Kaanum Pongal – 16 January 2017

16 January 2017 is Kaanum Pongal. Kaanum Pongal is 4th day of Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

‘Komatha Puja’ (Go Puja) is the main ritual on Kaanum Pongal. The word ‘Kaanum’ in Tamil means ‘to see’. On this festive day, people meet relatives and friends and feast together. People go on picnic to the banks of River Cauvery or nearby river banks. Cauvery Puja is also performed on this day.

Young girls are dressed beautifully and play together. Special delicacies are prepared and offered to Kuladevata and distributed among relatives, friends and wellwishers.

Panchang, 16 January 2017

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:59
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)21:58 Chandrastama (Moonset)09:57

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturthi – 11:15
Nakshatra Purva Phalguni – 23:18
Yoga Saubhagya – 12:55
Karana Kaulava – 23:21

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 08:35 – 09:55
Gulika Kalam: 13:57 – 15:18
Yama Gandam: 11:16 – 12:36

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Makara
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Simha – 29:34:03*

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 16:45 – 18:23
Abhijit: 12:15 – 12:58

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 30:54* – 32:35*
Durmuhurthams: 15:07 – 15:50

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