[Advaita-l] Happy Diwali/Sal Mubarak!
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Mon Nov 4 03:35:38 CST 2013
Happy Diwali Jaldhar bhai and all and happy Gujarati New year.
"To disconnect from the self and to become Aware of anything else is
nothing but unhappiness" - Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi
He who has faith has all
He who lacks faith, lacks all
It is the faith int he name of lord that works wonders
FAITH IS LIFE, DOUBT IS DEATH - Sri Ramakrishna
On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 10:03 AM, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Nov 2013, Srirudra wrote:
> Whether Gujarathi years also have sixty names like Tamil Calender?
> Yes though the names are only used in samkalpa. For everyday purposes the
> years are numbered from the accession of King Vikramaditya in 57BC hence
> this era is called Vikram Samvat. Elsewhere in India, the VS era is
> chaitradi but the Gujarati Vikram Samvat is unusual in that it is
> kartikadi. This means the VS year name will be out of sync with that in TN
> though the same set of 60 names are used.
> The present year is called Vijaya.
> This calendar is also used in Gujarat to a lesser extent. It is known as
> Shalivahan Shaka. Presently the SS year is 1935.
> To be on the safe side, I repeat the names and numbers of both the Vikram
> and Shalivahan years during samkalpa.
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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