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What Is Moodhami Or Moodham?

Last Update - 25.6.2019
In Vedic astrology, Moodhami / Moodham is considered as an inauspicious period and social functions like marriages, grihapravesam, upanayanam etc are not performed during this period. The term 'Moodham' is originally a Sanskrit word which means 'dull' or 'inactive'.

In Hindu mythology, it is believed that Planet Jupiter known as Guru or Brihaspati is the Deva Guru i.e teacher of Devas and Planet Venus i.e Shukra Graham is the guru of Asuras. As per Vedic astrology, these two important planets remain dull or inactive for a certain period of time. Hence this period is known as Moodhami / Moodham which literally means 'dull' in Sanskrit.

During planetary motion, when Guru and Shukra go closer to Sun (Ravi), these planets lose their energy and power. Thus these become dull and remain inactive. Hence, this period is known as Moodhami / Moodam. Astrologically, these planets become malefic and inauspicious during this period and hence it is not auspicious to perform social functions during this period.

Accordingly, when planet Brihaspati goes closer to Sun and becomes dull, the period is known as Guru Moodhami and when planet Venus goes closer to Sun and remains inactive, the period is known as Sukra Moodhami.

These two planets are believed to bestow all good effects on the individuals depending on their positions in the individual's horoscope. When such planets become dull and remain inactive, they cannot do any good to the individual. Hence, it was recommended by the ancient astrologers that auspicious functions like marriages should not be celebrated and one should not start new venture during this period as there won't be any good effect.

Moodhalu this year - 2019 - 2020
  1. Sukra Moodhami begins on Tuesday - July 9, 2019 (on Aashada Suddha Saptami) and ends on Thursday - September 19, 2019 (on Bhadrapada Bahula Panchami).

  2. Guru Moodhami begins on Saturday - December 14, 2019 (on Margasira Bahula Vidiya) and ends on Sunday - January 12, 2020 (on Pushya Bahula Vidiya).

(The above dates are as per Kakinada vari gantala panchagam / calender)

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  1. Thanks for the details. How about travel during Moodhami times. Can my wife travel from her home to inlaws house ? Are there any restrictions placed in terms of travel. I somehow hear different answers discussed between my parents and inlaws.

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    1. Hello,
      You haven't mentioned whether this is your wife's first visit after marriage to her in-law's (your parents) place? If yes, it is not advisable to step into her in-laws house for the first time after marriage. There could be certain amendments in case there is no other option i.e if her travel is a must. You need to consult the priests / astrologers for the same.

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  2. Hi I'm a newly married bride ,is this moodham affects my entry to new home which we have to take for rent and start our new marriage life?

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    1. Hi Mukunda
      It is always better to consult your elders i.e your parents and in-laws and follow their advice. They are your well-wishers. According to Vedic astrology Shukra (Venus) is related to pleasure, prosperous and luxurious life. During Moodham, Shukrudu / Shukra remains inactive / dull, so it is believed that there won't be any effect of Shukra (whether good or bad) this time. That's why people won't perform any new ventures, marriages, thread ceremony, grihapravesam etc during moodhalu as there won't be either good or bad effect. So, it is up to you to decide whether to start your new marriage life during moodhalu or not. You can consult an astrologer / priest in your area for further advice in this regard.

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  3. Hello
    My daughter born on feb 1st 2017
    When we have to do annaprasan
    And can we do in moodham

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    1. Hello
      According to Vaidika Sampradayam, 'annaprasanam' is performed in an auspicious time i.e 'sumuhurtam'. The is one of the 'shodasa samskaras'. For girl babies, it is generally performed on the 5th, 7th, 9th or 11th month. You should have performed it in Sravana masam or Kartikam when it was not 'moodhalu'. It always better to consult your family astrologer or priest or the temple priest in your area who can give you better advice / suggestions based on the place of your location, and follow accordingly. There are certain amendments for 'can't but situations'.

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  4. Can i do the gurupravesam to the recently bought old house(2014 house built, in which a family was living for these three years) in the sukra Moodam - Jan22 2018?

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    1. Hello R.G
      There is nothing wrong in performing functions during Moodalu as there won't be any effect, be it good or bad but it will be neutral. Generally one steps into a newly purchased house, though a second hand one, in an auspicious time on an auspicious day for a healthy and prosperous life of the owners' family who is going to reside in the house. If time is a constraint for you, get guidance from your family astrologer / priest for makeshift / provisional muhurtam which is relatively / seemingly an auspicious time during moodham period.

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  5. Hello my brothers wedding is scheduled on 5th feb 2018. I want to know whether it is auspicious or not because i have red that during mudham no subhakaryam to be performed.
    Please reply.
    Thank you

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  6. Is it good to join in a new job or start any kind of new thing such as start learning new subject..,in this moodhalu period

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    1. Hello
      Moodhami period has nothing to do with start learning a new subject. Your interest in the subject is more important than anything else. And for joining a new job, you can join based on your birth star when it is 2nd or 6th star from your birth star. For e.g if Aswini is the birth star of Mr.X, then the next star i.e Bharani is 2nd star for him, the 11th star and the 20th star from Aswini (Mr.X's birth star) are also considered as 2nd star.

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  7. Hi can we conceive in shukra moodam..what are the must avoided things for conceiving

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    1. Hi Shilpa
      Moodhami is looked into, only for performing main functions like marriage and gruhapravesam. Conceiving is a biological process and is in no way connected to Moodhami. Young married couple, enjoy their married life irrespective of Moodhami.

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  8. Hi I delivered a baby girl.I want to go my in-laws house after sankranthi as it is 3rd month for the baby.can I go during this sukra moodhami.she is my second baby.pls suggest me.tq

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    1. Yes, you can go. Moodhami is considered only for marriages / gruhapravesams and other such ceremonies.

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  9. Hello,
    We are planning to perform Aksharabhyasam for my son on SreePanchami (21st Febraury 2018),do you think it is a good time because off moodhami? Please sugest. Thank you in advance!

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    1. Hello Satya Raj,
      Normally, it is not considered good to perform Aksharabhyasam during moodhami as the entire life of the individual depends on good education and career. However, it is up to you / your belief whether to follow it or not.

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  10. Hello Sobha Kalyani Garu,

    We are planning to perform Askharabyasam for my son on Vasantha Panchami(22nd Jan 2018) at Basar, May I know is it good time to perform Askharabyasam because it is Moodam. Please suggest me is it right time to do?

    Thank you.

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    1. Hello
      Normally it is not good to perform aksharabhyasam during Moodhami time. However, if you have no option you can perform it as Siri Panchami is a highly auspicious day for performing aksharabhyasam. Otherwise, you can wait till Vyasa i.e Guru Pournami day.

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  11. I understand marriage should not be done during this period.. but is ok to have marriage talks during moodam period?

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    1. Yes, it's ok to initiate marriage talks during moodham period.

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  12. Hi Sobha garu,
    Is it ok to start joining new course for study during this sukra moodham period.

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    1. Hello
      Moodham is not taken into consideration for a joining a new course.

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  13. Hello,

    I bought seconds used car on ekadashi 27th jan, can you please let me know when is the best time to do pooja, will i do after feb 19th or before please suggest

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    1. Hello
      Pls consult your family astrologer to know the best time for performing pooja as it is fixed based on your birth star.

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  14. Hi Sobha Garu,

    I bought a new house and gruhaprevesam is already done last year. I want to move in next week as I have time constraints from the current rented house. Please advice.

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    1. An auspicious time is fixed based on the birth star of the owner and co-owner. You need to consult your family astrologer for the same.

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  15. Hi Soba garu,

    Can we new car on 11th feb 2018, during moodhami

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  16. Hi Soba garu,

    Can we new car on 11th feb 2018, during moodhami

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  17. I delivered a baby girl in my living town . I didnt travel anywhere til delivery. (Not to my mother's house too)Shall i go to my mother's house and inlaws house diring moodham

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