Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 17, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival



Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, January 17, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:16 PM on January 17. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

How is January 17, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is an auspicious date till 11:50 PM

Nakshatra – Revathi Nakshatra till 3:03 AM on January 17. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 1:13 AM. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shakambari Navratri begins. Banadashtami. Kanum Pongal. Mukkanuma.

Kali Yuga Year – 5117

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

Manmathanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1937 – Paush Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month in Maharashtra and Goa. (It is Paush Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi till 3:58 PM on January 17. Then onward it is Paush Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

Vikram Samvant 2072 - Paush Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month in Gujarat. (It is Paush Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi till 3:58 PM on January 17. Then onward it is Paush Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

3rd day of Thai Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Manmatha Year)
3rd day of Makara Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1191)
2nd day of Magh Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1422)

Bad Period on January 17, 2016
Rahukalam – 4:41 PM to 6:03 PM
Yamagandam – 12:36 PM to 1:58 PM
Gulikai – 3:20 PM to 4:41 PM
Durmuhurtham – 4:36 PM to 5:19 PM
Varjyam – 8:10 PM to 9:41 PM

Panchak (bad) – till 2:51 AM on January 17, 2016

Good Time on January 17, 2016
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:15 PM to 12:58 PM
Amirta Kalam – 10:57 PM on Jan 16 to 12:27 AM on Jan 17
Amirta Kalam – 5:08 PM to 6:39 PM
Sarvartha Siddhi Yog – from sunrise on Jan 17 to 1:20 AM on January 18
Amrita Siddhi Yog – not present
Dwipushkar Yog – not present
Tripushkar Yog – not present

Yog – Siddha (good) till 1:53 PM. Then onward it is Sadhya (good).

Karana – Vishti or Bhadra (bad) till 4:56 AM. Then onward it is Bava (good) till 3:58 PM. Then onward it is Balava (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.