The daily sheet calendar is part of the common Indian home. We have been used to the
daily calendar a long time. It is the daily calendar that is first consulted before any
activity or decision making. It is not yet time for the 2016 daily calendar, but the 2015 daily calendar
sales are still going on. They might continue to do so for another month or so.
Rahu kalam, Yamagandam, Gulikai kalam in daily calendar
If you have seen the daily sheet calendars that people use commonly, you would notice that the
timings of rahukalam are 4:30 to 6pm, 7:30 to 9am, 3 to 4:30pm, 12 to 1:30pm, 1:30 to 3pm, 10:30
to 12noon, 9 to 10:30am, for Sunday to Saturday.
Similarly, Yamagandam timings are shown as 12 to 1:30pm, 10:30 to 12noon, 9 to 10:30am, 7:30
to 9am, 6 to 7:30am, 3 to 4:30pm, 1:30 to 3pm, for Sunday to Saturday.
For Gulikai kalam there is another 1 and half hours allotted every day; the general timings being
3 to 4:30pm, 1:30 to 3pm, 12 to 1:30pm, 10:30 to 12 noon, 9 to 10:30am, 7:30 to 9am, 6 to 7:30am,
from Sunday to Saturday.
The horai timings are of one hour duration each, the first horai beginning with Sunrise. In the
calendar the mention is 6 to 7am. But, if the sunrise is at 5:40am, then the first horai would be from
5:40 to 6:40am, the second from 6:40 to 7:40am and so on. If you see carefully, the timings always
begin at times rounded to either the nearest 30 minutes or hour. Practically, this is not possible. The
timings given are based on the assumption that the sun rises at 6am. For the most part, it is not true.
So, the timings given in your daily calendar have to be recalculated based on the sunrise time for the
day, in your city.
The daily calendar is a replica of the daily sheet calendar that adorns the hall
in our homes. The daily sheet calendar is verily used by the average Indian everyday. If you are
familiar with the daily calendar, it is where you get information about the entire day; the good times
and the not so good times of the day. When the new year is a few months away, we start searching
for the daily sheet calendar. We may get complimentary copies on purchases, from friends and
relatives, even from our office. When we do not get one, we go and buy a daily calendar from the
store. It is difficult to find a home that does not have its daily calendar. The daily sheet
calendar is printed not only in english; it is printed in tamil, malayalam, telugu, kannada, hindi
and most other Indian languages.
This calendar here is printed in english and shows the good and not so good times of the day,
auspicious times or favourable times for specific activities, the daily hora chart etc. The daily
calendar is probably the most popular amongst all types of calendars.
Most people like the daily calendar for its concise format that includes all major information that
is required for any day of the year.
Why the daily calendar?
The daily calendar tells you at a glance, the day, the month and the year; visible from quite a
distance; that's a big advantage. When you go near the calendar, you get to know the good and
favourable times of the day, based on the planets and their disposition. The daily calendar also
shows you the inauspicious or unfavourable times of the day, such as the rahu kalam and the
yamagandam, it is there in your daily calendar. The calendar also displays the most auspicious time
of the day, the abhijit muhurtham. When you want to know the tithi, nakshatra and tamil yogam,
you only have to refer to the daily calendar. Whatever is in the panchangam, it is seen in the daily
calendar. You can even call it the daily panchangam, because it includes sunrise and sunset times
too. Most importantly, the ePanchang daily calendar shows you the position of the planets on the
The daily calendar at ePanchang, provides you all the details that daily calendar of yours
adorning your hall or living room. The only difference is that all data is accurate and calculated based
on the accurate planetary positions and sunrise data.
ePanchang.com provides you the daily calendar in english now, soon in all Indian languages.