Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 27, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival



Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, May 27, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 4:32 AM on May 27. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

How is May 27, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date.

Nakshatra – Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 1:12 AM on May 27. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravanam Nakshatram.

In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 3:32 AM on May 27. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravanam Nakshatra.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.

In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Makar Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –

Kali Yuga Year – 5118

Vikram Samvant 2073 – Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

Durmukhanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1938 – Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Durmukhanam Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1938 – Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in Maharashtra and Goa. (It is Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month till 7:28 AM on May 27. Then onward it is Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

Vikram Samvant 2072 - Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in Gujarat. (It is Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month till 7:28 AM on May 27. Then onward it is Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

14th day of Vaikasi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Durmukhanama Year)
13th day of Edava Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1191)
13th day of Jyeshta Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1423)

Bad Period on May 27, 2016
Rahukalam – 10:44 AM to 12:24 PM
Yamagandam – 3:44 PM to 5:24 PM
Gulikai – 7:23 AM to 9:03 AM
Durmuhurtham – 8:23 AM to 9:17 AM
Durmuhurtham – 12:50 PM to 1:44 PM
Varjyam – 7:36 AM to 9:14 AM

Panchak (bad) – not present

Good Time on May 27, 2016
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:00 PM to 12:48 PM
Amirta Kalam – 5:23 PM to 7:00 PM
Sarvartha Siddhi Yog – sunrise on May 27 to 1:16 AM on May 28
Amrita Siddhi Yog – not present
Dwipushkar Yog – not present
Tripushkar Yog – not present

Yog – Shukla (good) till 12:07 AM on May 27. Then onward it is Brahma (good) till 10:58 PM. Then onward it is Aindra (good).

Karana – Taitila (good) till 7:28 AM. Then onward it is Garaja (good) till 7:22 PM. Then onward it is Vanija (good).

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.

Kanika in Mahabharata



Kanika was a cunning minister of Dhritarashtra, the blind king in the Mahabharata. He was learned, shrewd, cunning and crafty. He earned the name ‘Kanika Kuta Niti’ because of his political philosophy.

As per the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata, when war with the Pandavas was in the offing and various ideas were being aired, King Dhritarashtra took the advice of Kanika. He advocated the annihilation of the Pandavas.

Here are some of the political philosophies of Kanika.

Threaten the timid. Bow before the strong, Bribe the greedy. Kill the enemy even if he were your son, friend, brother, father or preceptor. This is the royal path to success.

Never disregard an enemy even if he be weak. Note that even a spark of fire will burn down a forest with external help like the wind.

Carry the enemy on your shoulder when times are adverse. Once times become favorable, break him, even as a mud pot on a stone slab.

Political assertions of Kanika can be found in Adi Parva chapter 139 of the Mahabharata.

Sankashti Chaturti June 2016 date and time – Ganesh Sankatahara Chaturthi Monthly Fasting in June 2016



Sankashti Chaturti, or Sankatahara Chaturti, is a highly auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha in a Hindu month. The date of Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata is Thursday, June 23, 2016. Chandrodaya or moonrise is at 9:36 PM. Sankashta Chaturthi falls during the waning phase of the moon – fourth day after the full moon (Poornima). The day is known as Sankatahara Chaturthi in South India. Fasting and visiting Ganesha temples is performed by Ganesha devotees on the day.

Fasting on Sankashti Chaturthi begins at sunrise and ends after evening puja or after sighting of the moon. Lord Ganesha Temples conduct special pujas on the day.

The significance of Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas. It is also found in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishaya Purana.

Observing Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi is said to bring material progress, happiness and fulfillment of desires.

Lord Ganesh is known as Pillayar in Tamil Culture and the day is also referred as Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi.