Today, 31 October 2013 is Govatsa Dwadashi Vrat. It falls on Dwadashi in Krishna Paksha of Kartik Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars and it coincides with Ashwin Month according to Marathi, Telugu, Kannada & Gujarati calendars.
Govatsa Dwadasi vrata katha (story) and the significance of the vrata are mentioned in the Bhavishya Purana. This vrat katha is associated with Nandini, the divine cow, and her calf. During the puja, pictures or idols of Nadini and her calf are worshipped.
Devotees offer sprouted moon and gram to the divine cow, Nandhini. People avoid drinking milk and other milk products on this day.
Govatsa Dwadasi is observed as Guru Dwadasi in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and some parts of Gujarat. On this day, Sripada Vallabha Aradhana Utsav are held at Pithapuram Datta Mahasamsthan in Andhra Pradesh.
Daily Panchangam, 31 October 2013
Tithi Krishna Dwadasi Ends at 22:08
Nakshatram Uttara (Uttara Phalguni) Ends at 25:07
Kaulava Karana Ends at 10:15, Taitila (Taitula) Karana Ends at22:08
Eindra Yogam Ends at 11:49
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya Rashi (Virgo)
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula Rashi (Libra) & Vrischika Rashi (Scorpio)
Amrita Kalam 20:13 – 21:51 Duration: 01:38
Abhijit Muhurat 11:46:00 – 12:34:00
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 23:35 – 25:12 Duration: 01:36
Rahu Kalam: 13:34:45 – 14:59:30
Gulika Kalam: 09:20:30 – 10:45:15
Yama Gandam: 06:31:00 – 07:55:45
Durmuhurthams: 10:17:00 – 11:02:12
Durmuhurthams: 14:48:12 – 15:33:24