Hartalika Teej Today, Know Muhurat Timings

Why fast for Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati today? Know Hartalika Teej Vrat Puja rituals. Also know the significance of this auspicious festival for girls and married women.


Just like Hariyali Teej and Kajari Teej, Hartalika Teej is the festival of married women. Dedicated to Shankar Bhagwan and Maa Parvati, the fast is performed by married women for the wellness and long life of their husband and family.


As per Hindu Calendar or Panchang, this festival is observed on the third day (Tritiya) in Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. It is believed that this auspicious fast was performed by Goddess Parvati to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Therefore, the fast of Hartalika Teej can also be performed by unmarried girls. This festival is also known by the name of Badi Teej in some parts of India. It is especially celebrated in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan along with other states with lots of zeal and happiness.

Hartalika Teej Puja Muhurat
Muhurat in Early MorningFrom 06:03:49 to 08:33:02
Duration2 Hours 29 Minutes

Note: The Muhurat is valid for New Delhi. To know muhurat timings in your city, click on Hartalika Teej Muhurat

Hartalika Teej Vrat Rituals


The festival of Hartalika Teej is celebrated on Tritiya of Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. This time period is of great significance as God Shiva and Mata Parvati are especially worshipped in this duration during Hasta Nakshatra.

On this occasion, Shiv Parvati idols made of clay or sand are worshipped. Since, this is a Nirjala Vrat (without water), therefore, the devotees should only offer fruits to the deities. At night, Jagrans and Bhajans are performed to worship Parvati Maa and Bhagwan Shankar. This fast of Hartalika Teej is completed after immersion of Puja material (Samagri) in the morning, the next day.


Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha and Significance


According to religious beliefs, Parvati ji performed difficult austerity to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Seeing her condition, her father Parvat Raj Himalaya was very sad. Meanwhile, Narada Muni brought the marriage proposal for Maa Parvati on behalf of Lord Vishnu. When the Goddess heard about this, she became upset. After being asked by one of her friends, Parvati told them that she’s performing penance to get God Shiva as her husband. After this, her friends took the Goddess to the forest. Since then, the festival is known by the name of Hartalika Teej, as Maa Parvati was abducted by her friends, so that she could achieve her goal to marry Bhagwan Shankar.

Here, the word Hartalika comprises “Harat”, which means abduction, and “Talika” that signifies female friends. After taken to the forest, Goddess performed severe austerity. On the Tritiya of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha during Hasta Nakshatra, the Goddess created the idol of Lord Shiva with sand and worshipped him with complete devotion. Pleased with her sincerity and Puja, Lord Shiva accepted her as his wife as desired by Mata Parvati.

Thus, performing this fast with utmost devotion, and worshipping Shiv Parvati while following all Puja rituals sincerely, blesses a girl or women with luck and prosperity. This is the reason why Hartalika Teej Vrat and festival is of high significance for girls and married women.

AstroSage wishes our readers a happy Hartalika Teej and hopes that Maa Parvati blesses you all the happiness in life!
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Muhurat: Some Important Points To Remember

Muhurat is a particular time of the day, which we know as an auspicious time. However, this is not true. The Muhurat is basically the time duration of 2 Ghatis, which is equivalent to 48 minutes. Read further to know more about Muhurat.

Shubh Muhurat
In accordance with the Vedic astrology, two Ghatis that means the time duration of 48 minutes is recognized as 'Muhurat'; but the actual significance of Muhurat is the time when the position of planets is noticed before getting started with anything new. This is done to make sure that the particular duration will prove out to be extremely beneficial for the concerned work. Generally, the process of checking the 'Muhurat' is carried out just to know whether a particular time period for going on with something new is suitable or not.

(Ghati is the traditional Indian value of time, which is used in place of hour. If you want to see the relation between Ghati and hour, please click here - Ghati to Hour Converter)

The most important factor required for the right judgment of Muhurat is the right learning of the subject, but then also, Sun and Moon are considered to be highly important for this astrological calculation. The factors like month, Ayan (period of six months), constellation, day, Tithi (hindu date), Yoga (conjunction), ascendant, Karan and many more are highly dependent on the speed of Sun and Moon. However, the other planets also have their impact on the Muhurat in accordance with their positions. For this reason, the calculation of Muhurat is done in a way that the concerned work or job could prove out to be extremely fruitful for the person. 

You may like to go here - Astrology Calculators


In accordance with the principles of Vedic astrology, a particular person's future can be forecasted with the help of his exact time and place of birth. Similarly, when a person gets started with something new, it can be easily predicted that the particular task will prove out to be beneficial or not. This prediction can be done with the help of the exact time and day on which the work had been commenced. 

If you wish to ask an astrologer to find your perfect Muhurat, click here - AstroSage Muhurat Service

At the time of calculation of the right Muhurat to get started with a particular work, it is more beneficial to even consider the birth chart of the concerned person. Overall, this astrological calculation is carried out merely to know the most preferable time for getting started with a new work or project. Adding more to this point, getting the right Muhurat by way of vedic astrology endows you with extra benefits in future. 


More Of Your Interest

If you wish to know about Hindu Panchang and its elements in detail, click here - Panchangam. At this place, you could find the daily Panchang along with the 3 most significant elements of Panchang that are used to find perfect Muhurat:


Apart from this, you may also see the exact sunrise and sunset time. Also, we have created a summarized article to help you understand the basic elements of Panchang that are used to find perfect Muhurata. Please click here - How To Find Muhurat?

Here is a treat for lovers, if you are still planning to propose the love of your life, you may like to see this - Perfect Muhurat Of The Day To Propose Your Love

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Find Muhurat Yourself With AstroSage

This week we will give you complete information about what is Muhurat?, the significance of Muhurat, How is it calculated ? and much more. So, read on

About Muhurata

What Is Muhurat ?


Everybody has this desire to see success in whatever they do and this can be achieved if that event or activity is started in an auspicious or benefic time. This auspicious time which will give that extra boon in your life is called Muhurat. It is always a good practice to find out the right Muhurat (favourable time) before starting any important event, this will ensure the success of that activity or event without any obstacles or disturbances. 

Click here to know the important Muhurats for 2013 - Muhurat 2013 

Significance Of Muhurat


Significance Of Muhurat
It is said that whenever a task is started in shubh muhurat the chances of a successful result is maximised. It is will negate all the bad vibes that might be associated with that activity. One can be either strong or weak depending on their time. If ones time is bad no matter how much they try, all their activity will result in failure, likewise if their time is good, even major obstacles would somehow get fixed on its own. As such one should give the utmost importance for a good time i.e Muhurat before starting any new venture or event like marriage, naming ceremony, building a house, buying property and so on. 

How To Find Out The Right Muhurat?


Many might get any idea that this would be a tedious work, or even complicated. On the contrary this is quite simple, if the right method is followed. AstroSage has some great tools that could come to your rescue. These tools are so user friendly that, you need not have a astrological background to use it.  

AstroSage has 3 amazing tools that will assist you in finding the right Muhurat. They are

  1. Hora Calculator
  2. Choghadiya Calculator
  3. Rahu Kalam Calculator

What Is Hora ?


A particular time duration is assigned to a planet in a day and this time duration is called Hora. The term “Hour” has been derived from Hora. A duration of 1 hour or 60 minutes equals Hora. There are 9 planets in Astrology of which Rahu and Ketu are Shadow planets. So that leaves us with seven planets which are Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Moon. Each of these planets are assigned with a time duration of 1 hour everyday. This is the hora time period for each of that seven planets. If you wish to know the Hora time period of these respective 7 planets, please click here - Hora of The Day


What is Choghadiya ?


Choghadiya is a term derived Sanskrit. It consists of 2 terms Cho meaning four and Ghadi (also spelt as Ghati) meaning hour. Here the value of 24 hours is equal to 60 Ghati. Further, the value of each Choghadiya is equal to 3.75 Ghati, which approximates to 4 Ghati. Hence the name choghadiya.


So with this we can conclude that a day consists of 16 Choghadiya. Choghadiya has 7 names, they are - Amrut, Shubh, Labh, Chal, Udveg, Kaal and Rog. Each of the 16 Choghadiya is given a name. With 16 Choghadiya for a day, the 7 names distributed as per the appropriate Choghadiya. The classification of the names are as follows:

  1. Auspicious Choghadiya - Amrut, Shoobh & Labh 
  2. Moderate Choghadiya - Chal 
  3. Inauspicious Choghadiya - Udveg, Kaal & Rog 

Sunrise to Sunset - Day Choghadiya

Sunset to Sunrise - Night Choghadiya

This will help you to decide on which particular choghadiya suits you to start your work.

Click here to know the Choghadiya of the day - Choghadiya of The Day

What is Rahukaal ?


The time duration which come under planet Rahu’s influence is called Rahukaal. This time (Rahukaal) is considered inauspicious and any new venture or suspicious work should be avoided at this time.

To know the most auspicious time of the day, click here - Rahukalam Calculator


If you still think finding Muhurat  by yourself is tedious, you can always approach our expert astrologers. They are just one call away, just click to reach them - Muhurat Service

Well, thats all the information about the calculators for Muhurat. Now let’s move on to other important things happening this week. You must be expecting your weekly prediction. So, to find them, you may click here - 




Here are the important event for this week: 


Panchak Begins


Yet another important news for this week. Panchak is starting from 17th of September and continues until 21st of September. Now, if the concept of panchak is new to you, then


Click here to know about all the Panchak dates for 2013 - Panchak 2013

So, that all for this week folks. We will keep updating you with more interesting news. For more information, stay tuned to AstroSage.com.
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Tulsi Vivah in 2012

Tulsi Vivah is performed as a ceremony by Hindus
Tulsi Vivah in 2012 is on 25th November. Tulsi Vivah is one of the important festivals of Hindus. Tulsi is considered to be the Goddess in Hinduism. Tulsi Vivah marks the ceremonial wedding of the plant Tulsi or holy basil to the Hindu God Vishnu. The Vivah is performed anytime between the day of Prabodhini Ekadashi –the eleventh lunar day of the bright fortnight in the Hindu month of Kartik till the full moon of the month i.e. Kartik Purnima. Tulsi Vivaah is usually performed on the eleventh or twelfth lunar day in the month of Kartik. The Vivah of Goddess Tulsi marks the end of monsoon season and the beginning of the wedding season for Hindus. Tulsi is regarded very pious and considered as an incarnation of Goddess Mahalakshmi. In her incarnation she was born as Brinda (Vrinda).
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Diwali 2012 Muhurat for Puja

One must perform Puja for Diwali at right Muhurat
In this year of 2012, Diwali will be celebrated on 13th November. Generally the festival of Diwali and Lakshmi Pujan is celebrated on the Pradosh Kaal of new moon day (Amavasya) of Krishna Paksha, in the fixed sign. Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi is considered highly auspicious on this particular day to receive her blessings. This year we are getting good combinations of all four important elements of Diwali muhurat viz Amavasya, Pradosh Kaal, Shubh Lagna and good Chaughadhiya. Moreover, the day is Tuesday which is also considered auspicious. Offering prayers on Diwali during Pradosh Kaal is considered highly promising. The fixed sign has made the Diwali Pujan Muhurat excellent. The Pradosh kaal on Diwali will commence at 05.07 am will be there till 7.45 pm. The fixed sign of ‘Taurus’ (Vrishabaha Rashi) will also be rising during that time. The fixed sign will begin at 5.33 am till 7.28 pm in the cities near Delhi. The Laabh Chaughadhiya will enter after 6.45 pm. It will stay from 07.07 pm to 08.46 pm in the cities near Delhi. The time may change slightly with the places. The Puja Muhurat in eastern region will begin around 5 pm to 06.56 pm. The Muhurat for pujan will commence at 5.35 pm and will end around 7.25 pm in the northern region. 5.47 pm to 7.47pm will be the Pujan Muhurat in southern India. While, the Pujan Muhurat will begin at 6.07 pm and will remain till 08.05 pm in western India.
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Pushya Nakshatra Made Special with Sarva Siddhi Yoga


Pushya Nakshatra is believed to be very auspicious
The Pushya Nakshatra is of two days in the year 2012. It will commence at 8 pm on 5th November and end at 9.45 pm on 6th November. Pushya will begin in ‘Sompushya’ with ‘Sarva Siddhi Yog’, whereas on November 6th, it will form ‘Shubh Yog’ on Tuesday with ‘Saptami’. The ‘Ahoi Ashtami’ is also falling on November 6th. Anything purchased on this day will give positive results for the lifetime. Anything purchased in the ‘Muhurat’ of ‘Chaughadia’ is considered auspicious. Saturn is in Libra. Purchasing metals like gold and silver, property, acquiring building etc, in the Pushya constellation will bring permanent prosperity.
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