Thursday, May 16, 2013

Chandan Shashti on 16th May

Chandan Shashti, which falls three days after Akshaya Tritiya, is a significant day in Orissa and West Bengal. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Shashti of Vaishakha month. In 2013, Chandan Shashti falls on 16th May.

Chandan Shashti falls in the middle of Chandan Yatra. Chandan Yatra is a famous festival which is held at Lord Jagannath temple in Puri, Orissa. Chandan Yatra begins on Akshaya Tritiya and continues for twenty one days. The construction of the chariots for the famous Ratha Yatra also begins on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya.

Chandan Shashti is observed mainly in Orissa and Bengal.

16th May - Guru Pushya Yoga

Guru Pushya Yoga is considered significant in Vedic astrology. When Pushya Nakshatra prevails on Guruwar i.e. on Thursday, then this Yoga is formed. Pushya is one of the twenty-seven Nakshatras in Vedic astrology.

Guru Pushya Yoga is also known as Gurupushyamrut Yoga and it is considered auspicious to buy new articles, to make investment and to start new ventures.

For Indian city Ujjain Gurupushyamrut Yoga would start from sunrise at 05:49 a.m. and would continue throughout the day till late night up to 25:29+. To understand 24+ time format used in Panchangs please visit Reading Panchang Timings.

To check exact timings for Gurupushyamrut Yoga for your city, please visit Guru Pushya Yoga in May.