From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Pañcañgaśuddhi literally means ‘holy period according to the pañcāṅga or almanac’.

Any auspicious rite should be performed when all the five aspects dealt with in a pañcāṅga[1] are deemed as auspicious. This is pañcāṅgaśuddhi. These five aspects have been dealt with in detail in pañcāṅga.


  1. Pañcāṅga means religious almanac.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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