhanam edition) and is elaborated in detail.

In Varg charts the term Gulikaa is important. Refer to Jaimini Updaesh Sutra, 3.3.59 -
"Swa Trinshaanshe Kaulkaanaam Phalaani Rogadayah" - "Diseases and other evils are seen from the Lagna, Trinshaansh and Kalulaa'
In D-6 Chart each division of  5 deg. is called Kalukaa. Each Kalukaa contains 2 'Dwaadshaansh' (D-12 chart) also called Suryaansh -representing our parents or origin. Each Drekkan contains two 'Kalukaa'.
This proves that Mandee (the initial point of Kalukaa Muhoort' has  many uses in Muhoort as well as in Jaatak.
[GK Goel]
(1) Parasari Gulikaa "Gulikaa Kaal is the Yam ascribed to Saturn. (let us call it G1)
(2) Parasari Gulikaa "Kshenikaa Graha is the starting point of Saturn's Yam. (let us call it G2)
(3) Prashn Marg Mandee is the end point of full Muhoort within Saturn's Yam (let us call it G3)
(4) Some say that end point of Saturn's Yam should be called as Gulikaa Kshenikaa Graha (let us call it G4)
(5) Uttar Kalamrita speaks about G2 and G3 both
(6) Muhoorta Chintamani speaks about G1
(7) Lomash Sanhitaa is speaking about G3

As per the opinion of Parashar, G2 should be used for birth time rectification.
As per opinion of Lomash, G3 should be used for birth time rectification.

Belaa, or Raahu Kaal, or Yam Ghantakaa or Chaughadiyaa  see also  Panchaang Information-1  and  Panchaang Information-3
In the five Eastern states, the Panchaang gives everyday day to day inauspicious Muhoort in terms of Vaar Belaa, Kaal Belaa and Kaal Raatri strictly. They do not use or mention about Raahu Kaal, Yam Ghantakaa unlike south Panchaang. The calculations with these different approaches both in Eastern and Southern Panchaang ending with different timings usually creates confusion when compared and to think that which system is more reliable .Same with Western India, prefer only Chaughadiyaa, not much to do with Eastern Vaar Velaa or Southern Raahu Kaal. What should be the standard use for common day to day inauspicious Muhoort as far scriptures are concerned.

Abhijeet Muhoort
Muhoort has to be judged from a specific location. If Malefics at that time are not there in 6th, 8th and 12th houses, Abhijeet Muhoort is fine. It is only the 8th (middle) Muhurta of daytime which is termed as Abhijeet (Kutapam; U-Aashaadhaa) and the 8th middle Muhoort of night time is termed Brahm Muhoort (Rohinee), as per Maadhaveeya. Note that this Abhijeet Muhoort (midday) and Rohinee Muhoort (midnight) are Nakshatra Muhoort. The popular so called Brahm Muhoort (early morning time - from 3 hours to sunrise up to sunrise - i.e. approximately from 3.30 to 6.30 am) popular in Aayurved is a different one and non-astrological; please don't confuse the same with the Mid-night Nakshatra Muhoort used in astrology also known by the name 'Brahm (Rohinee) Muhoort'. Anyway the point is Abhijeet Muhoort is applicable only to Midday, and not Midnight.

The Harivansh (the Khila Bhaag of the Mahaabhaarat) says that Krishn was born in the Abhijeet Muhoort. The relevant verse is as follows:
Devakya janaya dwishnum Yashodaa taam tu daarikaam |
Muhoorte abhijiti praapte saardharaatre vibhooshite || 2-4-14

Muhoort for Marriage
There are only three Muhoort when marriage may be, I repeat, may be performed, if no good Muhoort for marriage is available in near future and parents are in hurry.
Similar is the case of Godhooli Muhoort.
These are not in replacement of proper Muhoort.

Auspicious Taaraa (Nakshatra)
Auspicious Taaraa is mostly used for many other works, like starting any Saadhanaa, study, business etc. Check your birth Nakshatra, count from it to the desired day Nakshatra and whatever number comes, divide it by 9. If remainder is 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 0, it is auspicious.

Muhoort or Auspicious Day
See also   Saadhanaa Taaraa    Vedhaa Star
When one should start something so that he can get its benefits most. As it is known that Planets are 7 and Nakshatra are 27, thus every Planet has its control over 3 Nakshatra.
Soorya ------------  Krittikaa, U-Phaalgunee, U-Aashaadhaa
Chandra -----------  Rohinee, Hast, Shravan
Mangal  -----------  Mrigshiraa, Chitraa, Dhanishthaa
Budh  -------------  Aashleshaaa, Jyeshthaa, Revatee
Brihaspati  -------  Punarvasu, Vishaakhaa P-Bhaadrapad
Shukra  ----------  Bharanee, P-Phaalgunee, P-Aashaadhaa
Shani  ------------  Pushya, Anuraadhaa, U-Bhaadrapad
Raahu  -----------  Aardraa, Swaati, Shatabhishaa
Ketu  ------------  Ashwinee, Maghaa, Mool

At the time of birth, the Moon is in whichever Sign, that is called Moon Sign or Chandra Raashhi
At the time of birth, the Moon is in whichever Nakshatra, that is our Birth Nakshatra.
At the time of birth, the Sun is in whichever Sign, that is our Sun Sign or Soorya Raashi.

Now you start counting from your Birth Nakshatra ---
(1) Janm -----------  in which Nakshatra you are born
(2) Sampat --------  2nd Nakshatra from Janm Nakshatra
(3) Vipat  ----------  3rd Nakshatra from Janm Nakshatra
(4) Kshem  ---------  4th Nakshatra
from Janm Nakshatra
(5) Pratyaari  ------  5th Nakshatra
from Janm Nakshatra
(6) Saadhanaa  -----  6th Nakshatra
from Janm Nakshatra
(7) Nidhan  --------   7th Nakshatra
from Janm Nakshatra
(8) Mitra  ---------   8th Nakshatra
from Janm Nakshatra
(9) Param Mitra  --   9th Nakshatra from Janm Nakshatra

Hindu Jyotish fully depends on Nakshatra, and Nakshatra are all pre-set, they are --
(1) Ashwinee, (2) Bharanee, (3) krittikaa, (4) Rohinee, (5) Mrigshiraa, (6) Aardraa, (7) Punarvasu, (8) Pushya, (9) Ashleshaa
(1) Maghaa, (P-Phaalgunee, (3) U-Phaalgunee, (4) Hast, (5) Chitraa, (6) Swaati, (7) Vishaakhaa, (8) Anuraadhaa, (9) Jyeshthaa
(1) Mool, (2) P-Aashaadhaa, (3) U-Aashaadha, (4) Shravan, (5) Dhanishthaa, (6) Shatabhishaa, (7) P-Bhaadrapad, (8) U-Bhaadrapad, (9) Revatee

These divisions are made here for the convenience.
For example, if at the time of your birth, your Moon is in Kumbh Raashi, and in Shatabhishaa Nakshatra, then
2nd Nakshatra is P-Bhaadrapad
3rd is U-Bhaadrapad
4th is Revatee
5th is Ashwinee
6th is Bharanee,
7th is Krittikaa
8th is Rohinee
9th is Mrigshiraa

Now whichever Planet will be in 1-Janm, 2-Sampati, 4-Kshem, 6-Saadhanaa, and 8-Mitra Nakshatra, and if he has been powerful, then he will give powerful results. The Planet situated in the 9th Nakshatra will give very very auspicious results. 3, 5, 7 Nakshatra are not good Nakshatra. The 9th one is the most auspicious and the 7th one is the most inauspicious Nakshatra is.

Use this principle, and start your work on the most auspicious day. If you want buy a new vehicle, entering new house, start a new trade or business, apply for a job, apply for a loan etc, use this information. Even if any Planet is in your 8th House, and if he is in your 9th Param Mitra Nakshatra, he will give you good results; and if Lagnesh (Lord of Ascendant) is in 3rd, 5th or 7th Nakshatra, then he becomes your enemy.



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