S. V. Subrahmanian
svs_shankara at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 25 05:02:18 CDT 2000
> There are different rules followed by different traditions in
> determining the janmAShTamI. According to some, there are two
> vratas, actually nityakarmas. One is based on the prevalence of
> the aShTamI tithi at midnight (nishItha-kAla). The other requires
> the rohiNI-naxatra at midnight.
I was under the impression that for people who are alive naxatra is used
for determining the date of celebration. But for departed people, tithi is
used. [Ofcourse one could argue if Krishna really departed...]. For eg.,
Rama Navami is celebrated only on the navami. I don't know if an
date exists for Shri Rama also. By the way how is Shri Shankara's Jayanti
celebrated, naxatra or thithi ?
[I also saw some confusion this year with regards to Hanuman Jayanti too.]
bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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