Indian astrological tradition holds that there are certain periods of the day called "Dragon Time" (Rahukala) that are inauspicious for starting trips or other mundane endeavors. These times are different for each day of the week. These periods can be auspicious for meditation, study of the stars, or communication with other planes. There is also a period each day which is auspicious for worldly affairs, called "Angel Time" (Gulikakala).
The times are based on local sunrise and sunset, which vary greatly according to latitude and time of year.
To find the Dragon and Angel Times for a particular day, find the times of Sunrise and Sunset on that date in your location from a weather service, newspaper, or online at WorldClock, or SunriseSunset (printable calendar). The times of sunrise and sunset do not change very much from one day to the next (unless "Daylight Time" or "Summer Time" goes on or off). So with today's times, you can find the Dragon and Angel Times for the coming week.
Then simply choose the Weekday and the Sunrise and Sunset times below, and click the button to see the times for your location today.
Dragon times (Rahukala) and Planetary hours printed in books are only for days near March 21st and September 21st, the spring and autumn equinoxes. On these dates the Sun rises at 6:00 am and sets at 6:00 pm, standard local time, everywhere.
The astrological definition of "sunrise" and "sunset" is when the center of the Sun is at the horizon. The legal definition, which can be slightly different, may be listed in some newspapers.
If the Sun does not rise or set, which happens near the arctic circles around June 21st and December 21st, there is no Dragon Time or Angel Time. If the day is very long, each period can last up to six hours.
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