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Today in Hindu Calendar – January 4, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 4, 2011 – Today is Amavasya – No moon or new moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. The Amavasya or No moon day began yesterday at 14:15 hrs. Amavasi tithi till 14:30 hrs on January 4, 2011. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi. All time based on India Standard Time.
There is a Partial Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan in northwestern parts of India in the afternoon - Delhi, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan etc.
Margashirsh Amavasya of Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. The last day of Margashirsha month in the calendars followed in these regions.
Paush Amavasya of Poush month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. Paush Krishna Paksha ends in these regions.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rasi.
Nakshatra – Mula or Moolam Nakshatra till 0245 hrs (02:45 AM). Then onwards it is Purvashada or Pooradam. As Mula is only for a short time, some calendars have marked Pooradam Nakshatram for the day.
20th day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu.
20th day of Dhanu Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala.
19th day of Poush month in Bengali Calendar.
Auspicious daysAmavasya. Hanuman Jayanti in Margazhi Masam in Tamil Nadu. Yellu Amavasya in Karnataka. Bodayana Amavasi for some communities in South India.
Note - there will be some slight difference in Tithi beginning and ending in various regions. Similar is the case with Rashi and Nakshatra.