Rashtriya Panchang (English) Saka Era 1933, Kali Era 5111-12 (2011-2012 A.D.)

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Item Code: NAB776
Publisher: The Controller of Publications, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2010
Pages: 185
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 11.4 inch X 8.0 inch
Weight 440 gm
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Book Description

Rashtriya Panchang is being published by India Meteorological Department since 1879 Saka Era 1957 - 58 A.D.) with the objective to unify the divergent practices of calendric systems existing in different regions of thee country as well as to promote panchang calculations on a modem scientific principles. Presently Rashtriya Panchang is being published in the following languages:

Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

The Panchang contains astronomical and panchang information on sidereal time, equation of time, timings of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, tithi, nakshatra, yoga, karana, transit time of the sun, moon and planets to nirayana rasis and nakshatras, beginning of lagnas for central station of India as well as nirayana longitudes of the sun, moon, planets and rahu. All these have been calculated on modern scientific basis. In addition, items like Julian day number, kali ahargana, moon’s age, phases of the moon, declination of the sun, midday time and also beginning of lagnas around sunrise time for four metropolitan cities have been included in the text on daily basis. Further, the days for observing principal festivals and anniversaries have been listed on a separate page. For the convenience of users of panchang, important items have been explained under ‘Details of the Panchang’.

The work of preparation and publication of this Rashtriya Panchang for 1933 Saka Era (2011 - 12 A.D.) has been carried out at Positional Astronomy Centre of this Department at Kolkata under the guidance of Shri S. Sen, Director.

It is hoped that this publication would serve as a standard panchang for the country and will be used as a source for obtaining correct calendric data.




1. Principal Festivals and Anniversaries i
2. Explanation iv
3. Movements of Sun and Planets into Nirayana Zodiac (Diagram) viii
4. Chronological eras ix
5. Regional Calendars x
6. List of names of Tithi, Nakshatra, Yoga, Karana and Rasi xiv
7. Various Astronomical information xv
8. Star chart &day to day panchang matter:  
  Chaitra, (ni) Chaitra-Vaisakha 1
  Vaisakha, (ni) Vaisakha-Jyaishtha 9
  Jyaishtha, (ni) Jyaishtha-Ashadha 17
  Ashadha, (ni) Ashadha-Sravana 25
  Sravana, (ni) Sravana-Bhadra 33
  Bhadra, (ni) Bhadra-Asvina 41
  Asvina, (ni), Asvina-Kartika 49
  Kartika, (ni) Kartika-Agrahayana 57
  Agrahayana, (ni) Agrahayana-Pausha 65
  Pausha, (ni) Pausha-Magha 73
  Magha, (ni) Magha-Phalguna 81
  Phalguna, (ni) Phalguna-Chaitra 89
  Chaitra, (ni)Chaitra-Vaisakha 97
9. Tables enumerating various astronomical information:  
  Sunrise, Sunset & Moonrise, Moonset at four metropolitan cities in India 105
  Beginning of lagnas 118
  Correction table for beginning of lagnas 131
  Nirayan longitudes of Sun & Moon 133
  Nirayana longitudes of Planets 140
  Nirayana longitudes of Uranus, Neptune, Pluto & Mean Rahu 153
  Heliacal rising and setting of planets 154
  Visibility of planets 155
  Transit of Sun and Planets into Nirayana Rasis 157
  Transits of Sun and Planets into Nakshatras 160
  Retrogression of Planets 164
  Nirayana mean longitudes of planets by Bija corrections 166
  National Calendar and corresponding dates of Nirayana and Gregorian calendars 167

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