Vagh Baras (Wagh Baaras) is observed on Dwadasi day in second half of Aso month. In 2017, Vagh Baras date is October 16.
Vagh Baras is also referred as Govatsa Dwadashi and Guru Dwadasi. In Gujarati language, Vagh means repaying ones financial debts. On this day people clear their khata (ledgers) and enter into new and fresh transactions on Labh Pancham.
On Vagh Baraas, cow and calf are also worshipped. This vrat is known as Nandini Vrat. In Dhodia tribal villages in Gujarat, this festival is celebrated in great fashion. They celebrate the fest as a sport chasing one another. The person who dressed like tiger chases the person dressed as cow.
Vaag Baras is known as Vasubaras in Maharashtra. North Indian people celebrate this day as Govamsa Puja.
Panchang, Waghbaras – 16 October 2017
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:27 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:56
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)27:58 Chandrastama (Moonset)16:00
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwadashi – 24:26*
Nakshatra Purva Phalguni – 30:12*
Yoga Shukla – 19:25
Karana Taitila – 24:26*
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 07:53 – 09:20
Gulika Kalam: 13:38 – 15:04
Yama Gandam: 10:46 – 12:12
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Simha
Amrita Kalam 23:47 – 25:23*
Abhijit: 11:49 – 12:35
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 14:09 – 15:45
Durmuhurthams: 14:53 – 15:38
In 2016, Vagh Baras date was October 27.
In 2015, Vagh Baras date was November 8.
In 2014, Vagh Baras date was October 20.
In 2013, Vagh Baras date was October 31.
Vagh Baras 2012 date was November 10.