Last updated: January 26, 2023, 5:00 AM IST
AAJ KA PANCHANG, JANUARY 26, 2023: The Panchang for this Thursday marks the Panchami Tithi and Shashthi Tithi of the Shukla Paksha in the Hindu calendar of the month of Magha. According to Drik Panchang, Hindu devotees will celebrate two religious festivals on this day, Vasant Panchami and Skanda Sashti.
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Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, arts, science and technology, is worshiped on Basant Panchami. People worship goddess Saraswati to be enlightened and free from lethargy, sluggishness and ignorance.
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This rite of starting education among children is called Akshar-Abhyasam or Vidya-Arambham/Praasana and it is one of the most famous Vasant Panchami rituals. Pujas are held in schools and colleges in the morning to seek the grace of the Goddess.
Skanda is a well-known Hindu deity, especially among Tamil Hindus. Lord Skanda is the son of Shiva and Parvati and is honored on Sashti Tithi. Skanda is also called Murugan, Kartikeyan and Subramanya. The devotees quickly observe during Shukla Paksha Sashti. The day when Sashti Tithi is merged with Panchami Tithi is preferred for Skanda Sashti Vratam. As a result, Skanda Sashti Vratam can be observed on Panchami Tithi.
SUNRISE, SUNSET, MOONRISE AND MOONSET ON JANUARY 26
Sunrise is expected to occur at 7:12 AM and sunset timing is predicted at 5:55 PM. The moonrise time is 10:27 AM and the moonset time is assumed to be 10:57 PM.
TITHI, NAKSHATRA AND RASHI DETAILS FOR JANUARY 26TH
The Panchami Tithi is in effect until 10:28 AM and later the Shashthi Tithi will take place. The Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra is in effect till 6:57 PM after which Revati Nakshatra will take place as reported by Drik Panchang. The moon is expected to appear in Meena Rashi while the sun is likely to be seen in the Makara Rashi.
SHUBH MUHURAT FOR JANUARY 26TH
The favorable times for the Brahma Muhurta are between 5:26 AM and 6:19 AM. The Abhijit Muhurat is valid from 12:12 PM to 12:55 PM. The Godhuli Muhurat is expected to be in effect between 5:52 PM and 6:19 PM, while the Vijaya muhurat will be observed from 2:21 PM to 3:04 PM and the Sayahna Sandhya muhurat will be observed from 5:55 PM to 7:15 PM, as mentioned by Drik Panchang.
ASHUBH MUHURAT FOR JANUARY 26TH
Panchang predicts the unfavorable timing for the Rahu Kalam from 1:54 PM to 3:14 PM while the Gulikai Kalam is expected to take place between 9:53 AM and 11:13 AM. The Dur muhurat will prevail between 10:47 am to 11:29 am to 3:04 pm to 3:47 pm. The Yamaganda muhurat is in effect from 7:12 AM to 8:33 AM.
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