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Muhoort for Traveling
The following information has been extracted from Panchaag printed in India.

Panchaang are used to find an auspicious Muhoort for traveling also. To see the Muhoort for traveling one should consider -
(1) Auspicious Tithi,  (2) Auspicious Nakshatra,  (3) Auspicious Horaa,  (4) Dishaa Shool,  (5) Chaughadiyaa,  (6) Raahu Kaal,  (7) Auspicious Taaraa (Nakshatra),  Yam Kantakaa, Gullikaa, Yoginee, Bhadraa, Chandramaa,  etc

(1) Auspicious Tithi
2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13 Tithi of Shukla Paksha and Krishn 1 are good if they are not with Bhadraa etc Dosh.

(2) Auspicious Nakshatra
Ashwinee, Mrigshiraa, Punarvasu, Pushya, Hast, Auraadhaa, Shravan, Dhanishthaa, and Revatee are good Nakshatra to travel
Auspicious Nakshatra to go in any direction - Ashwinee, Pushya, Anuraadhaa, and Hast.

(3) Auspicious Horaa -
Chandra, Budh, Guru, and Shukra Horaa

(4) Dishaa Shool
Dishaa Shool is very common method to find the day to travel in a particular direction.
Som Shaneechar Poorab na Chaaloo,  Mangal Budh Uttar Dishi Kaaloo
Ravi Shukra Jo Pashchim Jaaye,  Haani Hoya Path Sukh Nahee Paaye
Bifai Dakshin Karai Payaanaa,  Phir Nahee samajhe Taako Aanaa
Do not go in East on Monday and Saturday; do not go to North on Tuesday and Wednesday
Do not go to West on Sunday and Friday, otherwise you will be at loss and sorrows
If one goes to South on Thursday, consider him that he will not return.

On any day, which is without Dishaa Shool, keep any cloth, book or fruit or flower from its own place to another place, and within 3-5 days travel with your luggage to your destination.

(5) Chaughadiyaa
Chaughadiyaa is also a way to know the time of traveling. There are 7 types of prediction about the traveling at different times of the day and night. When one wishes to travel for any auspicious work, and you don't find any auspicious Muhoort (time) then one should check for the best Chaughadiyaa and do that work. The best Chaughadiyaa are - Amrit, Shubh, Laabh and Char; the rest - Udweg, Rog and Kaal Chaughadiyaa are bad. In this a day means sunrise time to sunset time; and the night is the sunset time to sunrise time. Both periods are divided in 8 parts separately and they denote their results of traveling in the following way according to this table.

How to Use This Table
Below is given the table showing the result of traveling at different Chaughadiyaa. Their interpretation is given below --
Udweg means some kind of sorrow or unpleasantness;
Amrit means very good, as if somebody has drank Amrit
Rog means that some kind of disease is expected, maybe mental or physical
Laabh means profit
Shubh means good
Char means movable - it is a difficult concept, eg if you are going to earn some money, the earned money will move by traveling in this
   Chaughadiyaa; but if you are going to a doctor to treat yourself for some disease, you would like it to move away. So one has to see what
   does he want.
Kaal means death

From 6.00 am Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6.00 - 7.30 am Udweg Amrit Rog Laabh Shubh Char Kaal
7.30 - 9.00 am Char Kaal Udweg Amrit Rog Laabh Shubh
9.00 - 10.30 am Laabh Shubh Char Kaal Udweg Amrit Rog
10.30 - 12.00 pm Amrit Rog Laabh Shubh Char Kaal Udweg
12.00 - 1.30 pm Kaal Udweg Amrit Rog Laabh Shubh Char
1.30 - 3.00 pm Shubh Char Kaal Udweg Amrit Rog Laabh
3.00 - 4.30 pm Rog Laabh Shubh Char Kaal Udweg Amrit
4.30 - 6.00 pm Udweg Amrit Rog Laabh Shubh Char Kaal

(6) Raahu Kaal

(7) Auspicious Taaraa (Nakshatra) -
Auspicious Taaraa (see Vedha Star) 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.

Miscellaneous Information About Traveling
Certain foods are prescribed on each weekday before starting a journey - (1) Ghee,  (2) Milk,  (3) Jaggery,  (4) sesame seeds,  (5) yogurt,  (6) barley (Jau), and  (7) black gram (Chanaa).

(1) Traveling By Birth Nakshatra - Brihad Yaatraa by Varaah Mihir
In Brihad Yaatraa of Varaah Mihir came across something interesting --

A verse lists the Nakshatra in which the planets themselves were born. It goes on to advise that if the birth Nakshatra of a planet is afflicted, then the planet's presence in the Lagna should be avoided for travel.

--Sun was born in Vishaakhaa Nakshatra,
--Moon was born in Krittikaa Nakshatra.
--Mars was born in P-Aashaadhaa Nakshatra,
--Mercury was born in Shravan Nakshatra,
--Jupiter was born in P-Phaalgunee Nakshatra,
--Venus was born in Pushya Nakshatra,
--Saturn was born in Revatee Nakshatra,
--Raahu was born in Bharanee Nakshatra,
--Ketu was born in Aashlesha Nakshatra

--If the birth Nakshatra of a planet (as described in the previous verse) is afflicted by a powerful (enemy) planet then the three kinds of calamities (1. Adhi-daivik, 2. Adhi-bhautik, 3. Adhyatmik) may result. Even if the planet is otherwise favorable, its presence in the Lagna at the time of commencement of travel should be avoided.



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Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 01/06/2014