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Panchanga Sravanam - Recitation of Almanac (New Year Calendar)

Panchanga Sravanam

Ugadi Panchagna Sravanam is the astrological predictions by Brahmin or pundit for the Hindu year. Panchanga Sravanam Ugadi 2017 is known as Sri DurmukhinamaSamvatsaraUgadhi and the Hindu year is called D NamaSamvatsaram.

Panchagna Sravanam - Recitation of Almanac (New Year Calendar)

Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon's orbit.

There is a strange thing about the practices of the different sects of Brahmins. Although they are all Brahmins, various differences in the lineage can be traced among them. These differences are reflected in their particular calendars, where the months and dates vary.

Some pundits calculate the dates of the calendar according to the lunar system and some do it according to the solar system. Despite the fact that all of them are Brahmins, the New Year varies among the various sects. Hence, there is a Tamil New Year’s Day, a Telugu New Year’s Day and a New Year’s Day different from that observed in the almanac of Northern India.

The panchangasravanam-recitation of almanac (new year calendar) is done by the officiating priest at the temples. The presiding chief during PanchangaSravanam reminds the listener of Lord Brahma, who is the creator of the universe. Predictions for wealth and prosperity are read out along with influence of the constellations on the various aspects of life. The listeners at the end of the panchagnasravanam-recitaion of almanac (new year calendar), seek the blessings of the priest.