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2016 Hindu Festivals Dates
Muhurtha timings found on some websites cannot be used as it is as there is no such thing as wedding or graha pravesha muhurtha for all. They have to be personalized and lagna shuudhi, panchaka shuddhi is important. So please consult professional astrologer for such things. visiting such sites that gives ready made muhurtha is like googling for severe health remedy. you need to see the doctor not google it. So please keep these things in mind and consult professional astrologer and insist him to use data from mypanchang.com. Our data can be verified with rastriya panchangam and it is very accurate.
Please click here for list of hindu festivals dates for 2016 all over the world. Please monitor this area for upcoming festival dates in various countries. We use this area to post observance dates for hindu festivals in diffferent countries as hindu calendar published in india cannot be use globally due to various factors. Please read more on this site. it explains why , also click here.
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Newspaper Sunrise Sunset Timings
All daily newspapers give astronomical sunrise timings. Which is the edge of the disk visible above eastern horizon.
For astrological and muhurtham calculation this (daily newspaper/astronomical) sunrise cannot be used.
For religious purposes and astrology when the middle of the sun's disk rises above eastern horizon timings are taken.
For panchangam purposes astronomical (daily newspaper) sunrise and sunset has no use, and hence our website uses middle of
the disk appears to rise above eastern horizon values for sunrise and sunset. Hence, they may differ from daily newspaper
timings by a few minutes as it takes some time for sun's middle of the disk to rise above eastern horizon. We only give sunrise used
for religious and astrological purpose which is used to determine exact Rahukalam, Yamagandam, Gulikai, Durmuhurtham, Abhijit
Muhurtham, Chogadia / Gowri panchangam and various other timings. This is another big mistake people do is use newspaper sunrise and sunset.
All festival determinations are done based on 'madhyabimb darshan' -- middle of the disk visible.
How to interpret panchangam guide can be found here.
Timings mentioned in panchangam:
The english day is from midnight to midnight. Hence they reset the clock at midnight along with the date and the day.
The indian day is from the sunrise to sunrise. Tithis, Nakshatra, Yoga, Karana can end at anytime during the day. Unlike english dates they do not really start at midnight and end at midnight.
Their end times are denoted in panchangam. Now if Tithi, Nakshatra, Yoga and Karana (Panchang Elements) ends before midnight their times will be normal time but in 24 hour format. If they end after midnight but before next sunrise
then their time will be more than 24. Which means if they end at after 1:00 AM panchangam shows 25:00, 2:00 AM will show 26:00, 3:00 AM will show 27:00, 4:00 AM will show 28:00, 5:00 AM will show 29:00, 6:00 AM will show 30:00, 7:00 AM will show 31:00.
After the sunrise panchangam time will show normal clock timings. for example: on August 2nd Tithi tritiya ends at 26:23:02 it means it ends on August 3rd at 2:23:02 AM. The day still remains same as we mention indian day not english day. This is the standard panchangam convention.
Once you know this you can read any printed or online panchangam. However certain online panchangam use only 24 hour format but it's a non-standard way of representing, and it makes difficult to know the rising Tithi, Nakshatra at sunrise.
The convention used on this site is the standard convention and it makes easy know the Tithi and the Nakshatra at the sunrise.
All Tithi(T:), Nakshatra(N:), Yoga(Y:), and Karana(K:) timings denotes end timings. Sun's (SN:), Moon(MN:)'s timings are timing when they enter the new sign and they are in english 24 hour format. To learn more please click here.
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Remedy for shani troubles:
Wear black clothes on saturday
Donate black udid daal (Black Gram).
Light teel oil(sesame seeds oil) lamp.
Pour sesame seeds oil on shani devata.
Chant shani chaalisa or shani devata mantra.
One can also chant Hanuman chalisa on Saturday.
If your medical condition permits keep fast on Saturday.
Mantra for Sani, Shani (Saturn) Time: संध्या / Evening Total Number of chanting:23000
ॐ प्रां प्रीं प्रों सः शनैश्चराय नमः ।
ॐ नीलांजनसमाभासं रविपुत्रं यमाग्रजम् ।
छायामार्तण्डसंभूतं तं नमामि शनैश्चरम् ॥
nīlāṁjanasamābhāsaṁ raviputraṁ yamāgrajam |
chāyāmārtaṇḍasaṁbhūtaṁ taṁ namāmi śanaiścaram ||
Uttarayana / Dakshinayana
As per DrkSiddhanta:
Dakshinayana starts when sayana sun enters cancers, and uttaraayana
starts when sayana surya enters Capricorn. We need to use sayana surya
in order to observe surya's ayana gati.
Dakshinayana starts at June 22st, 2010 (GMT)
Uttarayana starts at December 22nd, 2010 (GMT)
Note:Some people follow when nirayana sun enters makara for uttarayana and karka for dakshinayana.
However due to ayanamsha the equinoxes are sliding. The distance between sayana sun and nirayana sun also increases.
Uttarayana and Dakshinayana occurs with direct reference to sun. To measure this a reference to some distant star is not required.
Ayana gati means Sun's apparent vertical movement with reference to earth and hence it's a direct relationship with earth.
This movement is not dependent on nirayana sun position -- longitudes. This vertical movement is in terms of latitudes.
That's why it's incorrect to say when the sun enters makara rashi (longitudes) it's uttarayana.
When the Sun reaches it's highest northern latitude dakshinaya begins as it's starts decending.
Same goes for Uttarayana -- When sun reaches is lowest southern latitude its starts to go up and hence uttarayana. Ritu -- Seasons they donot follow ayanamsha. Ayanamsha is continuously increasing. Right now it's
24 degrees. Hence once upon a time makara samkranti was around december 21/22nd (When ayanamsha was zero). Currently it's Jan 14/15th. It will slide further
as Ayanamsha increases. Sun's Ayana gati is always tropical. Ritus always follow tropical sun, not nirayana
sun. However, some people will always make their panchangam using nirayana sun which is completely wrong.
Most modern panchangam will follow method positions of tropical sun to determine Uttarayana, Dakshinayana.
One can also refer to Govt. Of India's Rastriya Panchanga, and Various modern accurate panchanga like Date Panchanga, Janmabhumi Panchanga, etc..
Khagol -- Astronomy, Bhugol -- Geography, Ganita -- Math, and Phalita -- prediction are important pillars of Astrology. It's sad we are ignoring
the siddhanta part and blindly ignore our rich dharmashastras and vedic traditions.
Current Nirayana Planetary Positions
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yaj jagrato duram udaiti daivam tad u
duramgamam jyotisam jyotir ekam tan me manaH shivasankalpam astu||
||shri shukla yajurveda vajasaneyi samhita (madhyandina sakha) 34.1|| The
divine essence that goes far away, from the waking, and likewise from
the sleeping, and that one far-traveling Light of lights, on that-the
auspicious will of the divine-may my mind dwell.
sarve janA sukhino santu ..
kriShNa! kriShNa!! kriShNa!!!
I bow down to the supreme personality of godhead Lord kriShNa who makes
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