Shubh Panchang - 12 January 2018
Make sure that you don’t do any auspicious work from morning 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Today’s thought: Hide your shortcomings from the whole world, but do not hide them from yourself. Hiding your shortcomings from yourself means ruining yourself.
The name for the Hindu calendar is panchanga. In Sanskrit the word panchanga is made of two parts: pancha and anga. Pancha means five and anga means a part. The panchanga is made of five parts called lunar day (tithi), day of the week (vara), lunar mansion (naksatra), luni-solar day (yoga) and half lunar day (karana). A panchanga especially records the movements of the sun and the moon. Traditionally no religious festival, family event, or even a civic affair is performed without first consulting a panchanga to know the favourable movements of these celestial bodies.