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August Panchanga

29 Jul

August 2014 – Monthly Panchanga

Jaya Samvatsara –Daksinayana

Varsha Ritu –Shravana / Bhadrapada Masa

 

Important events for the month of August are appended below for information and guidance.
01 Aug 2014 –Friday
  • Naga Panchami
  • ನಾಗ ಪಂಚಮೀ
02 Aug 2014 – Saturday
  • Shiriala Shasti
  • ಶಿರಿಯಾಳ ಷಷ್ಠಿ
05 Aug 2014 – Tuesday
  • Mangala Gowri Vrata
  • ಮಂಗಳಗೌರೀ ವ್ರತ
07 Aug 2014 – Thursday
  • Venus enters Cancer. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon.
  • ಪುನ ೪ ಕಟಕೇ ಶುಕ್ರ
08 Aug 2014 – Friday
  • Varamahalakshmi Vrata
  • ವರಮಹಾಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ವ್ರತ
  • Angaraka Jayanthi
  • ಅಂಗಾರಕ ಜಯಂತಿ
  • Mahapradosha
  • ಮಹಾ ಪ್ರದೋಷ
10 Aug 2014 – Sunday
  • Full Moon
  • ಹುಣ್ಣಿಮೆ
  • Rig Upakarma
  • ಋಗು ಉಪಾಕರ್ಮ
  • Yujur Upakarma
  • ಯುಜುರು ಉಪಾಕರ್ಮ
  • Raksha Bandan
  • ರಕ್ಷಾ ಬಂಧನ
  • Satyanarayana Pooja
  • ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಪೂಜೆ
12 Aug 2014 –Tuesday
  • Mercury enters Leo. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಮಖಾ ೧ ಸಿಂಹೇ ಬುಧ
  • Mangala Gowri Vrata
  • ಮಂಗಳಗೌರೀ ವ್ರತ
  • Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana
  • ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಆರಾಧನೆ
13 Aug 2014 – Wednesday
  • Sankasta Chaturthi
  • ಸಂಕಷ್ಟ ಚತುರ್ಥಿ
17 Aug 2014 –Sunday
  • Sun enters Leo. Sun is good in 3,6,10 & 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಮಖಾ೧ ಸಿಂಹೇ ರವಿ
  • Simha Sankramana
  • ಸಿಂಹ ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣ
  • Sri Krishna Janmastami
  • ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಜನ್ಮಾಷ್ಟಮಿ
19 Aug 2014 – Tuesday
  • Mangala Gowri Vrata
  • ಮಂಗಳಗೌರೀ ವ್ರತ
22 Aug 2014 – Friday
  • Mahapradosha
  • ಮಹಾ ಪ್ರದೋಷ
25 Aug 2014 – Monday
  • New Moon
  • ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ
28 Aug 2014 – Thursday
  • Swarna Gowri Vrata
  • ಸ್ವರ್ಣಗೌರಿ ವ್ರತ
29 Aug 2014 – Friday
  • Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
  • ವರಸಿದ್ದಿ ವಿನಾಯಕ ವ್ರತ
  • Mercury enters Virgo. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಉಫ ೨ ಕನ್ಯಾ ಬುಧ
  • Sama Upakarma
  • ಸಾಮಗೋಪಾಕರ್ಮ
30 Aug 2014 – Saturday
  • Rishi Panchami
  • ಋಷಿ ಪಂಚಮಿ
31 Aug 2014 – Sunday
  • Venus enters Leo. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon.
  • ಮಖಾ ೧ ಸಿಂಹೇ ಶುಕ್ರ
 
Disclaimer: This Almanac is published as an advisory only. Individuals are requested to use their discretion and consequently  the author is not responsible for any damage / loss suffered by them.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shiva / Agni Vasa

24 Jul
I am not much into Mahurtha since I firmly believe that 100% correct Mahurtha is impossible and always there has to be a compromise. I have been approached by some Mahurtha enthusiasts that I should explain the methodology of knowing Shiva and Agni Vasa. The details are as follows.

                                                      Shiva Vasa
First Method

See the Table below for quick reference.

Tithis                      Shiva’s Place                                      Result
1, 8 & 15                   In Cemetery                                          Death
2, 9 & 30                 With Gowri                                             Happiness & Wealth
3 & 10                       In assembly                                            Grief
4 & 11                       At work / play                                       Difficulty
5 & 12                      At Kailash                                                Happiness
6 & 13                   Mounted on Vrishabha (Nandi)       Success
7 & 14                   At Dinner / Meditation                        Trouble (Peeda)
 
Note: During the month of Shravana, for routine Pooja, these may be ignored
 
Second Method.

How to calculate Shiva Vasa for Rudrabhisheka

Step 1
Start from Shukla Paksha and determine the number of Thithis elapsed.
Step 2
Multiply the number by 2
Step 3
Add 5 to the product
Step 4
Divide the sum by 7
Step 5
Note down the remainder
Remainder 1 – At Kailash
Remainder 2 – with Gowri
Remainder 3 – Mounted on Vrishabha (Nandi) – auspicious
Remainder 4 – In assembly
Remainder 5 – At Dinner / Meditation – auspicious
Remainder 6 – At work / play
Remainder 7 – In Cemetery
 
Example
Today, 23 July 2014 is Ashada Krishna Dwadhashi.
From Shukla Paksha, it 15 days + 12 days. Total is 27.
Multiply by 2. The product is 54
Add 5 and the resultant is 59
Divide by 7. The remainder is 3
Therefore Shiva is mounted on Nandi which is auspicious and suitable Mahurtha.

                                                     Agni Vasa

1. For all Havan, Homa and Yagna as part of Muhurtha calculations the Agni Vasa is checked.
2. All Auspicious Yagna, Havan, Homa are to be done only during Shukla Paksha i.e. from Amavasya to Poornima.
3. Hence the counting starts from Pratipath (First day after Amavasya).
 
Example
Important homa to be performed on Thursday, 31 July 2014.
Thithi on that day – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi
Total no of Days = 4
Add 1 to it = 4+1 =5
The day falls on Thursday. Hence from Sunday it is 5th day
Total the two: 5+5 = 10
Reduce 4 from the above 10-4 = 6
Divide the same by 3; 6/3 and get the reminder.
The reminder 6 divided 3 = 0.
If the reminder is 0 – Agni is in Bhoo Loka (Earth).
If the reminder is 1 or 2 – Agni resides in Patala Loka (Below Earth)
 
Implications:
If the Agni resides in Bhoo Loka (Earth) – Favourable
If the Agni resides in Patala Loka (Below Earth) – It is not Favourable.