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Muhurat in October 2023: Auspicious Days and Timings are Waiting for You

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It is an age-old belief that any activity started or performed at an auspicious time will likely succeed and meet its objective. Our ancients believed, through their observation and experience over long periods, that celestial bodies like the stars and planets wield tremendous influence over human beings and their lives on earth, and identifying and choosing the time when these are favorably placed and doing or beginning anything significant during that period, can aid human efforts by providing the right thinking and guidance for the fructification of the endeavor and fruitful results.

Thus started the process of working out and arriving at Muhurats, the auspicious durations of time.   

Here, let us briefly examine the Muhurat in October 2023.

Muhurat Calculations

We had our own traditional system of time-keeping and designed our almanac, the calendar, based on that time-tested system. This almanac is known as the Panchang, that is, 'Pancha Ang,' 'the one with 5 parts.' This Panchang takes into account five significant aspects of any Day for its calculations; these are – which weekday it is, what is that Day's Thithi (lunar Day), and what are the ruling Nakshatra (Star), Yoga and Karana of the Day. Those well-versed in such time calculations, like Pundits and astrologers, mainly consider these aspects for their analyses and decide the quality of any Day. When such a quality reveals auspiciousness, the Day and time become a Muhurat, an occasion propitious for performing auspicious activities, functions, or important events or starting with new or crucial academic pursuits, career responsibilities, or launching new business or trade ventures.

They must have also calculated the Muhurat in October 2023 through such a Panchang-oriented exercise.    

Muhurats can be Specific to Events   

Though Muhurats are all only auspicious periods, these need not be common for all activities. The measure of success can be different for different events. For instance, for marriage, it can be the longevity of the marital bond and harmony between spouses, whereas for business, success can be a measure of profitability and goodwill. Thus, it is the demands of an event that decide which aspect of the Day is given what weightage for arriving at the auspicious time for that activity, and Muhurat is worked out accordingly.     

Muhurats in October 2023 for some of the significant events are given here for reference.

Muhurat in October 2023


Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Anusham (Nakshatra)  Chaturthi (Thithi)
Friday, October 20, 2023 Moolam (Nakshatra) Sashti (Thithi)
Wednesday, October 25, 2023  Sadhayam (Nakshatra)  Ekadasi (Thithi)
Friday, October 27, 2023 Uttirattadhi/Revati (Nakshatra)

Trayodahi/Chaturdashi (Thithi

 Namkaran, Naming Babies

Monday, October 16, 2023 07:15 am to 09:00 am 11:50 am to 04:50 pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 01:25 pm to 02:50 pm  
Thursday, October 26, 2023 01:20 pm to 04:00 pm  

Annaprashan, First Rice Feeding of Babies

Monday, October 16, 2023 07:15 am to 09:00 am 12.00 Noon to 04:30 pm
Monday, October 23, 2023 07:40 pm to 09:10 pm  
Thursday, October 26, 2023 01:25 pm to 05:00 07:30 pm to 11:10 pm

Vidyarambh, Initiation into Studies

Monday, October 16, 2023 11:50 am to 04:50 pm  
Thursday, October 19, 2023 09:15 am to 11:15 am 01:40 pm to 06:00 pm

Property Purchase

Thursday, October 5, 2023   06:32 am to 07:40 pm
Thursday, October 12, 2023 06:35 am to 11:36 am
Friday, October 20, 2023 06:38 am to 06:39 am on October 21
Thursday, October 26, 2023 06:41 am to 11:27 am
Friday, October 27, 2023 09:25 am to 04:17 am on October 28

Vehicle Buying

Monday, October 23, 2023     05:44 pm to 06:40 am on October 24
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 06:40 am to 12:32 pm

Opening New Business Ventures

Saturday October 21, 2023, 07:00 am to 01:00 pm
Monday October 30, 2023, 07:15 am to 12:30 pm

However, a Word of Caution

All said and done, the idea of Muharat, that is, 'auspicious times enabling success,' is based on personal beliefs, and there can be quite a few who do not subscribe to such a view or attach much importance to it. So, we would like to aver here that there can be no substitute for precise planning, determined efforts, hard work, and a never-say-die spirit for the fructification of any venture or activity. Still, people can add the Muhurat aspect to that list, thus enlisting Divine grace and making their endeavors fruitful.     


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