March 17, 2018

Vilambi Panchangam: Digital Panchangam available online for Amazon Kindle!

Vilambi nama samvathsara begins on 18 March 2018 (17 March in some parts of USA). Digital version* of the Panchangam for the year Vilambi 2018-19 including Panchanga Shravana is available. You may buy the Panchanga  at the following links from and read it over Kindle device or Kindle app (the kindle app is free for iOS, Android and Windows devices). 

In response to requests from users in USA, starting last year - we prepare, three editions of the panchangam for USA  - for Washington DC (Eastern Time Zone), for Chicago (Central Time Zone) and  for Los Angeles (Pacific Time Zone)

Panchangam – defines the five elements of time Thithi, Vara, Nakshatra, Yoga and Karana. Local sunrise time is the most definite factor to determine the Thithi, Vara, Nakshatra, Yoga and Karana. Local Sunrise timing varies from place to place.Seasonal variations in sunrise time are significant in USA relative to India. For instance, Rahu kala timings practiced in India are different from what needs to be applied in the US. In this context, it is necessary to use a panchangam prepared for the user’s region.

The three US editions of the panchangam gives details like Rahukala timings for each month (as it varies significantly each month in the US), time slots for Gowri Panchangam, cut off time for reckoning the current day. The panchangam also records the sunrise timings at intervals of ten days.

Similarly, muhurthas for Vivahas and Upanayanas in US have been specially casted. These also vary from place to place. Day Light Savings Adjustments have duly been made.