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  CalendarHome.com - Hindu calendar - Calendar Encyclopedia
7 Correspondence of the lunisolar calendar to the solar calendar
Correspondence of the lunisolar calendar to the solar calendar
A lunisolar calendar is always a calendar based on the moon's celestial motion, which in a way keeps itself close to a solar calendar based on the sun's (apparent) celestial motion.
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Calendars are calculated on the basis of the sun, the moon, and a combination of both.
Initially, the Hindu calendar was based on the movements of the moon.
Although the solar calendar was used to measure the passage of time, most religious festivals and other occasions were still decided on the basis of lunar movement.
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 History & info - Indian calendars
As a result of a calendar reform in 1957 C.E., the National Calendar of India is a formalized lunisolar calendar in which leap years coincide with those of the Gregorian calendar (Calendar Reform Committee, 1957).
The Gregorian calendar continues in use for administrative purposes, and holidays are still determined according to regional, religious, and ethnic traditions.
The history of calendars in India is a remarkably complex subject owing to the continuity of Indian civilization and to the diversity of cultural influences.
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 The Hindu : Entertainment Delhi / Arts & Crafts : Slow dies the calendar art
The value of the calendar art form is now underscored by the gradual demise of the calendar art studios and the dominance of the digital print.
Calendar and popular art enters a new phase of visibility in academic discourse as well as through the commercial auction.
Arguably the last influential calendar paintings of Indian politics enshrined Indira Gandhi as the benign mother of the nation, the unspoken Bharat Mata of the Pokharan blasts and the triumph of Bangladesh.
www.hindu.com /thehindu/fr/2005/07/15/stories/2005071501550300.htm   (0 words)

  Hindu calendar information - Search.com
6 Correspondence of the lunisolar calendar to the solar calendar
Correspondence of the lunisolar calendar to the solar calendar
A lunisolar calendar is always a calendar based on the moon's celestial motion, which in a way keeps itself close to a solar calendar based on the sun's (apparent) celestial motion.
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 Indian Calender.....Explanied on CuisineCuisine.com
While the Gregorian calendar is still used by the people and government of India, the Panchang has always been the spiritual expression of time for the Hindus and a guide to a life close to God and religion.
For Hindus, it is the essence of religion and living, which predicts the spiritual path of people on a journey towards god.
The western calendar is based on the sun, in which a year is the time required for the earth to complete one orbit around the sun.
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 Hindu Calendars - Crystalinks
While the Republic of India has adopted the Gregorian calendar for its secular life, its Hindu religious life continues to be governed by the traditional Hindu calendar.
A further refinement of the calendar was the introduction into dating of the place of a year according to its position in relation to the orbital revolution of the planet Jupiter, called brhaspati in Sanskrit.
The Hindu calendar used in ancient Vedic times has undergone many changes in the process of regionalization, and today there are several regional Indian calendars, as well as an Indian national calendar.
www.crystalinks.com /calendarhindu.html   (0 words)

 Hindu Calendar
As we begin to discuss the five elements of the Hindu almanac it is important to recognize the importance of the moon in Hindu culture.
In Hindu astrology the sun and the moon are both perceived to have a great effect on life, and their motions are precisely calculated.
HIndu dates are usually given in the order: month, paksa and tithi, thus Caitra, sukla 7 means the seventh day from the new moon of the month of Caitra.
www.sanskrit.org /www/Astronomy/HinduCalendar.html   (0 words)

 The Hindu Calendar: Hinduism Adopts a Lunar Calendar
The Hindu Calendar: Hinduism Adopts a Lunar Calendar
Lunar cycles with correction for the solar cycle is the hallmark of the Hindu calendar.
The Hindu calendar is extremely complex in that the dates do not always change at the same hour, sometimes days are skipped and months are added.
hinduism.suite101.com /blog.cfm/the_hindu_calendar   (445 words)

 Calendar of Hindu festivals and holy days   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hindus gather on this day to celebrate the birth of the monkey god Hanuman Jui who is a symbol of strength and unity.
This is a Hindu festival that celebrates the coming of the new year, or the harvest, or both, depending on which form of Hinduism is observed by the follower.
Hindus also dedicate this festival to Durga, the mother goddess and women plant nine different food grain seeds into containers during the period and offer the saplings to the goddess.
www.cre.gov.uk /diversity/religionguides/calendar/hindu.html   (1033 words)

In the beginning indentured Hindus recalled by memory religious festivals of the motherland but by the the last quarter of the 20th century the entire calendar became available to the ordinary Hindu and the observation of festivals expanded and is continuing to expand.
As Dr. Raj Bali Pandey says in his book Hindu Samskaras: “The last sacrament in the life of a Hindu is the Antyesti or the funeral with which he closes the concluding chapter of his worldly career.
Every Hindu home prepares for and celebrates Divali with the fervent prayer and belief that the Goddess Lakshmi will bless their home and family with wealth.
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 Bible Prophecy Calendar: 360 day/year
All calendars insert leap-days or leap-months to nudge the 'normal' year closer to the exact 365.2422 year, otherwise before long the months on the calendar would be out of synchronization with the seasons of the year.
In the modern Hebrew calendar, a 'normal' year has 354 days, but upon every 2 or 3 years a leap month is added with 384 days in that year.
However, the 360 Prophetic Calendar soon shows itself wonderfully supreme in every way, as it spans and divides time into biblical generations of 40 and 100 years, and biblical ages of 4,000 and 100,000 years; with the biblical principle of a 7th-day rest woven throughout.
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 Hindu calendar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
6 Correspondence of the lunisolar calendar to the solar calendar
The epoch (starting point or first day of the zeroth year) of the current era of Hindu calendar (both solar and lunisolar) is February 18 3102 BC/BCE in the proleptic Julian calendar or January 23 3102 BC/BCE in the proleptic Gregorian calendar.
Hinduism has of four eras or ages, of which we are currently in the last.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hindu_calendar   (4404 words)

 Redhotcurry.com - Culture. Introduction to the Hindu calendar with brief descriptions of important dates
The Hindu calendar is based on the movement of the moon.
In the western calendar, a year is the time it takes for the earth to complete one orbit around the sun.
If you are a follower of the Hindu calendar one of the most detailed explanations can found on the Swaminarayan website, click here.
www.redhotcurry.com /culture/hindu_festivals.htm   (1528 words)

 The Hindu : Calendar on the condition of zoo inmates
The pictures, according to CZA officials, are aimed at improving the perception of the common people about the way animals are kept in zoos and have been the result of the combined effort of wildlife photographers and members of the CZA.
Keenly involved with the conceptualisation of the calendar, Scientist, CZA, Brij Kishor Gupta, whose pictures are also featured in the calendar, says: "We have brought out the wall calendar on themes relating to wild fauna with a view to generating awareness and public support for its conservation.
The theme of this year's calendar is `Better Housing for the Zoo Animals,' and is aimed at improving the general perception that zoos are like jails where animals are incarcerated for life.
www.hindu.com /lf/2004/01/03/stories/2004010300540200.htm   (0 words)

 .:. Indian Calendar .:. ASTRAL TRAVELER .:.
Some lunar calendars start each month with a new moon, while others start each month with a full moon, and Hindu calendars don't all agree on when a year starts, either.
It is a solar calendar with either 365 or 366 days in a year, leap year rules identical to those in the Gregorian calendar, but with years starting near the vernal equinox (March 22 in regular years, March 21 in leap years) and traditional Indian names for the months.
In addition to establishing a civil calendar, the Calendar Reform Committee of India set guidelines for religious calendars, which require calculations of the motions of the Sun and Moon.
www.astraltraveler.com /calendars/indian.html   (0 words)

 The Hindu Calendar
This calendar has been modified and elaborated, but because it is based on the stars (nakshatras) visible to the naked eye, and on the visible Lunar phases, it is more accurate than any others of the past.
Both these calendars (the oldest in the Aryan Race) are influenced by the prehistoric calendars of the first and second root races at the North Pole and its surroundings, as they reckon with days and nights lasting six months.
For untold ages, the Hindus have observed the motion of the moon, the sun and the seven planets along a definite path that circles our sky and is marked by fixed clusters of stars.
www.wisdomworld.org /additional/ListOfCollatedArticles/Calendar.html   (0 words)

 Hindu Holidays
As such they are as close to the official dates as is possible, bearing in mind that the authoritative source on the Indian calendar, the Indian Astronomical Ephemeris, is usually published late in the year preceding the year under consideration.
This is justified by the fact that the Hindu Lunar day begins at sunrise, and that for a lunar day to be expunged it must occur less than an hour before sunrise, hence the expunged day's start is already in the next day of the Western calendar whose days begin at midnight.
Expecting a unified and consistent approach to holidays in the Hindu world is akin to expecting all of Europe to have a single set of holidays, without any regional variations within the various countries in Europe.
www.qppstudio.net /footnotes/footnote_Hindu.htm   (0 words)

 Hindu Calendar Dates 52nd Century
This mainly lunar calendar was 10 1/4 days short of a 365 1/4_ day tropical year, thus necessitating the intercalation of a month (termed 'Mercedonius`, derived from 'merces`, meaning wages).The Jewish calendar, a highly complex system, is 'lunisolar`, where the years are solar and months lunar.
The Islamic calendar is lunar, beginning with the approximate New Moon and dating from the emigration of Prophet Mohammed from Mecca to Madina in 622 AD.
According to the Nirayan calendar writers, the duration of the earlier Yugas were first, the Krutayuga, which lasted for 17,28,000 years second, the Tretayuga, for 12,96,000 years third, the Dwaparyuga for 8,64,000 years and finally, the present Kaliyuga, which would last for 4,32,000 years.
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 Moonwise: Hindu Lunar Calendar, Vikram Year 2060
The calendar is not used for secular purposes, but it determines most of the festivals of Hinduism, Theravada Buddhism and Jainism (Sikhs are in the process of moving over to a solar calendar).
The Full Moon calendar is based on the Dark Moon one; during the dark half, the month name is that of the following month.
As is usual with lunar calendars, the months have 29 or 30 days, but days may be missed out or duplicated.
www.moonwise.co.uk /year/2060hindu.htm   (0 words)

 Religious calendars: Baha'i, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Mayan, Muslim, Sikh, W.C. O.T. C., Wicca and Zoroastrian
During the Christian era, the calendar was adjusted so that DEC-25 of the year 1 BCE was believed to be the birthday of Jesus Christ.
The base year for the calendar is the date of the coronation of the last Zoroastriaa Sasanian King, Yazdegird II in 631 CE.
Khurshedji Cama proposed a revised calendar in 1906 CE.
www.religioustolerance.org /rel_calendar.htm   (0 words)

 Hindu Calendar Posted On-Line | Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh Yuva Online
KAUAI, HAWAII, January 17, 2006: Himalayan Academy, publisher of Hinduism Today and HPI, is pleased to announce the posting of the Hindu calendar calculated for 180 cities worldwide for both 2006 and 2007 (the Hindu new year beginning in April).
These panchangams are primarily used for the sankalpa (declaration of intent, time and place) in ceremonies and they contain the five essential elements for future muhurthas (auspicious timing).
The panchangam must be calculated for the specific location of the ceremony, as the various timings are dependent upon the specific latitude and longitude.
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 Hindu Calendar
The history of the calendar is the attempt of various astronomers, astrologers, priests and mathematicians to perform the ultimate magic of synchronizing the Solar and Lunar periods.
Ancient calendars were based on lunar months, but in order to keep the calendar in step with the seasons, it was necessary to insert extra months, because 12 lunar months are 10.8751234326 days short of a tropical year.
The Vedic Calendar is the oldest and tries to cover this shortfall of 10.87 days between 12 lunar months and a year by interpolating an extra month every third year called he Adhika Masa.
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Makar Sankrant is the first Hindu festival of the solar calendar year, falling around January 15.
Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival dedicated to Shiva, one of the deities of the Hindu Trinity.
An all night vigil by married Hindu ladies in respect of their husbands.
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 Trivishtapam - Calendar - Astronomical - Hindu Calendars
the solar calendar or the saura maana, and
lunisolar calendar is always a calendar based on the moon's celestial motion, which in a way keeps itself close to a
Today (as of writing this on 2005-05-18) the elapsed years in the Hindu calendar are 5106 and this is the 5107th Hindu calendar year.
samvit.org /calendar/astro/wiki.html   (2833 words)

 Welcome to GSB Konkani
In the case of Lunar calendar, which follows the course of the moon, the Lunar day or the ‘tithi’ is from one moon-rise to the next one.
These twelve months make a year or Samvatsara and, the Indian Calendar believes in a cycle of 60 years and therefore each of these 60 years will have a name, the first year of the cycle is Prabhava and the last one is Kshaya.
The Lunar Calendar does not want to go alone and wants to catch up with the movement of the sun and stars and so to coquilles after every three years adds a month called Adhik Mas or an additional month which can be called a leap month.
www.gsbkonkani.net /fastandfestivals.htm   (0 words)

 Heart of Hinduism: The Hindu Calendar
The Hindu calendar is based on lunar months corresponding to the phases of the moon.
The Hindu calendar is therefore luni-solar, with a precise month and an approximate year.
Hindus may perform fasts and recite prayers to supplicate a particular deity on the corresponding day of the week.
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 Jaffna Hindu College- Leading National School in Sri Lanka
Jaffna Hindu College, established in 1890, is a premier academic institution in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
Known island-wide as Hindu College, it is the citadel of Tamil and Hindu Culture.
The distinguished Alumni of this prestigious Hindu institution have held and are holding high positions of responsibility in Sri Lanka and in countries where they are domiciled.
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 Java Calendar Conversions
Enter the month, day, and year and select the calendar in the fields at the top and select the target calendar in the menu at the bottom, and the equivalent date in the selected calendar with appear in the middle.
When you change "input" calendars, the input date automatically converts to the new one (which I guess sort of makes having an input and an output calendar redundant, but that was the model I had in mind when I started).
The Modern Hindu calendars were actually implemented as described in the book, using a hand-made arbitrary-precision rational-number class, and that was a pain by itself.
web.meson.org /calendars   (0 words)

 A Lover's Journal: Google Hindu Calendar
When I searched for 'Hindu Calendar' in public calendars on Google calendar, your Hindu Calendar was the first to be listed and the content was exactly what I needed.
Google calendar does not have a way to keep the rahukalam time constant regardless of which timezone people are in.
But i doubt if this can be ported to google calender as hindu calender and festival decisions are done based on the sunrise/sunset times which could be different from place to place not a specific to the timezone.
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