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 are deemed as auspicious. This is pañcāṅgaśuddhi. These five aspects have been dealt with in detail in pañcāṅga.
- Pañcāṅga means religious almanac.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore