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The Choghadia table shows the auspicious and inauspicious time durations for day and night, which can help determine when to conduct auspicious work and what durations to be avoided.
|07:15 AM to 08:26 AM (Kaal Vela)||Kala - Loss|
|08:26 AM to 09:37 AM||Subha - Good|
|09:37 AM to 10:48 AM||Roga - Evil|
|10:48 AM to 11:59 AM||Udvega - Bad|
|11:59 AM to 01:10 PM||Chara - Neutral|
|01:10 PM to 02:21 PM (Vaar Vela)||Labha - Gain|
|02:21 PM to 03:32 PM||Amrita - Best|
|03:32 PM to 04:42 PM (Kaal Vela)||Kala - Loss|
|04:42 PM to 06:31 PM (Kaal Ratri)||Labha - Gain|
|06:31 PM to 08:20 PM||Udvega - Bad|
|08:20 PM to 10:09 PM||Subha - Good|
|10:09 PM to 11:58 PM||Amrita - Best|
|11:58 PM to 01:47 AM||Chara - Neutral|
|01:47 AM to 03:36 AM||Roga - Evil|
|03:36 AM to 05:25 AM||Kala - Loss|
|05:25 AM to 07:16 AM (Kaal Ratri)||Labha - Gain|
Choghadiya is a Vedic Hindu calendar used for checking the auspicious time to start anything new, be it new work or a venture. Traditionally, however, it was used for travel Muhurtas.
According to the Hindu calendar, the daytime between sunrise and sunset is divided into 30 Ghati (ancient measure to calculate Indian time approximately equivalent to 24 minutes). To ascertain the Chogadia Muhurta, the time span is divided into eight parts. This means there are eight Muhurtas during the daytime and for the night-time as well. Each Muhurta approximately amounts to 4 Ghati. One part of Chogadiya will operate for 96 minutes that is 1 1/2 hours approximately.
Thus, it is Cho (Four) plus Ghadia (Ghati) that amounts to Chogadia.
There is Day and Night Choghadia. The time duration between the sunrise and sunset is called Day Choghadia. The time duration between sunset and the next sunrise is called Night Choghadia. The Muhurta is also called Chaturshtika Muhurta.
Just like Rahu Kala, there exist other times which are unfavorable for initiating anything new. These inauspicious times include Vaar Vela, Kaal Vela, and Kaal Ratri. While Vaar Vela and Kaal Vela prevail during the daytime, Kaal Ratri occurs at night. Any Manglik work or tasks carried out during these time periods will not yield a positive outcome.
Rahu Kala is believed to be inauspicious for carrying out any new task, event, or ritual. Especially in South India, people always check for Rahu Kala before they select the Muhurta (auspicious time). Any auspicious Chogadia that extends into the Rahu Kala is better avoided.
One must select the Muhurta carefully and ensure to avoid the inauspicious time both during day and night. It becomes imperative to avoid Vaar Vela and Kaal Vela duration during daytime and Kaal Ratri duration at night if any auspicious event or ceremony is to be initiated. It is best to avoid the extension of Chogadia Muhurta into the Vaar Vela, Kaal Vela, and Kaal Ratri.
It is widely believed that any Manglik work carried out during these durations will not bear fruit.
Types of Chogadia
There are four good Chogadia to start auspicious work, namely - Amrit, Shubh, Labh, and Char.
The Moon is believed to one of the most important planets in astrology as it impacts the human mind and emotions. The presence of the Moon in a birth chart always has a strong and positive impact on the person. It is said to be a benefic planet, according to Vedic Astrology. The time duration influenced by the Moon is therefore considered to be auspicious and is known as Amrit. The Amrit period is believed to be good and auspicious for all types of work.
Jupiter is one of the extremely auspicious and effective planets in Vedic Astrology. It is a planet of wisdom, wealth, knowledge, happiness, and releases a lot of favorable energy. The period that comes under the influence of this benevolent planet is considered to be favorable and auspicious. Hence, it is marked Shubh. Shubh period a is believed to be an auspicious time for conducting auspicious ceremonies, especially the marriage ceremony.
Mercury is said to be a planet of communication and is a symbol of intelligence, wit, and humor. The planet is also associated with fame and respect. Mercury is said to be a benefic planet in Vedic Astrology, having a positive impact. The time duration that comes under the influence of this planet is believed to be propitious. It is identified as Labh. Labh period is considered to be most beneficial and auspicious for initiating education as well as acquiring new skills.
Venus is believed to be a benefic planet in Vedic Astrology. Venus is all about finding beauty in everything, finding joy in life, pleasures, and luxuries. The time duration that comes under the influence of Venus is considered to be auspicious and is called Char or Chanchal. Since Venus is in movement, Char period is believed to be most appropriate for traveling purposes.
However, there are three inauspicious Chogadiya that should be avoided while starting anything new. They are Rog, Kaal, and Udveg.
Mars is perceived to be a malefic planet in Vedic Astrology. Mars is a fiery planet and can cause havoc in a person’s natal chart. Hence, the time duration influenced by this planet is considered to be inauspicious and is identified as Rog. Any auspicious work, be it a religious ritual, event, or launching a new venture, is not undertaken during this period. Rog period, is nonetheless, considered appropriate for overcoming rivals.
Saturn or Shani, as it is referred to in Vedic Astrology, is considered to be a malefic planet. Saturn is a planet that restricts and teaches lessons through struggles and facing obstacles. Saturn can cause delays and limitations. The time duration that comes under the influence of Saturn is believed to be inauspicious. Hence it is marked as Kaal. Kaal period is, however, considered appropriate for those activities being carried out to accrue wealth.
The Sun is said to be a very influential planet in astrology. The harsh tendencies of the Sun can burn and blind whatever it touches. The duration under the influence of the Sun is considered to be inauspicious and is called Udveg. So, auspicious work is better avoided during the Udveg period. However, any work related to the Government is considered appropriate during this period.
Chogadia occurs every day, and the time span is divided into eight parts. The weekday lord rules the first Muhurta of every weekday. For example, the first Muhurta on a Sunday is ruled by the Sun and followed by other planets, namely, Venus, Mercury, Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars, respectively. The last Muhurta of the day is subsequently also ruled by the weekday lord.
The time durations are considered good or bad depending on the nature of the planet ruling them. According to Vedic Astrology, the time duration that comes under the influence of planets like the Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter is always believed to be auspicious. However, the time duration which comes under the influence of planets like Mars, Saturn, and the Sun is considered to be inauspicious. Each of the Chogadia Muhurta is accordingly marked as good Muhurta or inauspicious Muhurta. It is important to note that bad Muhurta can be considered suitable depending on the kind of work that needs to be achieved.
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