Amkari Aatham Vrat (Oamkar Ashtami, Oamkari Ashtami) is observed in Bhadrapad Maas as per North Indian and other Amavasyant Calendars. In 2022, Amkarti Aatham Vrat date is September 3, Saturday.
Oamkari Ashtami is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha. This Vrat is observed by married women for eight years from the year of their wedding. It begins on Bhadrapad Shukla Ashtami tithi.
The performer of this Vrata gets up in the early morning, before sunrise, and completes all her domestic chores. A Mandap is prepared at the puja place. And on that mandap, Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, and Ganesha idols made of clay are installed. Shodashopachar Pujan is observed for the divine couple and their son.
After the completion of Shodashopachar Puja, Amkar Asthami Vrat Katha is read, recited or listened by the performer.
Panchang, 3 September 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 05:53 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 06:26 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 12:11 PM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 11:11 PM
Tithi : Saptami upto 12:28 PM Ashtami
Nakshatra : Anuradha upto 10:57 PM Jyeshta
Karana : Vanija upto 12:28 PM Vishti upto 11:37 PM Bava
Yoga : Vaidhriti upto 05:00 PM Vishkambha
Weekday : Shaniwara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Bhadrapada – Purnimanta; Bhadrapada – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:44 AM to 12:35 PM
Amrita Kalam : 12:55 PM to 02:28 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 09:01 AM to 10:35 AM
Yamaganda : 01:44 PM to 03:18 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 05:53 AM to 07:27 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 05:53 AM to 06:43 AM 06:43 AM to 07:33 AM
Varjyam : 04:16 AM, Sep 04 to 05:47 AM, Sep 04