Arudrashtami (Madhvashtami, Madhyashtami) is observed during Arudra nakshatra day which falls on Ashtami in Bhadrapad month (Ashwin month in North Indian calendars) and mostly in Pitru Paksha.
In 2020, Arudrashtami date is September 10.
Lord Shiva is worshipped on this day. Those who are born on Arudra nakshatra and suffering from Graha peeda should perform Shiva puja. This vrata erases and pacifies the Graha peeda or the effect of malefic planets in Navagraha.
Shraddh Timings, 10 September 2020
Ashtami Shraddh 2020 – 10 September – Madhvashtami or Arudrashtami; Shraddh Timings – 1.17 PM to 3.42 PM
The best places for Pitru tharpana shraddh are: Varanasi, Prayag sangam, Haridwar, Rishikesh & Rameswaram.
The ideal place for Ashtami Shraddha as per Tamil beliefs is Noopura Ganga Theertham in Alagar Kovil near Madurai.
Arudrashtami is also observed as Madhvashtami. Madhva sect of Brahmins perform this vrata to get rid of poverty and to get prosperous life.
Panchang, 10 September 2020
प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, शुद्ध आश्विन मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, अष्टमी तिथि, रोहिणी नक्षत्र, वज्र योग, कौलव करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:15 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:31
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)23:52 Chandrastama (Moonset)12:51
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 27:34*
Nakshatra Rohini – 13:39
Yoga Vajra – 18:37
Karana Kaulava – 27:34*
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Bhaadrupada
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 13:55 – 15:27
Gulika Kalam: 09:19 – 10:51
Yama Gandam: 06:15 – 07:47
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrishabha – 26:37:40*
Amrita Kalam 29:58* – 31:41*
Abhijit: 11:59 – 12:48
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 19:40 – 21:23
Durmuhurthams: 15:15 – 16:04