Aranya Sashti | Aranyaka Shashti Vrat

Aranya Sashti (Aranyaka Shashti vrat) is an auspicious austerity observed on Sashti in Shukla Paksha (sixth day in bright half) in Jyeshta month as per Hindu lunar calendars. In 2017, Aranya Sashti date is May 30. This vrata is dedicated to the Goddess of woods and forest.

Aranya Sashti is also known as Aranya Gauri Vratam or Vanagauri Vratam in Andhra Pradesh. In some North Indian states, especially in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and some Central Indian regions, it also celebrated as Vindhya Vasini Durga Puja.

Panchang, Aranya Sashti – 30 May 2017

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:45 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:04
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)10:13 Chandrastama (Moonset)23:37

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Panchami – 08:47
Nakshatra Pushya – 11:57
Yoga Dhruva – 25:34*
Karana Kaulava – 19:53

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Jyeshtha
Amavasyanta Month Jyeshtha
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 15:44 – 17:24
Gulika Kalam: 12:24 – 14:04
Yama Gandam: 09:04 – 10:44

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Vrishabha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Karka

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 05:57 – 07:27
Abhijit: 11:57 – 12:51

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 24:22* – 25:55*
Durmuhurthams: 23:20 – 24:03*

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