What is Panchang:

Panchang is an important thing which should be considered when choosing Day, Time and Lagna for any auspicious events.  Panchang is totally different from Panchangam. In Panchang method, auspicious date is calculated based on Day, Tithi, Nakshatra and Lagna. Panchangam consistes of five components which are Week, Tithi, Nakshatra, Yogam and Karanam.

Let’s assume if you are planning an auspicious event like Marriage, House warming ceremony, buying new vehicle or property… etc in a particular day and a particular Lagna. Now we will look here how to refer the special day and Lagna for those important events.

How to choose auspicious dates in Panchang:

Day, tithi, Nakshatra and Lagna should be counted to mark auspicious date as per following points:

  • Count the number of days from Sunday to the event day.
  • Count the Tithi from Pithamai to Tithi on the event day.
  • Count the Nakshatra from Ashwini to Nakshatra in the event day.
  • Count the Lagna from Mesha (Aries) to Lagna in the event day.

Now sum the all four counts and divide them by number 9. If result comes as 3, 5, 7 or 9 then it is called “Nish Panchang”. If day comes as Nish Panchang, that Day, Nakshatra, Tithi and Lagna are best day to perform any auspicious events. If remainder comes as 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8 then the day is not good for auspicious function. If you go for that day the following effects may happen.

Remainder Value Effects
1 Death will happen
2 Fire accident will happen
4 Punishment from Government
6 Theachery
8 Disease


Choose auspicious date in Panchang Example:

Consider you have chosen the date 13th February 1994 for Marriage.

Date: 13th February

Day of the Date: Wednesday

Tithi: Sathuradasi tithi,

Nakshatra: Punarpoosam Nakshatra,

Lagna: Mahara (Capricorn) Lagana.

Let is analysis this date is auspicious or inauspicious for Marriage.

When counting day Wednesday from Sunday, it is comes as 4th days. – So count is 4.

When counting Tithi Sathuradasi from Pirathamai, it is comes as 14th Tithi. So count is 14.

When counting Punarpoosam from Aswini Nakshatra, it is comes as 7th Naksjatra. So count is 7.

Lagna Mahara (Capricorn) comes as 10th Sign from Mesha Rasi ( Aries Sign). So count is  10.


Sum all four numbers.

4+14+7+10 =35

Divide by number 9.




8 – Remainder


Reminder is 8. So the date 13th February 1994 is not good for auspicious event.

Suppose if you are in a situation to have auspicious event in date which have remainder value as 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8 donate the following item before start the event.

Remainder Value Remedies
1 Lamp
2 Sandalwood
4 Lemon
6 Pooja bell
8 Dhanyam


When you see the Panchang, it’s good to have 3,5,7 or 9 as remainder.

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