is essentially a measure of time which refers to the application
of Vedic astrology wisdom in determining the auspicious time for
starting an event so that it goes through in all probability
smoothly and without hurdles (subject to your overall luck of
course ! ). It is translated as Electional Astrology. Simply put,
it is the time we ‘elect’ (or select) to begin important
events in life.
Hindu sages through their intuitive foresight had in-depth
knowledge of election (called ‘Muhurta’ in Vedic astrology).
The knowledge has with stood test of the time for the last over 5
millenniums, and is still followed without modifications in most
of India. In India, this aspect of astrology is ingrained in
day-to-day life to the extent that its non-use in significant
pursuits like marriage, travel, house building, etc., even for an
ordinary citizen, is an exception.
is a vast subject in itself but 'Chowghadia-muhurtas' provide a
quick and quite effective reference table to any person who
does not have access to a well qualified Vedic astrologer or does
not have time to consult him/her for any reason. You may define
the 'Chowghadia-muhurtas' as general public's electional
"Rahu-kaal" timings, shown with the
"#" mark, even if, otherwise, it is a good Chaughadiya. In such a case, this report has also marked the concerned timings as
"[Bad]", even if it is "Amrita" or "Shubha"