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The Real Application of Panchanngam in Ancient Vedic India

by Chandra Sekhar Sharma

Posted on 12/15/2019 10:27:43 PM

Panchangam

Panchanga is a simplified Annual book for Indian astronomical science of information , about human affairs and terrestrial events by studying the movements and relative positions of celestial objects . In Ancient Vedic civilization they were used mainly for knowing the right time for doing Vedic rituals. The another purpose of Panchangam is knowing , the angular positions of all planets with Earth as centre are calculated for each day. The Punchang consists of five limbs or accessories . The five limbs of the Panchang are supposed to represent the five sources of ethereal energies .These are Tithi (lunar day), Vara (weekday), Nakshatra (constellation), Yoga (a Luni-solar day) and Karana (half a lunar day).

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The Ancient Hindu Calendar

by Chandra Sekhar Sharma

Posted on 12/12/2019 11:25:50 AM

Panchangam

Hindu calendar is compiled by adopting two systems, one based on movement of earth around the Sun and another on the movement of Moon around the earth .The first day of Hindu New year is known as Baisaki in Punjab,Gudi Padva in Maharashatra,Yugadi in Karnataka, Uishu in Kerala and Vaishaki in West Bengal and so on,and it is sowaramaana Yugadi for the followers of Sun and Chandramaana Yugadi for the followers of Moon. This is calendar called as Panchangam, it’s includes 5 parts (Thidi ,Vaara,Nakshatra,Yoga ,Karanas).

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