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V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 23:46:49 CDT 2013

On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 8:34 PM, vijay kartik <vijaykartik_2004 at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Dear members,
> I get confused when I note the pattern of celebrating Sanyasin's birthday-
> be it called Vardhanthi or Jayanthi etc.
> I am used to celebrating my birthday on the day when the same Nakshatra
> occurs in the almanac.
> I know that Sringeri Acharya's birthday is reckoned as the day on which
> the same Thithi occurs. I also believe that this is consistent with
> celebration of Adi Shankaracharya which is the Panchami Thithi in Vaikasi
> and Nakshatra is not relevant. For example this year Shankara Jayanthi
> falls on 15th May which is Panchami.
> However in case of Kanchi Mutt , Sri Mahaperiyava's Jayanthi seems to be
> always celebrated on Anusha Nakshatra day and thithi does not appear to be
> followed.
> Can members clarify the basis for either practice?

Here is my reply to Sri.R.Krishnamurthy:

// Birthdays go by nakshathram.Death days are governed by thithi.This is
the usage for Hindus.R.Krishnamoorthy. //

Maybe this is followed by Tamil smarthas.  As far as I know thithi is
followed for birthdays too by non-Tamils.  The Sringeri Acharya's vardhanti
is on ShaShThI thithi.

With Srivaishnavas it is 'tirunakShatram'.  See this also:



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