Lunar Month; 1 Definition(s)
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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.(Source): archive.org: South Indian Festivities
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