Vishakha 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.

Vishakha Karte 2023

Tue , 7th Nov 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.

Visakha Nakshatra - General Attributes

Vishakha, ‘The Star of Purpose’ is the sixteenth nakshatra of 27 nakshatras. When the Moon is between 200°00′ to 210°00′ Libra to 210°00′ to 213°20′ Scorpio the constellation is called Vishakha. Astronomically, Vishakha nakshatra is a constellation of four stars-Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Iota Librae. Vishakha nakshatra is characterised by motivated, bright, warm and altruistic personalities. Ruling deities of Vishaka nakshatra are mighty Indra and the cleansing Agni; they bestow a combination of both passionate and fearless warrior energies on its natives. The ruling planet is Jupiter who imparts knowledge and spiritual wisdom. Energy, potency and bright appearance, clarity of speech and highly skilled in trades are significant positive traits of this nakshatra.

Vishakha Karte festival dates between 2020 & 2030




Friday, 6th of November


Saturday, 6th of November


Sunday, 6th of November


Tuesday, 7th of November


Wednesday, 6th of November


Thursday, 6th of November


Friday, 6th of November


Sunday, 7th of November


Monday, 6th of November


Tuesday, 6th of November


Thursday, 7th of November

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