Find Thithi (Moon Phase) of Panchaga in your region

This document guides us to use the https://www.mooncalc.org site to accurately identify the date and time of any Thithi based on the Moon Cycle.

The below example explains how to find the Thithi’s for Navaratri Celebrations in Fairfield, Iowa, United States region for the year 2018.

Figure 1

In the below picture, in Fairfield on 8th oct 2018 @ 12AM, it is still almost 1 day left for Amavasya Thithi (look at the ‘Indication of Thithi’)

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Figure 2

This picture shows us that on 8th Oct 2018 @ 10.45PM the previous moon cycle is complete and will become NEW MOON in a few minutes.

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Figure 3

This picture shows us that on 8th Oct 2018 @ 10.48PM is NEW MOON.

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Figure 4

Between 0.5 days and 1.5 days after the NEW MOON begins, can be considered as Prathama Thithi. In Fairfield it is from 9th Oct 2018 10.41AM to 10th Oct 2018 10.41AM, so Navaratri night begins on Oct 9th

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Navaratri Celebrations chart:

Date

Thithi

Day/Night

Ritual

8-Oct-18

Amavasya

Morning

Pitru Pooja

8-Oct-18

Amavasya

Night

Khalasa Staapana

9-Oct-18

Prathama

Navaratri Night 1

Durga Pooja

10-Oct-18

Dwitiya

Navaratri Night 2

Durga Pooja

11-Oct-18

Tritiya

Navaratri Night 3

Durga Pooja

12-Oct-18

Chaturthi

Navaratri Night 4

Lakshmi Pooja

13-Oct-18

Panjami

Navaratri Night 5

Lakshmi Pooja

14-Oct-18

Shashti

Navaratri Night 6

Lakshmi Pooja

15-Oct-18

Saptami

Navaratri Night 7

Saraswati Pooja

16-Oct-18

Ashtami

Navaratri Night 8

Saraswati Pooja

17-Oct-18

Navami

Navaratri Night 9

Saraswati Pooja

18-Oct-18

Dasami

Navaratri Night 10

Vidyarambam

19-Oct-18

Ekadashi

Navaratri Day

Yathasthanam