In a Hindu Lunar calendar, a month is calculated based on movement of the Moon in the Zodiac. A Tithi is considered a lunar day and there are 30 tithis in a lunar month. There are 14 tithis between every new Moon (known as Amavasya) and full Moon (known as Poornima). A lunation is completed in a fortnight and is called a Paksha. The fortnight between a New Moon day and a Full Moon day is considered a Shukla paksha or waxing Moon phase and the second fortnight is the Krishna paksha or the waning Moon phase.
June 11, 2015 | Total Views : 771