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 2022, Arudrashtami date is September 18.
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, 18 September 2022
Ashtami Shraddh 2022 – 18 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, 18 September 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 05:57 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 06:11 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 11:52 PM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 01:11 PM
Tithi : Ashtami upto 04:32 PMNavami
Nakshatra : Mrigashirsha upto 03:11 PMArdra
Karana : Kaulava upto 04:32 PMTaitila upto 05:46 AM, Sep 19Garaja
Yoga : Siddhi upto 06:34 AMVyatipata
Weekday : Raviwara
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta; Bhadrapada – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:40 AM to 12:29 PM
Amrita Kalam :
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 04:39 PM to 06:11 PM
Yamaganda : 12:04 PM to 01:36 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 03:08 PM to 04:39 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 04:33 PM to 05:22 PM
Varjyam : 12:38 AM, Sep 19 to 02:26 AM, Sep 19