A particular presiding deity is special to each vara. The seven varas are associated with the seven planets of the Hindu Panchanga. Ravivara is sacred to surya, hence sun worship is enjoined on this day. Thursday, Friday, Wednesday and Monday (surla paksha) is considered good.
There are certain time periods, within any given day, which are particularly spiritually potent. Three such times are Brahma Muhoortham: the three hour time period culminating at dawn, assuming a 6am sunrise, this would be between 3am-6am everyday. Abhijit Muhootham: high noon when the sun is at its zenith; assuming a 6am sunrise, this would be at 12 noon. Nitya Pradosha Kaalam; one and half hours before dusk and half an hour thereafter; assuming a 6pm sunset, this would be between 4:30pm and 6:30pm everyday. These are all relevant in the Hindu Panchanga.
The Yoga in Hindu Panchanga is the period of time when the joint motion in the longitude of the sun and moon is increased by 13 degrees 20”. Karana is half the Tithi, or time during which the differences in longitude of the sun and moon are increased by six degrees. A solar year period of the earth, this year is a three-fold year.
Hindu Panchanga is the Sanskrit name given to the traditional Indian standard of time keeping viz calendar. With the help of the Hindu Panchanga, Indian astrologers can complete astrological calculations with a very degree of high accuracy. Our own horoscope calculations are based on these traditional principles of Indian astrology.
Hindu Panchanga is an ancient method that helps in knowing when to synchronize your actions and good times helps you reduce obstacles and increase your chances for success. It makes it easy for you to know what days and times are good for you. In addition, which ones may cause problems, Hindu Panchanga is accurately, ancient Vedic astrology applied to the practical needs of your day-to-day life. It works especially for the big things like travel, romance, finance, visiting the doctor, interviews and starting new projects, etc. Panch means Five and ang means aspect or part.
Telugu Panchanga (literally means the start of an era). It is the New Year’s Day for the people of the Deccan region of India. The Telugu and Kannada people celebrate the festival with a great fanfare; gatherings of extended families and a wondrous feast are all enjoyed. The day begins with ritual showers followed by prayers and then eating a specific mixture of neem buds/flowers for bitterness, jaggery for sweetness, raw mango for uhyaru and tamarind juice for sour. This mixture called “ugadi pachh adi” in Telugu, symbolizes the fact that life is a mixture of both pain and pleasure, which should be accepted together with equality. Later in the day, people listen to recitations of the religious almanac (Panchangam) for the coming year and the general forecast for the year to come.