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Re. Aavani Avittam

From: Ranga Satagopan (rsata_at_ctp.com)
Date: Wed Jul 26 1995 - 06:10:51 PDT

Hi,

This is a list of Sanskrit terms for days, months, etc. This info. is
from a Lifco publication (Nityaanushtaanakramam).

As I am transliterating(?) from Tamizh, some sounds may be wrong. Corrections
are welcome. Apologies for the heavy Tamizh bias (to non-Tamizh members).

This year's AavaNi Avittam  (actually on Aadi, Thiruvonam)
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10 August, Thursday : 
   Yuva naama samvatsare (year)
   Dakshinaayane
   Greeshma rtau
   Kataka maase
   Shukla pakshe
   Paurnamaasyam  subhatitau
   Guruvaasarayuktaayaam
   S*ravaNanakshatrayuktaayaam

Gaayatri japam
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11 August, Friday : 
   Yuva naama samvatsare (year)
   Dakshinaayane
   Greeshma rtau
   Kataka maase
   Krishna pakshe
   Paurnamaasyam  subhatitau
   Brghuvaasarayuktaayaam
   S*ravishtaanakshatrayuktaayaam

- Ranga

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Key : s* as in Shankar
      sh as in Pushpam
      n  = na-2 or na-3 in Tamizh
      N  = na-1 in Tamizh
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1. Ayana's
   Tai to Aani       : Uttaraayanam
   Aadi to Maargazhi : Dakshinaayanam

2. Rtu's (seasons)
   Chittirai, Vaigaasi   : Vasanta rtu  
   Aani, Aadi            : Greeshma rtu
   AavaNi, Purattaasi    : Varsha rtu
   Aippasi, Kaarththigai : Sharat rtu
   Maargazhi, Tai        : Hemanta rtu
   Maasi, Panguni        : Shishira rtu

3. Months
   Chittirai (mid April to mid May) : Mesha             (maase)
   Vaigaasi                         : Rishabha
   Aani                             : Mithuna
   Aadi                             : Kataka
   AavaNi                           : Simha
   Purattaasi                       : Kanyaa
   Aippasi                          : Tulaa
   Kaarththigai                     : Viruchchika
   Maargazhi                        : Saapa          ?? (Sagittarius?)
   Tai                              : Makara 
   Maasi                            : Kumba
   Panguni                          : Meena

4. Paksha's (phases of the moon)
   Pratamai (after Amaavaasya) to Paurnami : Shukla paksham (bright phase)
   Pratamai (after Paurnami) to Amaavaasya : Krihna paksham (dark phase)

5. Vaaram's (days of week)
   Sunday    : Baanu (vaasara yuktaayaam)
   Monday    : Indu
   Tuesday   : Bauma (Pauma?)
   Wednesday : Sowmya
   Thursday  : Guru
   Friday    : Brghu
   Saturday  : Sththira

6. Nakshatram's (stars)
   (I am listing Tamizh names in parentheses ONLY if the Sanskrit/Tamizh names
    seem too different)

    As*winee                                (nakshatra yuktaayaam)
    Apabharanee
    Kruttikaa
    Rohinee
    Mrugas*ira         (Mirugasheersham)
    Aardra             (Tiruvaadirai)
    Punarvasu          (Punarpoosam)
    Pushya             (Poosam)
    As*lesha           (Aayilyam)
    Maga
    Poorvapalgunee     (Pooram)
    Uttarapalgunee
    Hasta
    Chitra
    Swatee
    Vis*aakaa
    Anooraadha         (Anusham)
    Jyeshta            (Kettai)
    Moola
    Poorvaashaadaa     (Pooraadam)
    Uttaraashaadaa
    S*ravaNa           (Tiruvonam)
    S*ravishtaa        (Avittam)
    S*atabhishak       (Sadayam)
    Poorvabroshtapadaa (Pootattadi)
    Uttarabroshtapadaa
    Revatee



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