Know About Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha
Tithi, dates have special significance in Hindu scriptures. Panchang is considered in the Hindu calendar and in the daily Panchang, where the details of the entire month are given in the monthly Panchang for a particular day. In the Hindu calendar, a month is divided into 30 days. This 30 day is then divided into two sides. One Paksha of 15 days is considered as Shukla Paksha and the remaining 15 days are Krishna Paksha. The Shukla and Krishna Paksha calculations have been done according to the size of the Moon.
What Is The Meaning Of Paksha?
According to our astrological calendar, each lunar month is divided into two Pakshas. Paksha is a lunar fortnight. This is a period of approximately 14 days.
Also, Paksha in the context of astrological events means a Paksha of a month. It can be Shukla Paksha or Krishna Paksha. This is the phase of the moon. Each lunar phase lasts for 15 days. So typically, we have two lunar phases every month!
According to calculations, the Moon makes a revolution of 12 degrees in a day. In thirty days, the Moon completes one orbit around the Earth. Once every two weeks, the moon phase helps a lot in various religious works.
The period between the new moon and the full moon is called Shukla Paksha. The 15 days after the new moon is called Shukla Paksha. The very next day after the new moon, the moon starts rising and the dark night starts shining in the light of the moon.
On a full moon day, the moon is very big and full of light. During this time the Moon remains at its full size, so this aspect is considered suitable for doing any auspicious work in Shukla Paksha. Calculation of Shukla Paksha dates - 15 days (Amavasya, Pratipada, Pratipada, Tritiya, Chaturthi, Panchami, Shashthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, Dashami, Ekadashi, Dwadashi, Trayodashi, Chaturdashi)
The period between the full moon and the new moon is called the Krishna Paksha. The day after the full moon begins the Krishna Paksha, which lasts for 15 days till the new moon day.
Auspicious work is prohibited in Krishna Paksha, it is believed that whenever there is Krishna Paksha, it is not appropriate to do any auspicious work during that time. Actually, the decreasing phase of the moon has been told in astrology behind this.
As the day progresses after the full moon, the moon's light begins to weaken. With the decrease in the size and light of the moon, the nights begin to Krishna Paksha. For this reason, also, Krishna Paksha is not considered auspicious. Calculation of Krishna Paksha Tithi - 15 days (Purnima, Pratipada, Pratipada, Tritiya, Chaturthi, Panchami, Shashti, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, Dashami, Ekadashi, Dwadashi, Trayodashi, Chaturdashi)
Auspicious work is not done in Krishna Paksha
It is believed that whenever it is not appropriate to do any auspicious work during Krishna Paksha. As the day progresses after the full moon, the moon diminishes i.e. the light of the moon begins to weaken. The nights are dark as the moon's size and light decrease. For this reason, Krishna Paksha is not considered auspicious.
Do you have confusion between Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha? The difference between these two is important from the religious and astrological points of view. To know more about Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha, talk to astrologers.