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decision about 'tithi' (e.g. pornima, pratipada, etc.)

Regarding which 'tithi' (hindu date) is today, it is said that whatever tithi is seen by the rising Sun, is the tithi for the day. e.g. if 'pournima' had started yesterday morning 'after sunrise' and ...
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How is the first choghadiya decided?

I've been looking at the Wikipedia page of Choghadiya and while it is very clear on the boundaries between each Choghadiya, it does not tell how to determine the first Choghadiya. Looking at ...
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How to celebrate birthdays as per Panchanga if births had taken place in Adhika Masa?

How do I celebrate birthday as per Panchanga, if we are born in Adhika Masa? For example, my son is born in Adhika Vaishaka, but this year there is no Adhika for Vaishaka.
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Is there any scriptural basis for this astrologer's claims that the character of a woman depends on the timing of her first menstruation?

I was watching a YouTube video recently where the speaker said that one astrologer in his pañcāṅga (almanac) claimed that a woman's character and what the woman goes on to become in her later life ...
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Who coined the word Ayanamsa?

Typically today for all Jyotish calculation a correction is added to Sayana positions of planets to arrive at the Nirayana position of planets to account for precession etc. This correction is called ...
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Why do Hindu festivals fall on different dates every year?

Why do Hindu festivals fall on different dates every year? How festivals are determined?
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Why do Hindus only count Umbra as the eclipse?

Hindu calendar only includes Umbra as an eclipse. Penumbra (here B) can affect a wider area of place and last longer as well. Partial eclipse also occurs in the Penumbra. So why is only Umbra counted ...
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When is Avani Avittam (Upakarma) this year?

As I discuss in this question, Avani Avittam aka Upakarma, is a ritual performed on the Dakshinayana day in August where Brahmanas change their sacred thread. At least it usually occurs in August. ...
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Who are the śaka purushas?

In my recent question, I asked about the pādas of the yuga. This time my question is about śakas (era). Many of you are aware that we live in the śālivāhana śaka era. Even though the current year ...
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When did this Kali yuga start?

Is there a way to know the start date in Gregorian calendar of current Kali yuga? If yes, What is the date?
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What is duration of tithi according to Hindu panchang?

What is duration of tithi according to Hindu panchang?
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Appropriate time to do amavasya tharpanam in the below instance

There are certain instances that amavasya starts from 7 am and ends the next day by 6/15 am. In this case on which day to do the amavasya tharpanam? The previous day it starts from 7 am that is one ...
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Who makes Hindu calendar? Is that authentic calendar or illusory calendar?

Who makes Hindu calendar? Is that authentic calendar or illusory calendar? Sometimes it has two dates together in one day, is it authentic? I think there is some ambiguity. Every year they also make ...
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Absence of names of days in scriptures. Why?

As far as I know, the names of the days e.g., Sunday, Monday, etc. are not found in scriptures like Srimad Bhagavatam. Say you want to find the day of week of Krishna's birth, it is not available. Do ...
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Is Ekadashi Tithi ruled by Rudra or Vishnu?

Wikipedia says Rudra is the ruling deity of Ekadashi, but I have seen an answer here based on the Puranas that says it is Lord Vishnu. So which one of them rules the Ekadashi?
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If Aryabhata invented zero in Kaliyuga, how could Hindus of earlier yugas describe Ravana as having 10 heads and Kauravas were 100 in number?

Since long time I've heard that the number zero was invented by the great Indian mathematician Aryabhata. Now I have two examples from Ramayana and Mahabharata: In Ramayana, Ravana had 10 heads. ...
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Why there are so many difference in traditions in hinduism?

For example, Deepavali is celebrated differently in different parts of India, even though Deepavali is a hindu festival. One more example, there are different calendars for the hinduism (Chandramana ...
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Is Brahmakumaris Hindu organization? Why Brahmakumaris say 2036 is end or the judgement day ? is it true?

Is Brahmakumaris Hindu organization? Why do they claim that 2036 will be end of world? They claim that flood will take place and then ice age will come. Recently Scientists said that around 2030 to ...
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Which month follows the Adhik Maas?

An "Adhik Maas" is an extra month in the Hindu calendar. What is the month after this month? There are texts on it but people have different opinion. I am confused.
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What year is it according to the Hindu Lunar Calendar?

I've had a question for quite a while now, but no one seems to know the answer. It is my understanding that Diwali is the Indian New Year, but no one seems to know the number of the year. (It isn't ...
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Origin of Hindu calendar

The Hindu calendar is based on the Lunisolar calendar. There are 12 months in it. Month names of Lunisolar calendar: Chaitra Vaiśākha Jyeṣṭha Āṣhāḍha Śhrāvaṇa Bhādrapada Āśhvina Kārtika Mārgaśīrṣa ...
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Which is the oldest known Hindu Calendar?

Which is the oldest known Hindu Calendar? Do we have any details about how much similar or different it was as against the current Gregorian Calendar that we use. Comparisons can be made like based on ...
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Who can start a Shaka?

Recently I heard that a Shaka can be started only by a Chakravarti Samrat. E.g. Shalivan Shaka, Shiva shaka, Yudhishthir Shaka, etc. Also it was said that such Samrat who wants to start a shaka must ...
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Is Deepavali a new year's celebration?

In many greeting cards and wishes for Deepavali, I have seen people also wish a Happy New Year. The only New Year that I'm familiar with occurs around Holi in the springtime around March (Chaitra in ...
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What is the concept of “a day” in Hinduism?

We are all practicing westerners time format means a day is starting at midnight 00:00 . What about Hinduism? Does any Hindu scriptures mention about it?
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When was “Adhik Maas” added to the Hindu calendar?

Since the Hindu calendar is based on the lunar calendar, there is a difference of 11 days between the earth year and the lunar year. It is a fact that the solar year is made up of 365 days and about ...
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What is the concept of a week in Hinduism?

Most Hindu festivals are pinned to a Lunar day or Tithi like Rama-navami, hera-pancami etc. The 7-day week runs out-of-sync with the lunar tithis; it would be very confusing to try to follow both at ...