Panchang in Hindu astrology or in Indian Vedic astrology is a sort of Hindu Almanac, which means "Five limbs", panchang acts as astrological diary that gives useful astrological information that are required for the astrologer. Panchang are used for the purpose of selecting an appropriate auspicious time for important occasions, ceremonies, marriages, travel, starting a new business or during the time of interview. Panchang are mainly used for the purpose of matching the current position of the planets with position of the planets in a person's astrological chart so as to find out astrological good days and time for the person.
Panchang is an elaborated Hindu calender and almanac that resorts to the traditional units of the Indian Vedic scriptures tom provide relevant information to the astrologer for them to forecast about auspicious and inauspicious time frames and celestial occurances for determine accurate time for occasions such as career, education and travel. There are five popular meanings of panchangam first Vedic astrologer meaning five attributes including tithi, nakshtra, yoga, karana and var.