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. Dhakeswar says:


    We are planning to do Akshara abhyaasam/Vidyaarambham to my kids in month Jan 22, 2018. I got a doubt
    as its shukra moodami can we perform or not. Kindly let us know can we proceed or need to postpone it after Feb 19, 2018.


  2. prabhakar says:

    Dear Guruji,

    We are constructing a new house and looking for good dates for house slab. I got a doubt that, can we do house slab while running shukra moodami or do we need to postpone it after Feb 19th. Could you please let me know.


  3. Rajaiah says:

    Hi, I am planning to shift house on 7th. Can i go a head for shifting!! Pl confirm. Few people saying can not shift house in Moodam time.

  4. ashwini says:

    Can we move to a new home anytime before 19th Feb ?
    Also if by what time the Moodam ends on the 19th just in case we can move in after that time.
    Lease ends on 21st at the current place so trying to see if we can before or on 19th Feb.

    Thank you.

  5. Harika says:

    We want move to new house in may 25 2018 to June 25 2018 can we go

  6. Samyukta Reddy says:

    Hello sir
    My father passed away in the month of May,she visited her brother’s house then she came with me. Now she wants to go back to her native place after Dussehra. But that time shukra mudhami is there. Can we travel on 31st oct 2018 or 3rd nov.
    Can my mom visit her relatives 3rd-11th nov? Can you please let me know the dates when can she visit her relatives and when can we travel.
    Thank you in advance 🙏🏻

    • Naveen Sanagala says:

      You can visit on an auspicious day, suitable for her Nakshatra. You may consult your neatest brahmin for this. You can avoid Moodami, Ghathavaaram for her..

  7. Hello sir
    My mom came with me after my father’s dismiss, that time she visited her parent’s house,now she wants to go back to her native place and wants to visit her relatives after Dussehra,during that time shukra mudhami is there . 12th nov -9th dec also guru mudhami I will be there .
    We want to travel on 31st oct 2018 is that a good day? Or 3rd of nov?

    31st oct to 11th November in this period can she visit?
    Can you please let me know when can we travel and when can she visit her relatives.
    Thank you in advance 🙏🏻

  8. Chandramouli Ramachandran says:

    When is Sukhra moodam for 2023-2024 in India?

  9. Swathi says:

    Please tell me the best date to start the new business in October and November 2022

  10. Siva says:

    HI we want to change to new rental home on 05th Dec 2018, shall we shift or we need to wait till the Guru moodam will complete on 10th Dec 2018?

  11. K V RAMANA RAO says:

    Can we perform sravanamasam vratham for a newly married girl during moudyami days .

  12. Uma maheswari says:

    Hello Sir/ Madam,

    Can anyone move into a new rented house during moodami? If yes, anything that he or she needs to bear in mind.

    Thanking you in advance,

  13. Rk VIJAYCHANDRAN says:

    ముడం లో వాహనం కొనుగోలు చేయవచ్చున ???

  14. Navin says:

    May 29th 2020 – June 10th 2020 Moodam is applicable in USA also.

  15. Charishma says:

    Can I take my baby from my mother’s house to my mother in laws house in the third month that means in the month of january

  16. rahul says:

    There are some speculations that Moodami does not apply to ppl living in USA can you please confirm

  17. Sri Krishna Chaitanya Manchala says:

    Hi – I am looking to do house warming function in the month of September. Can you suggest a good date? Mine is chitra nakhsatra

  18. Lacnaya says:

    Hello sir,
    My mom planned to take me to their house for delivery in 8 th month, but when I entered into 8th month at 14 sep in this year at the same time moodam will come on that time, so we are confusing about that and the nakshatra is starting from east side only at same time my mom’s house is also east side, please suggest me what we should do…
    Thank you

  19. Govindha rao says:

    I got married April 24 th 2022, I am planning for journey other city of Oct month. Is it good time to journey. Please let me know.

  20. Mrs.D.V.Rao says:

    Sir🙏Is moodam on Dec 2 Nd also.

  21. Rajini Jetty says:

    Can we invite newly married daughter and son in law for diwali and offer gifts.

    • Naveen Sanagala says:

      This year as there is Surya Grahanam and Moodalu, it is not preferred to invite newly-wed daugher and son in law to home and offer gifts. You can do it next year.

  22. v v seshagiri rao says:

    shall i can see my sister after her husband expired in moodam period

  23. Gopal Roa says:

    Shukra moodam lo pellichoopulaku vella vacha ?

  24. K v malli karjuna says:

    Guru Ji good evening I am started noew home just completed slab leval .please give me one slab dates. after Guru moodam