Panchak means Panch in Hindi language ( Five) group of five nakshtras which make panchak
“Panchak Yog” is the period when Moon travels through Aquarius and Meen Rashis . In simple words the duration of placement of Moon in Aquarius or Pisces is known as Panchak Yog. it occurs after every 27 days approximately.
During the “Panchak Yog” period the elements in the universe become unbalanced which causes problems in certain activities or we can say give bad effects in certain auspicious activities.
The Following Five Nakshtras are known as “Panchak Yog” or “Panchak Kaal”
Dhanishtha [Last Two Parts]
work to be avoided during panchak are
- construction work in the Revati Nakshtra.
- funeral of a dead body can be very dangerous as it might result into 5 more deaths
(remedies are there)
- one should not travel to the South direction because the South direction is considered as the direction to ‘Yam’.
During the Panchak Yog, bed should not be prepared.
In Dhanishtha nakshtra, one should not collect grass or wooden fuel since there is a fear of fire
auspicious work can be done during panchak are like bhoomi poojan, Griha pravesh, upnayan sanskaar etc. are allowed in Panchak Kaal. Also, festivals like Bhai Dooj, Raksha Bandhan are not prohibited in Panchak Yog
During this Panchak Kaal, you should strictly avoid functions like
- Marriage (strictly prohibited)
- New fasts
- New business
- New Vehicles
Precautions for Panchak Kaal effects
One can do Hawan Pujan or Gita path in this time period to reduce the effects of Panchak.
One can read hanuman Chalisa and Gayatri mantra in this time period.