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 2021, Arudrashtami date is September 29.
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, 29 September 2021
Ashtami Shraddh 2021 – 29 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, 29 September 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:13 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:09 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 11:48 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 01:31 PM
Tithi : Ashtami upto 08:29 PM Navami
Nakshatra : Ardra upto 11:26 PM Punarvasu
Yoga : Varigha upto 06:35 PM Parigha
Karana : Balava upto 07:26 AM Kaulava upto 08:29 PM Taitila
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Weekday : Budhawara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Bhadrapada – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : None
Amrit Kalam : 12:19 PM to 02:05 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 12:11 PM to 01:41 PM
Yamaganda : 07:42 AM to 09:12 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 10:42 AM to 12:11 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 11:47 AM to 12:35 PM