Count me in Vishwa, as Calendars have always been my topic of interest!
On 15 Jan 2014 11:11, "ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ)" <viswapra...@gmail.com>
> A great topic, I am particularly interested in!
> I have worked some solid 3-4 months to compute almost all calendars of
> Indian traditions. Part of my ambition is to create a page in every Indian
> Wiki for each year of the CE era, along with the corresponding calendars
> in each Indian almanacs. This will involve a lot of references, computation
> and 'wiki'fication of which, the first two parts are almost completed.
> Let me keep a track of this thread. May we even form up a small project
> group on this?
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 3:49 PM, Dhaval S. Vyas <dsv...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> As you doubt Gerard, though the month names are same or similar in
>> different languages/cultures/calendars, months not always start and end at
>> the same time. Mainly in soouthern calendars, including the Gujarati and
>> Maharashtrian ones, months end on the New Moon day, while in Northern
>> calendars, months end on the Full moon day. This difference really make
>> months different, and thus many festivals though celebrated on the same day
>> throughout India, are actually marked in different months on religious
>> E.g. Janmashtami is Shravan Vad (or Krishna paksh) ashtami in Gujarati
>> calendar, but in northern calendars, it is Bhadrapad krishnapaksh Ashtami.
>> Also, Kartik or Kartak is the first month of year, while in other
>> calendars, maharashtra and northern, Chaitra is the first month of year.
>> On 15 Jan 2014 08:57, "Gerard Meijssen" <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>
>>> I blogged about calendars. The problem I face is that I am adding
>>> statements to the calendars in use in India.. I have worked on the Nepali
>>> and the Bengali calendar and, I find that in the English Wikipedia some
>>> months are merged into one article.
>>> What I want to know is if these months exactly are at the same time or
>>> not. Many calendars have special days. It would make sense to have an item
>>> for them as well. I assume that many of the Indian Wikipedias have articles
>>> for such events. It will help when they are known to be part of a specific
>>> Are there people who can help me with this ?
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