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Re: Gotrams...

From: Souriraja Ramadurai (durai_at_tifr.res.in)
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 18:21:07 PST

Dear Sri Sadagopan Swami,
I would like to know the significance of Ashtaka and Avashtaka Tarpanams
today and tomorrow. I am told the significance behind the Amavasya and
Sankramana as the New Moon and the Entrance of the Sun into the new
Zodiac respectively. Is there any similar astronomical significance behind
these two days? I also heard that the two Tarpanas are mandatory only for
those performing Tarpanams on all the 12 Sankramanas and does not apply to
those performing Tarpanams on FOUR Sankramanas only. Is it correct? 
S RAMADURAI



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