[Advaita-l] Happy Diwali/Sal Mubarak!
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Sun Nov 3 22:33:10 CST 2013
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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