Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 17, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival



Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, December 17, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:37 AM on December 17. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

How is December 17, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day.

Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 12:40 AM on December 17. Then onward it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram till 11:22 PM. Then onward it is Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Champa Sashti. Dhanur Masa begins. Margazhi month begins. Subrahmanya Sashti. Monthly Muruga Sashti Fasting. Margashirsh Lakshmi Puja in western parts of India.

Kali Yuga Year – 5117

Vikram Samvant 2072 – Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh 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 – Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Manmathanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1937 – Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month in Maharashtra and Goa. (It is Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi till 11:18 AM on December 17. Then onward it is Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

Vikram Samvant 2072 - Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month in Gujarat. (It is Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi till 11:18 AM on December 17. Then onward it is Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

1st day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Manmatha Year)
1st day of Dhanu Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1191)
30th day of Agrahan Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1422)

Bad Period on December 17, 2015
Rahukalam – 1:43 PM to 3:03 PM
Yamagandam – 7:01 AM to 8:21 AM
Gulikai – 9:42 AM to 11:02 AM
Durmuhurtham – 10:35 AM to 11:18 AM
Durmuhurtham – 2:52 PM to 3:35 PM
Varjyam – 7:28 AM to 9:00 AM

Panchak (bad) – full day

Good Time on December 17, 2015
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:01 PM to 12:44 PM
Amirta Kalam – 4:42 PM to 6:14 PM
Sarvartha Siddhi Yog – not present
Amrita Siddhi Yog – not present
Dwipushkar Yog – not present
Tripushkar Yog – not present

Yog – Vajra (good) till 9:23 PM. Then onward it is Siddhi (good).

Karana – Kaulava (good) till 12:04 AM. Then onward it is Taitila (good) till 11:19 AM. Then onward it is Garaja (good) till 10:20 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.