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Sankalpa

Sankalpa is an introduction to Hindu rituals auspicious or inauspicious, performed in the Vedic or Shastric way. It is an introduction and also identification of the location, time as in the eternal cycle and the reason for the ritual being performed.

A concise yet complete Sankalpa for performance of the ritual in United States of America is given below.

Before setting out to perform any Pooja / Hindu ritual, go through the information given in the table on this page and fill in the relevant details in the dotted blanks of the Sanskrit Sankalpa recitation.

Shubhathithou Shobhane Muhurthe Aadyabrahmanaha Dvitiyaparaardhe Sveta Varaaha Kalpe Vaivasvata Manvantare Kaliyugee Prathamapaadee Jamboodwipay Bharatvasrse Bharatkhandee Bhaaratha Deshiyahah (your name) Namaham Shalivahanashakee Chaandramaaneena Prabhvaadi Shasti Samvatsaaranaam Madhyee

Shree .................. Namasamvatsaree

..............................Aayanee

..............................Ritau

..............................Masee

..............................Pakshee

..............................Thithou Vasaraha Vasarasthu

..............................Vaasarayuktaayam

Shubha Yoga, Shubha Kaarana Shubha Nakshatraa Yevanguna Visheeshana Visishtaayam Shubhatithau Asmaakam Sakutumbaanam Kshema Sthairya Vijaya Veerya Aayuraarogya Aishwarya Abhivridhyartham Sakala Manorathavaapthyartham Dharmaartha Kaamamoksha Chaturvidha Phala Purushartha Sidhyartham Mamopatha Samastha Duritakshaya Dwara Bhagavat Preethyartham Sri Name of the Pooja / deity Poojam Karishye.


The Hindu Calender

Namasamvatsaree
No. Hindu Year Gregorian Year No Hindu Year Gregorian Year
1 Prabhava 1987 - 1988 31 Hevilambi 2017 - 2018
2 Vibhava 1988 - 1989 32 Vilambi 2018 - 2019
3 Sukla 1989 - 1990 33 Vikari 2019 - 2020
4 Pramodhoodha 1990 - 1991 34 Sarvari 2020 - 2021
5 Prachorpaththi 1991 - 1992 35 Plava 2021 - 2022
6 Aangirasa 1992 - 1993 36 Subakrith 2022 - 2023
7 Srimukha 1993 - 1994 37 Sobakrith 2023 - 2024
8 Bhava 1994 - 1995 38 Krodhi 2024 - 2025
9 Yuva 1995 - 1996 39 Visuvaasuva 2025 - 2026
10 Thaadhu 1996 - 1997 40 Parabhaava 2026 - 2027
11 Eesvara 1997 - 1998 41 Plavanga 2027 - 2028
12 Vehudhanya 1998 - 1999 42 Keelaka 2028 - 2029
13 Pramathi 1999 - 2000 43 Saumya 2029 - 2030
14 Vikrama 2000 - 2001 44 Sadharana 2030 - 2031
15 Vishu 2001 - 2002 45 Virodhikrithu 2031 - 2032
16 Chitrabaanu 2002 - 2003 46 Paridhaabi 2032 - 2033
17 Subaanu 2003 - 2004 47 Pramaadhisa 2033 - 2034
18 Thaarana 2004 - 2005 48 Aanandha 2034 - 2035
19 Paarthiba 2005 - 2006 49 Rakshasa 2035 - 2036
20 Viya 2006 - 2007 50 Nala 2036 - 2037
21 Sarvajith 8 2007 - 2008 51 Pingala 2037 - 2038
22 Sarvadhari 2008 - 2009 52 Kalayukthi 2038 - 2039
23 Virodhi 2009 - 2010 53 Siddharthi 2039 - 2040
24 Vikruthi 2010 - 2011 54 Raudhri 2040 - 2041
25 Kara 2011 - 2012 55 Thunmathi 2041 - 2042
26 Nandhana 2012 - 2013 56 Dhundubhi 2042 - 2043
27 Vijaya 2013 - 2014 57 Rudhrodhgaari 2043 - 2044
28 Jaya 2014 - 2015 58 Raktakshi 2044 - 2045
29 Manmatha 2015 - 2016 59 Krodhana 2045 - 2046
30 Dhunmuki 2016 - 2017 60 Akshaya 2046 - 2047

2 Aayanee

  1. Uttaraayana if pooja is being done between 14th Jan to 14th June
  2. Dakshinayana if pooja is being done between 15th June to 13th Jan

6 Rhuthu (Ritau) - every 2 months the name is different - e.g. Chaitra-Vyshakha is Vasantha Rhuthu

  1. Chaitra-Vyshakha is Vasantha Rhuthu
  2. Jeshtha-Aashada is Ghreeshma Rhuthu
  3. Shravana-Bhadrapada is Varsha Rhuthu
  4. Aashvaija-Kaarthika is Sharad Rhuthu
  5. Maargashira-Pushya is Hemanta Rhuthu
  6. Maagha-Phalguna is Shishira Rhuthu

12 Masee - Lunar Months starting with Lunar New Year's Day in March / April

  1. Chaitra
  2. Vyshakha
  3. Jyeshtha
  4. Aashada
  5. Shravana
  6. Bhadrapada
  7. Ashwayuja
  8. Kaarthika
  9. Maargasheersha
  10. Pushya
  11. Maagha
  12. Phalguna

2 Paksha (Pakshee) related to Waning and Waxing of the Moon in every month.

  1. Shukla Paksha - 1st to 15th day of each Lunar month when the visible portion of the moon is increasing (waxing moon).
  2. Krishna Paksha - 16th to 30th day of each Lunar month when the visible portion of the moon is decreasing (waning moon).

15 Thithou - Days of the month.

  1. Prathipad - 1st day of the Hindu month
  2. Dwiteeya - 2nd day
  3. Tritheeya - 3rd day
  4. Chathurthi - 4th day
  5. Panchami - 5th day
  6. Shashthi - 6th day
  7. Saptami - 7th day
  8. Ashtami - 8th day
  9. Navami - 9th day
  10. Dashami - 10th day
  11. Ekadashi - 11th day
  12. Dwadashi - 12th day
  13. Trayodashi - 13th day
  14. Chaturdashi - 14th day
  15. Poornima / Amavasya - 15th day

7 Vasara (Vaasarayuktaayam) - Days of the week

  1. Indu - Monday
  2. Kuja - Tueday
  3. Sowmya - Wedday
  4. Brihaspati - Thurs
  5. Bhargava - Friday
  6. Sthira - Satday
  7. Bhanu - Sunday

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