Makha 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.

Makha Karte 2023

Fri , 18th Aug 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.

Magha Nakshatra- General attributes

Magha, ‘The Mighty Star or The star of Power’ is the tenth nakshatra of 27 nakshatras. When the Moon is between 120°00 to 133°20′ Leo, this constellation is referred as Magha in Vedic astrology. Astronomically, this star is Regulus (Alpha-Leonis), a brightest star. The inner core of this nakshatra is achievement and nobility. Pitrus or Ancestors of the Human Race rule this nakshatra, they encompass all genetic traits and whole genome sequences in them. Their affinity to the lineage and heritage is well reflected in the natives. They display strong family values and commitment to their family is everything to them. This nakshatra is symbolised by Royal Throne or a Palanquin representing the nobility of Human beings, the most evolved race. This nakshatra associates well with ethical values, honor and traditions. Ketu is the ruling planet.

Makha Karte festival dates between 2019 & 2029




Sunday, 18th of August


Monday, 17th of August


Tuesday, 17th of August


Thursday, 18th of August


Friday, 18th of August


Saturday, 17th of August


Sunday, 17th of August


Tuesday, 18th of August


Wednesday, 18th of August


Thursday, 17th of August


Friday, 17th of August

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