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Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 24, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, December 24, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:01 AM on December 24. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

How is December 24, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
           
Nakshatra – Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra on the entire day on December 24 and till 1:44 AM on December 25. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram.

In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra on the entire day on December 24 and till 12:37 AM on December 25. Then onward it is Vishaka orVishakam Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.

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

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting

Kali Yuga Year – 5118

Vikram Samvant 2073 – Paush Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning 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.

Durmukhi nama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1938 – Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsh month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Durmukhi nama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1938 – Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsh month in Maharashtra and Goa. (It is Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsh month till 12:54 AM on December 24. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsh month). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

Vikram Samvant 2073 - Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsh month in Gujarat. (It is Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsh month till 12:54 AM on December 24. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsh month). This time is applicable only in western parts of India.

9th day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Durmukhanama Year)
9th day of Dhanu Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1192)
8th day of Poush Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1423)

Bad Period on December 24, 2016
Rahukalam – 9:46 AM to 11:06 AM
Yamagandam – 1:46 PM to 3:07 PM
Gulikai – 7:05 AM to 8:25 AM
Durmuhurtham – 7:05 AM to 8:31 AM
Varjyam – 3:53 AM to 5:41 AM

Panchak (bad) – not present

Good Time on December 24, 2016
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:05 PM to 12:48 PM
Amirta Kalam – 2:42 PM to 4:30 PM
Sarvartha Siddhi Yog – sunrise on Dec 24 to 1:44 AM on Dec 25
Amrita Siddhi Yog – not present
Dwipushkar Yog – not present
Tripushkar Yog – not present

Yog – Atiganda (bad) till 7:13 AM on December 24. Then onward it is Sukarman (good).

Karana – Vishti or Bhadra (bad) till 12:54 AM. Then onward it is Bava (good) till 2:13 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.

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