star "aardraa" and Tamil calendar

Palaniappa at Palaniappa at
Fri Mar 14 04:49:43 UTC 1997

In his book, Ananda-Tandava of Siva-Sadanrttamurti (page 31), Kamil Zvelebil
writes, "The star aardraa (lit. 'wet, soft), representing Ziva, was once the
initial star of reckoning in the stellar calendar of the Tamils;..". He does
not cite any reference for this statement. Does anybody know the source for
such a conclusion? Thanks.

S. Palaniappan

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