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vijay kartik vijaykartik_2004 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 30 01:28:16 CDT 2013

But my confusions stems from the fact that in Kanchi Mutt, Adi Shankara Jayanthi is celebrated on thithi basis only whereas the Jayanthi of the Mutt's Acharya's seems to be celebrated based on Nakshatram.

Can members explain on this "disconnect" in basis?


 From: V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
To: vijay kartik <vijaykartik_2004 at yahoo.com>; A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> 
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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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