[Advaita-l] Happy Diwali and Sal Mubarak

Ravi Chandrasekhara vadhula at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 11 06:32:13 CST 2015

Sal Mubarak Jaldhar Bhai! 
Agree, most temples in USA mark Wed Nov 11, 2015 as Diwali but Amavaas tithi ends Nov 11 am. Per mypanchang.com and Drikpanchang website, In USA, Diwali puja should occur on Nov 10 sanyankaal.

I notice that Swaminarayan temples , in general, are a day off, i.e., it appears they follow panchang as per India.

One would think purohits in our mandirs ( whether North, South, Gujarati, or Bengali) would know better and advise accordingly.

Ravi Chandrasekhara 

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> On Nov 10, 2015, at 21:55, Jaldhar H. Vyas via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Wishing all advaita-l readers a happy Diwali and Gujarati new year (Vikram Samvat 2072 called Plavanga.)
> Owing to the nature of the luni-solar calendar, in the Americas, Diwali is actually today (Tuesday.) and tomorrow (Wednesday) in India and the rest of the world.  Though most people being unfamiliar with the fine points of jyotisha and dharmashastras will just follow the Indian date.  The new year is on Thursday all over the world.
> Regardless of when you celebrate, may the upcoming year bring you much progress in artha, kama, dharma and most of all, moksha.
> -- 
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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