Panchak in 2020 | Panchak Calendar 2020 | Panchak Dates 2020
Panchak means - Five, Panchak is determined based on the Moon. When the Moon transits from the Aquarius sign to the Pisces sign, then this phase is called Panchak, during this phase the Moon passes through five constellations. These are the Uttarardh of Dhanishta Nakshatra, Shatabhisha Nakshatra, Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra, Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra and Revati Nakshatra. Many scholars consider the whole part of Dhanishta Nakshatra as Panchak and some consider half of it as Panchak. Any auspicious work should not be done during the time of Panchak. The work done during this time increases five times.
Five types of Panchaks are formed on the basis of the Sun’s degree. These are - Roga, Agni, Nripa, Chor and Mrityu. Yagnopavit doesn’t happen in Roga Band, construction of a house or Grihapravesh doesn’t happen in Agni Band, job is forbidden in Nripa Band, travel is forbidden in Chor Band and marriage is forbidden in Mrityu Band.
What are Panchkas and why are they considered inauspicious
During Panchak, the above mentioned tasks may get delayed. According to Rajmartand, travelling towards the south direction, constructing a roof, collecting fuel or making a cot during Dhanishta Nakshatra can lead to pyromania. Doing these tasks during Shatabhisha Nakshatra leads to conflicts. Doing them in Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra can lead to diseases, in Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra they can cause penalty and doing them in Revati Nakshatra can lead to loss of money.
Starting and ending time of Panchak 2020 (Indian time) :
|Starting Time||Ending Time|
|30 December||From 09:35||4 January||Till 10:05|
|26 January||From 17:39||31 January||Till 18:10|
|22 February||From 24:29||27 February||Till 25:08|
|21 March||From 06:20||26 March||Till 07:16|
|17 April||From 12:18||22 April||Till 13:18|
|14 May||From 19:22||19 May||Till 19:53|
|11 June||From 03:42||16 June||Till 03:17|
|8 July||From 12:31||13 July||Till 11:14|
|4 August||From 20:47||9 August||Till 19:06|
|1 September||From 03:48||6 September||Till 02:21|
|28 September||From 09:41||3 October||Till 08:51|
|25 October||From 15:26||30 October||Till 14:57|
|21 November||From 22:26||26 November||Till 21:20|
|19 December||From 07:16||24 December||Till 04:33|