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☀️Kharmas - खरमास

Kharmas Date: Begins: Sunday, 15 December 2024

Bhagwan Surya is considered the king of the planets. They transit sequentially in 12 zodiac signs, which has auspicious and inauspicious effects on people. When the Surya enters the zodiac signs of Bhagwan Brihaspati, Pisces and Sagittarius, then Kharmas occurs. According to the Hindu calendar, Kharmas falls between the months of Phalgun-Chaitra and Margashirsha-Paush. That is, according to the English calendar, it falls between March-April and December-January.

Why does Kharmas Happens?
According to Hindu Satsra, whenever Surya Bhgawan comes into the zodiac signs of Jupiter, Pisces and Sagittarius, Kharmas occurs. During this period, religious activities i.e. puja and havan can be done but no auspicious work can be done. However, it is also argued that Surya Dev starts serving his Guru and is not present in any auspicious work. In auspicious works, Navagrahas are worshiped and Havan is performed for them. How will the auspicious works be done when the Surya, the king of the planets, is not present?

Related Namekharmas, bhagwan surya dev, phalgun-chaitra, margashirsha-paush, hindu satsra, navagrahas, no auspicious work
Begins TithiPhalgun-Chaitra: Meena Sankranti, Margashirsha-Paush: Dhanu Sankranti
ReasonBhagwan Surya
CelebrationsNo Auspicious Functions

खरमास हिन्दी में पढ़ें

हिंदू कैलेंडर के अनुसार, खरमास फाल्गुन-चैत्र और मार्गशीर्ष-पौष महीनों के बीच आता है। अर्थात अंग्रेजी कैलेंडर के अनुसार यह मार्च-अप्रैल और दिसंबर-जनवरी के बीच आता है।

When will Kharmas be held in the year 2024?

When will Kharmas 2024 be held?
Kharmas will occur twice in the year 2024. The first Kharmas will be held in March and the second Kharmas will be held in December.

The first Kharmas of this year will start from Thursday, March 14. On that day, Surya Bhagwab will transit into Pisces at 11.16 in the morning. During that time the Surya will have Pisces Sankranti. From that time onwards it will become Kharmas. Kharmas will last till 13 April 2024 07:45 pm. When Surya Bhagwan will transit in Aries, with that Kharmas will end.

The second Kharmas will be held on Sunday, 15th December. Surya Bhagwan will enter Sagittarius on December 15 at 08:49 pm. Kharmas will start from that time. It will conclude next year in 2025 on Makar Sankranti.

What not to do in Kharmas?

During the time of Kharmas, do not do any auspicious work nor start any new work like marriage, mundan, engagement, sacred thread, house warming etc. are not performed. In Kharmas, people do not do the auspicious work of building a new house nor opening a new shop. Do not even buy a new vehicle during this time.

Mythological Story behind Kharmas

The time of Kharmas comes twice a year, according to astrology, whenever the Surya enters Jupiter's zodiac signs Sagittarius and Pisces, then Kharmas occurs. By disassembling the word Kharmas, it is known that Khar means donkey and Maas means month. According to the legend, to convey the importance of Kharmas to every person, a story is told in which it is told that the Surya revolves around the universe sitting on his chariot of seven horses and during the revolution, the chariot of Bhagwan Surya does not stop anywhere even for a moment.

But the seven horses of the Surya get tired after running all over the universe throughout the year, hence for some interval the running of the chariot is handed over to Khar for the horses to rest and drink water, due to which the speed of the Surya's chariot changes. According to the legend, the donkey i.e. Khar, with its slow speed, drives the chariot during the Kharmas season, as a result of which the Surya's glory diminishes and appears on the earth. From the day of Makar Sankranti, the Surya again moves forward riding on its seven horses and the bright light of the Surya gradually increases on the earth.

Related Information

Futures Dates
End: 14 January 2025
1 Days
Begins Tithi
Phalgun-Chaitra: Meena Sankranti, Margashirsha-Paush: Dhanu Sankranti
Ends Tithi
Phalgun-Chaitra: Mesha Sankranti, Margashirsha-Paush: Makar Sankranti
March - April, Dec - January
Bhagwan Surya
No Auspicious Functions
Past Dates
End: 13 April 2024, Begins: 14 March 2024
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