Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 18, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival



Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, December 18, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Saptami and Ashtami Tithi or the seventh and eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 8:33 AM on December 18. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

How is December 18, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day.

Nakshatra – Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 9:53 PM on December 18. Then onward it is Uttarabhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi till 4:16 PM. Then onward it is Meena Rasi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –

Kali Yuga Year – 5117

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

Manmathanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1937 – Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month in Maharashtra and Goa. (It is Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi till 9:39 AM on December 18. Then onward it is Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

Vikram Samvant 2072 - Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month in Gujarat. (It is Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi till 9:39 AM on December 18. Then onward it is Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

2nd day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Manmatha Year)
2nd day of Dhanu Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1191)
1st day of Poush Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1422)

Bad Period on December 18, 2015
Rahukalam – 11:03 AM to 12:23 PM
Yamagandam – 3:03 PM to 4:24 PM
Gulikai – 8:22 AM to 9:42 AM
Durmuhurtham – 9:10 AM to 9:53 AM
Durmuhurtham – 12:44 PM to 1:27 PM
Varjyam – 5:44 AM to 7:15 AM

Panchak (bad) – full day

Good Time on December 18, 2015
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:01 PM to 12:44 PM
Amirta Kalam – 2:53 PM to 4:25 PM
Sarvartha Siddhi Yog – not present
Amrita Siddhi Yog – not present
Dwipushkar Yog – not present
Tripushkar Yog – not present

Yog – Siddhi (good) till 6:45 PM. Then onward it is Vyatipata (bad).

Karana – Vanija (good) till 9:38 AM. Then onward it is Vishti or Bhadra (bad) till 8:44 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.