Agni Natchathiram days (Agni Nakshatram – Katiri Veyil) are considered as the hottest period of the year. In 2023, Agni Natchathiram begins on 4 May, Thursday and ends on 29 May, Monday.
Agni Natchathiram period is considered highly auspicious for Muruga Puja as per Tamil beliefs. According to Puranas and other Tamil scriptures, Agni Deva carried the Shiva beejam to Ganga Devi that became Karthikeya. Kruttika sisters bore Karthikeya and raised him. Many special pujas are offered during this period in Murugan Temples across the world.
Agni Natchathiram in 2023
Agni Nakshatram start date – 4 May 2023, Thursday.
Agni Nakshatra end date – 29 May 2023, Monday.
Usually, Agni Nakshatram is the time period of Krittika Karte. During Krittika Karte, sun passes through Krittika Nakshatram. And actual Katiri Veyil period is of 25 days which also includes the last two quarters of Bharani Nakshatram.
Agni Nakshatram period
Bharani Nakshatram – 3rd and 4th Quarters
Krittika Nakshatram – All (1, 2, 3 & 4) quarters
Rohini Nakshatram – 1st quarter
Agni Nakshatram is not an auspicious time in Hindu Astrology for dwelling wells, bores, constructing slabs for houses, etc. It is auspicious for Grihapravesha and other house construction related works.