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Monday, October 26, 2015

(5.3.32) Prahar / What is a Prahar / Ashth Prahar

What is a Prahar / Ashth Prahar

According to the Hindu calendar the duration of the day and night is divided into 8 equal units. These units are known as Prahars. One Prahar is of approximately three hours.
Praharis is considered very important for Shiv Puja on Shiv Ratri. / Maha Shiv Ratri
The calcutation of Prahar -
If the sun rises at 06 a.m. and sets at 06 p.m. and again rises at 06 a.m. next day. These 24 hours are divided into eight Prahars as follows -
Day's first Prahar - 06:00 a.m. to 09:00 a.m.
Day's second Prahar - 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Day's third Prahar - 12:00 noon to 03:00 p.m.
Day's fourth Prahar - 03:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m.
Night's first Prahar - 06:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m.
Night's second Prahar - 09:00 p.m. to 12:00 mid night.
Night's third Prahar - 12.00 mid night to 03:00 a.m.
Night's fourth Prahar - 03:00 a.m. to 06:00 a.m.
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(5.3.21) Hora Muhurat 
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(5.3.22) Dwipushkar Yog 
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(5.3.23) Guru Pushyamrit Yog 
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(5.3.24) Ravi Pushyamrit Yog
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(5.3.25) Ravi Yog (An auspicious Yog)
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(5.3.26) Sighast Guru
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(5.3.27) Combustion of Shukra (Venus)
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(5.3.28) Tri Pushkar Yog
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(5.3.29) Sade Teen Muhurat / Sadhe Teen Muhurat 
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(5.3.30) Pradosh Kaal / Pradosh Kal
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