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Re: SandyAvandanam Timing

From: Malolan Cadambi (
Date: Thu Mar 29 2001 - 00:52:32 PST

srimathe rAmAnujAya namaha


NemaggE ugAdi dinada subAshrayagalu
mattu hosA varshada subAshrayagalu
(Pardon me for the late wish)

There is a PERL Script for Calculating Panchangam. I am not sure 
whether it is synchronised for Sri Vaishnava use. I request members 
who are well versed in software to try to convert this script into a 
stand alone programme, which can be used by any one.

WARNING: This does not work on WINDOWS or MAC, you need SOLARIS or 
UNIX to try the script.

All Due regards to Sri Ravishankar Mayavaram who originally pointed 
out the source of the script in another esteemed electronic forum.

There is a perl script for computing panchanga at

For personal use, I think one can modify and get the data one needs.
especially for sa.nkalpam if one needs, naxatra, tithi, yoga, karaNa
etc at a particular place and at local time. It is quite handy.

Espcially things change during the day. In the following data, at the
end data is printed for 6, 8, 18, and 20 hours of 3/17/2001, and you
will see the changes. Especially if your prayer hour varies, you may
want to set it up for a range  (6-8 am/pm)

 Pancanga based on the Suryasiddhanta
 Day requested  = AD 2001  3   17
 JD (at noon)   =  2451986   Saturday
 Local latitude = 30.3
 Requested time =  6h: 0m
 Nirayana  True Longitude
   Sun          11s  3d  0' 14"
   Moon          8s  8d  5' 59"
   Mercury       0s  0d  0'  0"
   Venus         0s  0d  0'  0"
   Mars          0s  0d  0'  0"
   Jupiter       0s  0d  0'  0"
   Saturn        0s  0d  0'  0"
   Candrocca     9s 24d 21'  9"
   Rahu          2s 21d 42' 31"
 Local sunrise  =  6h  6m
 ayanamsa       = 22d 31m
 Jovian(North)  = vijaya(27)
 Jovian(South)  = vikrama(14)
 Lunar Month    = Phalguna
 Paksha         = K  8 (fraction = 0.924)
 Solar masa/day = Mina   /4
 samkranti on   = 2001/ 3/14
 samkranti at   =  5h:48m
 naksatra       = Mula
 karana         = kaulava
 yoga           = vyatIpAta

6h Phalguna       K  8(0.924)       Mula kaulava    vyatIpAta

 8h Phalguna       K  9(0.003)       Mula taitila    vyatIpAta

18h Phalguna       K  9(0.398)   P-asadha taitila     varIyas

20h Phalguna       K  9(0.477)   P-asadha taitila     varIyas


Again, I am not sure wheter this panchangam is syncrhonised with Sri 
Vaishnava useage. I request members who want to work on this script 
to get in touch with elder members to figure out how to programme an 
electronic panchangam for Sri Vaishnava use.


Adiyen Ramanuja Daasan,

Malolan Cadambi

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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