How to use this software to generate Panchanga for a place?
Enter the name of the place, its location latitude and longitude along with the time zone and click on "Calculate". The software would display information regarding:
Of these, Paksha, Tithi, Nakshatra, Karana and Yoga can change during the course of the day. The table below explains how to read the changes. Take the case of Tithi for example:
The Tithi at the start of the day, i.e. at 12:00 midnight is displayed. The second, if any, indicates change in Tithi at the time. e.g.
It means that at 12:00
midnight, the tithi was Prathama and at 3:45 in the
afternoon, it changed to Dvitiya. In other words, Tithi from the
start of day till 3:45 PM was Prathama and the tithi from
3:45 PM till the end of day would be Dvitiya.
Panchanga or Panchang is Hindu Almanac. The literal translation of Panchanga is "Five Limbs". The five energies it represents are considered for selecting an appropriate and auspicious time for ceremonies or certain actions. Panchanga is consulted in matters of timing, i.e. calculating muhurta concerning marriage, education, travel and agriculture to name a few. It is very interesting to note the importance given to Sun and Moon in ascertaining a good time. While fixing a muhurta, we cannot possibly choose a time that is perfect in all respects, we therefore should try to choose a time that would do more good than bad.
The five limbs and a brief description is as follows:
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