In the Hindu Vedic Astrology, Vaar is the name given to the solar days. Just like the western calendar, there are a total of 7 Vaars in the Hindu calendar.
Translated as 'Day' of the week, Vaar is an important branch in the formation of Panchang and is completely based on the revolution of the earth on its axis. The time difference between one sunrise to another is known as 'Vaar' or Day. Each Vaar is influenced by a planet and associates with the characteristics of that planet.
In the Hindu Vedic calendar, Vaars are used to mark the beginning of auspicious and inauspicious times to perform a task or activity.
The 7 Vaars, their western denotation and the planets that rule each of these Vaars can be understood from the chart given below:
|Vaar||Western Name||Ruling Planet|