Lunar Month: 1 definition
Lunar Month means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
India history and geogprahySource: archive.org: South Indian Festivities
The lunar month Chandrayanam as opposed to the solar one Souramanam is reckoned from the full-moon to the full-moon. It is invariably determined by the beginning of the bright fortnight of the month, but takes the name ot the solar month in which the full-moon occurs.
Each month consists of two halves going by the name of ‘pakshas’ and each half is a fortnight in the month. The Shukla-paksha or the bright-fortnight is the period of the waxing moon while Krishna-paksha or the dark fortnight is that of the waning moon.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Full-text (+97): Paksha, Candramasa, Vadyapaksha, Yogas, Sudi, Purvapaksha, Shuklaka, Dhondamahina, Navami, Mukhyacandra, Malimluca, Akshaya, Vadya, Madhavya, Atthami, Bhogavat, Taisha, Vidhumasa, Bhairavashtami, Candravarsha.
Search found 41 books and stories containing Lunar Month; (plurals include: Lunar Months). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 3 - The Age of the Mahabharata War < [A Brief History of Indian Chemistry and Medicine]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 11.218 < [Section XXIX - Description of the Expiatory Penances]
Verse 1.66 < [Section XXXVIII - ‘Day and Night’ of the ‘Pitṛs’]
Verse 2.30 < [Section X - The ‘Naming Ceremony’ (nāmadheya)]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 18 - The Demise of The Two Chief Disciples < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Biography (36): Nandaka Mahāthera < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Chapter 8 - Eighteen Abhabbaṭṭhānas < [Volume 1.2]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 16 - Different modes of worship of clay idols and their results < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
Chapter 7 - The rite of listening to Śivapurāṇa: Injunctions and prohibitions < [Śivapurāṇa-māhātmya]
Chapter 2 - The birth of Śiva’s son < [Section 2.4 - Rudra-saṃhitā (4): Kumāra-khaṇḍa]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)