Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 7, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival



Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, February 7, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 10:01 PM on February 7. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.

How is February 7, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good and auspicious date.

Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 6:15 PM on February 7. Then onward it is Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 1:14 AM. Then onward it is Makar Rashi

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –

Kali Yuga Year – 5117

Vikram Samvant 2072 – Magh Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

Manmathanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1937 – Paush Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Manmathanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1937 – Paush Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month in Maharashtra and Goa. (It is Paush Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi till 12:02 AM on February 7. Then onward it is Paush Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi till 10:20 PM on February 7. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

Vikram Samvant 2072 - Paush Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month in Gujarat. (It is Paush Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi till 12:02 AM on February 7. Then onward it is Paush Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi till 10:20 PM on February 7. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

24th day of Thai Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Manmatha Year)
24th day of Makara Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1191)
23rd day of Magh Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1422)

Bad Period on February 7, 2016
Rahukalam – 4:53 PM to 6:17 PM
Yamagandam – 12:41 PM to 2:05 PM
Gulikai – 3:29 PM to 4:53 PM
Durmuhurtham – 4:47 PM to 5:32 PM
Varjyam – 3:06 AM to 4:38 AM
Varjyam – 10:15 PM to 11:45 PM

Panchak (bad) – not present

Good Time on February 7, 2016
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:18 PM to 1:03 PM
Amirta Kalam – 12:20 PM to 1:52 PM
Sarvartha Siddhi Yog – sunrise to 6:27 PM
Amrita Siddhi Yog – not present
Dwipushkar Yog – not present
Tripushkar Yog – not present

Yog – Siddhi (good) till 5:16 PM. Then onward it is Vyatipata (bad).

Karana – Vanija (good) till 12:02 AM. Then onward it is Vishti or Bhadra (bad) till 11:16 AM. Then onward it is Shakuni (bad) till 10:20 PM. Then onward it is Chatushpad (bad).

Rest all hours that are not part of Bad Period are Good time. When bad period overlaps into good period that much time of bad period should be eliminated from good period.

Lotus from Vishnu’s Navel and Brahma on it – the origin and story




One of the most popular images in Hinduism is that of a lotus sprouting from the navel of Vishnu with Brahma seated on the lotus. After the great deluge, Srihari Vishnu alone floats atop a banyan leaf. Jagadamba (Goddess Shakti) appears before the Vatapatrasayi Vishnu and reminds him that it is time for the next cycle of creation. Then from the navel of Vishnu appears a lotus with Brahma atop it.

Brahma then pays his respect to Jagadamba and Vishnu and begins the next cycle of creation. Brahma then created the Saptarishis and Prajapatis. All living beings were then created.

This version is mainly mentioned in the Devi Bhagavatam.

There are numerous versions regarding the origin of life on earth in Hindu Puranas. This is one among them.

Maha Ganapati



Maha Ganapati is one among the 32 forms of Ganesha. Worship of this form of Ganapathy is highly meritorious and a devotee is blessed with happiness, intellect and prosperity. Maha Ganapati mantra is
Hasteemdranana minduchuda marunachayam trinetram rasah
Dashilishtam priyaya sa padmakaraya svankashtayah santatam
Beejapoora gadekshu karmuka laschhakrabja pashotapala
Vreehagra svavishaana ratna kalasham hastaih vahantam bhaje

This is a unique form of Ganesha as He has a third eye and crescent moon on his head just like Shiva.

Maha Ganapati has 10 hands. His consort sits on his left lap. The ten hands hold lily flower, mango, broken tusk, conch, wheel, arrow, noose, paddy bunch, jewel pot and sugarcane.

This form of Ganesha is believed to bless a devotee with glory and prosperity.