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Sri Jayanthi

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Fri Aug 24 2001 - 07:16:48 PDT

Dear BhakthAs:

I am forwarding an excellent posting on Sri Jyanthi
Date NirNayam  by Sriman Dileepan in the Malolan Net
for general awareness as we approach this most important 
festival/celebration .

Thanks to Sri Mani Varadarajan and other devotees ,
who have helped with important postings earlier on
this subject.


>Srimate Srilakshminrisimha Parabrahmane Nama:
>Srimate Sri Lakshminrisimha Divyapadukasevaka
>      Srivan Satakopa Sri NarayanaYatindra Mahadesikaya nama:
>Dear devotees:
>This year Sri Jayanthi is to be celebrated as follows:
>                 INDIA      USA (EDT to PDT)     Hawaii
>Munithraiyam    9/10/01       9/10/01           9/9/01
>Sri Sannidhi    9/11/01       9/10/01           9/10/01
>(p.s. I am not sure, but I think Then Acharya Sampradayam
>will be the same as Sri Sannidhi.  Please verify.)
>The rule for determining Sri Jayanthi is as follows (from
>Kelvi-Bathil book by Melppakkam Sri Narasimhachariar
>Swami, Published by Sri Nrisimha Priya Trust, page 97):
>General: Sri Krishna Jayanthi is on the day of Ashtami/Rohini
>in the month of Simha.
>Has two Vradhams, Sri Jayanthi Vradham and Janmashtami Vradham.
>If Ashtami and Rohini are present even for one vinadi, then
>both Vradhams must be observed on that day.  Otherwise, Janmashtami
>Vradham must be observed on the day of Ashtami without any Saptami
>before it, and Sri Jayanthi Vradham must be observed on the Rohini
>day without any Kruththikai before it.  If the later happens, two
>vradhams must be observed.
>This year, we find Ashtami and Rohini together on Sep 10th in India
>as well as all over continental USA.  Thus, for Munithraiya Sampradayam
>both Janmashtami Vradaham as well as Sri Jayanthi vradham can be
>observed on Sep 10th both in India as well as continental USA.
>In Hawai, Ashtami and Rahini appear together on Sep 9th.  Therefore,
>the observance must be on Sep 9th for Munithraiyas residing in Hawaii.
>Sri Sannidhi
>First, two definitions, (i) Sudda Ashtami is a day with Ashtami not
>preceded by Saptami, and (ii) Sudda Rohini is a day with Rohini not
>preceded by Kriththikai.  Sri Sannidhi sishyas celebrate Sri Jayanthi
>on the day when Sudda Ashtami coincides with Sudda Rohini.  If Sudda
>Ashtami does not coincide with Sudda Rohini, then, Sri Jayanthi
>must be celebrated on Mrugasheerusham coinciding with either Navami
>or Dasami.
>This year, in India, Sudda Rohini is on Sep 10th, but Sudda Ashtami
>is on Sep 11th.  They do not coincide.  Therefore, sishyas in India
>must celebrate Sri Jayanthi on Sep 11th.  However, in the U.S. from
>the East to West coast, (not including Hawaii), Sudda Ashtami and
>Sudda Rohini coincide on Sep 10th.  Therefore, Sri Jayanthi is on
>Sep 10th.
>In Hawaii, Sudda Rohini is on Sep 9th and Sudda Ashtami is on Sep 10.
>They do not coincide.  Therefore,  Sri Sannidhi sishyas residing in
>Hawaii must celebrate Sri Jayanthi on Sep 10th as well.  Thus, USA
>Sri Sannidhi sishyas living in continental USA as well as Hawaii
>must celebrate Sri Jayanthi on Sep 10th.
>Following table shows the computations.  All nazhigais taken from
>Pambu panjangam.
>INDIA                     THITHI                     STAR
>                      Monday    Tuesday        Sunday        Monday
>                      10-Sep     11-Sep         9-Sep        10-Sep
>                     Saptami    Ashtami        Krithikai     Rohini
>Nazigai               6.41      3.58            34.14        33.52
>Next thithi/star     8:46 AM   7:41 AM        7:47 PM       7:38 PM
>Ashtami begins at 8:46 a.m. on Sep 10th; Rohini begins on Sep 9th
>at 7:47 p.m.

>USA East coast          THITHI                     STAR
>                      Sunday    Monday          Sunday      Monday
>                      9-Sep     10-Sep          9-Sep       10-Sep
>                     Saptami    Ashtami         Krithikai   Rohini
>Next thithi/star     11:16 PM   10:11 PM        10:17 AM   10:08 AM
>USA West Coast          THITHI                     STAR
                      Sunday    Monday          Sunday       Monday
>                      9-Sep     10-Sep          9-Sep        10-Sep
>                     Saptami    Ashtami         Krithikai    Rohini
>Next thithi/star     8:16 PM    7:11 PM         7:17 AM     7:08 AM
>Hawaii                   THITHI                     STAR
>                      Sunday    Monday          Sunday       Monday
>                      9-Sep     10-Sep          9-Sep        10-Sep
>                     Saptami    Ashtami         Krithikai    Rohini
>Next thithi/star     5:16 PM    4:11 PM         4:17 AM     4:08 AM
>I am posting this early so that if there are any questions/problems they
>may discussed, clarified, and corrected.
>-- adiyEn
>p.s. I wish to thank Smt. Indira Srinivasan, Smt. Vimala Rajaji's
>mother, for discussing some of the confusing issues with me.

>Srimate Sri Laksminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka
>Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama: 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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