Vijayadashami 2016 date is October 10 or 11 October? Read on this article to confirm the date of Vijayadashami in 2016..
This year, Vijayadashami should be celebrated on October 11, Tuesday and should avoid celebrating it on 10th, Monday.
Why Vijayadashami date is 11 October?
According to the ‘Dharma Sindhu’, one of the standard scriptures for Hindu festivals and celebrations, it is on 11 October. It says…
“Dinadwaye aparahna vyapithye shravanarksham yoge purvakarya
yadaa purvasmin dine aparahna vyapthi vishishta
dashamyam shravanabhavah paredyu udayamatra kaala
vyapini dashami shravanarksham yutha chetha thadaa paragrahya”
According to the above verse..
1. When Dashami tithi prevails for two days, if Dashami tithi is in the Aparahna time (afternoon) on the second day, then Vijayadashami should be observed on 2nd day.
2. When Dashami tithi prevails for two days, both days during Aparahna, then Shravana Nakshatra is there or not, the first day is Vijayadashami.
3. When Dashami tithi not exist during Aparahna time on both days, then Shravana Yoga is there or not, the first day is Vijayadashami.
4. Vijayadashami is on that day when Shravana Yoga exist during Aparahna time in case of Dinadwaya.
5. When Dashami is there on the first day during Aparahna time, on the second day Shravana Yoga exists for 3 Muhurthas time after sunrise, then the second day is Vijayadashami.
Nirnaya Sindhu tells this
“Iyameva vijayadashami sachadwithe yadine
shravana yogaa bhave purvagrahya
Dashamyanthu narai samyak pujani yaa parajita
Aishanim dishamashritya aparahnai prayathnathah
6. When Dashami tithi prevails for two days, the day on which Shravana Yoga exists that is Vijayadashami festival.
As per Nirnaya Sindhu
Ashwine shukla pakshethu dashamyam pujayennarah
ekadashyanchana kurvitha pujanancha parajitham
Ithi yadathu purvadine shravana yogabhava paradine chaa lpapithadyogini
thadaa paraiva thatha cha
7. Nirnaya Sindhu explains
Aparahnai paradine aparahnai
shravana bhavethu sarva pakshethu purvaiva
Aparajitha Devi Puja is observed on Ashwin Shukla Dashami only, not on Ekadashi. When Shravana does not exist on first day and Shravana Yoga exist on second day, then second day is Vijayadashami festival.
8. When Shravana Nakshatra Yoga prevails during Aparahna time (Afternoon), then that is Vijayadashami. Otherwise, the previous day should be observed as Vijaya Dashami.
According to the 8th point, Vijayadashami 2016 date is October 11th.