Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 8, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival



Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, April 8, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:38 PM on April 8. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

How is April 8, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date.

Nakshatra – Revathi Nakshatra till 3:16 AM on April 8. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram.

In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Revathi Nakshatra till 2:21 AM on April 8. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram till 11:22 PM on April 8. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatra

Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 3:16 AM. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi.

In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Meena Rashi till 2:21 AM. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Chaitra Shukladi – Vikram Samvat 2073 begins in North India calendar. Ugadi – New Year – in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Gudi Padwa – New Year in Maharashtra. Sansar Padwa in Goa. Chaitra – Ram Navratri Begins.

Kali Yuga Year – 5118

Vikram Samvant 2073 – Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first 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.

Durmukhi nama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1938 – Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Durmukhi nama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1938 – Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in Maharashtra and Goa. (It is Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 1:05 PM on April 8. Then onward it is Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second 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 Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in Gujarat. (It is Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 1:05 PM on April 8. Then onward it is Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

26th day of Panguni Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Manmatha Year)
26th day of Meena Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1191)
25th day of Chaitra Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1422)

Bad Period on April 8, 2016
Rahukalam – 10:55 AM to 12:28 PM
Yamagandam – 3:36 PM to 5:10 PM
Gulikai – 7:47 AM to 9:21 AM
Durmuhurtham – 8:43 AM to 9:33 AM
Durmuhurtham – 12:53 PM to 1:43 PM
Varjyam – 7:52 PM to 9:16 PM

Panchak (bad) – 3:16 AM on April 8

Good Time on April 8, 2016
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:04 PM to 12:52 PM
Amirta Kalam – 5:04 PM to 6:28 PM
Sarvartha Siddhi Yog – sunrise on April 7 to 1:43 AM on April 9
Amrita Siddhi Yog – not present
Dwipushkar Yog – not present
Tripushkar Yog – not present

Yog – Vaidhriti (bad) till 10:40 AM. Then onward it is Vishkamba (bad)

Karana – Kimstughna (bad) till 2:59 AM. Then onward it is Bava (good) till 1:05 PM. Then onward it is Balava (good) till 11:13 PM. Then onward it is Kaulava (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.