Nilesh Nilkanth Oak

In our times, the day of Rama-Janma is celebrated sometime during March-April.

For example, Rama-Janma (Chaitra Shuddha 9) Rama-Navami, occurred on 8 April (Yesterday) this year (2014).

In 2016, it will be on 15 April
In 2015, it will be on 28 March
In 2014, it was on 8 April
In 2013, it was on 20 April
In 2012, it was on 1 April
In 2011, it was on 12 April
In 2010, it was on 24 March
In 2009, it was on 3 April
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Did you ever wonder why such variation occurs each year?

The answer is that a ‘Tithi’ (Lunar day) – i.e. same tithi (e.g. Chaitra Shuddha 9) occurs early (with respect to Western calendar – Gregorian Calendar) by ~10-11 days every year.

This is because while length of solar year is about 365 days, length of lunar year is about 354 days.

In order to…

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