Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 16, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 16, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or first day of waxing phase of moon till 4:00 PM on October 16. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or second day of waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 8:48 AM. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rasi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Navratri Begins. Ghata Sthapana.

Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi  or the first day during the light phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.

Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi  or the first day during the light phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

30th day of Puratassi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu.
30th day of Kanni Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala.
29th day of Ashwin Month in Bengali Calendar followed in Bengal.

Bad Period on October 16, 2012
Rahukalam – 3:19 PM to 4:46 PM
Yamagandam – 9:29 AM to 10:55 AM
Gulikai – 12:24 PM to 1:51 PM
Durmuhurtham – 8:54 AM to 9:40 AM
Durmuhurtham – 11:10 PM to 11:57 PM
Varjyam – 11:44 AM to 1:10 PM

Good Time on October 16, 2012
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:00 PM to 12:49 PM
Amirta Kalam – 12:58 AM to 2:25 AM
Amirta Kalam – 8:19 PM to 9:45 PM

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.