तत्त्द् गतिवशन्नित्यं यथा दृक्-तुल्यतां ग्रहाः।
प्रयान्ति तत्प्रवक्ष्यामि स्फ़ुटिकरणमादरात्॥
सुर्य सिद्धान्त ॥

यस्मिन् पक्षे यत्र काले येन दृग्गणितैक्यम्।
दृश्यते तेन पक्षेण कुर्यात्तिथ्यादिनिर्णयम्॥

यात्राविवाहोत्सवजातकादौ खेटैः स्फुटैरेवफलस्फुटत्वम्।
स्यात्प्रोच्यते तेन नभश्चराणां स्फुटक्रिया दृग्गणितैक्यकृद्या॥

तिथिर्विष्णुस्तथा वारो नक्षत्रं विष्णुरेव च।
योगश्च करणं चैव सर्वं विष्णु मयं जगत्॥


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Diwali lakshmi puja muhurtha for 2010

I am glad to announce release of diwali lakshmi puja muhurtha for major cities in the world like USA, Canada, Europe, UK, Russia, China, Japan, Gulf, Middle East, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Newzeland, Fiji and many other countries.

To find muhurtha please visit http://www.mypanchang.com/diwali2010.php

If you have questions please let me know.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Dhanteras muhurtha for 2010 (USA/Canada, UK, India, Middle East, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Newzeland, Fiji, and many other cities)

Reference: http://www.mypanchang.com/dhanteras2010.php

Please click on your region for Dhanteras Muhuartha 2010
  1. Muhurtha for USA/Canada
  2. Muhurtha for India
  3. Muhurtha for Other cities in the world
    (Europe, Middleeast, Carrebian, South East Asia, China, Japan, Australia, Newzeland, Fiji, and other cities)
For more details visit mypanchang.com

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Labh Pancham 2010 dates

Reference: mypanchang.com

Labh Pancham
  • Canada/USA/UKi/Middle East/India: November 10th 2010
  • Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Newzeland, Fiji: November 11th 2010

Bhaiya duj 2010 dates

Reference: mypanchang.com

Bhaiya Duj / Bhai bij
  • Canada/USA/UK: November 7th 2010
  • Middle East, India To Australia, Newzeland, Fiji: November 8th 2010

Gujarati New Year 2010 dates

Reference: mypanchang.com

Bali Pratipada/Gujarati New year
  • Canada/USA/UK: November 6th 2010
  • Middle East, India To Australia, Newzeland, Fiji: November 7th 2010

Diwali Abhyang Snanam/Oil bath dates 2010

Reference: mypanchang.com
Diwali (Oil bath/Going to temple)
  • Canada/USA/UK: November 5th 2010
  • Middle East, India To Australia, Newzeland, Fiji: November 6th 2010 (Gujaratis will call dhoko day)

Diwali / Lakshmi Puja dates for 2010

Reference: mypanchang.com
Diwali (Lakshmi Pujan) (Muhurtha for lakshmi puja coming soon)
  • Entire World (Except Newzeland): November 5th 2010
  • Newzeland, Fiji: November 6th 2010

Kaali Chaudash 2010 dates

Reference: mypanchang.com

Kaali Chaudash
  • Entire World (Except Newzeland): November 4th 2010
  • Newzeland, Fiji: November 5th 2010

Narak Chaturdashi/Chhoti Diwali dates for 2010

Reference: mypanchang.com

Narak Chaturdashi
  • USA/Canada: November 4th 2010
  • Rest of World: November 5rd 2010

Dhanteras Dates for 2010

Reference: mypanchang.com

Rama Ekadashi
  • Hawaii: November 1st 2010
  • Canada/USA(PST to EST)/West Indies/UK/Middle East: November 2nd 2010
  • India To Australia/Newzeland/Fiji: November 3rd 2010
Govatsa Dwadashi/Vaagbaaras
  • USA/Canada to UK: November 2nd 2010
  • Middle East/India to Australia, Newzeland, Fiji: November 3rd 2010
  • USA/Canada/UK/Middle East/India: November 3rd 2010
  • Singapore/Malaysia/Australia, Newzeland, Fiji: November 4th 2010

Ahoi Asthami 2010

Ahoi Asthami
  • USA/Canada/UK: October 29th 2010
  • Rest of world: October 30th 2010
Asthami should be there at the time of moonrise. hindu day is from one sunrise to another sunrise and hence when moonrise occurs past midnight but before next day sunrise (normal for asthami) previous day needs to be taken for Ahoi Asthami.

The similar situation arises in usa on 29th October and on 30th during moonrise asthami not visible and hence for people in USA/Canada/UK, October 29th and for gulf, India and other countries East of GMT its 30th October 2010.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Karwa Chauth 2010

Reference: mypanchang.com

Someone called me and said karwa chauth. dot com says "This year Karwa Chauth is on 25th October and your own mypanchang.com says 26th. What's the truth?  Like anyone will say I am right! I am right! hence i said I am right but i don't like to say that without explanation. I've no clue why some sites say 25th October 2010. When I was visiting Vancouver BC last week. Mr. Ganesh Nanda from Nanda Jewellers also raised the same point, saying some people says 25th and some say 26th October. Which is true please punditji explain us.

Rule for karwa chauth:

Common misconception:
Most people believe that it's a 4th night after purnima. Actually  its not the 4th night from purnima but the 4th tithi after purnima which is chaturthi tithi prevailing during the moonrise.

More detailed rule as per dharmashastra.

Tithi Chaturthi must prevail during moonrise if not take the second day. It's not the 4th day after purnima but chaturthi tithi visible during moonrise. That's the important rule.

On the moonrise time of the 25th October chaturthi is visible only in the one place in the whole world is -- Hawaii, rest of the world tritiya is visible at the moonrise of 25th october. Hence 25th cannot be taken for karwa chauth.  When chaturthi isn't visible during the moonrise of both days then  we need to take the second day. Hence we have to take 26th October for karwa chauth for the rest of the world. If you are reading this please change your website to reflect the correct date.

I have no idea where karwa chauth dot com getting ideas about 25th. :) The actual date is only for Hawaii karwa chauth is on 25th October for rest of the world including india, united states, and everywhre its october 26th 2010.

2010 Karwa Chauth Dates:
Only in Hawaii:  October 25th 2010
Rest of the world: October 26th 2010

Knowing moonrise time:
Please visit http://www.mypanchang.com/panchang.html and then select your country, state and city from drop down menus and click show panchang. Then you can select Horizontal or vertical or any format panchangam and then scroll down to Oct 26th 2010 and check Moonrise. That's the moonrise time. Now what if moon isn't visible? Please read following article: http://www.mypanchang.com/when-to-break-fast-on-sankashta-chaturthi.php

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Amrutha, Siddha and Marana Yogas

I've been continuously telling people that your favourite panchangam from india cannot be used outside of india. Please read more here. Recently I got a phone call from a gentleman from kerala looking for a muhurtha in New york region. I pulled up mypanchang.com's new york calendar for 2011 and checked for January 22 2011 has Marana yoga. I checked. It was pubba (Purva Phalguni Nakshatra). Now Purva phalguni nakshatra and saturday combination creates a Labma Yoga (part of ananadi yoga) which in turn gives hani... loss and which maps to marana yoga as per tamil calendar. I said that day has marana hoga. However for weddings and other things there is a completely different approach in muhurtha. This yogas are simply used for travel. Now a days people book date well in advance without knowing the date is good or bad.

They called up some temple in New york and they said nope its not marana yoga its a Amrutha yoga. I was surprised to know. I double checked calculation. As per calendar in india it would have been siddha yoga because Magha nakshatra and Saturday combination gives siddha yoga. Hence I said may be in india (In india it has a siddha yoga), not in new york. The gentleman replied 5 priests from that temple and one in houston temple says its amrutha yoga. I was surprised. very much surprised. To have amrutha yoga on saturday they need Ashlesha and Saturday or combination or Swathi and Saturday combination which is not remotely possible on those days. I am so much surprised to see the knowledge of priests or may be they wanted to book marriage and not let client go? I am still surprised why learned people make such mistake.  Please one of those five learned priests from New-York Temples enlighten me about how did you arrive at conclusion that saturday and purva-phalguni nakshatra gives Amrutha yoga.

Finally I hanged up the phone saying well its your call. I live in seattle not even performing your daughter's marraige nor we are charging for muhurthas. Its a free/honorary service. The temple priests should-not book puja based on some schedule or log book, instead they should spend some time to calculate right muhurtha, otherwise they are incurring bad karma on their part.

Pundit Mahesh Shastri
Seattle, WA
Oct 21st 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Vedic astrology free Jatakam, Kundali, Horoscope

We are excited to introduce two new features on your premier panchangam site, mypanchang.com

New Panchang formats! By popular demand, we've added new panchangam formats to display panchangam:
  • Vertical format -- Traditional Indian style with large calendar format
  • Mini format -- Essential elements such as Tithi, Nakshatra, and Moon rashi
  • Tabular format -- Traditional Indian style with tabular format
Introducing Jatakam, Horoscope, and Kundali! 

Many of you have asked for a way to create your own Jatakam, Horoscope, and Kundali. We have heard you and to support your needs, we have released a new site to prepare Jatakam, Horoscope, and Kundali Key features:
    • English Jatakam/Kundali and other languages coming soon
    • Vedic and KP chart formats
    • Color Jatakam in PDF/XPS (requires using CutePDF or PrimoPDF and printing optimized for Microsoft Windows based computers)
    • Browser and Client based software options
    • Automatic daylight savings adjustment
We invite you to experience the new astrology software at http://www.mypanchang.com/astrologyFor client based software review the release notes and requirements athttp://www.mypanchang.com/astrology/help.php and download software at http://www.mypanchang.com/astrology/download.php

My inspiration is my grandfather. With his blessings I have started this site. My family has supported me all the way. My wife Nayana has supported a lot for this website. I've put countless hours. She isn't a programmer or a techie. But whenever I am stuck she will say, Anything I can help?. Without her support I wouldn't be able to present this site to you. Thank you Nayana for supporting me.

Once again If you have any questions about our site or new features. Please feel free to call me or drop a note.

In service of God
Pundit Mahesh Shastriji 
Dussera of 2010 
Seattle, WA United States of America 

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