Moodami 2023-2024 | Guru Moodam & Shukra Moodam dates

Moodami or Moodam or Lop is an inauspicious period during which no shubh karya or auspicious program or function can be performed. In 2023-2024, there are one Guru Moodam period and one Shukra Moodami period.

There are two types of Moodam in Hindu Astrology – Guru Moodam or Guru Moodami or Guru Lop and Shukra Moodam or Shukra Moodami or Shukra lop.

Moodami means the darkness in Sanskrit. When the grahas (planets) Brihaspati or Guru (Jupiter) and Shukra (Venus) near the Sun (Surya), the Moodami occurs. The planet which nears the Sun loses its energy and power. The darkness occurs in the time of planetary motion.

Shukra moodam occurs when Shukra graha (the planet of Venus) reaches close to Sun, loses its energy and strength and becomes malefic and inauspicious.

1. Guru Moodam 2023-2024 (28 March 2023 to 26 April 2023)

Swasthi Sri Shobhakruth nama Samvatsara Guru Moodami begins on 28 March 2023, Chaitra Shukla Saptami, at 9.00 AM, by Guru Graha Astha in west direction.

Guru Moodam ends on 27 April 2023, Vaishakh Shukla Saptami, at 1.49 AM, by Guru Graha Udayam in east direction.

During Guru Moodami, auspicious rituals like Engagement (Nischithartham), Vivah (Marriage), Upanayanam, Shankhu Sthapana (Bhumi Pooja), Grihapravesham, Devata Pratishta, starting new business, starting new shops or offices should be avoided as per Sanatan Jyotish Shastra.

2. Shukra Moodam 2023-2024 (8 August 2023 to 18 August 2023)

Swasthi Sri Shobhakruth Nama Samvatsara Shukra Moodami begins on 8 August 2023, at 2.41 AM (Adhika Shravana Krishna Ashtami), by Shukra Graha Astha in west direction.

Shukra Moodam ends on 18 August 2023 at 7.21 PM (Shravana Shukla Dwitiya) after Shukra Graha Udayam.

During Shukra Moodami, auspicious rituals like Engagement (Nischithartham), Vivah (Marriage), Upanayanam, Shankhu Sthapana (Bhumi Pooja), Grihapravesham, Devata Pratishta, starting new business, starting new shops or offices should be avoided as per Sanatan Jyotish Shastra.

During Guru Moodam or Shukra Moodami, the auspicious rituals like Seemantham, Annaprasana, Shashti Poorthi, Bheemaratha Shanti, Sahasra Chandra Darshanam, Entering into new rented house, Navagraha Shanti Poojas, Land Registrations, Home or Apartment Registrations, Buying New Vehicles, All Homas and Yagnas, Construction of Slab or roof on Old houses, Namakaranam, Aksharabhyasam, Joining New jobs, etc can be performed.

Avoidable Events in Moodami | Yagna, Aksharabhyasam, Seemantham, Starting New Business?

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  1. Nanduri Srinivas says:

    In Moodami New marriage couple can do Varalakshmi Vratam? plz. tell this Question

    • Naveen Sanagala says:

      Yes.. in Moodami also newly married couple can do Varalakshmi Vratham. There is no restriction for this.

  2. Sarita says:

    Can we visit Tirumala Temple for keshakhandana between 13-25 Nov 2014 for my boy of 2 Years.? This is his first kesha khandana.

  3. ranganath says:

    Hi can we get our kid to my home from in laws house in moodam

  4. Siri says:


    We are staying in USA and we are buying a new home before october 20th 2014. We came to know that there is Shukra moodami till December 4th 2014 and we thought of postponing the buy date but the sellers are not willing to postpone. Hence we decided to buy it and move on a good day. Requesting you to kindly help us by letting us know which would be good day for our gruhapravesham.

    We came to know that October 30 2014 is good for our names and nakshtra. But again as there is Shukra moodami till Dec 4th 2014, we are really confused on whether we can move on OCtober 30th or not. Please suggest us.

  5. sandheep says:

    Hello Sir,

    We are planning to buy a car but st last minute we came to know its moodami. Is it good to buy in moodami days. Can we proceed further to buy car or shal we cancel transaction. Kindly please let us know.


  6. Sai krishna says:

    I want to buy a bike urgently. Is it good to have the bike at this time. As I read your articlei did not find anything about it. So can I proceed..
    Thank you

  7. venkat says:

    Sir..In moodam new Business starting is good or bad.

  8. Rashmi says:


    My marriage was done in shukra ashta on 29 th march 2013
    please suggest the remedies to over come the effect of shukra astha.

    Thank you

  9. Latha says:

    Can we buy a new house in moodam? Please suggest me.
    Thank you

  10. ramya says:

    when moodam going to start in diz 2015 year.can i do vybhava lakshmi uddapana on July 17 or not dat day is auspicious for doing uddapana or not…?please reply as soon as possible

  11. Padmja says:

    We have conducted gruhapravesam on 01.05.2015 as it is best in our names, that time the house was not fully completed. Now the house is completing with in 10 days. We have came to know that there is sukra moodami and guru moodami, so we are requesting to tell whether it is good for shifting in to our house or not in the month of August 2015.

    • Naveen Sanagala says:

      Moodami is inauspicious for any auspicious events such as Gruhapravesham, marriage, etc,. So better wait for auspicious time to come..

  12. Narender says:

    Wanted to know shukra and guru moodam in 2016-2017

  13. Please let me know the moodam dates for 2016-2017

  14. Srihari says:

    My son born on 12 march 2016 at my working place. From home to my working place near about 2000 km. So at the time of my son’s 3rd month begins we want to go home. But that time guru moodam starts. So plz tell me that time is correct or not?

  15. Madhuri says:

    Hello sir,
    My query is bit urgent, and very important. I gave birth to a baby and want to go to my mom’s house for first time with baby, I should go only in 1st or 3rd month after delivery so my 3rd month will be in may 7th but by that time moodam will be started. Is it good for me to go to my mom’s place with baby in may (my 3rd month from delivery date) ? Please suggest.

  16. Rama says:

    Can we perform baby namakaranam during Moodami…please reply

  17. Madhuri says:

    Same case for me as well .. My daughter enters 3rd month in may and moodam will be started by this time.. I need to go to my moms place.. Pls suggest

  18. shruti says:

    Is Pelli chupulu advisable during moodam?

  19. Srilakshmi says:

    In 9th month old baby can i take hair remove

  20. Satish says:

    In sukla moodami we can confirm for marriages like just family interaction visiting girls house interacting families each other,face to face and they can express interest each other. we are ok. As boy and girl accepted each other before. Can go to Rest of things we can talk after moodami. Because one of my family person healthy is well to go for peli chupulu. is it possible….. please help me…

  21. Satish says:

    In sukla moodami can we go for family interaction for marriages for each other expressing the interest of marriage. As boy and girls already interested each other. Is it possible.

  22. jethendranad guntupalli says:

    Can we shift the house in modem stating in April 2016, its rented house only

  23. prakash says:

    As my wife is pregnant,3rd month and she wants to go her mother house so Is this moodam good time to go

  24. sreenu says:

    want to start a new business …. pl suggest is it okay or not.

  25. suresh says:

    All accepted
    Only one question……….
    Why moodami / moodeam is not suitable for good work….What about great work…??

  26. Prakash says:

    Our elders have decided to get married tomorrow 9 may 2016 ..
    It is urgent reply me soon guruji

  27. deva vishnu.m says:

    Sir… In modhami we can shift to family in Chennai.. In Chennai there is no modhami….
    It s better r not Tel me good time…

  28. jayalakshmi says:

    Guruji we are planning to buy a house or construct a new house in this year. Can you suggest which month is good.

  29. Ganapathi says:

    Hello Guruji, We are planning to have hair removing (first time) function for my sun on 19/05/2016. Is it a good time? Please advice

  30. Swetha says:

    Hi sir,
    Can we book a flat during moodam? Bcoz if we delay now we will lose the opportunity, so kindly let me know if we can book the flat on 20th may Friday

  31. Chennuri Maridiyya says:

    Namaste sir, I want shift my family from rented house to another rented house in 15 th June2016 ( in MOODAMI period ). Is it good/bad for me? Pl advice me.

  32. Harini says:

    i have got transferred so can i shift to new place in moodamplz suggest me

  33. Anil Kumar says:

    Hi this is Anil kumar . we got marriage newely.we are planning to take new gas connection in this month(may/2016)is it OK for me?some peoples are said this month is moodam so don’t take gas connection in moodam.please suggest me.

  34. Praveen G says:

    Is it good to bought my 3 months old daughter to my house in this Moodam. She is first time coming to my house.

  35. Divya says:

    My baby is in 9th month. Can we go for her head tonsure now?

    DOB: 17/09/2015 Time:3:59PM

  36. Divya says:

    My baby is in 9th month. Can we go for her head tonsure now?

    Date : 17/09/2015 Time: 3:59PM

  37. saranya says:

    My daughter is of 9th month… Can I take her for hair removal on this moodami …..

  38. Durga Rajesh Neelapu says:

    Respected sir..
    This is Durga Rajesh.Rajahmundry.DOB 24-10-1985.Poorvabhadha Nakshaktram. I want to start New Business.Please let me know.Good Time to Start.. please reply.. Thank you

  39. suresh ch. says:

    can we buy a new car in sukra moodam present

  40. ch.durga suresh says:

    is it good to buy a new car in present sukra moodam.. pls reply

  41. Vinaya says:

    Can we shift to the new rented house from 27/06/2016 to 29/06/2016 as there is moodam . Pl reply immediately

  42. Lakshmi says:

    Can we perform Akshara Abhyaasam for my daughter during Guru Moodam.
    We want to perform on Oct 7 / 8 – (Devi Nava Ratri time). Pls advice

  43. JagannadhaRao says:

    We want to perform marriage of my eldest son in Bangalore. We belong to AP and the bride’s family is settled in Bangalore some 60-70 years ago. We are Hindus. Please advise whether the marriage can be planned on any one of the following dates.
    1. 30 Oct, 2017
    2. 02 Nov, 2017
    3. 23 Nov, 2017
    4. 26 Nov, 2017

  44. G. JagannadhaRao says:

    Is 24 th Nov, 2017 auspicious to perform Hindu marriage at Bangalore?

  45. Kalyani says:

    Guruji I heard that moodami will lasts for three years. Is it correct? In that can we perform marriage? Please reply me.

  46. Srinivas RAo Lakshmipuram says:

    My father expired on August 19

    My grandmother says we will take it mother on third month but they saying moodam was there effect on this positions

  47. SIvaji says:

    Planing to bring my kid to my home town for the first time from my mother in-laws place. Can i do that on 9th nov2017. People are saying guru mudami will ends by 9thnov 2017. Please suggest.

    • Marlapudi Venkataraman says:

      sir, i have purchased a flat at simhachalam, visahapatnam in august 2017. now i want to register it in november 2017. what are the best days to register the flat as per my name. please suggest me sir.

  48. Mahender says:

    Dear Guru ji, We are buying a new home in MInnesota, USA and builder going to complete the home in January 2018. It appears that we have Shukra Moodam around this time. Do we have Shukra Moodam in 2018 @ USA? Can we do house warming or gruha pravesham around this time? Please adivse.

  49. Vinod says:

    Dear Guru Ji,

    I am doing house warming on 30 November 2017 at 4.57AM,as it was not completed yet so I am on doing on this day.

    can we do in this period some body says moodam starts from 1st december at 2.15am>please suggest

  50. Vinod says:

    Hi Guruji,

    Please suggest I am doing house warming on 30 november 2017 at 4.57am.moodam is starting on 1st december 2.15am