The Moon – Phases & Positions: 18 days of the Mahabharata War

Mahabharata War began on 16 October 5561 BCE and ended on 2 November 5561 BCE.

The positions (nakshatra) and phases of the moon during these 18 days were as follows:

(The position/Nakshatra and Phase/Tithi of the moon were noted down at 12 Noon (Kurukshetra) each day)

Day 1
16 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Amawasya
Nakshatra/Position: between Mula & Purva-Ashadha

Day 2
17 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Shukla 1 (Pratipada)
Nakshatra/Position: Uttara Ashadha

Day 3
18 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Shukla 2 (Dwitiya)
Nakshatra/Position: between Uttara Ashadha & Shravana

Day 4
19 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Shukla 3 (Tritiya)
Nakshatra/Position: Shravana

Day 5
20 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Shukla 4 (Chaturthi)
Nakshatra/Position: Dhanishtha

Day 6
21 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Shukla 5 (Panchami)
Nakshatra/Position: ShataBhishaj (Shatataraka)

Day 7
22 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Shukla 6 (Shashthi)
Nakshatra/Position: Purva Bhadrapada

Day 8
23 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Shukla 7 (Saptami)
Nakshatra/Position: Uttara Bhadrapada

Day 9
24 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Shukla 9 (Navami)
Nakshatra/Position: between Uttara Bhadrapada & Revati

Day 10
25 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Shukla 10 (Dashami)
Nakshatra/Position: Ashwini

Day 11
26 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Shukla 11 (Ekadashi)
Nakshatra/Position: Bharani

Day 12
27 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Shukla 12 (Dwadashi)
Nakshatra/Position: Krittka

Day 13
28 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Shukla 13 (Trayodashi)
Nakshatra/Position: Rohini

Day 14
29 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Shukla 14 (Chaturdashi)
Nakshatra/Position: Mrigashirsha

Day 15
30 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Shukla 15(Full Moon- Purnmia)
Nakshatra/Position: Ardra

Day 16
31 October 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Vadya 1(Pratipada)
Nakshatra/Position: Punarvasu

Day 17
1 November 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Vadya 2(Dwitiya)
Nakshatra/Position: Pushya

Day 18
2 November 5561 BCE
Tithi/Phase: Margashirsha Vadya 3 (Tritiya)
Nakshatra/Position: Ashlesha

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