Other Festivals Too.

bpj at netg.se bpj at netg.se
Wed Apr 9 11:01:34 UTC 1997

At 05:14 9.4.1997 +0100, Palaniappa at aol.com wrote:
>It is obvious lunar month was followed here. Considering the fact that the
>author of the text iLaGko was supposed to be from Kerala, I wonder what any
>one can say about which calendar was used. The present reckoning of years in
>Kerala is called kollam era based on the coming to power of some kings near
>kollam around 800 AD(?) Do we know what calendar they followed before that?
>Some people from Tirunelveli District also use kollam era (at least some of
>my relatives still do) probably due to Keralan rule over parts of Tirunelveli
>and Kanyakumari Districts.

BTW: which is the current year in the Saka epoch?


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