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Why the Hindu Almanac is called 'panchang' ?

Asked by vinay vaidya, 10 Mar '09 07:01 pm
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Ancient Indian scholars devised a comprehensive calendar by systematically studying the Vedas and the movement and positions of planetary bodies and stars. This calendar was prepared in the form of an almanac called the Panchang. The panchang measures time in lunar months whose names reveal the secret path of stars and constellations. The face of the new moon (Aamvasya) ushers in a new month.The first fortnight of the full moon is known as Shuklapaksha, ' the bright half ', as the moon waxes. Full moon, Poornima marks the end of Shuklapaksha.Krishnapaksha is the dark half fortnight of the month during which the moon wanes.The Panchang lists four weeks of seven days, identified with planets and gods.Panchang is the Indian Calendar, which has been in use for centuries. According to the Panchang - Hindu Vedic Calendar, there are 60 years, each having a name for itself. The name of each year also has a meaning and suggests what is in store for us in that year.
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Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 10 Mar '09 07:06 pm

 
  
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Because it has the thithi, vaara(week's name with pakshas), nakshatra, maasa(with rithu) and raasi details
Answered by Haalayudha Dattuni, 10 Mar '09 07:14 pm

 
  
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