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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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How is Vaara (day) Determined/calculated?

How do you know today is somavaara or mangalavaara ? what determines it ?
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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 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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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 ...
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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 ...