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 2016, Arudrashtami date is September 23.
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, 23 September 2016
Ashtami Shraddh 2016 – September 23 – Madhvashtami or Arudrashtami; Shraddh Timings – 1.17 PM to 3.42 PM
Arudrashtami is also observed as Madhvashtami. Madhva sect of Brahmins perform this vrata to get rid of poverty and to get prosperous life.