Choosing best Muhurta for Timing of Surgery: Genral Rules To Ponder

Vedanga Jyotisha refers to a specific unit of time commonly known as Muhurta Jyotisha. Muhurta signifies the most benefic period when there is maximum harmony between stellar aspects (planets/stars) and the concerned human being or circumstances. It is that period which helps in concentrating the energy of the planets and other astrological factors in an auspicious way so as to void the evil powers and make the result of the work performed most fruitful. It is not only the positive time to initiate an event so that, not only it is carried out without any hurdle, but it also provides best results. 
Muhurta for Surgery or treatment:
As it is said "Well begin is half done" so any work started in auspicious time adds to success.
In the Brāhmaṇas, muhurta means a division of time: one-thirtieth of a day, or a period of two Ghati (48 minutes). Further each muhūrta is further divided into 30 (Indian minutes) or kalā (making 30 Kalā ≈ 48 western min). Each kalā is further divided into 30 (Indian) seconds or Kāṣṭhā, making 30 Kāṣṭhā ≈ 1.6 western minute.



These guidelines are also those to be followed any time a “king” enters his house after returning from a journey.
Ayana: If possible, Uttarayana is preferred.

माघ-फाल्गुन-वैसाख-ज्येष्ठ-मासेषु शोभना:|
प्रवेशो मध्यमो ज्ञेय: सौम्य (मार्गः ) कार्तिक मासयो: || (here months are Lunar Months )

Masa: Vaisakha, Jyeshtha, Magha and Phalguna are most favorable. Kartika and Margasira are middling. Chaitra should be avoided.

Nakshtra: Rohini, Mrigshira, Uttara Phalguni, Anuradha, Uttarashadha, Uttara Bhadrapada, Chitra and Revati are best.

Kalaprakasika also considers Punar vasu, Pushya, Hasta, Shravana and Shatbhisha as favorable, while Muhurta Chintamani also considers Chitra as favorable, these all of which may be considered as middling.

Amongst the favorable Nakshtras mentioned, it is yet more favorable if the Nakshtra faces the door of the house.


Godhuli Lagna

While searching for an auspicious Muhurta Godhuli Lagna comes first to mind. This is considered one of the best Muhurta as all the defects are neglected in this lagna. In this lagna the nakshatra, tithi, karana, day, navamsha, muhurat, yogas, planets in the eighth house, jamitra dosh etc are not taken into consideration while calculating Godhuli Lagna. In, this lagna the Moon is situated in the second, third and eleventh house. All these situations are considered auspicious as well.

Bit Moon and Mars should not be present in the lagna of Godhuli Muhurat. Moon in the sixth house and Mars in the seventh house should also be sacrificed. The eighth house from this lagna should also be empty. 

The seventh sign from the ascendant sign at the time of sunrise is known as Godhuli lagna. Godhuli literally means 'the auspicious time when the dust is raised by cows'

गोपैर्यष्ट्याहतानं खुरपुटदलिता यातु धूलिर्द्दिनान्ते।
सोद्वाहे सुन्दरीराणं विपुलधनसुतारोग्य सौभाग्यकर्त्री॥13॥
तस्मिन काले न चर्क्षं न च तिथिकरणं नैव लग्नं न योगः।
ख्यातः पुंसां सुखार्त्थं शमयति दुरितान्युत्थितं गोरजश्च॥14॥


Type of Marriages In Vedic Culture

Eight types of marriages are prescribed in Hindu dharma. Our shastras have carefully taken into account the differences in temperament and attitude among various sections of people and it is in keeping with the same that they have assigned them different rites, vocations, etc. All our present trouble arises from the failure on the part of men, who advocate the same system for all, to recognize this fact.
Tribes living in the forests who look fierce and have a harsh way of life. In consideration of this Rakshasa and Paishacha a marriages may have to be permitted in their case.
Kshatriyas who are physically strong and are used to material pleasure are allowed the gandharva form of marriage and their girls have even the right to choose their husbands as in the svayamvara ceremony.



Panchaka means five source energy. Contrary to its name Panchaka consists of four and a half Nakshtras. Starting from third charan of Dhanishta to Revati.
As moon transit through Kumbha Rashi enters third charan of Dhanishta Panchaka starts and when Moon enters Mesha Rashi. It simply means half Dhanishta, Shatbhisha, Purva Bhadrapada, Uttara Bhadrapada and Revati Nakshtras are called Panchaka Nakshtras.

Panchak happens every month when Moon transits through Aquarius & Pisces Signs.

It is said that any work done in these nakshtra get the results five times.

Following five activities are suggested to completely prohibit during Panchaka: Marriage, starting something new, journey in south direction, fuel stocking, and cremation of a dead person. With regards to Panchak there are specific instructions that are to be performed upon the dead body just before cremation. Five Putalas (forms) made from Kusha grass are required to put, accompanied by Mantras chanted by renowned Pundit, first putala on the head, the second putala and third putala on each side of the stomach, the fourth putala on the navel and the fifth and last putala between the feet of the dead body.

For matters of ordinary importance such as interviewing superiors, going on for a short journey, favourable tarabala will do and no need to consider Panchaka. But in regards to very important ceremonies such as marriage, nuptials, entry into new house etc. this should be carefully looked into.

There are several methods in which Panchaka is determined.
 Zodiacal energies are involved. Add the number of Lunar day (Tithi), number of weekday ( Sunday -1, Monday-2 etc.), number of Constellation and number of Lagna and divide the total by 9 if the reminder is
1 -  Mrityu Panchaka indicates danger
2 - Agni (Vahini) Panchaka indicates risk from fire
4 -Raja Panchaka indicates bad results
6 - Chora Panchaka indicates evil happenings
8 - Roga Panchaka indicates disease
If the remainder is 3, 5, 7 or 0 then it is good

For example A Jataka wants to start a business on a day and time - otherwise conforming to the requirements of Muhurta - The nakshtra being Magha, Tithi is Triyodashi (13th), Sign rising being Virgo and Vara is Sunday. On calculations we get the Panchaka as follows

Adding no. of Tithi + Nakshtra + Weekday + and Zodiacal Sign ( 13+9+1+6) = 29 .Dividing by 9 we get 2 as Remainder. It indicates Vahini or Agni Panchaka Hence the time selected is not favourable.
But next day If we calculate Panchaka Tithi becomes 14 +10 (Nakshtra No.) + 2 (weekday-Monday) + 8 (Zodiacal Sign) =34 divided by 9 gives remainder 7which is good.

The general rule of avoiding unfavourable Panchaka has certain exceptions.

While choosing a Muhurta for occupation then avoid Raja Panchaka.

While choosing Muhurta for house building avoid both Raja and Agni Panchaka.

For travel avoid Chora Panchaka

In marriage and upanayanam Roga and Mrityu Panchaka should be avoided.


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