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A panchanga is a Hindu calendar and almanac, which follows traditional units of Indian timekeeping, and presents important dates and their calculations in a tabulated form. It is sometimes spelled Pancanga, Panchanga, Panchaanga, or Panchānga, and is pronounced Panchānga. Pachangas are used in Jyotisha (Jyotiṣa).

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Which other manifestations of god Vishnu besides Parshurama, are associated with the 'Akshaya-Tritya'?

The third lunar day of the bright-half fortnight (Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Tritiya), is celebrated as Akshaya Tritiya. This answer, citing Wikipedia, claims that Vishnu took the form of Hayagriva (the ...
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How KP Panchang is calculated

I visit a KP calculator website stated below to get all the informations about KP sublords from moon planet. The website generates all sub-lords based on timing. What is the formula to calculate the ...
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Scriptural reference for relation between Uttarayana and Vaikunta Ekadashi and Shivarathri and scriptural reference for their date of celebration [duplicate]

Vaikunta Ekadashi and Shivarathri are very popular Hindu festivals. If you observe carefully both Vaikunta Ekadashi which happens in Dhanu Masa, which is one masa before Makara masa and Shivarathri ...
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Should we celebrate Uttarayana on December 21?

As we know Uttarayana is being celebrated as Makar Sankranti or Makara Sankramana when Sun enters Capricorn or Makara Rashi which approx falls on Jan 14, as 2021. This is considered as Uttarayana. But ...
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Life shortened by telling tithi

Why does life shorten by telling tithi? If asked, one should not say what the lunation is on a particular day. By telling it, one's life becomes shortened. tithiṃ pakṣasya na brūyāt tathāsyāyur na ...
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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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How can we calculate Amritha kalam and varjyam in panchangam?

I want to calculate Amritha kalam and varjyam for Panchang. Please help me for calculating those by providing any formulas. Thanks in advance and be safe.
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How can we calculate the nakshatra starting time? [duplicate]

I have calculated the Nakshatra number and end time of Nakshatra. I want to find the Nakshatra starting time for calculating the duration of the nakshatra. Please help me to find nakshatra duration or ...
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How solar and lunar longitudes can be calculated for tithi calculation

For tithi calculations, we have to derive solar longitude and lunar longitudes first. Then only we can calculate tithi in Panchangam. Could you please help me to find solar longitude and lunar ...
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What is the percentage sign against a particular nakshatra in panchang details of birth chart?

In my Jhora birthchart it is given in the panchang section that the nakshatra is Kritika (73.21 degrees left). As per the books, one nakshatra spants about 12 degrees. Then how how this percentage ...
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Mention of Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi as Masik Shivratri Tithi in Hindu Shastras other than Skanda Purana?

Aside from one previous reference I found in the Skanda Purana (What is the importance and concept behind Masik Shivratri?) is there any additional reference to Masik (monthly) Shivratri in the Hindu ...
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What are the Mathematical Algorithms/Formulas behind hindu Sunrise and Sunset Calculations? [closed]

There are differences between Astronomical Sunrise/Sunset calculation and Hindu Sunrise/Sunset calculations. The astronomical algorithms to calculate the sunrise/sunset can be found over the internet. ...
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How is Vaara (day) Determined/calculated?

How do you know today is somavaara or mangalavaara ? what determines it ?
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How does Panchang predict agricultural conditions?

There are research papers which mention that panchangs are more accurate than IMD in terms of climate prediction. Moreover, I read that there are multiple predictions possible, over and above rainfall ...
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Hindu New Year ( Chaitra Month ) [duplicate]

As we know that there are 2 types of Hindu calendar. 1.Purnimanta 2. Amanta According to Purnimanta Holi is New Year i.e. Chaitra Krishna Pratipada but according to Amanta Chaitra Shukla ...
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About Vedic calender/Hindu calender?

Please briefly explain Vedic Calender and do include these in your answer. How did Ancient Hindus keep track of their days, time? Did they follow like 7 days is a week/ 4 week a month/ 12 month a ...
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Is the Bramhamuhurta timing different for mumbai and delhi?

Bramhamuhurta time is same pan India? What shall one do in Bramhamuhurta?
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Why is Janmashtami always celebrated in the evening?

I read the post about why Janmashtami is celebrated on two different days. But why evening? Like people who give preference to ashtami thithi do it on 23rd Aug 2019 evening, while people who give ...
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Why is Janmashtami celebrated on 2 dates in some parts of India?

For example, in Gurgaon in India, a few people are saying that Janmashtami will be celebrated on 23rd. Google shows 24th. Also, I guess this time Rohini Nakshatra and Ashtami is more close to 24th. ...
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Which calender is correct ? Poornimantha (month ending with poornima) or Amantha (month ending with Amavasya)? [closed]

Which calender is correct ? Poornimantha (month ending with poornima) or Amantha (month ending with Amavasya) ?
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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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Why have we celebrated Dussehra today instead of tomorrow?

Whatever I know for consideration of Tithi from Panchangam is whichever Tithi falls on the sunrise, that is considered for whole the day. For example, yesterday there was Ashtami on sunrise and ...
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How to find the lunar day for Pitru Paksha Shraddha?

If we have the date and time of death, how can we find the specific lunar day to perform Pitru Paksha Shraddha?
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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 to make kundali from DOB and Time without Internet [closed]

How people used to do it in past. Atleast we must know how to determine panchangam
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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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According to Hinduism, when does a day start? [duplicate]

Does the day start at sunrise or 12:00? For fasting and other reasons when we need to do certain tasks for 1 day. When does the day start?
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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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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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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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Why can't a boy born on Poonam/Purnima marry a girl born on the day of Amavasya?

Why can't a Boy born on Poonam or Purnima marry girl born on the day of Amavasya? What are the problems in Hindu religion for such a case?
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How do almanacs predict future natural calamities?

Almanacs are a mathematical tool for calculating thithis, stars, yogams and karnams. Apart from these a one year prediction is also given for example - this year there will be more rain eg. In the ...
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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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The story behind Names of Hindu calender Months?

In Hindu traditional calender Their are 12 months (मास) Chaitra (चैत्र), Vaisakha (वैशाख), Jyaistha (जेष्ठ), Asadha (आषाढ), Sravana (श्रावण), Bhadrapada (भाद्रपद), Asvina (अश्विन), Kartika (कार्तिक),...
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What are Subha muhurtam/Durmuhurtham?

We all have been seeing Hindu calendar since childhood. There we can see Subhamuhurtham and Durmuhurtham. These are the categories typically we may have (I'm not sure). Subhamuhurtham: Amrutha-kalam ...
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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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What is the exact birthdate of Kalki avatar going to be?

Some blogs on internet write 'Kalki Avatar will born in next 50-100 years and He will kill all evil people on Earth in third world war'. How far is this true? What do present day astrologers in India ...
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Why yogam and karnam are always vishnu in sankalpam?

Panchangm, the Hindu almanac is called so because it comprises of five parts (panch - five, ang - part). The five parts are: Thithi (ex: Ekadeshi, prathamai, panchami etc) Vaaram (Bhaanu-Sunday, ...
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How to calculate Panchang?

I want to know the method of calculating Tithi, Vara, Nakshatra, Yoga and Karana AKA Panchanga of a specific day . Does anybody know it? Update Please be in mind that I'm not asking any websites/...
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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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