Swati 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.

Swati Karte 2023

Tue , 24th Oct 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.

Swati Nakshatra - General Attributes

Swati, ‘The Self-Going Star or Star of Purity’ is the fifteenth nakshatra of 27 nakshatras. When the Moon is between 186°40 to 200°00′ Libra this constellation is called Swathi. Astronomically, Swathi Nakshatra is of one big star called Arcturus (Alpha-Bootis). Swathi, in Sanskrit means sword that denotes sharp nature or talent. Razor sharp intelligence, intensity and balance are the core attributes of this star. Swathi nakshatra is ruled by Lord Vayudeva, the God of wind, Prana and life breath. He bestows independence, flexibility, inevitable and omnipresent nature to this star. The ruling planet of this star is Rahu, signifies hidden potential and spiritual ascension through Bhoga. This nakshatra is symbolised by sprouting shoot of a Plant, Single Blade of Grass blowing in the Wind. This denotes ultimate independence and autonomous nature of the star.

Swati Karte festival dates between 2020 & 2030




Saturday, 24th of October


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Thursday, 24th of October

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