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All that is wrong with our present day calendars/panchangas:

You be the judge

The existing Panchangas based on Nirayana system forces the Hindus to celebrate their fasts and festivals on wrong days --as of now virtually 23 days after their real happenings-- and commits the whole society to “adharma”. This is because these panchangas are not keeping the shastric link with the Vedic Seasons. This point demands urgent attention by Hindu Dharmacharyas as well as our political leadership.

Civil festivals like Independence Day and Republic Day can be celebrated on dates mentioned for them. It is immaterial if those days fall on Sunday, Monday or on Shravana and Bhadra. But, for celebrating religious festivals our Shastras have fixed some canons. Fasts and festivals are observed for the peace and welfare of ourselves and our kith and kin. By not adhereing to the criteria/tenets fixed by the Shastras, those very festivals will do us more harm than good. Same is the case with Muhurthas.

Should not the Hindu priests use Vedic month names in our Sankalpas?

What are Vedic months?

Yajurveda vajasaneyi samhita 13/25,14/6,15,16,27 and 15/57 as well as Taittiriya samhita 4.4.11 names the vaidic months and their respective Ritus as Madhu and Madhava, the months of spring (Vasant); Shukra and Shuchi, the months of summer (Grishma); Nabha and Nabhasya, the months of rain (Varsha), Isha and Urja, the months of autumn (Sharad); Saha and Sahasya, the months of winter (Hemanta) and Tapa and Tapasya, the months of the cool season (Shishira) . For devatas and directions of these six Ritus Taittiriya Samhita (TS) 4/3/3 can be referred to.

TS 6.5.3, 4 & 5 also relates to the seasons. 6.5.3 states that by means of sacrifice, gods went to the world of heaven. They, however, reflected: ‘Men will follow after us here.’ So they blocked the way by the year and went to the world of light or sun. The rishis discerned this by means of the season-cups (ritu-graha). With this they linked up to the world of light. Twelve are drawn; the year consists of twelve months. Of them two are drawn together, and therefore seasons are in pairs. The season-vessel has mouths on both sides, for who knows where is the mouth of the season? (These stanzas clearly show that earthling humans should be content with rituals based on the seasonal year and should not go to the bright world of light for calculating their calendars – surely a negation of the siderial system.)

Atharva Veda Kanda 13.2.6 states: well being sun to your chariot, for moving on both sides (means extreme north and extreme south ‘Ubhav antou’– dakshinayana and uttarayana rekhas). A similar idea of same ‘Ubhav antou’ is given in 13.2.13 also. In the same suktha 13.2.27: Ekapaad dwipado bhuyo vi chakrame dwipad thripadamabhyeti paschat, dwipada shadpado bhuyo vi chakrame ta Ekpadasthanvam samasathe: Meaning: the one footed becomes two footed (the year splits into two ayanas) then the dwipada becomes thripada (one anaya splits into 3 ritus) and travels as Shadpada (as two fortnights x 3 ritus=6) they all sit together on the body of the one footed –Ekapad - (the fortnights of six ritus and two ayanas make one year)

In Atharva Veda 13.2.31 it is mentioned that the sun after moving to the extreme south quickly changes course like a bird. He is perceived as vinshnu exceeding in brightness and strength and over powering all these existing.

Thus the Vedic months, the ayanas, the ritus, their directions and opening days are all clear from these stanzas. Similaraly several Brahmnas and puranas also state that the year comprises six seasons of two months each. Shishira-ritu or winter, and the month of Tapah start simultaneously with Uttarayana that is Winter Solstice. As per the ‘drik’ principle the event is identifiable by its being the shortest day of the year. That very month is always known as Magha. It is followed by other months: Tapasya (Phalguna) and Vasanta ritu comprising Madhu (Chaitra) and Madhav (Vaishakha). Thus solar Chaitra is the third month from the date of Winter Solstice. Therefore, it should start these days three months after December 21. It actually started on February 20, 2013. The important clarification is that Vasant Ritu is the opening ritu of the year and accordingly Madhumas is the opening month of that very season. The irrefutable proof we present before all sanathanists is that the Vedic year is 100% ritu based one and it starts from Solar Madhu month.

Vedanga Jyotisha:
The earliest recorded work on Vedic astronomy is Vedanga Jyotisha by Lagadha, compiled around 3300 BCE. The fifth and the sixth verses of it read:

swarakramete Somarkau yada sakam savasavav,

syat-tadadiyugam maghas-tapah shuklo dinam-tyaiah

When the sun and the moon while moving in the sky, come to Vasava (Dhanishtha) star together, then the Yuga, the Magha (month) Tapas (season), the bright half of the month, and the winter solstice (Uttarayana), all commence together.

prapadyate shavishshthadav suryachandramsav-udak

sarparde dakshinarkastu Magha shravanayoh sada

“The sun and the moon turn towards North in the beginning of Dhanishtha and towards South in the middle of Ashlesha. The sun always does this (turn north) in the month of Magha and (turn south) in Shravana respectively” Here, a point to note is that Magha for Uttaraya and Shravan for Daxinayan is a natural fixation always (sada).

Vedanga Jyotisha has made it clear in its seventh mantra that by Uttaryana it means really the shortest day of the year instead of some imaginary Uttarayana like January 14 of these days: (One has to understand that Uttaayana and Dakshinayana are csused by sun reaching maximum declination point (parama kranti) in south and north latitudes. Parma kranti hence cannot be on any other day of the year.

dharma vridhir apam prasthah kshapa hras udag-gatav

dakshine-tau viparyastav shanmuhurtyaynen tu

During the sun’s northward journey (six months of Uttarayana) the day increases by one Prastha measure of water and the night becomes short. During the southward journey (six months of Dakshinayana), the conditions reverse. The increase (of time) during an ayana is equal to six muhurtas”.

Further, as everybody knows, Vasanta (spring) starts exactly on the day of Madhu i.e. February 20. It is a geographical phenomenon and cannot be wished away or altered. How could then Vasanti Navratra start on March 21 after nearly a month of start of the spring season? Navreh of Kashmir, Gudi Padva of Maharashtra and Ugadi of Andhra all should, as per shastras, start in the month of Madhu and not Madhava which is the second month of spring. In the Vedas there are no Chaitra, Vaisakh ….etc months. Either Lunar (Chaandra) or Solar (Sour) Madhu, Madhav …. etc are the only months and that stands correct even for the thirteenth intercalery month or Adhimas “which is produced of itself in connection with the year.” (RigVeda 1/25/8.)

As per “Alberuni’s India”, in 11th century all the festivals in India were decided as per the criteria of Vishnudharmotarapurana. This Purana says in 3/9/4-5 says :“(I) Chaitra is known as Madhu (or Madhu is known as Chaitra)! (ii) Vaishakha as Madhava; (iii) Jyeshtha as Shuchih; (iv) Ashadha as Shuklah (or Shukrah); (v) Nabhah as Shravana; (vi) Praushthapada (Bhadrapada) as Nabhasya; (vii) Ashvayuja (Ashvina) as Ishah; (viii) Urja as Kartika; (ix) Margashirsha as Saha; (x) Sahasya as Pausha; (xi) Magha as Tapah and (xii) Phalguna as Tapasya.”

Shrimad Bhagavata: Chapter 21 Texts 2-6 define the 12 zodiac signs unambiguously as tropical.

Vishnurhdarmotarapurana 3/8/6-8 also says the same thing.

Ramanavmi:

Goswami Tulsidas in his immortal Ramacharitamanasa says:

Navmi tithi Madhumas punita, sukalpachha abhijit hariprita

“Shri Ram was born on navmi tithi of shukla paksha in the month of Madhu, in Abhijit muhurta”.

So the real Sri Rama Navami should be on March 21, 2013, but we are asked to celebrate it on April 19! An adharmik act into which we are pushed.

Surya Sidhanta: The earliest treatise of Indian astronomy is supposed to be the Surya Sidhanta of 5th century AD. In Mana-adhyaya, verses 9-10, it says: “From Makar Sankranti start the six months of Uttarayana and from Karkata Sankranti the six months of Dakshinayana. Each season starting with Shishira (and Makara Sankranti) comprises two rashis (and) six seasons make one year”.

Lest there be any doubt as to what type of Rashis the Surya Sidhanta is talking about, one may get himself clarified by referring to verses 57 to 62 of Bhugoladhyaya.

Now it would be clear for even a layman with primary level knowledge of geography about the phenomenon of seasons.

(i) It is only around March 21 (Spring Equinox) Mesha Sankranti every year, that day and night are equal and the length of day in the northern hemisphere starts increasing as compared to the length of night.

ii) Then around September 23 (Autumn Equinox) Tula Sankranti, when the day and night are again equal, the length of nights starts increasing as compared to the length of days. On these two days in a year sun, the earth, the equator and the ecliptic join together for a fleeting moment when the longitude, latitude, declination and right ascension of the sun/earth are in zero point (zero kranti) always.

The day is the shortest around December 21 (winter solstice) and longest around June 21 (Summer Solstice). These very Equinoxes and solstices are known as Mesha, Karkata, Tula and Makar Sankranti respectively as per all the sidhantas and shastras. There are no other such sankrantis either in the sidhantas or modern astronomy...

Shiva Mahapurana on AkshayThrithya: just one quote 5/51/54 from this Purana below:

madhavasya site pakshe tritiya ya akshayabida tasyam yo jagadambayah vratam kuryad atandritah…

“The tritiya of Shukla paksha of Madhava month is known as akshayaya tritiya. One who observes a fast for Jagadamba on that day gets immortal and thousand fold results”

It is to be noted here that Akshaya tritiya is to be observed in (lunar) Madhava that means according to Shiva- Mahapurana also Vaishakha does not have any other existence besides Madhava! Thus the akshyaya tritiya that people were asked to observe on May 13, 2013, was against all the shastras since solar Madhava had ended on April 20 .More over this day has been abused commercially to make people hoard precious metals.

Solar Shravana is another name of Dakshinayana that is sun in Karkata; it starts on June 21 in 2013. The first shukla pratipat after that is on July 09. Therefore, that is the day when the Lunar

Shravana starts as per all the Vedas and Puranas etc. As such, Shravana Purnima viz Raksha Bandhan and Amarnath Yatra. Should be celebrated on July 22 2013. Why are our panchangakars asking us to celebrate it on August 20 instead? Only because they treat the entire Hindu society as ignorant fools who have no idea about the criteria of any festivals!

Similarly, Janmashtami should be celebrated on the Krishna-paksha Ashtami following that Shravana Purnima i.e. on July 29, 2013. But we are asked to celebrate it on August 28! Why?

Bhadra Shukla paksha should start from August 07. Naturally, Pitrapaksha, starts from Sept 21, 2013. And by the same logic and criteria Sharadiya Navaratras start from September 15. And the world famous festival of lights, Deepavali falls on October 04, 2013. But we are asked to celebrate it on November 2! Thus, including whole of the Chaaturmas ( Deva Shayani to Probodhini ekadashi) and all the four Navratras are being observed on fictitious fixation.

We do not think that there should be any doubt now in anybody’s mind as to how we are being taken for a ride by these panchanga-krits. Or is it that they themselves are befooled?

All these anomalies happen because of the following a non-existent, niradhara, nirayana system which is anathema to the Hindu scriptures. Should this tragedy be permitted to continue affecting our Dharma? Our prayer is that who other than your Holiness, our Dharmacharyas, can force people to come to the path of ‘A TRULY VAIDIK CALENDAR’?

About Nakshatras:

Taittirya, Atharva, Kathaka and Maitrayani samhitas name the naksharas. A complete list of 28 nakshatras including Abijit is seen mentioned in Atharva Veda Samhita 19.7 which is called Nakshatra suktha. The first stanza of it reads:

Chitrani sakam divi rochanani sarisrapani bhuvane javani,

Thurmisam sumathimichamano ahani girbhi saparyami nakam

(Seeking favor of the twenty eight nakshatras, wonderous ones, shining in the sky and ever moving, hastening in the creation, I worship them with songs, the days and the firmament.)

In Bharat the nakshatras that are counted for religious purposes are those that lie behind the 5 degree belt on both side of the ecliptic through which the moon moves. Currently these are taken as 2.25 stars for a Sign and begin from Aswini.

During the Sathapada Brahmana period the nakshatra enumeration started from Krithika. During Siddhanta period it was changed to Aswini. The counting still continues from that star even though

the zero degree equinox point now is in the middle of Purva Bhadrapada. Of the 28 nakshatras, today only 10 are appearing along the path of the moon; others are out of the moon’s range.

Moreover, each nakshatra lies in various band widths; they defy the principle of averaging at 2.25 stars per sign. For instance Chitra Nakshatra lasts just about one hour in a day whereas stars like Ardra and Dhanista extend to nearly two days. Anicient Rishis never thought that they lie at equal distances. The story of Chandra’s marriage with the stars and his not spending equal time with them as noted in the puranas is evidence to show that nakshatra houses are of no equal span.

Today it is only the Sri Mohan Krithy Aarsh Thithi Patrak in Hindi and its abridged version. Reformed Sanathan Calendar in English and Tamil that give the correct Hindu fasting and festival days as adumbrated in the Vedas, puranas and shastras and it is the only publication in the whole world that gives out the actual position of the yoga Taras that would match every epoh mentioned in our Ancient books.

Right through the last seven years Shri Mohan Krity Aarsh Tithi Patrak, and since three years the Reformed Sanathan Calendar, are being placed before Hindu Acharyas and prominent political personalities without fail. Copies have also been made available to public.

In the light of the evidences produced before you, we request you to not to wallow in ingnorance and following the wrong Calendars or Panchangas and start celebrating all your fasts and festivals on the right days as was done by the Rishis of Bharata Varsha and bring back the glory of Sanathan Dharma. You be the judge.

Compiled by: T.V.Sivaraman

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