Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 18, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 18, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 4:53 AM December 18, 2012. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 12:48 PM on December 18, 2012. Then onward it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 1:25 AM. Then onward it is Kumbha Rasi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sashti Fasting. Champa Sashti

Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Sashti or the sixth day of light phase of moon in Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.

Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Sashti or the sixth day of waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

3rd day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu.
3rd day of Dhanu Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala.
2nd day of Paush Month in Bengali Calendar followed in Bengal.

Bad Period on December 18, 2012
Rahukalam – 3:19 PM to 4:41 PM
Yamagandam – 9:50 AM to 11:13 AM
Gulikai – 12:35 PM to 1:57 PM
Durmuhurtham – 9:18 AM to 10:01 AM
Durmuhurtham – 11:17 PM to 12:09 AM on December 19
Varjyam – 2:43 PM to 4:19 PM

Good Time on December 18, 2012
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:07 PM to 12:59 PM
Amirta Kalam – not present

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.