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



Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, August 18, 2016 (Today) – Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 2:47 PM on August 18. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

How is August 18, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day.
           
Nakshatra – Shravan or Sravanam or Thiruonam Nakshatra till 12:44 AM on August 18. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatram.

In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 12:17 AM on August 18. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatram till 11:22 PM. Then onward it is Shababhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 12:41 PM. Then onward it is Kumbha Rashi.

In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Makar Rashi till 11:42 AM. Then onward it is Kumbha Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – PurnimaRaksha BandhanNarli PurnimaAvani Avittam. Yajur Upakarma.

Kali Yuga Year – 5118

Vikram Samvant 2073 – Shravan Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Shravan 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 – Shravan Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Shravan month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Durmukhi nama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1938 – Shravan Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Shravan month in Maharashtra and Goa. (It is Shravan Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Shravan month till 2:56 PM on August 18. Then onward it is Shravan Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

Vikram Samvant 2072 - Shravan Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Shravan month. (It is Shravan Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Shravan month 2:56 PM on August 18. Then onward it is Shravan Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

2nd day of Avani Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Durmukhanama Year)
2nd day of Chingam Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1192)
1st day of Bhadra Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1423)

Bad Period on August 18, 2016
Rahukalam – 2:06 PM to 3:42 PM
Yamagandam – 6:05 AM to 7:41 AM
Gulikai – 9:18 AM to 10:54 AM
Durmuhurtham – 10:22 AM to 11:13 AM
Durmuhurtham – 3:30 PM to 4:21 PM
Varjyam – 4:08 AM to 5:40 AM

Panchak (bad) – from 12:41 PM on August 18.

Good Time on August 18, 2016
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:06 PM to 12:54 PM
Amirta Kalam – 1:22 PM to 2:54 PM
Sarvartha Siddhi Yog – not present
Amrita Siddhi Yog – not present
Dwipushkar Yog – not present
Tripushkar Yog – not present

Yog – Shobhana (good) till 7:58 PM on August 18. Then onward it is Atiganda (bad).

Karana – Vishti or Bhadra (bad) till 3:45 AM. Then onward it is Bava (good) till 2:56 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.