|Vishesh Din/Special Day|
In Vedic astrology, Panchang (or Panchangam in Sanskrit) means “five (panch) sense organs (angam)” or “five attributes” of the day: Wara, Tithi, Nakshatra, Yoga and Karana. The last two are also significant for they are a guide on auspicious or inauspicious times. Simply put, Panchang means calendar or almanac in English.
Two Maasas (months) make a Rithu (season). Three Rithus make one Aayana. There are two Ayanas, Uttarayana & Dakshinayana.
AYANA (Sun’s Position): Uttarayana (When the Sun begins its Nothward movement a day after Winter Solstice, around December 22), Dakshinayana (When the Sun begins its Southward movement a day after Summer Solstice, around June 21 – dates vary)
RITHU & MAASA (Season & Month): Vasanta – Chaitra, Vaishakha; Grishma – Jyeshta, Ashadha; Varsha – Shravana, Bhadrapada; Sharad – Ashwin, Karthik; Hemanth – Margashirsha, Pausha; Shishira – Magha, Phalgun.
WARA (Weekday): Raviwar, Somwar, Mangalwar, Budhwar, Guruwar, Shukrawar, Shaniwar
PAKSHA (Lunar cycle): One Maasa equals to two Pakshas, each consisting of 15 tithis. Shukla Paksha (Shuddha) or the waxing of the moon from Pratipada to Poornima (Full Moon day), Krishna Paksha (Vadya) or waning of the moon from Pratipada to Amavasya (New Moon day).
TITHI (Date): Pratipada (Padya), Dwitiya (Bidige), Tritiya (Tadige), Chaturthi (Chowthi), Panchami, Shashti, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, Dashami, Ekadashi, Dwadashi, Trayodashi, Chaturdashi, Poornima (in Shukla Paksha)/Amavasya (in Krishna Paksha). These days are also referred to as:
NAKSHATRA (Stars): Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika, Rohini, Mrigashirsha, Aardra, Punarvasu, Pushya, Aslesha, Magha, Poorva Phalguni, Uttara Phalguni, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyeshtha, Mula, Poorva Ashadha, Uttara Ashadha, Shravana, Dhanishta, Shatabhisha, Poorva Bhadrapada, Uttara Bhadrapada, Revati
RASHI (Zodiac Signs): Mesha (Aries), Vrishabha (Taurus), Mithuna (Gemini), Karkata (Cancer), Simha (Leo), Kanya (Virgo), Tula (Libra), Vrishchika (Scorpio), Dhanu (Sagittarius), Makara (Capricorn), Kumbha (Aquarius), Meena (Pisces).
* It is important to know your Rashi and Nakshatra while fixing a date for auspicious events like thread ceremony, marriage, house warming, and so on. Rashi & Nakshatra is also used in selecting the name of a baby.
* In our Panchang, we refer to MyPanchang.com, with Udupi as the base. While we recommend MyPanchang, for information required for performing poojas or other rituals, your personal horoscope may be required. Hence, please contact your local priest/astrologer for the same.
* Please note that we do not have any control over any external sites and we are not responsible for their contents nor do we vouch for the authenticity of their content. We accept no liability for any issues arising out of such content.
* The terminologies we use are commonly used and understood. As such we don’t have any particular preference for these.
- Every Sunday 11:00 am: Satsang by Shri Suresh Guruji J Pai
- Anna Santarpana every Sunday afternoon to devotees.
- Shri Gurudatta Paduka Pooja at Datta Peetha every Thursday at 7:00 am
- Night Pooja & Arghi every Sankashti
- Shri Mahalasa Narayani’s Palakhi every Sunday evening
- Shri Santeri’s Palakhi every Panchami
- Shri Vitobhalankar Pooja every Ekadashi.
- Shri Mahalasa Narayani’s Palakhi on 1st Sunday of every month at 6:00 pm from Vijaya Dashami to Vaishakha Poornima.
- Shri Mahalasa’s Palakhi on Sunday evenings following every Amavasya preceded by Darshan Seva in the afternoon.
- Darshan Seva on Sunday evenings following every Poornima.