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Tithis and Why They Are Essential for Your Happiness? Find Out Now!

By: Future Point | 11-Aug-2021
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Tithis and Why They Are Essential for Your Happiness? Find Out Now!

What is a ‘Tithi’?

Tithi is a Sanskrit word that means ‘Date’. A Tithi is a measurement framework that is used to measure or calculate time based on the movements of the Moon. It is an integral part of the occult science of Vedic Astrology as well as the daily lives of people belonging to the Hindu faith. The Tithis are the soul of a lunar calendar and are extensively used to determine the dates & timings for observing various festivals and conducting key rituals such as marriage, beginning new ventures, travels, auspicious sale and purchase of property or vehicles and much more.

 

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Pakshas & Number of Tithis as per the Lunar Calendar

A Paksha is basically a phase that marks a lunar cycle. There are 2 lunar cycles that add to a lunar month:

  • Shukla Paksha: It is the waxing phase of the Moon comprising 15 Tithis.
  • Krishna Paksha: It is the waning phase of the Moon comprising 15 Tithis.

The last Tithi of the Shukla Paksha is known as ‘Poornima’ which is the Full Moon. Whereas the last Tithi of Krishna Paksha is known as ‘Amavasya’ which is the New Moon.

Impact of Tithis Upon Us

Tithis cast enormous impact upon us and have an occult dimension attached to them that plays a decisive role in the ultimate results of our actions in life. Tithis are essentially the soul of a lunar calendar and cast an enormous impact upon our lives in more profound ways that we can generally think of.

Therefore, a same set of sophisticated tasks could give dramatically different results when performed on some specific Tithis. It is for this reason so much emphasis is given on performing crucial tasks on Tithis that are auspicious or conducive for achieving our objective with no or as little friction as possible.

 

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Names of the 15 Tithis

As discussed above, there are 2 pakshas (phases) in a lunar month each comprising 15 Tithis that go by the same names during both the pakshas. The difference in the nature, functionality and application of Tithis arises out of the paksha or the lunar phase that they represent.

Following are the names of the 15 Tithis that form a Paksha (Shukla or Krishna):

  • Pratipada: 1st Date
  • Dwitya: 2nd Date
  • Tritiya: 3rd Date
  • Chaturthi: 4th Date
  • Panchami: 5th Date
  • Shashthi: 6th Date
  • Saptami: 7th Date
  • Ashtami: 8th Date
  • Navami: 9th Date
  • Dashami: 10th Date
  • Ekadashi: 11th Date
  • Dwadashi: 12th Date
  • Trayodashi: 13th Date
  • Chaturdashi: 14th Date
  • Poornima or Amavasya (depending on the type of Paksha): 15th Date

What do Tithis from both Pakshas signify?

Different Tithis are associated with different purposes and have their own ruling deities. Let’s find out more about each Tithi of both the Shukla Paksha as well as the Krishna Paksha. 

Tithis in the Shukla Paksha

Shukla Paksha- Pratipada: This is the first date of the Shukla Paksha and it is ruled by Lord Brahma who is one of the Holy Trinity and the Creator along with Lord Kuber who is the Treasurer of Gods. This Tithi is considered favourable for making strategy & planning for key endeavours in life.

Shukla Paksha- Dwitiya: This is the 2nd date of the Shukla Paksha and it is ruled by ‘Chandra Dev’ or Lord Moon. It is considered auspicious for getting married, sighting of the Moon, buying jewellery and installing a deity or yantra in your house or a temple.

Shukla Paksha- Tritiya: This is the 3rd date of the Shukla Paksha and is ruled by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is considered auspicious for ‘Graha Pravesh’ or house warming ceremonies, starting the construction of a house as well as beginning new artistic endeavours.

Shukla Paksha- Chaturthi: This is the 4th date of the Shukla Paksha and is ruled by Lord Ganesha who is the vanquisher of all obstacles and the Son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is a good tithi to formulate the strategy for dealing with your enemies or competitors.

Shukla Paksha- Panchami: This is the 5th date of the Shukla Paksha and is ruled by Sri Lalita Tripur Sundari who is a form of Mother Almighty. This tithi is considered perfect for performing all auspicious tasks and conducting ceremonies.

Shukla Paksha- Shashthi: This is the 6th date of the Shukla Paksha and is ruled by Lord Kartikeya who is the Son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. If you are looking to make a purchase in the real estate sector then this tithi is conducive for that purpose.

Shukla Paksha- Saptami: This is the 7th date of the Shukla Paksha and is ruled by ‘Surya Dev’ or Lord Sun. It is a very auspicious tithi to tie the knot and enter into the marital domain of life.

Shukla Paksha- Ashtami: This is the 8th date of the Shukla Paksha and is ruled by Goddess Durga. Starting new auspicious ventures is prohibited on this tithi. Only worship of your ‘Ishta Dev’ is recommended.

Shukla Paksha- Navami: This is the 9th date of the Shukla Paksha and is ruled by Goddess Saraswati who is the Goddess of Knowledge. It is considered auspicious to charge ahead towards your goals with proper planning and determination on this tithi.

Shukla Paksha- Dashami: This is the 10th date of the Shukla Paksha and is ruled by Shri Veerbhadra who is the General of Lord Shiva’s army. It is considered auspicious for inaugurating new properties or laying the foundation of new beginnings.

Shukla Paksha- Ekadashi: This is the 11th date of the Shukla Paksha and is ruled by Lord Vishnu who is one of the Holy Trinity. This tithi is considered auspicious for marriage and observing fasting rituals.

Shukla Paksha- Dwadashi: This is the 12th date of the Shukla Paksha and like the previous tithi, is also ruled by Lord Vishnu. It is considered auspicious for performing spiritual practices, ‘pooja’ rituals, donations and fasting.

Shukla Paksha- Trayodashi: This is the 13th date of the Shukla Paksha and is ruled by ‘Kaam Dev’ who is the Lord of Desires. It Is considered auspicious for celebrations and artistic endeavours.

Shukla Paksha- Chaturdashi: This is the 14th date of the Shukla Paksha and is ruled by the ‘Rudra’ form of Lord Shiva, which is a very fierce form. It is considered auspicious for making bold decisions and aggressively starting your efforts to overcome obstacles in life.

Shukla Paksha- Poornima: This is the 15th date of the Shukla Paksha and is ruled by 3 forms of Mother Almighty- Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Laxmi and Goddess Parvati. It is considered auspicious for performing intense ‘sadhna’ or spiritual practice to raise consciousness.

 

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Tithis in the Krishna Paksha

Krishna Paksha- Pratipada: This is the 1st date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by Goddess Durga. It is considered auspicious for formulating strategy and getting health related procedures or operations done.

Krishna Paksha- Dwitiya: This is the 2nd date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by Lord Vayu who is the God of Wind/Air. It is considered auspicious for starting construction of house/property as well as visiting a spiritual place.

Krishna Paksha- Tritiya: This is the 3rd date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by Lord Agni who is the God of Fire. It is considered auspicious for performing artistic events and designing or renovating homes.

Krishna Paksha- Chaturthi: This is the 4th date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by Lord Ganesha. It is considered auspicious for taking challenging decisions and facing your enemies or obstacles with confidence and proper preparations.

Krishna Paksha- Panchami: This is the 5th date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by the ‘Naag Devta’ or the Serpent God. It is a very positive & highly supportive tithi for advancing in our ‘sadhna’ or spiritual practice.

Krishna Paksha- Shashthi: This is the 6th date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by ‘Mangal Devta’ (Mars) who is the Commander of the army of the Gods. It is considered auspicious to start or conclude real estate deals or projects as well as start a medical procedure.

Krishna Paksha- Saptami: This is the 7th date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by ‘Indra Dev’ who is the King of Heaven. It is considered auspicious for making administrative decisions.

Krishna Paksha- Ashtami: This is the 8th date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by ‘Shri Kaal Bhairava’ who is a form of Lord Shiva and is considered as the God of Time. It is not an auspicious tithi for performing marriage, graha pravesh (house warming ceremony) and starting a new business.

Krishna Paksha- Navami: This is the 9th date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by ‘Yama Dev’ who is the God of Death. It is not an auspicious date therefore all positive initiatives must be avoided on this tithi. It is recommended to focus more on worshiping your ‘Ishta Dev’ on this tithi.

Krishna Paksha- Dashami: This is the 10th date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by ‘Dev Guru- Brihaspati’ who is the Guru of the Gods. It is considered auspicious for all ceremonies.

Krishna Paksha- Ekadashi: This is the 11th date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by Lord Vishnu who is one of the Holy Trinity. It is considered auspicious for purchasing gold, property or planning a long-term investment.

Krishna Paksha- Dwadashi: This is the 12th date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by ‘Daitya Guru- Shukracharya’ who is the Guru of the Demons. It is considered auspicious for performing donations of food, money or other resources to the poor and the needy.

Krishna Paksha- Trayodashi: This is the 13th date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by ‘Shri Nandi who is Lord Shiva’s sacred bull. It is considered auspicious for performing Vedic pooja rituals, yogic practices and spiritual ‘sadhna’.

Krishna Paksha- Chaturdashi: This is the 14th date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by Lord Rudra who is a fierce form of Lord Shiva Himself. It is considered auspicious for worshiping Lord Shiva in a dedicated or elaborated manner and advance in your path of devotion.

Krishna Paksha- Amavasya: This is the 15th date of the Krishna Paksha and is ruled by Goddess Kali who is the most fierce form of Mother Almighty. It is a very auspicious tithi for performing your ‘sadhna’ or spiritual practice, Donating to the needy & the poor is highly recommended on this tithi.

 

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Conclusion

Tithis are very sophisticated windows of time that if utilized properly could do wonders in our life. Actions that are properly planned in accordance with what a specific tithi is signifying, can help us go a long way when it comes to realizing our goals & desires.

We hope that you will incorporate the sacred knowledge of understanding time through different tithis and will advance on the path to success & prosperity in your life.


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