[INDOLOGY] five designations of tithis
martingansten at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 16:16:16 UTC 2022
Dear Arlo (and all),
This is indeed a common classification model found particularly in
catarchic/electional astrology (muhūrtaśāstra). I can't give any
classical references offhand, though, or say how old the system is.
Den 2022-03-05 kl. 17:02, skrev Arlo Griffiths via INDOLOGY:
> Dear colleagues,
> In Louis-Charles Damais' study “Études d’épigraphie indonésienne, IV:
> Discussion de la date des inscriptions” (Bulletin de l’École française
> d’Extrême-Orient 47 (1) [https://doi.org/10.3406/befeo.1955.5406], p.
> 70 n. 1) one reads about "cinq qualifications des tithi". According to
> the author, there are five such designations for tithis, i.e.
> - Nandā (tithi # 1, 6 and 11 waxing or waning)
> - Вhadrā (tithi # 2, 7 and 12 waxing or waning)
> - Jayā (tithi # 3, 8 and 13 waxing or waning)
> - Riktā (tithi # 4, 9 et 14 waxing or waning)
> - Pūrṇā (tithi # 5, 10 and 15 waxing or waning)
> He cites (11th-c.) Javanese epigraphical occurrences of three of these
> designations, but does not cite his source for the whole system.
> Does it have its origin in Indian jyotiḥśāstra? I'd be grateful for
> Best wishes,
> Arlo Griffiths
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