Vyaghra Dwadashi marks the beginning of Diwali celebrations in most parts of India. In 2021, Vyaghra Dwadashi date is November 2.
It is celebrated on 12th day in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month or Ashwayuja masam in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu calendars. It coincides with Krishna Paksha Dwadashi of Kartik Month in North Indian Hindi calendars.
Vyaghra Dwadashi is also celebrated as Guru Dwadashi. It marks the biggest celebrations in Sripada Sri Vallabha Kshetram in Pithapuram of Andhra Pradesh. It is celebrated for several days in Pithapuram Datta Kshetram.
Guru Dwadashi is also celebrated in grand manner at Gangapur Dattatreya Temple in Karnataka. The festival is celebrated for four days in the temple which marks the culmination on Deepavali. On Ashwin Krishna Chaturdasi day, thousands of devotees lead a procession for Ashta Theerthams. Some devotees start Gurucharitra Parayana on Sripada Vallabha Jayanthi and conclude on Guru Dwadashi day.
Panchang, 2 November 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:16 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:31 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 04:22 AM, Nov 03
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 03:56 PM
Tithi : Dwadashi upto 11:31 AM Trayodashi
Nakshatra : Uttara Phalguni upto 11:44 AM Hasta
Yoga : Vaidhriti upto 06:14 PM Vishkambha
Karana : Taitila upto 11:31 AM Garaja upto 10:20 PM Vanija
Weekday : Mangalawara
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Kartika – Purnimanta Ashwina – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 11:31 AM to 12:16 PM
Amrit Kalam : 04:25 AM, Nov 03 to 05:54 AM, Nov 03
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 02:42 PM to 04:07 PM
Yamaganda : 09:05 AM to 10:29 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 11:54 AM to 01:18 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:31 AM to 09:16 AM 10:37 PM to 11:28 PM
Varjyam : 07:31 PM to 09:00 PM