Muhurta of Building
After the land has been selected the owner should consult a
learned astrologer to find out and auspicious time (muhurat) to
start the construction of the house which would bring him health,
wealth, prosperity and good fortune. Generally construction of
house, temple, palaces (Raj Bhawan), city etc. should not be
stared or first entry (grah-pravesh) should not be accomplished
during the period Ashadh Shukla to Kartik Shikla , when gods are
asleep (Dev Shayan). Muhurat (auspicious times) for construction
of house or starting the work have been given in the
Give below are the sun Sankranties during which if
construction work is started it gives varied results:
1. Sun in the Aries (Mesh) Rashi 14 April to 13 May-very
2. Sun in the Taurus (Vrish) Rashi 14 May to 13 June-increase
3. Sun is in Gemini (Mithun) Rashi 14 June to 13
4. Sun is in cancer (Kark) Rashi 14 July to 13 August-very
5. Sun is in Leo (Singh) Rashi 14 August to 13 September
-increase in number of servants.
6. Sun is in Virgo (Kanya) Rashi 14 September to 13 October
7. Sun is in Libra (Tula) Rashi 14 October to 13 November -
8. Sun is in Scorpio (Vrishchik) Rashi 14 November to 13
December - Increase in Wealth.
9. Sun is in Saggitarius (Dhanu) Rashi 14 Dec. to 13
10. Sun is in Capricorn (Makar) Rashi 14 Jan. to 13
February-gain of wealth.
11. Sun is in Aquarius (Kumbh) Rashi 14 Feb. to 13 March-gain
12. Sun is in Pisces (Meen) Rashi 14 March to 13
Therefore the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th i.e., Mithun (Gemini),
Vigro (Kanya), Saggitarius (Dhanu) and Pisces (Meen) Rashies are
not suitable and auspicious for starting house construction, and
the work should not be started during the period sun is in these
Among the months, Baishakh, Shravan, Margshirsh Magh and
Falgun are good for the work. Bhadrapad and Kartik are also
Construction work should be started on the dates (tithis)
2,3,5,6,7,10,11,12,13,15 and the 1st of Krishna Paksha (dark
Prohibited date - Starting the construction work on the dates
1,4,8,9,14 and 30 (Amavas) brings Poverty, loss of wealth, loss
of money, death of wife, fear from the rulers. Therefore work
should not be started on these dates.
Constellations - The Nakshatras Rohini, Mrigshira, Chitra,
Hast, Swati, Anuradha, Uttarashdah, Uttar Bhadrapad, Uttar
Falguni, Dhanshtha, Shatbhisha, Revati are good for starting the
house construction work.
Lagna - Aries, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Aquarius, and
Pisces Lagna, when it is not Panchban and it is not the period of
Bhoomi Shayan, and there is some beneficial planet in the centre
and triangle positions, and the eighth house is beneficial when
there are cruel planets in 3rd, 6th and 11th houses; such periods
are good for auspicious starting of the construction work.
Bhoomi Shayan - On the days of constellations 5/7/9/12/19/26
from the constellation in which sun is situated the earth is
'sleeping' (Bhoomi Shayan) and on these days also during the
4/8/5/3//6/7 Ghati it is so; in remaining Ghatis it is not Bhoomi
Bhoomi Shayan defect (Dosh) is there on the
5/7/9/11/15/20/22/23/28th day from the solar Sankranti according
to some astrologers, and others take it only on 7/9/15/21 and
Days - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday are
good days to start construction work. On Sunday or Tuesday
starting the work should be avoided.
For starting the house construction work, Vrish-vasta
calculation should be done. If the constellation of the day
counted from that of the sun comes upto 7, it is inauspicious,
next 11 it is god and next 10 are again inauspicious. Abhijeet
should also be included in counting.
In auspicious (unlucky)
In auspicious (Unlucky)
Result of the count from constellation of the sun to that of the
Vishisht Yoga (Special combinations) have also been described
for the start of house construction. The combination of seven
Sakar (starting with 'S' Viz. Saturday, Swati nakshatra, Singh
(Leo) Lagna Shukla Paksha (Moonlit fortnight), Seventh tithi,
Shubh yoga and Shravan month, is very good for starting the work
of a house. It will fetch to the owner growth of all wealth and
fortune along with the gain of conveyance, wealth and prosperity,
sons and grandsons etc.
Shani swati singh lagan shukla parkshascha saptami
Shubh yoga sharawanshcha sakarasapt kirtitah.
House construction is not allowed in singh (Leo) Lagna, it
should not be started in this Lagna alone, but if the above
combination is there with Singh Lagna starting of the work is
House construction started in Shukla Paksha brings happiness,
while that in Krishna Paksha it brings loss.
Therefore it is better to start the construction work after
well consideration of the Shukla or Krishna Paksha.
Auspicious good time should be selected for starting the work
of a house. A learned astrologer should be consulted because by
doing so the construction work will go on smoothly, there will be
no hindrances or problems, work will be completed soon
successfully. Often it has been observed that if the work is
started without caring for the auspicious moment, the work has to
be stopped in between due to financial difficulties or other
problems and is left incomplete. Not only financial loss, it
brings loss of mental peace also. Therefore house construction
work must be started after full consideration specially if the
above mentioned facts are cared for, the work will be auspicious,
successful and fruitful.
This research article is submitted by
Guruji Dr. K. Venkatesan, BE, MTech, EdD, PhD, DDiv
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