Dola Arohana is the ceremony of putting the child in the cradle the very first time. It is performed on 10th, 12th, 16th, 18th or 32nd day from the birth. If it is not performed on above fixed days from birth then an auspicious time can be chosen as described below. Dola Arohana is also known as Jhula Arohana. Doing the ceremony at an appropriate time keeps the child healthy and illness free.
Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of Ashburn, United States with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.
Nakshatra: All fixed Nakshatra i.e. Rohini (4), Uttara Phalguni (12), Uttara Ashadha (21), Uttara Bhadrapada (26), all gentle and friendly Nakshatra i.e. Mrigashirsha (5), Revati (27), Chitra (14), Anuradha (17) and all short Nakshatra i.e. Hasta (13), Ashwini (1), Pushya (8) are considered auspicious for Dola Arohana.
Tithi: Dwitiya (2), Tritiya (3), Panchami (5), Saptami (7), Dashami (10), Ekadashi (11) of both Shukla and Krishna Paksha are considered auspicious for Dola Arohana. Apart from these Tithi, Shukla Trayodashi, Purnima and Krishna Pratipada are also considered auspicious for Dola Arohana Sanskara.
Days: Except Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday, all other weekdays are considered good for Dola Arohana.
Lagna: All Rashi which are fixed in nature can be chosen as Lagna i.e. Vrishabha (2), Simha (5), Vrishchika (8) and Kumbha (11) are considered good for Dola Arohana.
Dola Chakra: Dola Chakra should also be looked into while choosing an auspicious time for Dola Arohana. Five Nakshatra ahead and seven Nakshatra behind from the Nakshatra occupied by Surya are considered auspicious. Nakshatra of Chandra can be 1st to 27th position from Nakshatra of Surya. The results due to this distance are as following -