Hasta Karte

Karthe is a period of 13.5 days during which Sun transits through a particular Nakshatra. As the Earth revolves, the Sun also moves through each of the 27 nakshatras for an average time period of 13.5 days. These transits are important for farmers, and other activities associated with rain. Karthe assists in detecting the possibilities and nature of the rain or quality of air for a given period.

Hasta Karte 2023

Thu , 28th Sep 2023

For instance, The Sun entering the Mrigashira Nakshatra denotes rainy season astronomically this means that the Sun is aligned with Orion constellation’s location.

Technically, the Sun is not hopping onto various constellations, these constellations are located far away from the solar system. It appears like Sun is moving due to our Earth’s movements-rotation and revolution motion; so, as an observer on Earth, since Sun is closer to us than the stars, it seems like Sun is moving from one constellation to another. This results in Karthe.

Hasta – General Attributes

Hasta Nakshatra, “The Golden Handed Star” is the thirteenth of 27 nakshatras. When the Moon is between 160°00′ to 173°20′ Virgo, then the constellation is called Hasta. Astronomically, this constellation is of five stars- Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma, and Epsilon-Corvi. This nakshatra is characterized by purity of thoughts and deeds, epitome of self-control, resourceful nature. The inner core of this nakshatra is calm & composure, magnetic smile, and intelligence. The presiding deity of this nakshatra is Lord Savitar – the Sun God who imparts creative energy and divine transformations. Moon is the ruling planet that bestows luminosity, stable emotions, and optimism. 

Hasta Karte festival dates between 2019 & 2029




Saturday, 28th of September


Sunday, 27th of September


Monday, 27th of September


Wednesday, 28th of September


Thursday, 28th of September


Friday, 27th of September


Saturday, 27th of September


Monday, 28th of September


Tuesday, 28th of September


Wednesday, 27th of September


Thursday, 27th of September

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