Issuu on Google+

The Astrological eMagazine Panchanga

v

www.astrologicalmagazine.com

The Astrological eMagazine

PAN C HAN GA 2012 - 2013 Nandana Nama Samvatsara (March 23, 2012 to April 11, 2013) Compiled by Yagnavalkya

The Astrological eMagazine Panchanga

v

www.astrologicalmagazine.com

Contents Preface ................................................................................. 4 Nandana Nama Samvatsara ................................................ 6 Inroduction ............................................................................ 9 Evolution of Panchanga .............................................. 16 Five Constituents of Panchanga ................................. 18 Specific Muhurthas ............................................................. 29 Guidelines for Muhurtha Selection ...................................... 38 Timingsfor Rahukala, Gulikakala and Yamakantaka ........... 44 Nandana Nama Samvatsara Panchanga 2012-2013 ......... 45 March 2012 .................................................................. 47 April 2012 .................................................................... 50 May 2012 ..................................................................... 58 June 2012 .................................................................... 67 July 2012 ..................................................................... 75 August 2012 ................................................................ 83 September 2012 ......................................................... 92 October 2012 ............................................................ 100 November 2012 ......................................................... 109 December 2012 ......................................................... 117 January 2013 ............................................................. 126 February 2013 ........................................................... 134 March 2013 ................................................................ 142 April 2013 .................................................................. 150 Transit details of Moon and Sun for the Year .................... 154 Transit details of other Planets for the Year ...................... 161 Muhurtha days for the Year ............................................... 164 Vara Tara Yogas ................................................................ 166 Dasa Bhukti Table ............................................................. 168 Table of Muhurtha Days .................................................... 169 Sunrise and Sunset Timings for the Year 2012-2013 ....... 173 3

The Astrological eMagazine Panchanga

v

www.astrologicalmagazine.com

Preface We are happy to present to our esteemed readers a unique Panchanga in English, the like of which you will never have seen earlier. We respectfully offer this to you on the occasion of the Birth Centenary Year of my dear father Dr. B. V. Raman. The Astrological eMagazine Panchanga for the year Nandana, now in your hands, is a new effort on our part to provide essential inputs and make it user-friendly to the maximum. Giving a new look, both in design and contents, the essential details are in an easy-to-glance format. The monthly Panchanga portions, in addition to giving the ending moments of nakshatras, tithis etc., provide an indication in red colour for the forbidden Nityayogas, Karanas and Amirthadi yogas, that are to be avoided normally. Useful tables of sunrise, sunset for the major cities, list of festivals, muhurtha days and other useful tables to identify the Amirthadi yogas, Kalahoras etc., have been provided. A dedicated section is reserved to provide some important and useful hints for easy understanding of the essential rules. The information about the transit details of the Sun and the Moon and other planets is provided separately. A table detailing the norms of selecting proper muhurthas for different deeds can be of high educational value to any reader that can enable him to sift the husk from the grain of essentials of a favourable muhurtha. Muhurtha for activities like first feeding, namakarana, upanayana, marriage, seemantha, construction, etc. have been identified. The Astrological eMagazine Panchanga has adopted the hour and minute scheme to denote the ending moments of nakshatras etc., that are universally understood instead of the Ghati Vighati scheme.The ending moments of Tithi, Nakshatra, Yoga, Karana and Amritadiyoga are given in Indian Standard Time and applicable for the whole of India. For other parts of 4

The Astrological eMagazine Panchanga

v

www.astrologicalmagazine.com

the world, time corrections can be applied and used. This is because the ending moments given in the panchanga for these phenomena are true for all the places on the Earth as these calculations are geocentric taking the Earth as a point in space. Therefore anyone living in UK or USA or other places can refer to this Panchanga by finding for their time and date, the equivalent date and time in Indian Standard Time. The other timings of periods for Rahukala etc are geographic and are pegged on the sunrise timings of each place and will vary for respective places. The credit for our bringing out this vade-mecum of essentials for ready and instant use goes primarily to our senior contributor to The Astrological eMagazine Mr. Yagnavalkya. Ably assisted by Mr. V. K. Shivkumar he has taken immense pains to compile this never before compendium that will be a book of daily reference to the young and old alike, to the housewife, to the working woman, to the corporate leader who has to take the right decisions at the right time, the student , the professional and everyone of you. We offer our reverential thanks to Mr. Yagnavalkya. We thank Mr. Mohan of Idea CafÊ for the the very innovative cover design. Our special thanks to Mr. Chandrasekhar, Naren and Babu of Sharadh Enterprises for their assistance in ably typesetting, formatting and attractively printing the Panchanga in record time. I acknowledge my family’s - Dr. & Mrs. Sureshwara, Mr. & Mrs. Kumar Babu, Mrs. Saroja Nagaraj, Mrs. Umarani, Mr. & Mrs. Raman Suprajarama and Raman Siddhartha – continued encouragement, assistance and enthusiastic support. I also express my thanks to the distributors of my (print and online) books for making the Nandana Nama Samvatsara Panchanga easily accessible to all of you.

Bangalore Niranjan Babu Chief Editor: The Astrological eMagazine Uttarashada Nakshatra, Khara Phalguna Krishna Dasami

5

The Astrological eMagazine Panchanga

v

www.astrologicalmagazine.com

Nandana Nama Samvatsara The following are the different Eras for the current year. Kaliyugaadi Gatha Salivaakana Kollamaandu (Kerala)

5114 1934-35 1187- 88

Gregorian Fuseli Vikrama

2012- 13 1421- 22 2069-70

In the Prabhavaadi cycle this is the 26th year. In the South India the year goes under the name of Nandana but in the North it goes under the name of Shobkritu. In the North Indian system the Samvatasara is tied up with the transit of Jupiter into a rasi by its mean position. Such a samvatasara is approximately 361.049 days which is 4.207 days less than the mean sidereal year. Therefore 86 solar years will have 87 samvatasaras and the samvatasara can start from any day of the solar year. The first year of Prabhava begins with the entry of Jupiter to Kumbha rasi. In South India this cycle is free from the Jupiter movement. It is linked to the Solar or luni-solar year in use. In Andhra, Karnataka and Maharashtra where the Amanta Chaitradi is followed the year begins on Chaitra Sukla day. In Tamil Nadu where the Solar calendar is followed it begins on the Mesha Sankranti day. The lunar year Nandana begins on March 22nd, 2012, at 20h.07m. IST. The planetary positions for the moment will be as follows computed for Bangalore. The benefic sign Libra rising with the vargottama navamsa is a good augury. The lagna-lord aspecting the lagna from the seventh and the yogakaaraka Saturn exalted in lagna, add strength to the lagna. This can help the country to attain some sort of eastern global leadership role. The year has two solar and two lunar eclipses. Of these the annular solar eclipse occurring on 20th May, 2012, will be visible 6

The Astrological eMagazine Panchanga

v

www.astrologicalmagazine.com

Introduction Origin of Calendar As all human activities are carried on within a framework of ‘time’ and space, our ancients had recognized its importance and evolved a method of dividing time. This led them to devise a calendar, mainly of seasons, to help them to foresee the patterns of changes during one year and plan their agricultural activities accordingly. Later, the diverse religious faiths and regional needs had to develop their own calendar systems. That is why the calendars in India vary depending on varied religious faiths. The festivals and ceremonies are determined and are based on the calendars. In India, the names of the various Hindu calendars are almost identical, in the major parts of the country. However, the norms for the beginning of the month or the year differ from state to state and region to region. These are mainly due to various conventions followed in different regions and clans. In places where the solar calendar is followed the time of Sankranti is the determinant for the beginning of the month. Sankranti is the time of entry of the Sun into the nirayana rasis. Where the luni-solar calendar is followed the time of the full moon or the new moon is the determining factor. Here a system for interpolating an additional month periodically, called the Adhika Masa or Mala Masa is followed. This is because of the difference in the duration of the lunar month and solar month. The time between two lunations is approximately 29.5 days and twelve such lunations aggregate to 354.37 days. The solar year however consists of 365.25 days. Therefore, the difference works out to be about 11 days in a year. In three years, the difference will pile up to 32.7 days. This difference is made up by adding an additional month at the interval of two or three years as per local conventions. Then the lunar year will catch up with the Solar year.

9

The Astrological eMagazine Panchanga

v

www.astrologicalmagazine.com

Fourteen Manwantaras Name of the Manwantara

Another version of the name

Swayambhuva.

Swaayambhuva

Swarocisha.

Swaaroachisha

Uthana.

Utthana.(Othama)

Tamasa.

Thaapasa(Tamas)

Raivatha.

Raivatha.

Chakshusha.

Chaakshusha

Vaivaswatha

Vaivaswatha. (current one)

Suryasaavami.

Sooryasaavarnee.

Indrasaavarni.

Dakshasaavarnee.

Brahmasaavami.

Brahmasaavarnee.

Rudrasaavarni.

Dharmasaavarnee.

Dakshasaavami.

Indirasaavarnee.

Rouchya.

Daevasaavarnee.

Bhaitya.

Rudrasaavarnee.

Five Constituents of Panchanga In considering Tithi, generally, the 4th, 6th, 8th, 12th, 14th, Full moon – Pournami and New Moon - Amavasya are avoided. In some parts of South India, New Moon day is believed to be auspicious. About Vara, in general Tuesday and Saturday are considered inauspicious though they are valid for surgical operations. One should note that in Indian Astrology, the weekday is said to commence from sunrise. Of the twentyseven Nakshatras, Bharani and Krittika are avoided for all works. This is because they are presided by Yama, the lord of death. Among the Yogas, Vishkumbha, Atiganda, Soola, Ganda, Vyaghata, Vajra, Vyatipata, Parigha and Vydhruti are considered inauspicious and have to be avoided for auspicious functions. Some add Dhriti also to the list. Of the Karanas, Bhadra is the most unwanted while Bava and Thaithula are very auspicious. 18

The Astrological eMagazine Panchanga

v

www.astrologicalmagazine.com

Specific Muhurthas for Making Mangalya Acceptable Nakshatras : Aswini, Rohini, Mrigasira, Punarvasu Pushyami, Makha, Uttaraphalguni, Swati, Anuradha, sunrise, Dhanishta, Satabhisha, Revati. Preferred Tithis : 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12,13 Preferred Lagnas : Vrishabha, Mithuna, Kataka, Kanya, Tula, Dhanishta, Meena. Remarks : 2nd and 8th houses must be vacant.

Marriages Acceptable Nakshatras : Rohini, Mrigasira, Makha, Uttaraphalguni, Hasta, Swati, Anuradha, Moola, Uttarashada, Uttarabhadrapada and Revati are the best. Admit Aswini; Chitra; Sravana and Dhanishta as mediocre. Preferred Tithis : 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13 Krishnaashtami is accepted. Tithis 6 and 12 are middling. Preferred Lagnas : Vrishabha; Mithuna, Kataka, Kanya, Thula, Dhanus, Kumbha Remarks : Pushyami though a good nakshatra is rejected for marriage. Some reject Uttaraphalguni also. 7th and 8th houses must be free. Jupiter in the 8th - Venus and Mercury in 6-8 are to be rejected.

Nisheka Acceptable Nakshatras : Aswini, Rohini, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Pushya, Uttaraphalguni, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Anuradha, Moola, Uttarashada, Sravana, Dhanishta, Satabhisha, Uttarabhadrapada and Revati. Preferred Tithis : 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 Preferred Lagnas : All rasis except Virgo Remarks : 1, 7, 8 houses to be free. Janma Nakshatra Dina must be rejected. 29

The Astrological eMagazine Panchanga

v

www.astrologicalmagazine.com

Guidelines for Muhurtha Selection Kaalavidhana says: Doshan sarvan paritruktu masakyambahuvalsari Tasmaal pareekshyakurveetaswalpadoshagunaadhikey Even Devas cannot get, for years, a muhurtha fully auspicious. Any selected muhurtha can be a mixture of some good and a few bad. So the intelligent must seek only muhurthas which are of less of evils and more of auspicious points and get the things done at that moment. Aadimadyaantarahita: kaalonaamavibhuswayam Sadaasaddoshassaguno nirdosha: kopinaasthi: As the Kalapurusha is without any beginning, middle or end; all pervading and is forever and everywhere (invasive in all directions in time and space) with good and bad ingredients, it will be impossible to select any moment free from all blemishes. It is therefore necessary for the learned to choose a time where the doshas are to the minimum and the good factors are at the maximum. 1. For all deeds for which there are rules regarding the month (masakaryas) or days (dinakaryas) on which they have to be performed, the rule of rejection of shad doshas like the combustion of Venus or Jupiter and Adhimasa etc need not be considered. Nisheka and Namakarana are Dinakaryas. Pumsavana, Seemantha, Vishnubali, Garbharaksha, Nishkramana, and Annaprasana are Masakaryas. So these eight functions are exempted from the purview of the shad doshas. 2. Janmarasi of a person is good and acceptable for Travel, Vivaha, Gruharambha, Gruhapravesha, Seemantha, Samavarthana, taking medicines, Upakarma and Vratas.

38

The Astrological eMagazine Panchanga

v

www.astrologicalmagazine.com

Nandana Nama Samvatsara

Panchanga 2012 - 2013

45

The Astrological eMagazine Nandana Panchanga for 2012-2013

Panguni / Meena Panchanga From 23rd March 2012 Lunar-Chaitra Moon Sun Mercury*

Venus Jupiter

Ketu

As on the 23rd March 2012 Mars*

Rahu

23

Friday

Saturn*

Chaitra 1

Shukla Pradipata till 22 00; Uttarabhadrapada till 12 34; Sukla till 02 10; Brahma till 26 38; Kimstughna till 09 01; Bava till 22 00; Amritadiyoga: Siddha. Festivals : Chaitra Sukladi (Gudi Padava, Ugadi) Ugadi. Cheti Chand (Sindhi New Year’s Day). Vasantha varatrarambha. Telugu New Year’s Day. Siddhi Ganapathy Vara.

24

Saturday

Chaitra 2

Shukla Dwiteeya till 24 15; Revati till 15 12; Brahma till 02 38; Indra till 27 22; Balava till 11 05; Kaulava till 24 15; Prabalarishta till 15 12; Amritadiyoga: Prabalarishta 15 12 ; Siddha. Festivals : Chandradarisana. 47

The Astrological eMagazine Nandana Panchanga for 2012-2013

25

Sunday

March 2012

Chaitra 3

Shukla Dwiteeya till 00 15; Triteeya till 26 47; Aswini till 18 08; Indra till 03 22; Vaidhruthi till 28 19; Kaulava till 00 15; Taitila till 13 30; Garaja till 26 47; Amritadiyoga: Siddha till 18 08; Prabalarishta. Festivals : Gauri Triteeya (Gangaur); Andolana Triteeya; Sarhul (Bihar); Sowbhaagya Gauri Vrata; Vydhruti Sraddha.

26

Monday

Chaitra 4

Shukla Triteeya till 02 47; Chaturthi till 29 28; Bharani till 21 16; Vaidhruthi till 04 19; Vishkumbha till 29 22; Garaja till 02 47; Vanija till 16 07; Vishti till 29 28; Amritadiyoga: Siddha till 21 16; Marana. Festivals : Masa Chaturthi; Sakthi Ganapathy Vrata.

27

Tuesday

Chaitra 5

Shukla Chaturthi till 05 28; Panchami till 32 08; Krittika till 24 26; Vishkumbha till 05 22; Preeti till 30 25; Vishti till 05 28; Bava till 18 49; Balava till 32 08; Amritadiyoga: Siddha till 24 26; Amritha. Festivals : Sri (Lakshmi) Panchami; Krittikavrata.

28

Wednesday Chaitra 6

Shukla Panchami till 08 08; Krittika till 00 26; Rohini till 27 25; Preeti till 06 25; Balava till 08 08; Kaulava till 21 23; Amritadiyoga: Siddha Festivals : Skanda Shasti; Shastivrata. 48

The Astrological eMagazine Nandana Panchanga for 2012-2013

29

Thursday

March 2012

Chaitra 7

Shukla Shashti till 10 32; Rohini till 03 25; Mrigasira till 30 00; Ayushman till 07 16; Taitila till 10 32; Garaja till 23 34; Amritadiyoga: Marana. Festivals : Oli begins (Jain).

30

Friday

Chaitra 8

Shukla Saptami till 12 28; Mrigasira till 06 00; Sowbhagya till 07 48; Vanija till 12 28; Vishti till 25 11; Amritadiyoga: Siddha. Festivals : Vasanti Poojaarambha; Kamala Saptami Vrata; Santana Saptami.

31

Saturday

Chaitra 9

Shukla Ashtami till 13 42; Aridra till 07 59; Sobana till 07 50; Vishti till 01 11; Bava till 13 42; Balava till 26 02; Amritadiyoga: Siddha Festivals : Annapurna Pooja; Asokaashtami; Mela Bahu Fort (Jammu); Sri Rama Navami (Smarta); Bhavani Utpathi.

49


The Astrological eMagazine Panchanga 2012-2013