Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What is Panchak ???

Dhanistha, Shatbhishak, Poorvabhadrapada, Uttarbhadrapada and Revati are five Nakshatras are known as a Panchak. Panchak means group of ‘Five’. In every month it is period of five days when Moon transits from Aquarius & Pisces Sign respectively. Panchak occurs when the moon's longitude exist between 296 degrees and 360 degrees in sidreal calculation. It states that no auspicious work should be undertaken during this time like marraige, naamkaran, grihapravesh etc. According to Garuda Purana "Person who dies during Panchak does not get peace. Dhanishta Star to Rewati Star are known as Panchak Star. It is known that if any person who dies during this Panchak, is not good for the family left behind."

According to Astrology if you perform any task during these Nakshatras you may have to repeat it for five times. During Panchak the elements in the universe become unbalanced and this causes an imbalance within the family structure. There are five tasks which are prohibited to perform during Panchak. Traveling in south direction, restoring fuel, funeral of body, building house and making bed are not considered auspicious to do during Panchak. According to the spiritual text the auspicious events like Marriage, Mundan, entering to a new House, welcome of a new Bride, construction of house and Upnayan Sanskara are prohibited during this period. The Panchak Nakshatras are not considered during the festivals of Raksha Bandhan and Bhaiya Dauj.

Panchak in August 2010
Panchak has been started from 24th August 2010 at 7:33 and it will be end on 29th August 2010 at 8:17


  1. What about babies being born? Is that negative as well?

  2. on 14 nov and dec 11 panchak starts ; but there are many marriages on this date as I have got 2 invitation cards for nov 11 and three for dec11.

    so what is the criterion the pandits follow when they declare a MUHURAT IN PANCHAK itself??

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  4. Interesting article. I read it in conjunction with this one:

    Can you also tell us why Panchak is considered inauspicious. I mean is there a astrological explanation related to Hindu mythology?

  5. पंचकों का दोष विवाह मुहूर्तों में नहीं माना गया है। अपितु धनिष्ठा व रेवती में तो बहुतयायत विवाह योग बनते हैं।