Monthly Panchangam or Monthly Panchang helps to know the best time of the month,one should elect to perform auspicious event or avoid the inauspicious time. It provides the dates for fasts, festivals, Muhurat, Paksha, Nakshatra, Tithi, karana:Vishti/Bhadra, Panchak, other important events along with planetary positions.
Monthly Panchang or Monthly Panchangam October 2018
Monthly Panchangam or Monthly Panchang is an Indian The book refers to the list of zodiacal position of signs, planets and other astronomical data of daily astrology, over a long period used to prepare birth chart and other predictions, the plural of ephemeris is Ephemerides or an Indian calendar. We are giving here the list of Tithi or dates of important holidays, Shubh Muhurat, Upvas (Vrat), Parva(festivals), Mela(fairs), Puja, Surya Sankranti, Snan-daan based on this year’s Hindu Panchanga, position of planets and other events of October 2018.
Ashwin Shardiya Navratri Kalashsthapana
10 Oct. Wednesday Navratri, Pratipada Tithi, 1st day, Navratri Kalashsthapana or Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja.
Ashtami Havan, Sandhi Puja and Navami Havan dates
17 Oct. Wednesday, Navratri, 8th day, Mahagauri Puja, Maha Ashtami Vrat, Puja,Maha Ashtami Havan, Durga Ashtami Puja, Sandhi Puja.
Maha Navami Puja and Maha Navami: Havan(Kanya Bhoj for Navami) Saraswati Balidan, Saraswati Visarjan, Durga Puja(Bengal)
18 Oct. Thursday, Navratri, 9th day, Navami: Siddhidatri Puja, Ayudha Puja, Homa, Navratri Parana. Maha Navratri ends/ Vijaya Dashami begins after Navratri Parana.
Dashahara, Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami
Vijayadashami or Dussehra is on Friday, 19 October, 2018
October 2018/ Monthly Panchang/Monthly Panchangam/Indian Calendar
Month (Maas) Ashwin/ Kartika
Vikram Samvat: 2075, Saka Samvat: 1940
01 Oct. Mon. Ashwin Krishna Paksha Saptami(North), Saptami Shraddha, Rashi: Vrishabha/ Mithun, Nakshatra: Mrigasira, Karana: Vishti (Bhadra) ends in the afternoon, Daily Yoga: Vyatipata
02 Oct. Tue. Ashwin Krishna Paksha, Mahalakshmi Ashtami Vrat ends, Ashtami Shraddha, Jivitputrika Vrat, Rashi: Mithun, Nakshatra: Ardra, Karana:Balava/Kaulava,Daily Yoga: Variyan
03 Oct. Wed. Ashwin Krishna Paksha Navami, Navami Shraddha, Matri Navami/ Avidhava Navami, Matamah Shraddha, Rashi: Karka, Nakshatra: Punarvasu, Karana: Taitul/Garaja, Daily Yoga: Parigha
04 Oct. Thur. Ashwin Krishna Paksha, Dashami Shraddha, Rashi: Karka, Nakshatra: pushya, Karana: Vanija/Vishti (Bhadra), Jupiter Pushya Amrit Yoga till 07:44 PM, Daily Yoga: Siva, Jwalamukhi Yoga
05 Oct. Fri. Ashwin Krishna Paksha, Indira Ekadashi Vrat, Ekadashi Shraddha, Rashi: Karka/Simha, Nakshatra: Ashlesha, Karana: Bava/ Balava, Daily Yoga: Siddha/Sadhya
06 Oct. Sat. Ashwin Krishna Paksha, Dwadashi/ Pradosh Vrat, Magha Shraddha/ Dwadashi Shraddha, Sanyasi Shraddha Rashi: Simha, Nakshatra: Magha/ Poorvaphalguni, Karana: Taitul/Garaja, Daily Yoga: Shubha
07 Oct. Sun. Ashwin Krishna Paksha, Maas Shivratri Vrat, Trayodashi Shraddha, Chaturdashi Shraddha, Rashi: Simha/Kanya, Nakshatra: Poorvaphalguni, Karana: Vanija/ Vishti( Bhadra), Daily Yoga: Shukla
Sarva Pitru Amavasya(Shraddha)
08 Oct. Mon. Ashwin Krishna Paksha, Shraddha Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya, Mahalaya Shraddha Paksha ends Rashi: Kanya Nakshatra:Uttara phalguni, Karana: Sakuni/Chatuspad, Daily Yoga: Brahma
09 Oct. Tue. Ashwin Snan-dan Bhaum Amavasya, Rashi:Kanya/Tula, Nakshatra: Hasta, Karana: Nagava/ Kinstughana, Daily Yoga: Indra, Muharram ends
Ashwin Sharadiya Navratri, Kalashasthapana
10 Oct. Wed. Shardiya Navratri begins, Kalash Sthapana, Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada/Dwitiya, Shailputri Puja,Singhara Duj, Rashi:Tula, Nakshatra: Chitra, Karana: Bava/Balava/Kaulava, Daily Yoga: Vaidhriti
11 Oct. Thur. Ashwin Shukla Paksha, Dwitiya/Tritiya, Navratri 2nd day: Brahmacharini Puja. Tritiya, Rashi:Tula/, Nakshatra: Swati, Karana: Taitul/Garaja, Daily Yoga: Vishkambha
12 Oct. Fri. Ashwin Shukla Paksha, Navratri, 3rd day, Tritiya/Vinayaka Chaturthi, Chandraghanta Devi Puja,Vinayaki Ganesh Chaturthi,Varada Chaturthi, Rashi: Vrischika, Nakshatra: Vishakha, Karana: Vanija/Vishti(Bhadra), Daily Yoga: Priti
13 Oct. Sat. Ashwin Shukla Paksha, Lalita Panchami, Navratri, 4th day, Upang Lalita Vrat, Kushmanda Puja.Rashi: Vrischika, Nakshatra: Anuradha, Karana: Bava /Bhadra, Daily Yoga: Ayushman
14 Oct. Sun. Navratri, 5th day Panchami, Skandamata Puja, Bilva Nimantran, Saraswati Avahan, Rashi: Vrischika, Nakshatra: Jyeshta, Karana: Balav/Kaulav, Daily Yoga: Saubhagya
15 Oct. Mon. Ashwin Shukla Paksha Sashti, Navratri, 6th day,Katyayani Puja, Rashi: Dhanu, Nakshatra: Moola, Karana: Taitul/Garaja, Daily Yoga: Sobhan
16 Oct. Tue. Navratri 7th day, Saptami, Saraswati Puja, Kalratri Puja, Ashwin Shukla Paksha Saptami, Mahanisha Puja, Rashi: Makar, Nakshatra: Purva Shada, Karana: Vishti (Bhadra) Daily Yoga: Atiganda, Shukrasta in the west
Durga Maha Ashtami, Durga Navami 2018
17 Oct. Wed. Navratri, 8th day, Mahagauri Puja, Maha Ashtami Vrat, Puja, Havan, Sandhi Puja, Maha Navami Vrat,Puja and Maha Navami- Havan(Kanya Bhoj- Ashtami) Saraswati Balidan, Saraswati Visarjan, Durga Puja (Bengal), Rashi: Makar, Nakshatra: Uttarashada, Karana: Bhav /Balav, Daily Yoga: Sukarma
18 Oct. Thur. Navratri, 9th day, Navami: Siddhidatri Puja, Ayudha Puja, Homa, Navratri Parana. Maha Navratri Vrat ends/ Vijaya Dashami begins after Navratri Parana. Tula Surya Sankranti, Ashwin Shukla Paksha Navami/Dashami, Rashi: Makar, Nakshatra: Shravana, Karana: Kaulava/Taitul, Daily Yoga: Dhriti
Vijaya Dashami, Dussehra 2018
19 Oct. Fri. Vijaya Dashami, Dussehra, Ashwin Shukla Dashami/Ekadashi, Rashi: Kumbha,Nakshatra: Dhanishta, Karana: Garja/Bhadra, Daily Yoga: Soola, Panchak begins
20 Oct. Sat. Ashwin Shukla Paksha,Papankusha Ekadashi Vrat, Bharat Milap, Rashi: Kumbha, Nakshatra: Dhanishta, Karana: Bhadra, Daily Yoga: Ganda, Panchak
21 Oct. Sun. Ashwin Shukla Paksha Dwadashi,Rashi: Meen, Nakshatra: Poorvabhadrapada, Karana: Bhav/ Balav, Daily Yoga: Vriddhi, Panchak
22 Oct. Mon. Som Pradosh Vrat, Ashwin Shukla Paksha Trayodashi, Rashi: Meen, Nakshatra:Uttara Bhadrapada, Karana: Kaulava/Taitul, Daily Yoga: Dhruva, Panchak
23 Oct. Tue. Kojagari Vrat, Ashwin Shukla Paksha Rashi: Meen, Nakshatra: Uttara Bhadrapada, Karana: Garaja/ Vanija/ Vishti (Bhadra), Daily Yoga: Vyaghata, Panchak
Sharad Purnima 2018
24 Oct. Wed. Sharad Purnima, Snan-daan, Ashwin Purnima Vrat, Rashi: Meen, Nakshatra: Revati/ Ashwini, Karana: Vishti(Bhadra)/ Bhava, Daily Yoga: Harshana, Panchak ends.
25 Oct. Thur. Kartik Maas begins, Krishna Paksha Pratipada(North), Rashi: Mesh,, Nakshatra: Ashwini/Bharani, Karana: Balava/Kaulava, Daily Yoga: Vajra
26 Oct. Fri. Kartik Krishna Paksha, Dwitiya, Rashi: Mesh, Nakshatra: Bharani, Karana: Taitula/Garaja, Daily Yoga: Vyaghata
Karwa Chauth 2018
27 Oct. Sat. Kartik Krishna Paksha, Tritiya/Chaturthi, Karwa Chauth, Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi, Rashi: Vrishabha, Nakshatra: Krittika, Karana: Vanija/Vishti(Bhadra)/Bhava, Daily Yoga: Variyan
28 Oct. Sun. Kartik Krishna Chaturthi, Rohini Vrat, Rashi: Vrishabha/Mithun, Nakshatra:Rohini /Mrigasira, Karana: Balava/ Kaulava, Daily Yoga: Parigha
29 Oct. Mon. Kartik Krishna Panchami, Rashi: Mithun, Nakshatra: Ardra, Karana: Taitula/Garaja, Daily Yoga: Siva
30 Oct. Tue. Kartik Krishna Paksha Sashti, Rashi: Mithun/Karka, Nakshatra: Punarvasu, Karana: Vanija/ Vishti (Bhadra), Daily Yoga: Siddha, Shukrodaya in the east
Ahoi Ashtami 2018
31 Oct. Wed. Kartik Krishna Saptami/ Kalashtami, Budhastami, Ahoi Ashtami, Rashi: Karka, Nakshatra: Pushya, Karana: Bhava/Balava, Daily Yoga: Sadhya.
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Planetary positions for October 2018 (Monthly Panchangam)
Sun is in Virgo, enters Libra on 18th October,2018. Sun is in Virgo, enters Libra on 18th October,2018.
Mars is in Capricorn.Mercury in Virgo, Mercury enters Libra on 6th October(at noon).
Mercury enters Scorpio 26th October, 2018. Jupiter is in Libra, enters Scorpio on 11th October 2018.
Venus is in Libra, retrogrades on 6th October, Venus combusts(Shukrasta)in the west on 16th October, rises in the east on 30th October, 2018.
Saturn is in Sagittarius.
Dragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology is in Cancer, Dragon’s tail, used in Indian astrology is in Capricorn.