Chaturdashi Tithi - Hindu Calendar Tithi
The God of Chaturdashi Tithi is Lord Shiva. Those born on this Tithi should regularly worship Lord Shiva. This Tithi is one of the ‘Rikta Tithis’ and so it is avoided for Muhurats. A Tithi holds great importance in Muhurat, Panchang, fasts and festivals.
How to evaluate Chaturthi Tithi?
Auspicious tasks are avoided during the Chaturthi Tithi of both the Pakshas ie. Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha. Chaturdashi Tithi takes place when the Sun is between the 157 Ansh - 168 Ansh of the Moon during the period of Shukla Paksha and when the Sun is between the 337 Ansh - 348 Ansh in the Krishna Paksha.
Being a Rikta Tithi, all the auspicious works are prohibited during Chaturdashi Tithi. It is also known as ‘Krura’. The direction of Chaturdashi Tithi is ‘West’. It is believed that Mahadeva Shiva drinks the water of the Chaturdashi Amrit Kala. Chaturdashi Tithi is the birth date of the Moon.
Importance of Chaturdashi Tithi
Worshipping Lord Shiva and observing fast is considered auspicious on Chaturdashi Tithi. Worshipping Lord Shiva on this date absolves a person from all his sins and also improves welfare. It is believed that Lord Shiva drinks Amrit of the Chandra Kala on the Chaturdashi Tithi. That’s why it is auspicious to worship him on this day. Jagran and reciting Shiva Mantras are some of the activities done on this date.
It is believed worshipping Lord Shiva and observing fast on this day fulfills all the wishes of the person. It also protects the person from hard and difficult times in the coming life.
Native-born on Chaturdashi Tithi
The natives born on Chaturdashi Tithi can be short-tempered. The natives will be gentle within but will appear stern on the outside. The native will be hardworking and courageous. The native will be wealthy. He/she will progress in life through grit and determination overcoming all obstacles along the way. The native can be stubborn and persistent while working.
The natives will be respectful towards saints and will believe in religious work. The native is loving and believes in harmony. The native is an expert at getting work done step by step by implementing small strategies.
Work that can be done during Chaturdashi Tithi
Chaturdashi Tithi is considered appropriate for tasks that involve physical labour, hard work and motivation. Manufacturing and testing of equipment can be done on this date. Traveling on this date is not considered auspicious. The following Mantra should be recited on Shiva Chaturdashi while worshipping Lord Shiva - ‘Om Namah Shivay’. Reciting it daily will prove beneficial.
Chanting Mahamrityunjaya Mantra will free the native from all worldly suffering - ‘Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti-Vardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityormukshiya Mamritat’.
Festivals celebrated on Chaturdashi Tithi
Chaturdashi Tithi fast
Chaturdashi Tithi of every month is the Tithi of Shiv Pujan. Chaturdashi Tithi occurs in both Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha. The Chaturtdashi Tithi that occurs in the Krishna Paksha every month is celebrated as Shivratri, it is also known as ‘Masik Shivratri’. It is considered highly auspicious to worship Lord Shiva on this date. Worshippers of Lord Shiva celebrate this day with passion. It is auspicious to observe fast and worship Lord Shiva on this day.
Lord Anant is worshipped on this day. He is considered an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Tying ‘Anant Sutra’ (holy thread) on this day holds great importance. It is also known as ‘Raksha Sutra’ as it is believed that this holy thread helps in protecting the native from all the crises.
Narka Chaturdashi is celebrated on Kartik Krishna Chaturdashi. On this day Lord Yama is worshipped. A Diya is lit in front of Lord Yama during the evening.
Chaturdashi of Shukla Paksha in Kartik month is celebrated as Baikuntha Chaturdashi. On this day Lord Shiva and Vishnu are worshipped. This day is also known as ‘Baikuntha Chaudas’. Along the line of its name, this festival involves performing Puja, chanting and observing fast on this day. It is believed when all of this is done the worshipper gets a place in Baikuntha.