A calendar conundrum – Was the identity of the Pandavas exposed before the end of the exile/ incognito period?

This is an excerpt from my upcoming book: Calendars of India - Theory and Practice This video on YouTube gives a summary of this post. Envious of the wealth of the Pandavas and enraged at the insults from the Pandavas when he visits their palace in Indraprastha, Duryodhana, at the advice of his uncle Shakuni, … Continue reading A calendar conundrum – Was the identity of the Pandavas exposed before the end of the exile/ incognito period?

A quick note on the Yoga in the Panchanga

(A more detailed version of this will be incorporated in my upcoming book: Calendars of India; Theory and Practice) The Panchanga (pañcāṅgam) is an almanac that is based on the traditional Indian system of timekeeping. It lists the five key attributes (properties) of each day in a tabulated form (pañcāṅgam means ‘having five limbs’). The … Continue reading A quick note on the Yoga in the Panchanga

Calendars of India: Theory and Practice – Book in the Workshop

These days, there is an upswell of interest in Indian mathematics, Indian astronomy and Indian religions, observances and festivals. Most of these observances and festivals are celebrated on particular dates of one calendar or the other. For example, the birthday of Lord Rama, one of the most important deities of veneration among Indians, is celebrated … Continue reading Calendars of India: Theory and Practice – Book in the Workshop