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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tithi - Deity and Properties



Tithi
In Vedic time keeping, a Tithi is a lunar day, or the time it takes for the longitudinal angle between the Moon and Sun to increase by 12 degree. Tithis begin at varying times of day and vary in duration from approximately 19 to approximately 26 hours. There are 30 Tithis in each lunar month, named as:

Sl .No.
Krishna paksha (dark fortnight)
Shukla paksha (bright fortnight)
Deity and Properties
1
Pradipada
Pradipada
The presiding Deity of the first lunar day is Agni and is good for all types of auspicious and religious ceremonies.
2
Dwitiya
Dwitiya
Brahma rules this lunar day and is good for the laying of foundations for buildings and other things of a permanent nature.
3
Tritiya
Tritiya
Gauri is the lord of this day and is good for the cuttings of One’s hair and nails and shaving
4
Chaturthi
Chaturthi
Yama/Ganapathi is lord of the 4th lunar day, which is good for the destruction of one’s enemies, the removal of obstacles, and acts of combat.

5
Panchami
Panchami
The Naga or Serpents rules this day, which is favorable for administrating medicine, the purging of poisons, and surgery.
6
Shashti
Shashti
Sree Muruga presides over this day and is favorable for coronations, meeting new friends, festivities, and enjoyment.
7
Saptami
Saptami
Surya presides over this day and is favorable for journey, buy conveyances, and deal with other such things as a movable nature.
8
Ashtami
Ashtami
The Rudra rule this day, which is good for taking up arms, building of one’s defenses, and fortification.
9
Navami
Navami
The Ambikaa rules this day, which is suitable for killing enemies, acts of destruction, and violence
10
Dasami
Dasami
The day is ruled by Dharmaraja and is auspicious for acts of virtue, religious functions, spiritual practices, and other pious activities.
11
Ekadasi
Ekadasi
Rudra rule this day; fasting, devotional activities and remembrance of the Supreme Lord are very favorable. This day has special religious significance in Hinduism and Jainism-usually observed by fasting.
12
Dvadasi
Dvadasi
The Vishnu or Aditya rules this day, which is auspicious for religious ceremonies the lighting of sacred fire, and the performance of one’s duties.
13
Trayodasi
Trayodasi
The day is ruled by Cupid and is good for forming good friendships, sensual pleasures, and festivities.
14
Chaturdasi
Chaturdasi
Kali rules this day suitable for administering poison and calling of elementals and spirits.
15
Amavasi (New Moon)
Purnima (Full Moon)
The Pitru –devas rule the new Moon suitable for the propitiation of the Manes and performance of austerities. Purnima is ruled by Moon and suitable for merry making, fire sacrifice.

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