Rahukalam and Yamagandam times happen in various time duration (typically 90 minutes or 1.5 hours) across the day and also varies depending on the day of the week. Typically new work is not done during the Rahu Kalam or Yamagandam time as it is considered in-auspicious.
|Rahu Kalam||4:30 PM – 6:00 PM||7:30 AM – 9:00 AM||3:00 PM – 4:30 PM||12:00 N – 1:30 PM||1:30 PM – 3:00 PM||10:30 AM -12:00 N||9:00 AM – 10:30 AM|
|Yama Gandam||12:00 N – 1:30 PM||10:30 AM – 12:00 N||9:00 AM – 10:30 AM||7:30 AM – 9:00 AM||6:00 AM – 7:30 AM||3:00 PM – 4:30 PM||1:30 PM – 3:00 PM|
|Guligai Kalam||3:00 PM – 4:30 PM||1:30 PM – 3:00 PM||12:00 N – 1:30 PM||10:30 AM – 12:00 N||9:00 AM – 10:30 AM||7:30 AM – 9:00 AM||6:00 AM – 7:30 AM|
|Durmuhurt||4:04 PM – 4:52 PM||12:26 PM – 1:14 PM||9:16 AM -10:26 AM||12:06 PM -12:56 PM||12:29 PM – 1:17 PM||8:46 AM – 9:34 AM||6:25 AM – 713 AM|
Rahukalam: Rahukaalam (also spelled as Rahu Kaalam, Rahu Kaala, Raukaala, Raahu Kaala, Raahu kaal, or Rahu kalam) or the period of Rahu is a certain period of time every day that is considered inauspicious for any new venture according to Indian Vedic astrology.
In India, there is a practice of checking auspicious time for performing any new initiative related to official and personal work. While checking for a good time based on panchang (panchangam in Tamil) and Hora concepts of Vedic astrology, people usually avoid the time of Rahu Kaal (also referred to as Rahukaalam).
This Rahu Kaal / Rahu Kaalam period varies based on the sunrise and sunset timings.
After the daylight, hours are divided into 8 sections. The following is the allocation of time for Rahu Kaalam.
- Sunday – 8th section of 8 divisions
- Monday – 2nd section of 8 divisions
- Tuesday – 7th section of 8 divisions
- Wednesday – 5th section of 8 divisions
- Thursday – 6th section of 8 divisions
- Friday – 4th section of 8 divisions
- Saturday – 3rd section of 8 divisions
In English, the mnemonic phrase is “Mother Saw Father Wearing The Turban Suddenly”
- Mother = Monday (7.30-9.00)
- Saw = Saturday (9.00-10.30)
- Father = Friday (10.30-12.00)
- Wearing = Wednesday (12.00-13.30)
- The = Thursday (13.30-15.00)
- Turban = Tuesday (15.00-16.30)
- Suddenly = Sunday (16.30-18.00)
Yama Gandam: Yama Kandam is calculated by dividing the day hours (from sunrise to sunset) into 8 sections, where each day has 1.5 hours duration allocated to the son of planet Sun ‘Yama’.
This Yama Gandam period varies based on the sunrise and the sunset timings.
After the daylight, hours are divided into 8 sections. The following is the allocation of time for Yama Gandam.
- Sunday – 5th section of 8 divisions
- Monday – 4th section of 8 divisions
- Tuesday – 3rd section of 8 divisions
- Wednesday – 2nd section of 8 divisions
- Thursday – 1st section of 8 divisions
- Friday – 7th section of 8 divisions
- Saturday – 6th section of 8 divisions
During this Yama Gandam period, it is usually not recommended starting any new activities as it is believed to cause the death of the work that was started (meaning failure). Many of the orthodox followers of astrology may even recommend not executing important tasks or decisions during this time.
Guligai Kalam: Gulika kalam is a muhurtham time of the day similar to rahu kalam and yamagandam.
After the daylight, hours are divided into 8 sections. The following is the allocation of time for Gulika.
- Sunday – 7th section of 8 divisions
- Monday – 6th section of 8 divisions
- Tuesday – 5th section of 8 divisions
- Wednesday – 4th section of 8 divisions
- Thursday – 3rd section of 8 divisions
- Friday – 2nd section of 8 divisions
- Saturday – 1st section of 8 divisions
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