[Advaita-l] Happy Diwali/Sal Mubarak!

Ravi Chandrasekhara vadhula at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 4 06:43:05 CST 2013

Pranam ,

Amara Gujarati loko: Diwali Subbhakaamiyen ane Sal Mubarak!
I take it that Gujarat VS is similar to Dakshina Bharat SS calender in that the month begins with Amavasa.

In Uttara Bharat, I think new month begins with Purinma  using VS.

Ravi Chandrasekhara

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On Nov 4, 2013, at 3:35, Sujal Upadhyay <sujal.u at gmail.com> wrote:

> Happy Diwali Jaldhar bhai and all and happy Gujarati New year.
> Sujal
> OM
> Sujal Upadhyay
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> nothing but unhappiness" - Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi
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> On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 10:03 AM, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>wrote:
>> On Mon, 4 Nov 2013, Srirudra wrote:
>> Whether Gujarathi years also have sixty names like Tamil Calender?
>> Yes though the names are only used in samkalpa.  For everyday purposes the
>> years are numbered from the accession of King Vikramaditya in 57BC hence
>> this era is called Vikram Samvat.  Elsewhere in India, the VS era is
>> chaitradi but the Gujarati Vikram Samvat is unusual in that it is
>> kartikadi.  This means the VS year name will be out of sync with that in TN
>> though the same set of 60 names are used.
>> The  present year is called Vijaya.
>> This calendar is also used in Gujarat to a lesser extent.  It is known as
>> Shalivahan Shaka.  Presently the SS year is 1935.
>> To be on the safe side, I repeat the names and numbers of both the Vikram
>> and Shalivahan years during samkalpa.
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