Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of Ashburn, United States with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.
Gajachchhaya Yoga (गजच्छाया योग) doesn't form every year. But whenever Gajachchhaya Yoga occurs it occurs during Pitru Paksha and it is considered highly auspicious for performing Shraddha rituals and charity.
The sun transits through Hasta Nakshatra once in a year and mostly during Pitru Paksha. The combination when the Sun is in Hasta Nakshatra and the Moon is in Magha Nakshatra during Trayodashi Tithi of Pitru Paksha is known as Gajachchhaya Yoga.
Similarly the combination when the Sun is in Hasta Nakshatra and the Moon in Hasta Nakshatra during Amavasya Tithi of Pitru Paksha is also known as Gajachchhaya Yoga. Hence there might be one or two Gajachchhaya Yoga during Pitru Paksha. This auspicious combination occurs either on Trayodashi Tithi or on Amavasya Tithi.
Gajachchhaya Yoga is useful when it falls during day time and it has no value when it falls during night time. However we list Gajachchhaya Yoga irrespective of it falling during day time or night time.