[Advaita-l] Vijayadashami Date 2013
ajit.krishnan at gmail.com
Fri Oct 11 11:51:45 CDT 2013
> But back calculating from Oct 13th puts prathama on Friday Oct 4th
Looking at the rules behind the myriad festivals, the general principle is
that the tithi should prevail at the time of observance. Depending on one's
location in the USA (east coast vs west coast), and the time at which a
sadhaka does the navaratri sadhana, observing prathamA on the evening of
Fri Oct 4th (during the prathamA tithi) may have been a very reasonable
thing to do.
For example, a sadhaka performing navaratri sadhana on the west coast of
the US at 6pm or later, starting on Fri Oct 4th would have been accompanied
with the appropriate tithi for all 9 days.
On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 5:23 AM, Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan <
rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com> wrote:
> There's a little bit more to the confusion. I know a number of temples in
> North America which just use the same date as the Indian panchangam - which
> is plainly wrong. Dashami is indeed on Oct 13th, since at sunrise
> it happens to be dashamii on the 13th. Ditto with navamii. However due to a
> peculiarity aShTamI does not come during sun-rise time at all (at least in
> the Boston panchangam). But back calculating from Oct 13th puts prathama on
> Friday Oct 4th, which however has amAvsyA during sun-rise. Since Oct 14th
> has barely about 1.5 hours of dashamI, it seems reasonable to adopt Oct
> 13th as dashamI, which is what SVBF and the Ganesha temple in NY have
> adopted. I am going with Oct 13th. In any case, there is more to the
> confusion than just using the Indian panchangam.
> I also strongly recommend mypanchang.com - it's an excellent resource.
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 9:40 PM, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com
> > On Sat, 21 Sep 2013, S Jayanarayanan wrote:
> > What is the right date for Vijaya Dashami ("Dasara") in California (USA)
> >> this year?
> > Some organizations in the USA use panchangs calculated for India which
> > will lead to wrong results. Some discrepencies are also due to
> > in calculation methods.
> > Personally I recommend www.mypanchang.com as the most accurate and
> > confirming to smarta principles. According to them, the proper date for
> > Vijaya Dashami is October 13.
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> > Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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