Kedara Gauri Vrata or Kedareshwara Gowri Vratham is an observance to perform on Deepavali Amavasya. Usually, on the day of Kedara Vratam, married women or married couple worships Kedareshwara, Lord Shiva.
Kedareshwara is another name of Lord Shiva. In 2022, Deepavali Amavasya date is October 25. But due to Surya Grahanam (Solar Eclipse) on 25th October, many pandits suggest the Kedara Gauri Vratham to be performed on either 24 October or 26 October.
In some places, Kedara Gauri Vratam is observed from Ashwayuja Bahula Ashtami (8th day in the second phase of Ashwayuja masam) and concluded on Ashwayuja Amavasya (No Moon day of Ashwayuja masam). But, in practice Kedara Gauri Vratham is performed for on a single day i.e. Deepavali Amavasya day.
Devotees perform Kedareshwara Gowri Vratam to get rid of their sorrows and sins and to lead the life with happiness and pleasure. Performing Kedara Gauri vrath gives almost all joys for devotees.
In Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and some places of Karnataka and Maharashtra, Kedara Vratham is a main ritual for farming communities. Farmers and their families observe the vrata by decorating and worshipping their cattle. Gomata Puja is also observed on this day in some places of South India.
Panchangam, 25 October 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:11 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:37 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : No Moonrise
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 05:38 PM
Tithi : Amavasya upto 04:18 PMPratipada
Nakshatra : Chitra upto 02:17 PMSwati
Karana : Nagava upto 04:18 PMKinstughna upto 03:33 AM, Oct 26Bava
Yoga : Vishkambha upto 12:32 PMPriti
Weekday : Mangalawara
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Kartika – Purnimanta; Ashwina – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:31 AM to 12:17 PM
Amrita Kalam : 07:59 AM to 09:34 AM 04:55 AM, Oct 26 to 06:28 AM, Oct 26
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 02:45 PM to 04:11 PM
Yamaganda : 09:03 AM to 10:28 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 11:54 AM to 01:20 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:29 AM to 09:14 AM 10:39 PM to 11:29 PM
Varjyam : 07:40 PM to 09:13 PM