Panchangam is the Indian Calendar, which has been in use
for centuries. This calendar covers everything from the
phases of the Moon, the positions of stars and planets,
and identifies auspicious times and days for various
Why do we read the Panchangam on new year day?
On the new year day the Panchangam is read to learn about
what the ensuing year has in store for us. The Panchangam
essentially consists of five parts of the day, viz., the
name of the day, the tithi of the day, the star of the
day, the yogam of the day, and the karanam of the day.
Starting any new venture on the appropriate tithi will
fetch iswaryam (lots of wealth and prosperity) for the
person. Similarly, any deed done on the right day of the
week will enhance the longevity, ie the life span of the
person will increase.
Any deed done on a day with a good and beneficial star
will alleviate the papams (ill effects because of ill
When one does a deed at a time with good and beneficial
yogam then that will help all diseases to disappear.
Lastly a deed done during the good and beneficial karanam
will help the person to achieve the objective of the deed
without any hurdles and impediments.
Therefore it is very important to start any new venture or
deed at the appropriate time. The good time is learnt with
the help of the Panchangam.