Arudra Karthe is a period of 13.5 days during which Sun occupies Arudra Nakshatra. In 2014, Arudra Karthe begins on 22 June. It continues till 6 July.
In 2015, Arudra Karthe enters at 4.45 PM on Monday, 22 June, Ashada Shukla Shashti, Purva Phalguni Nakshatra & Vrischika Lagna.
For Ardra Karthe, Arudra Nakshatra is known as Rain bearing Nakshatra.
According to the astrological predictions, since Ardra Karthe enters on Shashtaka period for Ravi and Shani & Kuja (Mars) and Shani. Despite the effect of South West Monsoon is there, the temperature may go high. But the impact of the Monsoon would be higher. Astrologers predict high amount of rains during this season due to serial depressions in the sea. But this time, the impact of the depressions will be reduced due to other external effects. Astrologers are predicting a high rainfall during Arudra Karthe time time.
Karthe is a period of 13.5 days in which Sun transits through the particular Nakshatra. Sun during his movement, occupies each of the nakshatras for an average period of 13.5 days.
During these days, the respective nakshatra is said to be the rain bearing nakshatra. The ‘Karthe’ is named after that particular rain bearing Nakshatra.