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BahudAnya Year Calendar

From: Anand K Karalapakkam (anand_at_engr.uconn.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 17 1998 - 16:48:04 PDT

                                  Sri :
          
             Srimate  Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Para Brahmane Namaha

             Srimate Sri Lakshmi - Nrusimha Divya PAdukA Sevaka - 
         Srivan  Shatagopa  Sri NArAyana Yateendra MahAdesikAya Namaha      
             

     Dear  bhaktAs of Sriman NArAyanA,
    
     Namo NArAyanA . kindly accept adiyen's pranAmams. 

    By the blessings of Sriman NArAyanA , adiyen has compiled the calendar
for this Tamil year ( only from "Ani" ie. June 15th ). This is in no means
complete since adiyen doesn't have the information on the thirunakshatrams
of many AchAryAs esp. from Munitraya sampradAyam , ThenAchAryA sampradAyam
etc. Adiyen closely followed the Desika Darsana Diary & Guide , published
by Sri sevA swAmi & this compilation is impossible without that. The book
titled "AchArya Vaibhavam" of VishistAdvaitA Research Center was of
immense help to obtain the information regarding the thirunakshatrams of
many AchAryAs .

    1.  Adiyen is puzzled to notice that "Sri RAma Navami" is not at all
mentioned in the Desika Darsana Diary & Guide ( DDD & G). Can someone
kindly post the actual date. 

    2. The numbers at the bracket of DwAdasi represents the "nAzhi" (1
nAzhi = 24 minutes ) after sunrise , before which the ekadasi fasting
should be broken ( dwAdasi pAranai) . In general , it is very good to
perform dwAdasi pAranai before 6 nAzhis . 

    3. The "Avani Avittam" ( UpAkarmA ) for Yajur , Rg & sAmA  falls on
different days. It is interesting however that, as per DDD & G , Yajur &
Rg upAkarmA falls on the "Adi" month itself & sAmA upAkarmA in "Ani" month
, but not on "Avittam" star . as per DDD & G. Then why do we call them as
"Avani Avittam" ? ( atleast last year , the yajur upAkarmA was properly on
Avani Avittam itself ).

   4. Kindly note that Vaishnava Saraswati PoojA falls on Sep 30th. Sri
VaishnavAs don't celebrate this as a function (not even be a vyAjA for
performing a special HayagrIva ArAdhanA that day ).  Only those Sri
VaishnavAs who are tied up with professions like weaving , carpentry etc ,
_may_ celebrate & that too with Lord HayagrIvA's (bestower of
knowledge to Goddess Saraswati) ArAdhanA / poojA . The special HayagrIva
ArAdhanA needs to be performed on the Sri HayagrIva Jayanti ( Avani ,
Sravanam) . Reference : AchAra - anushtAna - sampradAya elaboration by Sri
U.Ve. V.N. GopAla DesikAchAryA .

   5. If someone can kindly post the dates of eclipses at USA , Singapore
, Canada , India etc , it would be very helpful.

     If there are some issues like USA / India time difference that might
affect the calendar , kindly point them out . Also if some errors are
observed in this calendar , kindly do point them out .


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   * T.N. stands for Thirunakshatram (Bith star)
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                      BahudAnya Year Calendar ( 1998 - 99) 
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   June , 1998

   6/15 : "Ani" month begins
   6/20 : EkAdasi ; Sri Koorma Jayanti <aswini>
   6/21 : DwAdsi (24.40)
   6/23 : AmAvAsyA
   6/25 : 9th patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <ThiruAdhirai>    

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   July , 1998

   7/4  : PeriAzhvAr T.N. ; Vadakku Thiruveedhi piLLai T.N. <swAthi>
   7/5  : EkAdasi
   7/6  : DwAdasi (38.19) ; Sriman NAthamuni T.N. <Anusham>
   7/10 : 13th patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <UththirAdam>
   7/15 : 25th patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <UththirattAdi>
   7/16 : "Adi" month begins
   7/17 : Adippandigai
   7/19 : EkAdasi
   7/20 : DwAdasi (44.0)
   7/21 : Sri AnnayArya MahAdesikan T.N. <Mrugaseersham>
   7/22 : NAvalpAkkam AyyA DevanAtha ThAtArya MahAdesikan T.N.<ThiruAdhirai>  
   7/23 : AmAvAsyA
   7/27 : ThiruAdippUram ;AndAL T.N.; 26th & 36th patta AzhagiyaSingars T.N.
   7/31 : 25th patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N.  <swAthi>

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   August 98

   8/4  : EkAdasi
   8/5  : DwAdsi (10.24)
   8/7  : Sri ALavandAr (YAmunAchAryA) T.N. ; 14th patta AzhagiyaSingar
          T.N.; < UththirAdam> ; Yajur UpAkarmA ie. Avani Avittam
   8/8  : GAyatri japam ; Rg UpAkarmA
   8/16 : 22nd patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <rohini>
   8/17 : "Avani" month starts
   8/18 : EkAdasi
   8/19 : DwAdasi (6.46)
   8/21 : AmAvAsyA
   8/22 : Solar Eclipse (India) 
   8/25 : 44th patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. ; SAma UpAkarmA <hastam>
   8/31 : 2nd patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <kettai>

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   September 98

   9/1  : 28th patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <moolam>
   9/2  : EkAdasi
   9/3  : DwAdasi (38.58) 
   9/4  : Sri VAmana Jayanti ; Sri HayagrIva Jayanti <sravanam>
   9/7  : MahALaya PakshA begins
   9/13 : Sri Krishna Jayanti ; Sri NayanArAchAryA T.N. <Rohini> 
   9/16 : EkAdasi
   9/17 : DwAdasi (35.35); "PurattAsi" month begins
   9/20 : AmAvAsyA
   9/21 : NavarAtri begins
   9/25 : 33rd patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <visAkam>
   9/27 : Sri Adivan Shatagopa Yateendra MahAdesikan(1st patta 
          AzhagiyaSingar) T.N.; Sri KesavAchAryA II T.N.  <kettai>
   9/28 : 20th patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <moolam>
   9/29 : Srimad Thirukkudandai Desikan T.N. <poorAdam>
   9/30 : Vaishnava Saraswati PoojA

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   October 98
 
   10/1  : Sri NigamAntha MahA Desikan T.N. ; Sri Brahmatantra
           svatantra Jeeyar (1st Jeeyar , sri parakAla Mutt) T.N. ;
           KamalAvAsar I T.N. <Sravanam>; Vijayadasami
   10/2  : EkAdasi
   10/3  : DwAdasi (5.19) ; 17th patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N.<sathayam>
   10/15 : 18th patta AzhagiyaSingar <Ayilyam>
   10/16 : EkAdasi 
   10/17 : DwAdasi (11.32); 12th patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <pooram>
   10/18 : "Aippasi" month begins
   10/19 : DeepAvali
   10/20 : AmAvAsyA
   10/26 : Thirukkurugaip pirAn piLLAn (kurukesA) T.N. <moolam>
   10/29 : PoigaiAzhvAr <Sravanam>
   10/30 : BoodhaththAzhvAR ; PeyAzhvAr 
   10/31 : EkAdasi ; 11th patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <sathayam>
   
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   November 98
 
   11/1  : DwAdasi (30.25)
   11/14 : EkAdasi 
   11/15 : DwAdasi (54.59)
   11/16 : "KArthigai" month begins
   11/18 : AmAvAsyA
   11/20 : Koti KannikAdhAna ThAthA desikan T.N. <Anusham>
   11/23 : 43rd patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <poorAdam>
   11/29 : 34th patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. ; 45th patta AzhagiyaSingar Sri
           Lakshmi Nrusimha Divya pAdukA sevaka Sri NArAyana Yateendra
           MahAdesikan (current H.H.Jeeyar,Sri Ahobila Mutt);<UththirattAdi>
   11/30 : Kaisika EkAdasi

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   December 98
  
   12/1  : DwAdasi (0) !!
   12/2  : ThirumangaiMannan (kaliyan) T.N. <bharani>
   12/3  : ThiruppAnAzhvAr T.N.; NampiLLai T.N. ; 5th patta AzhagiyaSingar
           T.N.; <kruththigai> ; ThirukkArthigai
   12/9  : 31st patta AzhagiyaSingar <magam>
   12/14 : EkAdasi
   12/15 : DwAdasi (43.07)
   12/16 : "MArgazhi" month begins
   12/18 : AmAvAsyA ; Hanumanth Jayanti
   12/25 : 41st patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <poorattAdi>
   12/28 : 8th patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <aswini>
   12/29 : Vaikunta EkAdasi
   12/30 : DwAdasi (21.55)

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   January 99

   1/1   : 16th patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <Mrugaseersham>
   1/10  : 4th patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <chittirai>
   1/11  : KoodArai ; Sri VedAnta RAmAnuja MahAdesikan T.N.
   1/12  : 30th & 40th patta AzhagiyaSingars T.N. <visAkam>
   1/13  : EkAdasi
   1/14  : DwAdasi (31.49); Thondaradip podi AzhvAr T.N.; Peria Nambigal 
           T.N. <kettai> ; Bhogi
   1/15  : "Thai" month begins (MahA SankarAnti ie. pongal)   
   1/16  : Kannu mAttu pongal
   1/17  : 42nd AzhagiyaSingar T.N. ; AmAvAsyA
   1/18  : 42nd AzhagiyaSingar
   1/19  : 3rd  patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <sravanam>
   1/22  : 6th  patta AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <porattAdi>
   1/27  : EkAdasi
   1/28  : DwAdasi (49.39)
   1/29  : 38th patta AzhagiyaSingar <thiruAdhirai>
   1/30  : EmbAr T.N.  <punarvasu>

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   Feb 99

   2/2   : ThirumazhisaippirAn T.N. <magam>
   2/5   : KoorathAzhvAn T.N. <hastam>
   2/6   : 15th AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <chittirai>
   2/7   : Abhinava Desika Uttamoor VeerarAghavAchAryA T.N. <swAthi>
   2/12  : EkAdasi
   2/13  : DwAdasi (16.28) ; "MAsi" month starts
   2/15  : AmAvAsyA
   2/16  : MadhurAntakam VeerarAghavArya MahAdesikan T.N. <avittam>
   2/24  : Thirukkachi NambigaL T.N.  <rohini>
   2/26  : EkAdasi ;Kulasekara perumAL T.N. ; KesavAchAryA I T.N. ;
           <punarvasu>              
   2/27  : 37th AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <pushyam>

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   March 99

   3/1   : ManakkAl Nambi T.N. ; 19th AzhagiyaSingar T.N. <magam>
   3/10  : AshtakA srAddham
   3/11  : Anvashtakai
   3/13  : EkAdasi
   3/14  : DwAdasi (54.07)
   3/15  : "Panguni" month begins
   3/17  : AmAvAsyA
   3/18  : UgAdhi (Telugu New Year's day)
   3/27  : EkAdasi; Thirukkudandai Andavan  VedAnta RAmANuja MahAdesikan
           T.N. <pushyam>
   3/28  : DwAdasi (51.37)
   3/31  : Panguni Uthiram ; Nanjeeyar T.N.
   
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   April 99

   4/1   : Thiruvarangathu amudhanAr T.N.; 21st AzhagiyaSingar T.N. 
           <hastam> 
   4/5   : KozhiyAlam Sri Ranga RAmAnuja MahAdesikan T.N. ;
           VinnAtrankarai Sri SrInivAsa MahAdesikan T.N. <anusham>
   4/6   : Sri VarAha Jayanti
   4/12  : EkAdasi
   4/13  : DwAdasi (24.09); Sri Matsya Jayanti
   4/14  : pramadhi year starts 

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