From when Chaturmas 2023 starts: Chaturmas is considered very special in Hinduism. Chaturmas means that four months when the deities sleep, in which the Sun is in Dakshinayan and all auspicious works are banned. Every year on the Shukla Ekadashi of the month of Ashadha i.e. Devshayani Ekadashi (Devshayani Ekadashi 2023), Lord Sri Hari goes to Kshirsagar for Yoga Nidra and rests there for four months.
The period of these four months is called Chaturmas. It is prohibited to do auspicious work during the sleeping time of the gods. This year, Chaturmas will not be for 4 but for 5 months, there will be a ban on auspicious works. Let us know when Chaturmas will start, what to do and what not to do during this time.
Chaturmas 2023 when till when? Chaturmas 2023 Date
According to the Panchang, this year Devshayani Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Ashadh month is on June 29, 2023, Chaturmas is starting from this day. Chaturmas ends on Devuthani Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. In such a situation, Chaturmas will end on 23 November 2023.
Chaturmas will be of 5 months this year
In the year 2023, Adhikamas is also being observed, in such a situation, Sawan will be of 59 days i.e. of two months. This is the reason that this year the duration of Chaturmas will be of 5 months. In such a situation, on Devotthan Ekadashi in the month of Kartik, when Lord Vishnu will wake up from sleep and only after that all the auspicious works will start again. This year, people will have to wait for 5 months for marriage, mundan, etc. auspicious work.
These works are banned in Chaturmas (Chaturmas Dont’s)
Marriage functions, house warming, Bhoomi Pujan, Mundan, Tilakotsav etc. are not done in Chaturmas. Doing this in Chaturmas gives inauspicious results. A new business should not be started during this time. Saints and Mahatmas also stop at one place in Chaturmas and worship God. That’s why those who keep fast in Chaturmas should avoid traveling.
Must do this work in Chaturmas (Chaturmas Do’s)
- Devotees should stay in solitude during Chaturmas. One should sleep on the ground following celibacy.
- These four months are considered very auspicious for chanting, penance and chanting mantras. It is said that negative forces become active during the sleeping time of the deities. Chanting mantras has been considered beneficial to avoid its inauspicious effects.
- Have one meal during Chaturmas. Consumption of oil, honey, radish, parvar, brinjal, greens etc. is considered prohibited. It is said that this can affect health.
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