Choghadiya Muhurat is a part of the Vedic Hindu calendar, Panchang. The words ‘Cho’ means four and ‘Ghadi’ mean clock in Hindi and Choghadiya in total mounts to 96 minutes. Choghadiya is an ancient measure for calculations of time in India roughly equivalent to 24 minutes in each division.
|Shubh||15:23:40 - 14:11:49|
|Rog||14:11:49 - 12:59:57|
|Udveg||12:59:57 - 11:48:06|
|Char||11:48:06 - 10:36:14|
|Labh||10:36:14 - 09:24:23|
|Amrit||09:24:23 - 08:12:32|
|Kaal||08:12:32 - 07:00:40|
|Shubh||07:00:40 - 05:48:49|
|Amrit||05:48:49 - 07:00:40|
|Char||07:00:40 - 08:12:32|
|Rog||08:12:32 - 09:24:23|
|Kaal||09:24:23 - 10:36:14|
|Labh||10:36:14 - 11:48:06|
|Udveg||11:48:06 - 12:59:57|
|Shubh||12:59:57 - 14:11:49|
|Amrit||14:11:49 - 15:23:40|
Choghadiya is more rapidly used in most regions of North India as a planner to find a good Muhurat without having to consult an astrologer. In the South a similar concept of Choghadiya, named as Gowri Panchang exists.
Method of calculation of Choghadiya
For the calculation of Choghadiya, each day is split into two time periods: Daytime which is the period from sunrise to sunset Night-time which is the period from sunset to sunrise These two divisions are then sub divided into eight equal parts. Each of these eight divisions approximately equivalent to four Ghatis and this division of time is known as Choghadiya.
Importance of Choghadiya Each of the Choghadiya divisions can equally be advantageous or disadvantageous depending upon the date and time of each day. The Choghadiyas are decided on various aspects. The first Choghadiya of the day is calculated on the basis of the ruling planet of the day.
|Ruling Planet||Muhurat||Meaning||Effects||Types of work|
|Venus||Char||Movements||Good||Travel and tourism|
|Jupiter||Shubh||Auspicious||Good||Marriage, Puja, Devotional activities|
|Saturn||Kaal||Death||Bad||Health, Wealth, Construction|
|Moon||Amrut||Nectar||Good||Any and every|
The time of Vaar Vela, Kaal Vela and Kaal Ratri are not considered to be auspicious in Indian Astrology and should be avoided when performing propitious activities.