Several times, in the newspapers, TV, magazines, etc., the term - Abūjh Muhūrta ( अबूझ मुहूर्त ) is commonly encountered, especially in reference to performing some new auspicious works, like marriages, upanayana or yajñopavīta saṃskāra, et al.

{ If in need of some primitive type rough translation of the term, one may, for the sake of language convenience may translate it as Infallible/Inextinguishable Auspicious Moments (or Day).}

The commonly told Abūjh Muhūrta, as per various outlets that I have heard and read are -

  • Hindu Nava Vārṣa: Guḍi Parva/Ugadi (Caitra Śukla Pratipadā) - हिन्दु नव वर्ष: गुड़ी पड़वा/ उगादि ( चैत्र शुक्ल प्रतिपदा)
  • Akṣaya Tṛtīyā - अक्षय तृतीया
  • Rāma Navamī - राम नवमी
  • Deva Prabodhinī Ekādaśī - देव प्रबोधिनी एकादशी
  • Daśaharā - दशहरा
  • Basanta Pañcamī - बसंत पंचमी
  • Phūlera Dūj ( Mīna Saṅkrānti) - फूलेरा दूज (मीन संक्रांति)
  • et al.

Various sources gives different combinations of the above days in their lists of Abūjh Muhūrta, with some even going to the extent of giving statements like "there are 3.5 days only to be counted as infallible, i.e., just half part of a certain auspicious day".

The basic premise as per astrology being, that all kinds of auspicious rites can be performed on these infallible days, without any need or worry about any kind of bad effects of planetary - graha combinational afflictions, like tribala (त्रिबल) - which relates with surya, soma & Bṛhaspati, or udaya - asta periods of Bṛhaspati & Śukra, etc., and thus no need of consulting pañcāṅga - पंचांग to decide on any auspicious Muhūrta, since those auspicious days are self qualified, i.e., Sarva Svayaṃ Siddha (सर्व स्वयं सिद्ध).

So finally, the Questions are:

  1. What are the scriptural sources for Abūjh Muhūrta or Infallible Auspicious Days ? How and why they have been decided on? Any specific Puranic or any kind of other scripture account like some boons?

  2. What's the astrology - Jyotiṣa Śāstra (ज्योतिष शास्त्र) view on this as per standard texts on Jyotiṣa Śāstra?

  • To many questions Mar 16 at 13:14
  • @DarkKnight, :D
    – peace
    Mar 16 at 14:07
  • What do you mean ":D" Mar 16 at 14:08
  • It's a smiley. Lol
    – peace
    Mar 16 at 14:09
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    @DarkKnight My pleasure! :))
    – peace
    Mar 16 at 14:12

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