Monday, July 25, 2011

Shoonya Tithi

Shoonya Tithi

Shoonya means null or zero. Each tithi makes shoonya effect on two rashis eccept chaturdashi, amawas, purnima. Chaturdashi make shoonya four rashis while amawas and purnima affects none. Tithi is the date according to the Hindu lunar calendar. The Hindu lunar calendar consists of a dark and a bright fortnight also called Krishna paksha and Shukla Paksha. Tithi is said to be complete when moon has 12 degree from the sun. when moon complete 12 degree each time one tithi is comptete. There are 30 tithis in a lunar month. It is important to note that starting or ending of a Tithi depends upon the degree of Moon from that of Sun therefore a Tithi ends or starts at any time in a day not like the Modern Time when a date changes at midnight.There are 30 tithis in a lunar month. In Indian Astrology, the calculation of the Tithis starts from Pratipada (The first day in each half of the lunar month) of the Shukla-Paksha. Tithis are as follows : Pratipada, Dwitiya, Tritiya, Chaturthee, Panchami, Shashthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navmi, Dashmi, Ekadashi, Dwadashi, Trayodashi, Chaturdashi, and Purnima. Lords of the Shoonya tithi rashis and the planets posited therein not able to produce favourable results in most of the cases but exeptions are there.



Pratipada & Dwadashi

Libra, Capricorn

Dwitiya & Ekadashi

Sagittarius, Pisces


Leo, Capricorn


Taurus, Aquarius

Panchami & Ashtami

Gemini, Virgo


Aries, Leo


Cancer, Sagittarius

Navmi & Dashmi

Leo, Scorpio


Taurus, Leo


Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

Purnima & Amavasya



  1. If the concept of thithi is based on the movement of moon relative to the sun and on the assumption that within the effective 29 1/2 lunar days
    all the 30 thithis get spaced out as shukla/ Krishna paksha, how come certain days only are designated as
    'athithi' / shoonya thithi' ? Does this mean that moon's orbital velocity kind of gets slowed down as to cause apparent partial obfuscation of the crescent resulting in thithi for the day
    not being reckoned. On a different league, when is a day considered as
    I am keen to get enlightened on these
    aspects of our lunar based calendar.

  2. Exceptions and Remedies being Not posted without which the Article is Incomplete

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  5. It would be nice if Rashi avainst tithi is also named in samskrita like mesha rishabha et al