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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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Hindu Calendar vs Gregorian Calendar

How much is the difference between a Hindu Calendar(Shaka Sanwat or Vikram Sanwat) and Gregorian Calendar. Which Hindu Calendar do we follow in India for dating the festivals?
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Are they referencing a gregorian calendar or some Hindu calendar?

I know this could sound silly but I really want to be sound and safe. On the following topic: Shaving / Haircut / Nailcut - what days are allowed / prohibited? They are referring to an Hindu ...
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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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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 ...