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Re: Is today narasimha jayanthi?

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_alum.calberkeley.org)
Date: Tue May 16 2000 - 11:45:43 PDT

> 
> Madhvasangha announced narasimha jayanti today. is it true 
> for us also? 
> 
> according to math or ashramam which is the right date? 

According to Indian Standard Time, Wednesday, 17-May, is
Sri Vaishnava Narasimha Jayanti for all traditions --
saura (solar calendar), cAndra (lunar calendar), pAncarAtra, 
mannAr (munitraya/parakAla maTha), tOzhappar (ahobila maTha).

SmArtas and mAdhvas reckon 16-May as Narasimha Jayanti.
However, according to Indian time, there is some trayodashi
on the 16th, thereby not making it a "pure" caturdashi.
Narasimha Jayanti is 'vaikAsi/vaiSAkha Sukla caturdashi'.
Sri Vaishnavas generally observe tithi-s on the following
day if they are not "pure". So, we observe it this year 
on the 17th of May if in India.

In the U.S., it is best observed on 16-May, since we 
have no trayodashi on that day according to our time.

aDiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan
Mani

P.S. All timings/dates are from Sampath Krishna Joshiyar's
pancAngam, printed in Mysore.

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