Panchak is an inauspicious/ Dosha period, which means a group of five, remains for five days. When Moon is present in the last five constellations: Dhanista, Shatabhisha, Purva Bhadrapada, Uttara Bhadrapada, and Revati, of the last two signs, Panchak Kaal occurs.
Panchak Dosha remains for almost all five consecutive days period.
Last Five Constellations of Panchak Dosha
Thus we see that Panchak begins with Dhanishtha Nakshatra (part of Makar Rashi), remains in Shatabhisha, Purva Bhadrapada, Uttara Bhadrapada, and ends with Revati, the last Nakshatra (Meen Rashi).
Out of these, the last two Charana of Dhanishta are inauspicious Panchak (Nakshatra).
Revati is inauspicious for the construction of the roof.
There are 27 constellations in 12 signs in the Heaven divided into 12 signs, of 30° each.
What is Panchak?
Panchak Yoga is a kind of Dosha (Ashubh Muhurat), the inauspicious period for performing some of the auspicious events or ceremonies.
These are marriage, Mundana, purchasing of property, and starting a new venture or institution. Therefore one should avoid this period or Muhurat.
November 2022 Panchak dates
Panchak dates in November are as follows:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th till 00:04 and begins at 17:51 on 29th, 30th.
The prohibited activities during Panchak
People should not perform some of the auspicious events during the Panchak period.
It is believed, that auspicious work performed during this period will give mostly bad results or there may be obstacles or unnecessary delays in undertakings.
If inauspicious work is done during this period, it will be performed again and may be repeated up to five times more than the original one.
Prohibited activities during Panchak Dosha
According to the ancient text, the prohibited activities are as follows:
One should avoid purchasing or making a bed or bedding, Griha Pravesh, starting rituals of marriage, purchasing or wearing new garments, and building the roof of a house.
Panchak is also an inauspicious period for traveling in the south direction, starting to restore the fuel for the funeral of a dead body.
However, cremation can be done after doing some specifically prescribed rituals.
Bhishma Panchak- Kartik Maas relation
The last five days of the month of Kartika are considered the Bhishma Panchaka or the Vaka Panchak.
It is believed that fast (Vrat) was observed during the last five days of the Hindu month of Kartika by Bhishma Pitamah before ending his life.
Five Kinds of Panchak based on Var
According to Vedic The study of the influence of celestial bodies on earth and humans text, there are five kinds of Panchak, based on Var (days). These are named as follows: Mrityu (death) Rog (disease) Kingdom (Raj) Agni(fire) and Chor (theft).
1. It begins on a Saturday, it is known as Mrityu (death). Marriage and starting of all important events should be avoided.
2. If Panchak begins on a Sunday, it is also bad, known as Roga (diseases). This period is not good for health. A person may suffer from some prolonged illness.
3. It begins on a Monday, it is called inauspicious and known as Rajya (kingdom). All government-related matters or changes in jobs are avoided during this period.
4. But in case Panchak begins on a Tuesday, this inauspicious Panchak is known as Agni (fire). Any kind of construction, shifting to a new house or machinery-related work should be avoided.
5. If Panchak begins on a Friday, it is also inauspicious, known as Chor (theft): traveling, and all kinds of business or financial activities should be avoided during this period of Panchak.
Note: Revati Nakshatra should be avoided for constructing a roof.
Effects of Panchak Dosha nullify or minimize due to the following combinations:
If Panchak is in Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra, falls on a Sunday Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga is formed, which is Good for engagement or marriage. Panchak Dosha gets minimized.
But if all these last three Panchak Nakshatra: Purva Bhadrapada, Uttara Bhadrapada, and Revati fall on a Sunday, and a kind of auspicious Yoga is formed, this period gives success and prosperity to the One who takes birth, this word is used for astrology purpose.
Remedies for five Nakshatra-Panchak/ inauspicious Dosha
According to an ancient text, one should recite Gayatri Mantra and perform Havan or Homa before purchasing furniture, and distributing sweets before starting the construction of the roof of a house.
People should recite Hanuman Chalisa and perform Hanuman Puja before starting a journey if it is necessary to do any of these above works.
Prescribed rituals should be performed before starting a dead body’s funeral if unavoidable circumstances.