Tithis determine the auspicious time for performing any ritual. There are favorable and unfavorable Tithis, and each has a list of specific works that can be done or are strictly prohibited. Work done in Tithis in a favourable Tithi is likely to succeed. There are 15 Tithis, which are classified into the following 5 groups:
𝟭) 𝗡𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀- Fire rules it
1st Tithi- Prathama or Pratipada
6th Tithi- Shashthi
11th Tithi- Ekadashi
𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗲- Any type of auspicious work like construction or the start of a new venture
𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸- Do not start any work during the last 24 minutes of this Tithi.
𝟮) 𝗕𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗿𝗮 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀- Earth rules it
2nd Tithi- Dwitiya
7th Tithi- Saptami
12th Tithi- Dwadashi
𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗲- Fast, donation, purchase of grains, livestock, vehicle purchase, legal work, surgery, and election related works are auspicious.
𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸- Avoid auspicious religious works like ceremonies, marriage, housewarming, starting new ventures, commencing any auspicious journey, or starting any auspicious work.
𝟯) 𝗝𝗮𝘆𝗮 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀- Akash rules it
3rd Tithi- Tritiya
8th Tithi- Ashtami
13th Tithi- Trayodashi
𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗲- Arms and ammunition-related works, court cases, vehicle purchases, and creative works like art, dance, music, etc.
𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸- Avoid traveling, housewarming, and Yagya during Shukla Paksha of Trayodashi.
𝟰) 𝗥𝗶𝗸𝘁𝗮 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀- Water rules it
4th Tithi- Chaturthi
9th Tithi – Navami
14th Tithi- Chaturdashi
𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗲- Tantra- Mantra Sadhna and going on pilgrimage
Prohibited work- Avoid starting any auspicious work, housewarming, or even the start of a new venture.
𝟱) 𝗣𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀- Vayu rules it
5th Tithi- Panchami
10th Tithi- Dashmi
15th Tithi of Shukla Paksha- Purnima
15th Tithi of Krishna Paksha- Amavasya
Work 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗲- Any type of auspicious work or ceremony
𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸- Apart from Amavasya on all Tithis, any type of auspicious work can be conducted.