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Hinduism - What Is A Panchang?


An almanac in Indian astrology (jyotisha) that records the positions of numerous celestial bodies during a calendar year, including the days of the moon's monthly cycle, its movement through the nakshatras, and the positions of the planets.

Because most Hindu religious festivals follow the lunar calendar, a panchang is required to establish when they will occur.

A panchang is also useful for determining when it is favourable and bad to do specific tasks.

Marriage timings are chosen with great care to prevent any potential inauspiciousness that can influence the marriage, although in many circumstances, a panchang will be consulted before beginning any important activity.

~Kiran Atma

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