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Tithi or Lunar Day


Planets or Graha

What is Tithi?

Tithi is the date in Hindu lunar calendar. The Hindu lunar calendar has 15 days dark (Krishna Paksha) and 15 days bright) (Shukla Paksha). Tithi is completed when moon has 12 degree from the sun. When moon complete 12 degree each time one Tithi is complete. There are 30 tithis in a lunar month. There are several rituals and festivals associated with Tithis. Most of the festivals fall on the new moon day (Amavsaya) or the full moon day (Poornima).Starting or ending of a Tithi depends upon the degree of Moon from that of Sun therefore a Tithi ends or starts at any time in a day.

Shukla Paksha starts 15 tithis from New Moon (Amavasya) to Full Moon (Poornima).
Krishna Paksha starts 15 Tithis from Full Moon (Poornima) to New Moon (Amavasya).


Tithi
Nature
Lords
Pratipada(1st Tithi)
Vridhi(increase)
Agni(Fire)
Dwitiya(2nd Tithi)
Auspicious happenings
Brahma(God of creation)
Tritiya(3rd Tithi)
Power Giving
Gauri(Goddess-Wife of Shiva)
Chaturthi(4th Tithi)
Khala
Ganesha(God of Fulfilment)
Panchami(5th Tithi)
Laxmi(wealth)
Naga(Serpants)
Shashthi(6th Tithi)
Famegiving
Kertikeya(Lord of valour)
Saptami(7th Tithi)
Friendly
Sun
Ashtami(8th Tithi)
Conflict
Shiva(Lord of destruction)
Navami(9th Tithi)
Aggresive
Durga(Goddness)
Dashami(10th Tithi)
Sober
Yama(God of Death)
Ekadashi(11th Tithi)
Enjoyement
Vishwedeva
Dwadashi(12th Tithi)
Fame & good Quality
Vishnu
Tryodashi(13th Tithi)
Victory
Kamadeva(God of Sex)
Chaturdashi(14th Tithi)
Aggresive
Shiva(god of destruction)
Poornima/ Amavasya(15th Tithi)
Sober
Moon
Amavashya(30th Tithi)
 
Pitara(Ancestors)
 Two more Tithis are also considered Vridhi Tithi and Kshya Tithi.

 

Vridhi Tithi: The Tithi, which is present at the time of Sunrise on first day and on the second day sunrise, is called Vridhi Tithi.

Kshya Tithi: The Tithi, which starts after first sunrise and ends before second sunrise is called Kshya Tithi.
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