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Re: IN THIS FIRST YEAR OF THE MILLENIUM , ACHAARYA RAAMAANUJAA'S

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 06:46:19 PDT

Dear Dr.Sheela Belur :

Your question is a good one. We go thru this 
prblem in determination of the selection of the day 
for a Thirunakshathram in North America versus
India . Often , the festival day is earlier
in North America than in India.

The case in point is Sri RaamAnuja Jayanthi .
In India , it is Monday , May 8 .Sri Ahobila
matam observes the Jayanthi at ThirunArAyaNapuram
on May 8. For us, it is May 7 , if one wishes
to look at it from the thithi at the place of
obsevance. The assumption is that the Thithi is
a geo-centric phenomenon.It happens that in North
America , Chitthirai ThiruvAdhirai is on a sukla
Paksha chathurthi thithi and in India , it is a day 
later on panchami thithi .Last year, Sri RaamAnuja Jayanthi
fell on  Sukla Paksha shashti thithi.
These confusions arise form thithi sphuta
(thithi duration ) issues a tthe PLACE OF 
OBSERVANCE. Sri mani varadarAjan has written
about this earlier. 

My own position is tht AchArya RaamAnujA 
is to be saluted everyday and hence celebration for 
two consecutive days is just fimne. from the PanchAngam 
point of view however, the Thithi sphutam determinations
suggest that May 7 is the day for the celebration 
of Sri RaamAnuja Jayanthi in Americas and May 8 is the day
for celebrations in India . It is also the day of
ApuLLAr's Thirunakshathram .

V.Sadagopan 


   At 06:06 AM 4/28/00 -0700, you wrote:
>IN THIS FIRST YEAR OF THE MILLENIUM , ACHAARYA RAAMAANUJAA'S
>BIRTHDAY FALLS ON SUNDAY , MAY 7.
>Is'nt it on May 8 th Monday?
>
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