Online Hindu Calendar Available for 180 Cities Worldwide

January 17, 2006

Source: Himalayan Academy press release

On January 17, 2006 a Himalayan Academy press release reported, "Himalayan Academy, publisher of Hinduism Today and HPI, is pleased to announce the posting of the Hindu calendar calculated for 180 cities worldwide for both 2006 and 2007 (the Hindu new year beginning in April). These panchangams are primarily used for the sankalpa (declaration of intent, time and place) in ceremonies and they contain the five essential elements for future muhurthas (auspicious timing). They do not contain all of the planetary position data needed for a complete horoscope. Most South Indian festivals are listed. The panchangam must be calculated for the specific location of the ceremony, as the various timings are dependent upon the specific latitude and longitude."