What is Choghadiya?

Choghadiya (चौघड़िया) is an Indian astrology based muhurat or auspicious time guide. Choghadiya divides day and night into 8 equal periods starting from sunrise to sunset for day choghadiya and sunset to sunrise next day for night choghadiya.

In vedic astrology calculations, time is calculated in 'Ghadi'. Each ghadi is equvalent to 24 minutes. The word Choughadiya is derived from the hindi words "Chaw - चौ" meaning 'consisting of four' and 'ghadi' as each choghadiya is roughly 96 minutes duration.

Relatively popular in north India, especially in Gujarat, Choghadiya is reliable and astonishingly accurate in determining muhurat. Its simplicity makes it more user-friendly and helps in identifying muhurats even without the help of a jyotishi or an astrologer.

Aaj Ka Choghadiya • Thursday 21st January, 2021

Given below is today's Choghadiya in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. To change place or date, click here and use the choghadiya calculator.

The timings given in 'green' are very auspicious and are shubh muhurat. The time shown in blue is auspicious. Avoid the timings in red and black as they are inauspicious.

दिन का चौघड़िया (Day Choghadiya)
Shubh Vaar Vela 06:39:26 08:04:38
Rog 08:04:38 09:29:50
Udveg 09:29:50 10:55:02
Char 10:55:02 12:20:14
Labh 12:20:14 13:45:26
Amrut 13:45:26 15:10:38
Kaal Kaal Vela 15:10:38 16:35:50
Shubh Vaar Vela 16:35:50 18:01:02
रात का चौघड़िया (Night Choghadiya)
Amrut 18:01:04 19:35:52
Char 19:35:52 21:10:40
Rog 21:10:40 22:45:28
Kaal 22:45:28 00:20:16 *
Labh Kaal Ratri 00:20:16 01:55:04 *
Udveg 01:55:04 03:29:52 *
Shubh 03:29:52 05:04:40 *
Amrut 05:04:40 06:39:28 *
Most Auspicious
* Next Day
Place : Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India [13° 5' N, 80 ° 16' E]
Date: 2021 January 21
Time Zone : IST (+05:30)