Decoding date in Sanskrit verse

Valerie J Roebuck vjroebuck at MACUNLIMITED.NET
Thu Dec 1 15:06:50 UTC 2005

Surely Jña is always a synonym of Budha, i.e. the 
planet Mercury, so jñavAra has to be Wednesday.

Valerie J Roebuck
Manchester, UK

At 2:15 pm +0100 1/12/05, Roland Steiner wrote:
>[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
>------- Forwarded message follows -------
>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 
>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
>------- End of forwarded message -------

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