Dakshinayana Punyakalam

According to the Nirayana System followed in southern parts of India, Dakshinayana begins on Mon , 17th Jul 2023 .When the Sun or the ‘nirayana surya’ enters cancer/ Karkada rashi, it is marked as Dakshinayana kala. 

Dakshinayana Punyakalam 2023

Mon , 17th Jul 2023


This Summer Solstice is called Dakshinayana (meaning travel towards the South direction) in Vedic scriptures. This is a significant phase in the life of a sadhaka. Our Vedic knowledge is highly based on our relationship and energy chord with the planet and its position in the cosmos. Keeping this as the core understanding, Dakshinayana is called Sadhanapaadha and its extensively utilised for various spiritual Sadhanas. Sadhanapaadha means time to strengthen or work; it fosters a conducive environment for any new seed to sprout. Spiritually, it is a time to set goals and plans for the upcoming year. A good time to examine, weigh in good and bad in us. Forgive and let go of our bad past, also an ideal time to make changes within or commence the inward journey. This period where the Sun is moving South shows certain effect on human system and is very different than the northern run. Many Yogic practices, meditations and rituals are designed to utilise this energy to its best. Various cultures in counties like Canada, Iran and Malaysia celebrate this onset of Summer or Summer Solstice.


  • Tarpanam is performed during the punya kalam; it is the most important event of this day. We can also donate to a cause of our choice. Visit Lord Shiva temple and offer archana, flowers and donation.
  • Resolves and smoothers relationship or marital life challenges
  • Creates amicable and smooth atmospheres for one to succeed with ease and luck.

Dakshinayana Punyakalam festival dates between 2019 & 2029




Wednesday, 17th of July


Thursday, 16th of July


Friday, 16th of July


Sunday, 17th of July


Monday, 17th of July


Tuesday, 16th of July


Wednesday, 16th of July


Friday, 17th of July


Saturday, 17th of July


Sunday, 16th of July


Monday, 16th of July

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