What is Panchak

What is Panchak, Panchak tithis during 2010 and 2011

Panchak means group of 'Five' (Panch). In every month, it is period of five days when Moon transits from Aquarius & Meen rashis respectively.
Dhanishtha (Last two parts), Shatbhisha, Purvabhadrapada, Utrabhadrapada and Revati are five Nakshatras principally four and a half Nakshatras are known as a Panchak. In other words the duration of placement of Moon in Aquarius or Pisces is known as Panchak. It is also called Dhanishtha Panchak. According to some people the person who is born in Dhanishtha Nakshatra of Panchak may be physically challenged. In some places, the first hald of Dhanishtha Nakshatra is considered inauspicious.

Five Prohibited Tasks during Panchak
There are fives tasks which are prohibited to perform during Panchak. Traveling in south direction, restoring fuel, funeral of body, building house and making bed are not considered auspicious to do during Panchak.
According to Astrology if you perform any task during these Nakshatras you may have to repeat it for five times.

Panchak according to Hindu Shastras
According to the famous vedic scripture of Astrology “Rajmartanda” collecting and restoring fuel, making bed, building roof of the house and traveling in south direction during Panchak increase the fear of fire (Pyrophobia) within the person. In the presence of Shatbhisha conflicts may occur in the native’s life, in Purvabhadrapada he may suffer from health diseases, in Utrabhadrapada he may have to pay fine and in Revati he may get economic loss.

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According to another famous text “Muhurtaganapati” foundation of pillars for marriage is also prohibited during the period of Panchak. The text of “Jyotisagar” mentions that these tasks are also prohibited in the presence of Shravana Nakshatra. However many people do not agree with this opinion of “Jyotisagar”. “Niryasindhu” permits restoration of fuel in the presence of Shravana Nakshatra.

Rishi Garg believes that auspicious or inauspicious whatever task you may perform are repeated five times if you perform them during Panchak. If the person expires during the period of Panchak then make 4 or 5 dummies with flour or kusha and put them on the death bed. The dummies are also burnt precisely during the funeral of the body.

Period of Panchak 2018-19 in Hindu Panchang

Other prohibited Tasks during Panchak
Do not cut wood, break straws, travel in south direction, cure the effects of evil spirits, foundation of pillars, collect grass, bronze, brass, wood. Do not take retirement, resign, start business or accept higher position during this period. Also, do not build roof top of your house, make bed. If they are urgent then seek the advice of an expert or experienced astrologer or his help to cure the malefic influence of Panchak. Prohibited time for Panchak.

According to the spiritual text the auspicious events like Marriage, Mundan, entering to a new house, welcome of a new bride, construction of house and Upnayan sanskara are prohibited during this period . The Panchak Nakshatras are not considered during the festivals of Raksha Bandhan and Bhaiya dooj

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  1. 19 December, 2012 01:00:18 PM bharthi

    my baby was born in panchak(22 jun-2011)..wat does it mean..will this result in next 4 baby girls...? everybody is saying dis...is it true pls tell me

  2. 19 December, 2012 12:57:53 PM bharthi

    my baby was born in panchak..wat does this mean..will this result in next 4 baby girls...pls tell me

  3. 27 September, 2012 11:46:27 AM rajeev kumar goyal

    it is unavoidable to get the roof of upper portion of my house built during these panchak period. what should i do ? kindly suggest the solution (upai) for it.

  4. 18 September, 2012 05:49:29 PM ramgopal

    can we purchase plot or canwe perform puja

  5. 18 March, 2012 09:28:43 PM neelam

    can a buy or sell property in panchak

  6. 04 February, 2011 02:36:05 PM Dee

    Please explain what panchak is..

  7. 04 February, 2011 02:29:41 PM Varsha

    I have had a significant conflict with my partner during Panchak - does this mean that we will have 4 more such conflicts?

  8. 10 December, 2010 08:21:21 PM Manoj Nehru

    I am appointed as teacher in Kashmir but I am residing in Jammu. Now I want to know, can I Join my duty and travel from Jammu to Kashmir during panchak.

  9. 17 October, 2010 02:02:45 AM charanjeet

    my baby was bourn in panchak yog what does this mean what kind of future will my baby hold and what is the kind of effect will tis yog hold on my family

  10. 26 August, 2010 04:15:46 PM Bipin

    What do you mean by The Panchak Nakshatras are not considered during the festivals of Raksha Bandhan and Bhaiya dooj?