[rquote=13996&topic=1457&author=gauranggroups]I didn\'t know the technical answer then. I\'ve got it now.
The Souramana Varsha (Solar Calendar) which is followed by Tamils and Malayalees, is the most accurate Calendar available as it consists of 365.25 days a year which is exact.
So the Solar Calendar is the most accurate Calendar available and one should follow the festivals and events according to that only. Even in KP, we are following that only. That\'s why Chaithra month is starting in the mid of April when Sun enters Aries.
There\'s no direct proportionality between the Calendar System and Panchangam System. Vaakya panchangam is not the only Panchangam available in Tamil Nadu. Drik Panchangam is also found and used by the people of Tamil Nadu. People are using according to their wish. KP is using this Drik Siddhanta only and hence it\'s more accurate.
you made too many contradictory statements dude !
as bhavani said, only sankranti is celebrated based on sun\'s transit.
rest all festivals all based on tithis (moon\'s transit w.r.t sun)
like vijayadasami, vinyaka chaviti, diwali(amavasya), ram navami, krishnashtami etc.
in KP we use 360 degrees solar years calender, not 365.2425 days year.
Also when we already proved to ourselves that k.p is most accurate now, whats the point in still following outdated and proofless panchangs ?
applying solar calender to calculate planets transit(position) w.r.t earth is wrong method and thats why vakya panchang gives wrong dates for planetary transits. (thats why we had this debate of when saturn entered libra last yr)
for calculating planets positions w.r.t earth, we take their real position w.r.t earth and subtract ayanamsa for that year.
this is how we derived k.p ephemeris.
in western astro, they say all those born between dec 22 - jan 21 are capricorns.
but in reality sun always doesnt stay in capricorn during those days.
those old formats should now be ignored