Titthi is the lunar date. Titthi is one of the most important aspect of the Panchang and therefore many Hindu festivals and ceremonies are based on Titthi Calendar. A lunar calendar is based on the moon's rotation around the Earth. A titthi is the time taken for the longitudinal angle between the moon and the sun to increase by 12°. A lunar month consists of 30 tithis, whose start time and duration vary.
The Sun God distributed the Tithis in the following manner.
Pratipada (1 st day of the lunar month) to Agni (the Fire God) - gives unlimited grains and wealth. RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES, MARRIAGE, FESTIVALS AND RITUALS. TRAVEL IS FORBIDDEN. THE PERSON IS GOOD IN NATURE BUT LACKS ENJOYMENT. DO NOT MIX WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE ON THIS DAY. PERSON BORN IN THIS TITHI WILL HAVE SOME SCANDAL DURING THEIR LIFE TIME. CONSTRUCTION IS NOT FAVORABLE. NATURE IS VRIDDHI (INCREASE)
Dwithiya (2 nd day of the lunar month) to (the Creator) - makes expert in all kinds of learning’s. LAYING OF FOUNDATIONS FOR HOUSES IS FAVORABLE. GIVES SUCCESS WHILE TRAVELING. THE PERSON WILL HAVE DUAL NATURE. OFTEN LACKS LOVE, AFFECTION AND FRIENDSHIPS. LIKES OPPOSITE SEX OTHER THEN THEIR OWN. NOT CAPABLE OF UNDERSTANDING THE TRUTH. LACK OF PURITY AND CLEANLINESS. NATURE IS AUSPICIOUS HAPPENINGS
Tritiya (3 rd day of the lunar month) to Kuber (the God of Wealth) - makes wealthy and also gets gains and success in all commercial dealings. HAIR CUT- AND PERSONAL BEAUTY CARE. GOOD HEALTH AND OTHER BENEFICIAL RESULTS. SHOW OFF & TALKATIVE IN NATURE. AND MAY BE UNMOTIVATED AND LAZY, LACKING IN ACTION, CONFUSED AND RESTLESS. CONSTRUCTIONS IS FAVORABLE. GIVES GOOD HEALTH & WEALTH AND BENEFICIAL RESULTS. DIRECTION NORTH EAST. NATURE IS POWER GIVING
Chaturthi (4 th day of the lunar month) to Ganesha - destroys all obstacles. DESTRUCTION OF COMPETITORS AND OBSTRUCTIONS. MAY CAUSE FEAR OF DEATH WHILE TRAVELING. FOND OF ENJOYMENTS AND DRINKS AND SEX. MAY BE GENEROUS. TENDS TO BE EDUCATED AND RICH. PERSON IMPARTS MISERLINESS IF PROVOKED. DIRECTION WEST. CONSTRUCTION IS NOT FAVORABLE. NATURE IS KHALA
Panchami (5 th day of the lunar month) to Nagaraj (King of the Snakes), Tripura Sundari and Goddesses - frees from fear of poison and also gets spouse, sons and the supreme Laxhmi (the goddess of wealth). (For those who suffer from Sarpa Dosh). TAKING MEDICATION, FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE PERSON HAS GOOD QUALITIES, EDUCATION AND WEALTHY. PERSON IS KIND HEARTED BUT THEY DO NOT GET THE SAME AFFECTION BACK. THEY A GOOD PROFESSION OR SOME EXPERTISE. TRAVEL IN THIS TITHI GIVES ALL ROUND SUCCESS AND VICTORY. CONSTRUCTION IS FAVORABLE. NATURE IS LAXHMI (WEALTH)
Shashti (6 th day of the lunar month) to Murugan (the warrior god, also brother of lord Ganesha) - makes the person handsome, long lived, genius,and also enhances ones own fame. MAKING NEW FRIENDS, CORONATION, etc. PERSON HAS EGOISTIC NATURE AND LIKES TO WANDER AROUND. THEY LOVE TO STEAL THE SPOT LIGHT. AGGRESSIVE AND ARGUMENTATIVE. TRAVELING IN THIS TITHI GIVES MAY CAUSE LOSSES. CONSTRUCTION WORK IN THIS TITHI GIVES MODERATE SUCCESS. NATURE IS FAME GIVING
Saptami (7 th day of the lunar month) for Self (Sun God) - one should worship Suryan, who is the Lord and the Protector of ALL. CONSTRUCTION AND PURCHASE - VEHICLES & TRAVELING IS AUSPICIOUS. KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY & BOASTFULNESS. FORTUNATE WITH CHILDREN AND WEALTH. GOOD AT SALES. DIRECTION SOUTH. CONSTRUCTION IN THIS TITHI GIVES FAVORABLE RESULTS. NATURE IS FRIENDLY.
Ashtami (8 th day of the lunar month) to Kala Bhairava, Rudra, Durga - gives abundant knowledge and beauty. Lord Shiva gives knowledge, frees from bonding and wins over death. GOOD TIME TO DEFEND YOURSELF. HEALTH AND HEALING. WILL PRODUCES MANY SOURCES OF MONEY for THE PERSON. MAY BE RELIGIOUS AND TRUTHFUL AND ARE SENSUAL SEEKERS, EXPERT IN THEIR FIELDS. TRAVELING IN THIS TITHI GIVES ILL-HEALTH. DIRECTION SOUTH EAST. CONSTRUCTION. NOT FAVORABLE. NATURE IS CONFLICT.
Navami (9 th day of the lunar month) to Durga ( Mother) - willfully passes through all the phases of the life and also getsvictory in the wars and success in dealing with the people. REMOVING OBSTRUCTIONS AND COMPETITORS. TRAVELING ON THIS TITHI IS NOT GOOD THE PERSON MAY NOT RETURN. PERSON IS GOOD TRADER OR BOSS. EDUCATED AND FOND OF OPPOSITE SEX. ENJOY CHILDREN AND WEALTH. FOND OF GODS AND THEIR WORSHIP. CONSTRUCTION GIVES MODERATE RESULTS. NATURE IS AGGRESSION.
Dashami (10 th day of the lunar month) to his own son, Yama Dharmaraja - frees from all kinds of ailments, prevents hell and death sufferings. (forindividuals who are very sick & going through extreme toughtimes). GOOD DEEDS, WORSHIP OF GODS OR HOLY PERSON. TRAVEL MAY GIVE GAINS - SALES OR PURCHASE OF LAND. GIVES SWEET SPEECH TO THE PERSON. WELL- LIKED PERSON AND HAPPY. HOMELY PERSON. DIRECTION NORTH WEST . GOOD POWER OF DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG. CONSTRUCTION IS FAVORABLE. NATURE IS SOBER.
Ekadashi (11 th day of the lunar month) to Vishnu - gives progeny, wealth and land. FASTING AND WORSHIP OF VISHNU. AUSPICIOUS RESULTS FROM TRAVELING. IMPARTS LEARNING AND GOOD FINANCIAL LUCK. THEY ARE INTELLIGENT AND PURE MINDED AND ARE FORTUNATE WITH WEALTH AND CHILDREN. THEY ARE OFTEN HONORED BY THE SOCIETY. DIRECTION NORTH. CONSTRUCTION NOT FAVORABLE. NATURE IS ENJOYMENTS.
Dwadashi (12 th day of the lunar month) to Vishnu - becomes victorious and becomes worshipable in the community. FIRE SACRIFICES. MAY CAUSE LOSE OF WEALTH IN TRAVELING. GIVES MODESTY AND LEARNING FOR PERSON BORN UNDER THIS TITHI. USUALLY RESTLESS AND LIKES TO WANDER. THEIR INCONSTANT, UNSTEADY MINDS OFTEN ABILITY THEIR ABILITY TO CONCENTRATE. TRAVELING MAY CAUSE LOSS OF WEALTH. CONSTRUCTION IS -FAVORABLE---- NATURE IS FAME & GOOD QUALITIES.
Trayodashi (13 th day of the lunar month) to Kamadeva - gives good look and desired spouse and desires are fulfilled. MAKING FRIENDS, ENJOYMENT OF PLEASURES. IMPARTS KINDNESS AND EDUCATION. THEY HAVE ABILITY TO CONTROL THEIR SENSES AND ARE HOSPITABLE, KIND AND CHARITABLE. TRAVEL ON TRAYODASI IS SUITED FOR ALLIANCES AND FRIENDSHIP. CONSTRUCTION WORK IS FAVORABLE. NATURE IS VICTORY.
Chaturdashi (14 th day of the lunar month) to Sadashiva (Shiva) & Rudra - bestowed with all the luxuries, plenty of wealth and sons. MAY BE RICH AND RELIGIOUS. THEY OFTEN ARE BOLD AND DARING. MAY GET HONOR FROM THE SOCIETY . TRAVELING IS FORBIDDEN AS A RULE. DIRECTION EAST. CONSTRUCTION WORK IS NOT FAVORABLE. NATURE IS AGGRESSION.
Pournami (15 th day of the lunar month, full moon) to Goddesses and Gurus - rules the entire world forever and the ruling is never destroyed. PROPITIATION OF THE GURUS. RIGHTFUL ACTION, CEREMONIES AND HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS- LUCK & VIRTUE. MAY BE WEALTHY AND WISE AND BRIGHT AND HARDWORKING. THEY ARE USUALLY VERY FOND OF FOOD, AND DEVELOP ROMANTIC ATTRACTIONS TO PARTNERS OTHER THAN THEIR OWN.
Ammavasai (New Moon) the Pitrukals (departed souls of the ancestors) are worshiped on the new moon day,the person’s wealth is protected and gets life & strength.
PROPITIATION OF THE ANCESTORS. TRAVELING IS NOT GOOD. MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY MAY BE DISTURBED AND DECEPTIVE AND CRUEL. BUT ARE OFTEN COURAGEOUS. LIKES MYSTERIES IN LIFE. DIRECTION SOUTH WEST. CONSTRUCTION WORK IS NOT FAVORABLE. THIS IS MAINLY FOR PITRIDEV (ANCESTORS)
On worshiping Moon with full devotion on Poornima (full moon), the person rules the entire world forever and the ruling is never destroyed.
The pure and pious Amavasai (15 th day of the lunar month, new moon). If the Pitrukals (departed souls of the ancestors) are worshiped on the new moon day,the person’s wealth is protected and gets life & strength.
This way the enlarging and diminishing of the tithis are managed by Sun god itself, so the Sun God is the lord of all the tithis.