Waxing period of moon is know as Shukla paksham(shukla meaning white - bright good for all auspicious work) which is also the start of a new moon(days after amavasi - when moon is not visible)and Waning period is know as Krishna paksham days after full moon day, when moon is bright and you can see things in night.
check the link for explanation on waxing and waning of moon with image. starryskies.com/articles/2003/07 … hases.html
All the harvest is done in Krishna Paksham ie. after full moon day for coming 5 days max. And all the planting and sowing is done in Sukala paksham, same 5 days no beyond it.
If you try to follow the steps. Just soak the seeds in water at the correct time. life starts in them as you soak in water.
There are few other things also to consider while harvesting and sowing.
There are 27 Nakshtra and each day has a nakstra.
Below are considered bad nakshtra and no activity is done during this time. There are exception here and the more you try to learn, deeper and complicated it gets.
- Bharani - However bharani nakshtra is best for pumpkin.
Rest all nakshtra are considered good.
complete list of nakshtra with hindi - english and sanskrit names.
coming to Karanam - Each day also has a animal dominance. All together there are 15 animals as per panchang
Lion, tiger and snake is considered best. worst are rats, worms, boar, donkey, cows. rest are ok ok(I didn’t note).
Sun’s energy also was considered. which is more active and powerful 4 times in a day.
This is optional. but you may consider for good results. work has to be started during this hour.
morning 5 am to 6:30 am - 12:30 pm to 2 pm - 4:30 pm to 6 pm - 10 pm to 11:30 pm.
This can be easily noted in water bodies(ocean) You can ask any fisherman. again this last for 1.5 hours each session.
fisherman generally suggest some times to not venture in the sea. during this 1.5 hours its ok to venture because ocean will push you out. but after that water goes back and chances are you will be pulled in the ocean. I have personally experienced it.
During certain times you bleed a lot that is because of sun energy. and certain time it doesn’t(again have experienced it). Avoid dangerous activity with knife or other harmful objects during this 1.5 hours. or be careful while using them.
humans have 3 main veins which is located from the tip of the back bone to the top of skull and the three vein join near middle of the forehead also know as third eye in Hinduism(Modern science believes this is pineal gland). ida / pingala and sushmana vein. Pingala vein is Sun vein and sun influences this vein in the body.
some details on suns gravitational pull.
Rahukal was also give importance. This occurs daily for 1.5 hours.
Start planing before or after Rahukal.
Most traditional calendars will have rahu kal specified. If not then you can note it down. this is common throughout the year.
Sun - 4:30 pm to 6pm / Mon - 7:30 pm to 9 pm / Tue - 3 pm to 4:30 pm / Wed - 12 noon to 1:30 pm / Thur - 1:30 pm to 3pm / Fri - 10:30 pm to 12 am / Sat - 9 am to 10:30 am/
hope this helps some people.