Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 18, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 18, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the light phase of the moon till 1:28 AM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the light phase of the moon.  All Time Based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 12:18 PM. Then onward it is Pushya or Pooyam or Poosam Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 5:44 AM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Chaitra Navratri eighth day. Durga AshtamiAshokashtamiAnnapurna PujaChaitra Ashtami.

Kali Yuga Year - 5115

Vikram Samvat 2070 - Chaitra Shukla Paksha Ashtami or the eighth day during the light phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1935 - Chaitra Shukla Paksha Ashtami or eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Vikram Samvant 2069 - Chaitra Shukla Paksha Ashtami or eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Gujarat.

5th day of Chithirai Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Vijaya Year).
5th day of Meda Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1188).
4th day of Baishakh Month in Bengali Calendar followed in Bengal(Bengali Year 1420).

Bad Period on April 18, 2013
Rahukalam – 2:00 PM to 3:34 PM
Yamagandam – 6:03 AM to 7:41 AM
Gulikai – 9:14 AM to 10:51 AM
Durmuhurtham – 10:18 AM to 11:07 AM
Durmuhurtham – 3:25 PM to 4:16 PM
Varjyam – 2:07 AM to 3:54 AM

Good Time on April 18, 2013
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:01 PM to 12:54 PM
Amirta Kalam – 12:47 PM to 2:39 PM

Yog -  Sukarma (Good Yog - Virtuous) till 7:13 AM. Then onward it is Dhriti (Good Yog - Determination )

Karana –  Vanija (Good) till 4:59 AM. Then onward it is Vishti or Bhadra (Bad) till 6:00 PM. Then onward it is Bava (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.