[Advaita-l] Happy Diwali/Sal Mubarak!
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu Nov 7 01:00:05 CST 2013
On Mon, 4 Nov 2013, Ravi Chandrasekhara wrote:
> Pranam ,
> Amara Gujarati loko: Diwali Subbhakaamiyen ane Sal Mubarak!
a couple of mistakes but good effort!
> I take it that Gujarat VS is similar to Dakshina Bharat SS calender in
> that the month begins with Amavasa.
> In Uttara Bharat, I think new month begins with Purinma using VS.
On Mon, 4 Nov 2013, Siva Senani Nori wrote:
> In South India, month does not begin with amaavaasya, it ends with that.
> The first tithi is pratipat or paaDyamee (in Telugu) of the Suklapaksha.
> In North, month ends with poorNimaa and starts with Krishnapaksha
... is more accurate. Some Vaishnava groups in Gujarat use the north
Indian purnimanta system because that is the calendar used in Vraj,
I think most North Indian states use the SS era not VS. The bureaucratic
monstrosity known as the Indian civil calendar is based on the latter.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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