16 January 2018 is Mukkanuma (Pashuvula Panduga). Mukkanuma is the final, fourth day of Makara Sankranti festival in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana and some parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Mukkanuma is celebrated on the next day of Kanuma. It is celebrated as Kaanum Pongal in Tamil Nadu. Kanuma and Mukkanuma are also known as ‘Pasuvula Panduga’ (Festival of Cattle) in Telugu.
Pasuvula Puja (worshipping cattle) is the main ritual on Mukkanuma. Kodi pandaalu (cockfight) and eddula pandaalu (bullock cart races) are the blood sports (a gamble of crores of rupees) associated with Sankranti in some Coastal district of Andhra Pradesh.
Hindupad condemns this type of fake rituals and request all to avoid such violence on animals.
Panchang, 16 January 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:59
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)31:08 Chandrastama (Moonset)17:32
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Amavasya – Full Night
Nakshatra Purva Ashadha – 19:23
Yoga Vyaghata – 08:56
Karana Nagava – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 15:17 – 16:38
Gulika Kalam: 12:36 – 13:57
Yama Gandam: 09:55 – 11:16
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Makara
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Dhanu – 26:08:05*
Amrita Kalam 13:58 – 15:46
Abhijit: 12:15 – 12:58
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 28:21* – 30:09*
Durmuhurthams: 23:17 – 24:10*