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 2019, Arudrashtami date is September 22.
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, 22 September 2019
Ashtami Shraddh 2019 – 22 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, 22 September 2019
परिधावी नाम संवत्सर, आश्विन मॉस (आश्विन महीना, आशोज माह), कृष्ण पक्ष, अष्टमी तिथि, मृगशीर्ष नक्षत्र, व्यतिपात योग, कौलव करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:19 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:20
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)24:14 Chandrastama (Moonset)13:10
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 19:50
Nakshatra Mrigashirsha – 11:47
Yoga Vyatipata – 20:27
Karana Kaulava – 19:50
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Bhaadrupada
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 16:50 – 18:20
Gulika Kalam: 15:19 – 16:50
Yama Gandam: 12:19 – 13:49
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Ashwin Mahina 2076 (Ashwin Maas, Asoj Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Kanni Month 1195 (Kanni Masam – Kanya Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Bhadrapada Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Purattasi Month (Purattasi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Aashin Mash 1426
Nepali Calendar – Ashoj Maas 2076
Telugu Calendar – Bhadrapada Masam (Bhadrapadam)
Marathi Calendar – Bhadra Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Bhadon Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mithuna
Amrita Kalam 25:37* – 27:12*
Abhijit: 11:55 – 12:43
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 20:05 – 21:40
Durmuhurthams: 16:44 – 17:32