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Observing Vrata

Definitions

ghati: 24 minutes
xaya: An event which does not prevail at sunrise (i.e. starts after sunrise and ends before sunset)
day: Day (Time between sunrise and sunrise)
dinamana: Daytime (Time between sunrise and sunset)
ratrimana: Nighttime (Time between sunset and sunrise)
pratah kala: First 1/5th part of dinamana
sangava kala: Second 1/5th part of dinamana
madhyahna kala: Third 1/5th part of dinamana
aparahna kala: Fourth 1/5th part of dinamana
sayam kala: Fifth 1/5th part of dinamana
pradosha kala: 1st 1/5th part of ratrimana
nishitha kala: 3rd 1/5th part of ratrimana
ardharatri: 8th 1/15th part of ratrimana
prahara: 1/4th part of ratrimana
sandya kala: Time during or after sunset

Observing Ekadasi Vrata

If ekadasi conjoins dasami, the second day should be chosen Otherwise, the day on which ekadasi prevails should be chosen Note: If ekadasi is xaya, fasting is undertaken on dwadashi, and parane is observed on trayodashi See this post for more information.

Observing Pradosha Vrata Pradosha vrata may be observed on any of the following

The day when dwaadashi ends before midnight When shasti ends before 1.5 prahara When tritiya ends before 1.5 prahara When trayodashi pervails during sandya kala (This is the commonly used rule ) See this post for more information.

Satyanarayana Puja Vrata

Celebrated during full moon If full moon prevails during apaharna kala, this day should be chosen If full moon prevails during consecutive days, or does not prevail, the day on which full moon begins should be chosen

Sankashta Chaturti Vrata

Celebrated during krishna chaturti If chaturti prevails during the moonrise of consecutive days, the fist day should be chosen Otherwise, if chaturti prevails during moonrise, this day should be chosen Otherwise, the day when chaturti ends should be chosen

Ganesha Chaturthi

Celebrated during Bhadrapada shukla chaturthi If chaturthi prevails during madhyahna kala, this day should be chosen Otherwise, if chaturthi prevails during consecutive days, or does not prevail, the day on which chaturthi begins should be chosen

Shri Ramanavami

Celebrated during Chaitra shukla navami If navami prevails during madhyahna kala, this day should be chosen Otherwise, if navami prevails during consecutive days, or does not prevail, the day on which navami ends should be chosen

Janmashtami

Celebrated during Shravana krishna ashtami If ashtami prevails during nishita kala, this day should be chosen Otherwise, if ashtami prevails during consecutive days or does not prevail, the day on which ashtami ends should be chosen

Durga Ashtami

Celebrated during Ashvina shukla ashtami If ashtami prevails for 60 ghatis on any day, this day should be chosen Otherwise, if ashtami prevails for 1 ghati after sunrise on the day when it is joined with navami, this day should be chosen. However, if navama tithi is xaya, the day when ashtami is joined with saptami should be chosen Otherwise, if ashtami does not prevail at sunrise, the day when it is joined with saptami should be chosen

Dasara (Vijaya Dashami)

Celebrated during Ashvina shukla dashami If dashami prevails during aparahna kala and pradosha kala, this day should be chosen Otherwise, if dashami prevails during the pradosha kala of one day and during the aparahna kala of the next day, the second day should be chosen Otherwise, if dashami only prevails during pradosha, that day should be chosen

Naraka Chaturdashi (First day of diwali)

Celebrated during Ashvina krishna chaturdashi The day when moonrise occurs before sunrise during chaturdashi should be chosen

Lakshmi puja (Second day of diwali)

Celebrated during Ashiva amavasya The day when amavasya prevails during pradosha kala should be chosen

Bali Padya (Third day of diwali)

Celebrated during Kartika shukla pratipada The day when pratipada prevails for at least 1 ghati should be chosen

Dattatreya Jayanti

Celebrated during Margashirsha purnima The day when purnima prevails during pradosha kala should be chosen

Maha Shivaratri

Celebrated during Maha krishna chaturdashi If chaturdashi prevails completely during the ardharatri of one day, and partially during the ardharatri of another, the day when it prevails completely should be chosen Otherwise, if chaturdashi prevails completely during ardharatri of consecutive days, there is disagreement. The first day should be chosen according to Hemadri. The second day should the chosen according to the nirnayasindhu of madhava Otherwise, if chaturdashi prevails during ardharatri, this day should be chosen Otherwise, if chaturdashi starts after ardharatri and ends before ardharatri of the second day, the second day should be chosen



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