Shukla Paksha & Krishna Paksha in Hindu calendar

Shukla Paksha is a waxing phase of lunar month whereas Krishna Paksha is the waning phase of a lunar month as per Hindu calendar.

According to the Hindu religious and traditional calendar, Shukla paksha largely refers to the bright lunar waxing or fortnight moon. In Sanskrit language the word Shukla means “white”. It is to be noted that Shukla Paksha happens for a period of 15 days. It begins on the day of Shukla Amavasya that is known as New Moon day and ends on the day of Poornima that is full moon day. These days are considered to be very auspicious.

Most of the Hindu festivals happen in this particular period such as Navratri festivals, Chaitra Navratri and Ashvin Navratri. Here are the dates of Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. The day, tithi, festivals and months are given in details.

Shukla Paksha dates




1st Day Pratipada Bali Pratipada, Govardhan Puja Kartik Maas
2nd Day Dvitiya Bhaibeej Kartik Maas
3rd Day Tritiya Teej Bhadrapad Maas
3rd Day Tritiya Akshaya Tritiya Vaishakha Maas
4th Day Chaturthi Ganesh Chaturthi Bhadrapada masam
4th Day Chaturthi Ganesh Jayanti Magha Maas
5th Day Panchami Nuakhai Bhadrapad maas
5th Day Panchami Vivaha Panchami Margashirsha Maas
6th Day Shasthi Sitalsasthi Jyestha Maas
9th Day Navami Rama Navami Chaitra Maas
10th Day Dasami Vijayadashami Ashvin Maas
11th Day Ekadasi Shayani Ekadashi Ashada Maas
11th Day Ekadashi Vaikunta Ekadashi Margashirsha Maas
14th Day Chaturdashi Samvatsari Bhadrapada Maas
15th Day (Full Moon) Poornima Guru Purnima Ashada Maas

Krishna Paksha




4th Day Chaturthi Karva Chauth Kartik Month
8th Day Ashtami Krishna Janmashtami Bhadrapada Month
11th Day Ekadasi Vaikunta Ekadasi Margashirsha Month
13th Day Triodasi Dhanteras Ashvin Month
14th Day Chaturdashi Maha Shivaratri Maagha Month
14th Day Chaturdashi Naraka Chaturdashi (Diwali) Ashvin Month

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  1. Sampatti says:

    krishna paksh and shukla paksha and gender of baby

  2. Mayur says:

    when is shukla paksha starting in september 2013

  3. Mrinank says:

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  4. Indukant says:

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  5. Yuvraj says:

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  6. Jayalalita says:

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  7. Shivlal says:

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  8. Neelkamala says:

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  9. Shalya says:

    lunar cycle margasinha sud chauth falls on what date?

  10. Abhilasha says:

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  11. Reema says:

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  12. Nirmit says:

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  13. Sarwar says:

    how andhera paksh and chandana paksh matters in pregnancy

  14. Vedmohan says:

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  15. Gyanada says:

    Can krishna pksha is good for boy gender conception

  16. Sriram says:

    Which paksh is good for boy gender conception

  17. Kishorekumar says:

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  18. Madhurya says:

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  21. Rupesh says:

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  24. mehul says:

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  25. Santu Bhatt says:

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  26. mousumi bhatt says:

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  27. mousumi bhatt says:

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  28. M padmaja rao says:

    For applying to exams/ colleges, which is more auspicious, krishnapaksha ekadashi or shukla paksha ekadashi?

  29. Sunil says:

    Which paksha is sure for pregnancies convoys a baby boy ?

  30. Prathima says:

    I want to do ambekalu krishna pooja for boy baby in krishna paksha to shukla paksha

    Kindly guide us when to start pooja.

  31. nisha kejriwal says:

    What could be the gender if conceived on shulka paksha chaturthi of chaitra month

  32. anita says:

    Which paksha for concive a baby boy

  33. Dimpal patel says:

    Which paksh concive a baby boy plz give me ans .my period date is 21/2/2017

  34. Dhara says:

    Which paksh is good for conceive a baby boy?Boy conceive in shukla paksh or in krishna paksh?

  35. Dipesh says:

    I want to know what is best date of shulka paksh for conceived baby boy my wife period date is 10 may 3:am

  36. Sre says:

    Just after poornima is krishn paksh is right fr conceive baby boy

  37. Nava Jyoti Nath says:

    Which date is the best date of December to conceive? Period date is 19th December 2017.

  38. Shweta says:

    dates of sukla Paksha And Krishna paksha in march 2018

  39. Amita jadhav says:

    What is the of date of krishna paksha