December 23, 2018 is Arudra Darshan, Arudra Darisanam, Thiruvathira festival in Tamil Nadu. It falls on Thiruvadirai Nakshatra in Margazhi Month, mostly during Pournami tithi. This year, Arudra Darshan is taking place a day after Margazhi Pournami.
Arudra Darshanam is celebrated with utmost gusto in Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswar Kovil, Chidambaram Natarajar Swamy Koil and Uthirakosamangai Shiva Temple in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu.
10-day temple festival is celebrated during Arudra Darshanam in Thillai Chidambaram Nataraja Temple. Maha Abhishekam is performed at 3 AM to Lord Nataraja and Goddess Sivakamasundari.
It is believed that Lord Shiva performs “Shiva Tandavam” (Cosmic Dance) on this day.
Arudra Darshanam festival is also celebrated in Kerala as Thiruvathira festival.
Panchang, 23 December 2018
विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, पौष मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, प्रतिपदा, आर्द्रा नक्षत्र, शुक्ल योग, ब्रह्मा योग, कौलव करण, तैतिल करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:08 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:43
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)18:34 Chandrastama (Moonset)07:24
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 20:11
Nakshatra Ardra – 20:52
Yoga Shukla – 09:21
Skipped Yoga : Brahma – 29:30*
Karana Kaulava – 20:11
Skipped Karana : Taitila – 30:35*
Purnimanta Month Paush
Amavasyanta Month Margashirsha
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 16:23 – 17:43
Gulika Kalam: 15:04 – 16:23
Yama Gandam: 12:25 – 13:45
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Poush Mahina 2075
Malayalam Calendar – Dhanu Month 1194 (Dhanu Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Margashira Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Margali Month (Margazhi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Poush Mash 1425
Nepali Calendar – Poush Maas 2075
Telugu Calendar – Margashira Masam (Margashiram)
Marathi Calendar – Margashirsha Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Magshar Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Dhanu
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mithuna
Amrita Kalam 11:52 – 13:18
Abhijit: 12:04 – 12:47
Time to Avoid
Durmuhurthams: 16:18 – 17:01