Panchak 2012, Panchak Nakshtra dates in 2012

Panchak (Panchak Nakshatra) is a period of five nakshatras in a Hindu month. It is considered inauspicious to perform any auspicious or good works during this period. Dhanista, Shatbhisha, Purva Bhadrapada, Uttara Bhadrapada & Revati Nakshatras are considered as Panchak Nakshatras.

During Panchak, auspicious programs like vivah, grih pravesh, upanayan, etc. are avoided. Panchak is observed when moon transits from Kumbha rashi and Meena rashi respectively. It is observed mainly by some North Indian Hindu communities.

Journey towards South direction, cremation of dead body, constructing roof (slab) or pillar during building house or any other constructions, buying bed or cot, etc. are also avoided during Panchak Nakshatras.

Here is the list of Panchak 2012 dates

28 December 2011 to 2 January 2012 – Poush Month

25 January 2012 to 29 January 2012 – Magh Month

21 February 2012 to 26 February 2012 – Falgun Month

19 March 2012 to 24 March 2012 – Chaitra Month

15 April 2012 to 20 April 2012 – Vaishakh Month

12 May 2012 to 18 May 2102 – Jyeshta Month

9 June 2012 to 14 June 2012 – Ashada Month

6 July 2012 to 11 July 2012 – Shravan Month

3 August 2012 to 8 August 2012 – Adhik Bhadrapad Month

30 August 2012 to 4 September 2012 – Nija Bhadrapad Month

27 September 2012 to 1 October 2012 – Nija Bhadrapad & Ashwin Month

24 October 2012 to 28 October 2012 – Ashwin Month

20 November 2012 to 25 November 2012 – Karthik Month

17 December 2012 to 22 December 2012 – Margashirsha Month

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