Panchak is a period of five days or tithis or Nakshatras during the transition of Sun from Kumbha rashi to Meena Rashi. Panchak in August 2014 begins on 11 August and ends on 15 August.
Exact Timings of Panchak
Panchak starts at 9.05 AM on 11th and ends at 11.04 AM on 15th August.
Dhanista, Shatbhisha, Purva Bhadrapada, Uttara Bhadrapada & Revati Nakshatrams are considered as Panchak Nakshatras. During this period, auspicious events like marriage, gruhapravesh, upanayanam, aksharabhyasam, etc. are avoided.
This period falls in Aadi Masam of Tamil calendar, Karkidakam Masam of Malayalam calendar and Shraban Month in Bengali calendar.