17 March 2023 is Dasha Mata Vrat. Dasha Mata Vrat is a vrata dedicated to Goddess Dasha Mata. It is observed for ten days, beginning on the next day of Holi festival.
The last and important day in Dashamata Vrat is the tenth day of Krishna Paksha in Chaitra Month in North Indian Hindi calendar. It falls in Falguna Month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars. On the last day of Dasha Mata Vrat women devotees keep fasting, worship Goddess Dasha Mata with shodashopachar Puja and offer special food offerings to the Goddess.
Dashamata Vrat is observed in the honor of Dasha Maa and other folk deities like Nagbai Maa and Momai Maa. The images of the Goddesses worshipped for ten days and immersed on the tenth day with utmost gaiety. The women worship the Goddess to improve their condition in terms of health, wealth, social status, children, etc..
In Gujarat and some other Western parts of India, Dasha Mata Vrat is also worshipped in Shravan Month.
Panchang, 17 March 2023
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:18 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 06:20 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 03:47 AM, Mar 18
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 01:41 PM
Tithi : Dashami upto 02:06 PMEkadashi
Nakshatra : Uttara Ashadha upto 02:46 AM, Mar 18Shravana
Yoga : Vishti upto 02:06 PM Bava upto 12:42 AM, Mar 18 Balava
Karana : Variyana upto 06:59 AM Parigha upto 03:33 AM, Mar 18 Shiva
Weekday : Shukrawara
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1944 Shubhakruth
Chandramasa : Chaitra – Purnimanta Phalguna – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2080 Nala
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:55 AM to 12:43 PM
Amrit Kalam : 08:54 PM to 10:22 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 10:48 AM to 12:19 PM
Yamaganda : 03:19 PM to 04:50 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 07:48 AM to 09:18 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:42 AM to 09:30 AM 12:43 PM to 01:31 PM
Varjyam : 12:07 PM to 01:35 PM