Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 18, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival



Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, April 18, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:48 AM on April 18. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

How is April 18, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.

Nakshatra – Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 11:10 PM on April 18. Then onward it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram.

In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 10:13 PM on April 17. Then onward it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra

Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.

In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Simha Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –

Kali Yuga Year – 5118

Vikram Samvant 2073 – Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

Durmukhanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1938 – Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Durmukhanam Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1938 – Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in Maharashtra and Goa. (It is Chaitra Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra till 1:07 AM on April 18. Then onward it is Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

Vikram Samvant 2072 - Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in Gujarat. (It is Chaitra Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra till 1:07 AM on April 18. Then onward it is Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.


5th day of Chithirai Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Durmukhanama Year)
5th day of Meda Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1191)
5th day of Baisakh Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1423)

Bad Period on April 18, 2016
Rahukalam – 7:40 AM to 9:15 AM
Yamagandam – 10:51 AM to 12:26 PM
Gulikai – 2:01 PM to 3:37 PM
Durmuhurtham – 12:51 PM to 1:42 PM
Durmuhurtham – 3:24 PM to 4:15 PM
Varjyam – 4:26 AM to 6:13 AM

Panchak (bad) – not present

Good Time on April 18, 2016
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:02 PM to 12:50 PM
Amirta Kalam – 3:07 PM to 4:53 PM
Sarvartha Siddhi Yog – not present
Amrita Siddhi Yog – not present
Dwipushkar Yog – not present
Tripushkar Yog – not present

Yog – Vriddhi (bad) till 12:57 PM. Then onward it is Dhruva (good)

Karana – Vishti or Bhadra (bad) till 1:07 AM. Then onward it is Bava (good) till 2:10 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.