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How to convert a given Vikram Samvat date into corresponding Gregorian Date?

I want to convert particularly, Shravan Shuklapaksha Dwitiya of Vikram Samvat 667 into its corresponding Gregorian date. link: Vikram Samvat
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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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What significance (if any) does 21st June have for Yoga?

The International yoga day is celebrated on the 21st of June which is the longest day in the year. I was wondering if this day, being the summer solstice, had any special significance related to Yoga?
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Specific name of each year as per Indian Panchang System

I received one WA msg saying that as per Indian Panchang system, each year has a specific name? And that each name has a meaning? There are 60 names of years (Samvatsars). Each name replays after 60 ...
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Research question: What are the mentions of seasons along with lunar months or lunar phases in Mahabharata

Research question: What are the citations of seasons along with lunar Hindu months or lunar phases in Mahabharata? This is extremely important tool for dating Mahabharata, using precession of ...
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Hindu Calendar vs Gregorian Calendar

How much is the difference between a Hindu Calendar(Shaka Sanwat or Vikrami Sanwat) and Gregorian Calendar. Which Hindu Calendar do we follow in India for dating the festivals?
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Festivals observed on basis of solar cycle

Apart from Sankrantis, are there any other festivals that are observed on the basis on solar cycle and hence fall on the same date every year?
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What is New Year in North India called?

I did try to read online but some pages say Phalgun Poornima while others say Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. Any clarification would be appreciated.
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How _exactly_ are leap months calculated in the Hindu vedic lunisolar calendar?

Hinduism has a variety of lunisolar calendars that it uses for marking festivals. The precise details of each calendar may vary -- for example, some of them mark months based on full moons, others use ...
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How to determine the exact Gregorian date of Thaipusam

In brief, I'm unsure as to why some dates for Thaipusam seem to differ by one or two days from the dates of the full moons. For more detail: I'm attempting to write some code to determine the exact ...
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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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Mention of lunar months Chaitra, Vaishaka, etc in the Vedas?

I have been in an online debate where a person was trying to convince me that Chaitra, Vaishaka months are post 300 AD. He said all our epics and puranas have been edited to have those names after 300 ...
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