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Date: Thu Jun 18 1998 - 19:22:49 PDT

>From MK Krishnaswamy,
 Tirunakshatram is a word considered as equivalent to Birthday of a
person.  Traditionally, birthday-celebrations are reckoned with
reference to the birth star (Moon's position) and death anniversaries
with reference to the Thithi (Moon's phase).  Why do we celbrate Sri
Rama's birthday on a Navami?  Gokulashtami is celebrated w.r.t Thithi,
again.  I will be grateful for a clarification.
Adiyen Dasan,
MK Krishnaswamy