Decoding date in Sanskrit verse

Roland Steiner steiner at MAILER.UNI-MARBURG.DE
Thu Dec 1 13:15:04 UTC 2005

[Corrected version. Sorry for the inconvenience. R.S.]

I would like to forward the following message by Dr Karl-Heinz Golzio (Bonn, Germany).

Best wishes
Roland Steiner

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Date sent:      	Thu, 01 Dec 2005 12:31:49 +0100
From:           	Karl-Heinz Golzio <KHGolzio at>
Subject:        	Decoding date

Dear Mr. Gansten,

I was aware of the discussion about the date via Roland Steiner, Marburg. Your decoding of 
the second year date as (Vikrama) year 1873 was a step forward, but to my opinion your 
calculation is questionable. Supposed, the meaning of jNavAra is indeed Wednesday ( I 
prefer Thursday, "day of the knower", i. e. B.rhaspati) and the number of the tithi is indeed 
"13", then the solution will be "Tuesday, 12th March 1816", _in case_ you have chosen a 
_current_ year, what is rather unlikely. I think, it is an elapsed year, and if this is the case, 
the result will be "Saturday, 1th March 1817". However, the real problem is the meaning of 
"suta", but I think, here it has the meaning of "soma juice" or simply "soma", thus meaning 
"1". Now we have to calculate "Thursday, the 11th tithi of the bright half of the elapsed 
´Saka year 1738" corresponding to "Thursday, 27th February 1817 CE". I hope, my solution 
is convincing.    

Best wishes

Karl-Heinz Golzio 

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