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April Panchanga

30 Mar

April 2021– Monthly Panchanga

Sharvari / Plava Samvatsara – Uttarayana

Shishir / Vasantha Ritu – Phalguna / Chaitra Masa

Important events for the month of April are appended below for information and guidance.

05 Apr 2021 – Monday

  • Jupiter enters Aquarius. Jupiter is good in 2, 5, 7, 9 and 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಧನಿ ೩ ಕುಂಭೇ ಗುರು

09 April 2021 – Friday

  • Maha Pradosha
  • ಮಹಾ ಪ್ರದೋಷ

10 April 2021 – Saturday

  • Venus enters Aries. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon.
  • ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ ೧ ಮೇಷೇ ಶುಕ್ರ

12 Apr 2021– Monday

  • New Moon
  • ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ

13 Apr 2021 – Tuesday

  • Ugadi Festival
  • ಯುಗಾದಿ ಹಬ್ಬ
  • Commencement of Lunar New Year – Plava Samvatsara
  • ಚಾಂದ್ರ ವತ್ಸರಾರಂಬ – ಪ್ಲವ ಸಂವತ್ಸರ 
  • Sun enters Aries. Sun is good in 3,6,10 & 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ ೧ ಮೇಷ ರವಿ
  • Mesha  Sankramana
  • ಮೇಷ ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣ
  • Mars enters Gemini. Mars is good in 3, 6, & 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಮೃಗ ೩ ಮಿಥುನೆ ಕುಜ

14 Apr 2021 – Wednesday

  • Sauramana Ugadhi
  • ಸೌರಮಾನ ಉಗಾದಿ

17 Apr 2021 – Saturday

  • Mercury enters Aries. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ ೧ ಮೇಷೆ ಬುಧ

18 Apr 2021 – Sunday

  • Sri Ramanujacharya Jayanthi
  • ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮಾನುಜಾಚಾರ್ಯ ಜಯಂತಿ
  • Sri Kuruba Jayanthi
  • ಶ್ರೀ ಕುರುಬಜಯಂತಿ

21 Apr 2021 – Wednesday

  • Sri Ramanavami
  • ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮನವಮಿ

23 Apr 2021 – Friday

  • Shukra Jayanthi
  • ಶುಕ್ರ ಜಯಂತಿ

24 Apr 2021 – Saturday

  • Shani Pradosha
  • ಶನಿ ಪ್ರದೋಷ

25 Apr 2021 – Sunday

  • Sri Mahaveer Jayanthi
  • ಮಹಾವೀರ್ ಜಯಂತಿ

26 Apr 2021 – Monday

  • Satyanarayana Pooja
  • ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಪೂಜೆ

27 Apr 2021 – Tuesday

  • Full Moon
  • ಹುಣ್ಣಿಮೆ
  • Bengaluru Karaga
  • ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಕರಗ

30 Apr 2021 Friday

  • Mercury enters Taurus. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಕ್ರತ್ತಿಕೆ ೨ ವ್ರಷಬೇ ಬುಧ
  • Sankasta Chaturthi
  • ಸಂಕಷ್ಟ ಚತುರ್ಥಿ

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.

February Panchanga

1 Feb

February 2021 – Monthly Panchanga

Sharvari Samvatsara – Uttarayana

Hemant /Shishir Ritu – Pushya / Magha Masa

Important events for the month of February are appended below for information and guidance.

01 Feb 2021 – Monday

  • Sankasta Chaturthi
  • ಸಂಕಷ್ಟ ಚತುರ್ಥಿ

02 Feb 2021– Tuesday

  • Thyagaraja Aradhana
  • ತ್ಯಾಗರಾಜ ಅರಾಧನೆ

04 Feb 2021– Thursday

  • Retro Mercury backs in Capricorn. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಧನಿ ೨ ಮಕರೆ ವಕ್ರಬುಧ

09 Feb 2021– Tuesday

  • Maha Pradosha
  • ಮಹಾಪ್ರದೋಷ

11 Feb 2021– Thursday

  • New Moon
  • ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ
  • Garuda Jayanthi
  • ಗರುಡ ಜಯಂತಿ

12 Feb 2021– Friday

  • Sun enters Aquarius. Sun is good in 3,6,10 & 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಧನಿ ೩ ಕುಂಭೇ ರವಿ
  • Kumbha  Sankramana
  • ಕುಂಭ ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣ

17 Feb 2021 – Wednesday

  • Kumara Shasti
  • ಕುಮಾರ ಷಷ್ಟೀ

18 Feb 2021 – Thursday

  • Surya Jayanthi
  • ಸೂರ್ಯ ಜಯಂತಿ

19 Feb 2021 – Friday

  • Rathasapthami
  • ರಥ ಸಪ್ತಮೀ

20 Feb 2021 – Saturday

  • Venus enters Aquarius Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon.
  • ಧನಿ ೩ ಕುಂಭೇ ಶುಕ್ರ

21 Feb 2021 – Sunday

  • Mars enters Taurus. Mars is good in 3,6 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಕ್ರತ್ತಿಕೆ ೨ ವ್ರಷಬೇ ಕುಜ
  • Mercury turns Direct
  • ಬುಧ ವಕ್ರತ್ಯಾಗ

24 Feb 2021 – Wednesday

  • Pradosha
  • ಪ್ರದೋಷ

26 Feb 2021 – Friday

  • Satyanarayana Pooja
  • ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಪೂಜೆ

27 Feb 2021 – Saturday

  • Full Moon
  • ಹುಣ್ಣಿಮೆ

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.

Marriage Mahurtha

15 Dec

Marriage Mahurtha

I have been repeatedly requested by my students to write about fixing Marriage Mahurtha by a simple method. So this is my answer to that request.

Ordinarily almost every Indian Panchanga gives important dates and times for celebrating marriages. The reader cannot rely on them as most of the dates given would not be free from important flaws.

Moreover, the marriage dates selected would generally be in accordance with local usages. For instance, a Tamilian would not mind marriage being performed in lunar month of Ashada (provided the Sun has not entered Cancer). But strong objection is taken to this by people living in Andhra and Karnataka. Apart from this, there is universal agreement all over India as regards the time, weekday, constellation and planetary positions to be obtained at the time of marriage.

I am giving below the most standard methods employed by scholars, warranted by experience and sanctioned by the ancient sages.

1. The lunar months of Magha, Phalguna, Vaishaka and Jyeshta are good.

2. Kartika and Margashira are ordinary.

3. The rest are not auspicious.

Note: Some sages opine that marriages can be celebrated in Pushya and Chaitra

Provided the Sun is in Capricorn and Aries respectively.

4. The following lunar days, viz., from the 11th day (dark half) to New Moon, Rikta Thithis, 8th, 12th and 6th should be rejected.

5. The best lunar days are the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 11th and 13th (of the bright half).

6. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are the best.

7. Sunday and Saturday are middling.

8. Tuesday should be invariably rejected.

9. The best Nakshatras are Rohini, Mrigashira, Makah, Uttara, Hasta, Swati, Anuradha, Moola, Uttaraashada, Uttarabhadra and Revati.

10. The first quarter of Makah and Moola and the last quarter of Revati are inauspicious and they should be rejected.

11. Nakshatras not mentioned here are unsuitable and they should be avoided.

12. The following Yogas should be rejected: Vyatipata, Dhruva, Mrityu,Ganda, Vajra, Shoola, Vishkambha, Atiganda, Vyaghata and Parigha.

13. Vishtikarana must invariably be discarded.

14. Among the zodiacal signs Gemini, Virgo and Libra are the best.

15. Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius are middling.

16. The rest are inauspicious.

 The most important considerations however are as follows:

  • The 7th house must be unoccupied by any planet
  • Mars should not be in the 8th.
  • Venus should not be in the 6th.
  • The Lagna should not be hemmed in between malefics.
  • Malefics should not occupy Lagna.
  • The Moon in the election chart should have no association with any other planet.

Apart from the above, the usual Tarabalam, Chandrabalam, Panchaka. etc., should be looked into. Elsewhere are given certain special combinations which are supposed to neutralize adverse influences. As far as possible, such combinations should be applied to secure a really propitious moment.

  • Jupiter, Mercury or Venus in Lagna, malefics in the 3rd or 11th, would constitute a formidable force in rendering the Lagna strong.
  • Jupiter in the ascendant, Venus in the 8th and the Sun in the 11th – Mahendra Yoga.
  • Venus in Lagna. Jupiter in the 10th and the Sun and Mercury in the 11th-Vishnu Priya Yoga.
  • Venus in the 2nd, Jupiter in the 12th, the Sun in the 8th and Saturn in the 6th – Srinatha Yoga.
  • Venus in Lagna, Jupiter in the 4th, Mercury in the 2nd and Saturn in the 11th – Samudra Yoga.
  • Mercury, Jupiter and Venus in Lagna – Vijaya Yoga.
  • Venus and Jupiter in Lagna elevated or otherwise strong – Jaya Yoga.
  • Saturn in the 3rd, Jupiter in the 6th, the Sun in the 10th and Mars in the 11th – Pushya Yoga.
  • Mars in the 3rd, Saturn in the 6th, Venus in the 9th, Jupiter in the 12th – Maharshi Yoga.
  • Venus in Lagna, Jupiter in the 11th – Ardhama Yoga.

Reference: Mahurtha by Dr BV Raman

December Panchanga

30 Nov

December 2020 – Monthly Panchanga

Sharvari Samvatsara –Dakshinayana

Sharad /Hemant Ritu – Karthika /Margashira Masa

Important events for the month of December are appended below for information and guidance.

01 Dec 2020 Tuesday

  • Huttari Festival
  • ಹುತ್ತರಿ ಹಬ್ಬ

03 Dec 2020 Thursday

  • Sankasta Chaturthi
  • ಸಂಕಷ್ಟ ಚತುರ್ಥಿ
  • Kanakadasa Jayanthi
  • ಕನಕದಾಸ ಜಯಂತಿ

10 Dec 2020 – Thursday

  • Venus enters Scorpio. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon.
  • ವಿಶಾ ೪ ವ್ರಸ್ಚಿಕೆ ಶುಕ್ರ

12 Dec 2020 – Saturday

  • Sri Dhanvantri Jayanthi
  • ಶ್ರೀ ಧನ್ವಂತರೀ ಜಯಂತಿ
  • Shani Pradosha
  • ಶನಿ ಪ್ರದೋಷ

14 Dec 2020 – Monday

  • New Moon
  • ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ

15 Dec 2020 – Tuesday

  • Sun enters Sagittarius. Sun is good in 3,6,10 & 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಮೂಲಾ ೧ ಧನುಷಿ ರವಿ
  • Dhanu  Sankramana
  • ಧನುರ್ ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣ

16 Dec 2020 – Wednesday

  • Dhanurmasa Pooja Commences
  • ಧನುರ್ಮಾಸ ಪೂಜಾರಂಭ

17 Dec 2020 – Thursday

  • Mercury enters Sagittarius. Sagittarius. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಮೂಲಾ ೧ ಧನುಷಿ ಬುಧ

20 Dec 2020 – Sunday

  • Subramanya Shasti
  • ಸುಬ್ರಮಣ್ಯ ಷಷ್ಠಿ

24 Dec 2020 – Thursday

  • Mars enters Aries. Mars is good in 3, 6 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ ೧ ಮೇಷೆ ಕುಜ

25 Dec 2020 – Friday

  • Geetha Jayanthi
  • ಗೀತಾ ಜಯಂತಿ
  • Vaikunta Ekadashi
  • ವೈಕುಂಠ ಎಕಾದಶೀ

26 Dec 2020 – Saturday

  • Mukkoti Dwadashi
  • ಮುಕ್ಕೋಟಿ ದ್ವಾದಶಿ

27 Dec 2020 – Sunday

  • Pradosha
  • ಪ್ರದೋಷ

29 Dec 2020 – Tuesday

  • Dattatreya Jayanthi
  • ದತ್ತಾತ್ರೇಯ ಜಯಂತಿ
  • Satyanarayana Pooja
  • ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಪೂಜೆ

30 Dec 2020 – Wednesday

  • Full Moon
  • ಹುಣ್ಣಿಮೆ

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.

November Panchanga

29 Oct

November 2020 – Monthly Panchanga

Sharvari Samvatsara – Dakshinayana

Sharad Ritu – Nija Aswayuja / Kartika Masa

Important events for the month of November are appended below for information and guidance.

03 Nov 2020– Tuesday

  • Mercury turns Direct
  • ಬುಧ ವಕ್ರತ್ಯಾಗ

04 Nov 2020Wednesday

  • Sankasta Chaturthi
  • ಸಂಕಷ್ಟ ಚತುರ್ಥಿ

 12 Nov 2020Thursday

  • Pradosha
  • ಪ್ರದೋಷ

13 Nov 2020 – Friday

  • Water filling festival
  • ನೀರು ತುಂಬುವ ಹಬ್ಬ

14 Nov 2020 – Saturday

  • Naraka Chaturdashi
  • ನರಕ ಚತುರ್ದಶೀ

15 Nov 2020 – Sunday

  • Deepavali Amavasya
  • ದೀಪಾವಳಿ ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ
  • Dhanalakshmi Pooja
  • ಧನಲಕ್ಶ್ಮಿ ಪೂಜೆ

16 Nov 2020 – Monday

  • Bali Padyami
  • ಬಲಿಪಾಡ್ಯಮಿ
  • Deepavali Festival
  • ದೀಪಾವಳಿ ಹಬ್ಬ
  • Sun enters Scorpio. Sun is good in 3,6,10 & 11 from natal Moon.
  • ವಿಶಾ ೪ ವ್ರಸ್ಚಿಕೆ ರವಿ
  • Vrischika  Sankramana
  • ವ್ರಸ್ಚಿಕ ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣ
  • Venus enters Libra. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon.
  • ಚಿತ್ತೆ ೩ ತುಲಾ ಶುಕ್ರ

20 Nov 2020 Friday

  • Jupiter enters Capricorn. Jupiter is good in 2, 5, 7, 9 and 10 from natal Moon.
  • ಉಷಾ ೨ ಮಕರೇ ಗುರು

26 Nov 2020 – Thursday

  • Uttana Dwadashi
  • ಉತ್ತಾನ ದ್ವಾದಶಿ

27 Nov 2020 – Friday

  • Maha Pradosha
  • ಮಹಾ ಪ್ರದೋಷ

28 Nov 2020 – Saturday

  • Mercury enters Scorpio. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ವಿಶಾ ೪ ವ್ರಸ್ಚಿಕೆ ಬುಧ

29 Nov 2020 – Sunday

  • Satyanarayana Pooja
  • ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಪೂಜೆ

30 Nov 2020 – Monday

  • Full Moon
  • ಹುಣ್ಣಿಮ
  • Gurunanak Jayanthi
  • ಗುರುನಾನಕ್ ಜಯಂತಿ
  • Chandra Jayanthi
  • ಚಂದ್ರ ಜಯಂತಿ

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.