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Significance of certain occasions mentioned in Panchangams

Ramanbil_at_aol.com
Date: Fri May 26 2000 - 08:28:10 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas:
Sometime ago, a Bhagavata asked about the significance of "Akshaya 
Trithiyai". 
I gave him the following reply. I will be much obliged if anyone could 
explain the significance of not only "Akshaya Thritiyai" but also several 
others included in my reply?
Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy
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Dear friend:
Thank you for asking the question relating to Akshaya Thrithiyai. 
I think this has something to do with SrAddha ceremony. I am not sure.

If you flip through the pages of any Panchangam, you will come across many 
such expressions (e. g) 
Chandra Dasami, 
Madhana Trayodasi, 
Sankatahara Chathurthi, 
PradOsham, 
SoonyArkam, 
Vishnupathi, 
RambA Thrithiyai, 
IshTi, 
Tridinasprik, 
AgasthOdayam, 
Nagachaturthi, 
HarivAsaram, 
Rishi Panchami, 
MuktAbharaNa Saptami, 
DoorvAshtami, 
MahAbharaNi, 
MahAvytheepAdam, 
AvidhavA navami, 
TulAkrishna Panchami, 
GOshtAshtami 
and many more.

Frankly, I have not learned the significance of every one of them in the 
AnushTAna classes. If you tell me why you are particularly interested in 
Akshaya Thrithiyai, I can consult my Acharyan or other scholars and let you 
know. 
Daosham
Anbil Ramaswamy

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