Panchak 2018: Five Nakshatras Turn Unfavorable!

Panchak, an inauspicious time period or dosha period, is a phase of five days and occurs when Moon is present in last two Zodiacs (Aquarius & Pisces). During this period, it is advised not to commence any kind of auspicious work or event as it will not produce you the desire results. Events like marriage, mundan, etc. are avoided during Panchak Kaal.

Panchak 2018 dates and effectsBut is there any truth behind it or is it just a myth? Does your day to day life really get affected during this period? Know the real facts about Panchak Kaal or Yoga, and whether you will witness the same effects in year 2018 or not. Also check out the dates & timings of Panchak Kaal in 2018.

But first understand the detailed description of Panchak and what does it imply.

Meaning Of Panchak & Panchak Yoga

Panchak means a group of five, i.e. Panch. In astrological terms, Panchak Yoga or Kaal is the period of five days that occurs every month of the Hindu calendar. During this kaal or period, Moon transits from Aquarius to Pisces and continues for approximately 5 days. This duration in which Moon is positioned in Aquarius or Pisces is known as Dhanishta Panchak. As per religious beliefs, Dhanishta Panchak is considered extremely unfavourable or inauspicious as the work commenced during this time is never accomplished in one go. Hence, before beginning a new task this year, do not forget to check the Panchak Kaal dates & timings for year 2018, which MyKundali has bring for you.

Panchak 2018 Dates Table

Take a look at following dates & timings of Panchak in 2018.

Panchak Begins


Panchak Ends


19 January (Friday)


24 January (Wednesday)


15 February (Thursday)


20 February (Tuesday)


15 March (Thursday)


19 March (Monday)


11 April (Wednesday)


16 April (Monday)


8 May (Tuesday)


13 May (Sunday)


5 June (Tuesday)


9 June (Saturday)


2 July (Monday)


7 July (Saturday)


29 July (Sunday)


3 August (Friday)


25 August (Saturday)


30 August (Thursday)


22 September (Saturday)


27 September (Thursday)


19 October (Friday)


24 October (Wednesday)


15 November (Thursday)


20 November (Tuesday)


13 December (Thursday)


18 December (Tuesday)


The above listed table gives you the dates & timings for Panchak in 2018.

Now, take a look at why the time of Panchak is considered inauspicious and what could be its effects.

Panchak Kaal: Effects

Panchak Kaal is the time period when Moon affects zodiac signs, Aquarius and Pisces. According to Indian Astrology, Panchak is the group of 5 Constellations (Nakshatras), namely Dhanishta (last two Charanas), Purva Bhadrapada, Shatabhisha, Uttara Bhadrapada and Revati Nakshatra. These constellations during Panchak Kaal are considered highly inauspicious, so any activity or event occurring during this period, experiences its negative impacts.

Take a look at the effects of these Panchak Nakshatras in 2018.

Effects Of Panchak Nakshatras

According to Garuda Purana, the soul of a person, who dies during Panchak Kaal, does not get peace. Thus, this Panchak Kaal is considered to be an unfavourable time for performing the final rites of the dead.

Now, when you know what Panchak Kaal means, let’s find out what could be the possible effects of Panchak Nakshatras in one’s life.

  1. Dhanishta Nakshatra : This Nakshatra results in accidents, which may occur due to fire.

  2. Shatabhisha Nakshatra : The effect of this Nakshatra is that one may suffer from various physical disorders.

  3. Poorva Bhadrapada Nakshatra : This Nakshatra may lead to some health issues.

  4. Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra : Uttara is responsible for payments of fine or any such charges.

  5. Revati Nakshatra : This Nakshatra may result in financial crunches or economic troubles.

Thus, these five Nakshatras clearly affect one’s life. To avoid the effects of upcoming Panchak in 2018, follow the measures that are mentioned below.

Precautions During Panchak Nakshatras

As stated by various Hindu astrologers, during the time of Panchak one should try to avoid doing these activities.

  1. Avoid collecting grass and cutting woods.

  2. It is advised not to travel in South direction during the time of Panchak, as this direction is related with Yama, the Lord of death.

  3. The construction of bed is not advisable at the time of Panchak Kaal.

  4. Abstain yourself from doing new business, especially construction business or any major transactions.

  5. It is also advisable that one should avoid cremating a dead body during Panchak Kaal.

  6. Auspicious ceremonies like marriage, Mundan should be avoided during this period.

As the saying goes “bad times are followed by good times”, so, if Panchak holds certain bad effects, there are also remedies available for escaping these effects.

There are certain activities which can be performed during Panchak in 2018. Similarly, some tasks that are of great importance should be avoided as well.

Do’s and Don'ts During Panchak Kaal

During Panchak Kaal, activities that can be performed are as follows:

  • House Warming Ceremony (Griha Pravesh)
  • Upanayana Sanskar
  • Bhoomi Pujan
  • Celebration of Raksha Bandhan and Bhai Dooj

But there are certain events or ceremonies, as per Hindu Panchang, which require a favourable muhurat during Panchak Kaal, which are as:

  • Marriage
  • Mundan
  • Namkaran Sanskar

Hope, you will be able to find the correct muhurat for the above mentioned ceremonies.

There are also certain remedies that one can apply to protect oneself from circumstances, which cannot be avoided in Panchak Kaal of 2018.

Remedies For Panchak Kaal

The remedies for Panchak Kaal are as follows:

  • If circumstances are such in which you cannot avoid traveling in South direction, then, pray and offer fruits to Lord Hanuman. This can be done before you begin your journey during Panchak.

  • During Panchak 2018, if cremation of a dead body cannot be delayed due to certain reasons, then you can create and burn five prototypes of the dead body.

  • Havan of Goddess Gayatri can be performed before purchasing wooden goods during Panchak Kaal.

  • If the construction of the rooftop is extremely important, then you should offer sweets to the workers before you begin the construction.

The Panchak Kaal is considered to be an unfavorable time, but there are only a few activities which needs to be avoided during this time, rest can be performed.

So, one should know what time is suitable for an act to be performed and how you can protect yourself from the ill effects of Panchak in 2018.

MyKundali wishes you a safe Panchak 2018!

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