Find out 2023 Panchak Dates with Start and End Timings

Panchak means five, the repetition of a task and decline in auspiciousness. It is believed that any task which is carried out on Panchak Tithi gets done five times. This is calculated on the basis of Nakshstara. The period between the third phase of Dhanishta Nakshatra till the Revati Nakshatra is computed as the Panchak period. This is because the transit period of the Moon from the Aquarius sign until the Pisces sign is known as Panchak.

In order to understand this even more easily, we can that when the Moon transits between the Aquarius sign and the Pisces sign then it commences from the first half of the of Dhanishta Nakshatra and also goes to the Shatabhisha Nakshatra , Purvabhadra Nakshatra, Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra and Revati Nakshatra. Moon's transit is known as “Panchak Kaal”. One Nakshatra is crossed each day. So the transit period between Dhanishta and Revati totals to 5 days and is known as Panchak.

Panchak is not considered auspicious on many counts. Panchak dates are checked before carrying out certain tasks. Only tasks that do not lead to any harm are done on Panchak dates.

The following tasks can be done on Panchak dates:

  • Traveling towards the southern direction is not advisable. Any journey undertaken towards the southern side will lead to problems.
  • Building a roof of a house, bungalow or workplace should be avoided. If construction is carried out in this period then the probability of an accident or a problem increases.
  • It is not advisable to buy a bed during this period.
  • Performing the last rites should also be avoided.
  • It is also forbidden to make bamboo mats, build walls, pillars etc, buy copper, brass, grass, weeds or wood items.

These are some important tasks that should be avoided in the Panchak period. Performing these tasks can lead to sadness and inauspiciousness.

Let us understand the Panchak days of the year 2023.


Punchaks start and end time 2023 | Starting and ending time of Panchak 2023 (Indian time)

Panchak start period Panchak end period
Date Time (D.M.) Date Time (D.M.)
January 23 from 13:51 January 27  till 18:37
February 20 from 01:14 February 24  till 03:44
March 19 from 11:17 March 23  till 14:09
April 15 from 18:44 April 19  till 23:53
May 13 from 00:18 May 17  till 07:39
Jun 09 from 06:02 June 13  till 13:33
July 06 from 13:39 July 10  till 18:59
Aug 02 from 23:26 August 07  till 01:44
August 30 from 10:19 September 03  till 10:39
September 26 from 20:28 September 30 till 21:08
October 24 from 04:23 October 28  till 07:31
November 20 from 10:08  November 24  till 16:01
Nov 17 from 15:45 December 21  till 22:09