April 15, 2002
Nababarsa Sankalan, 1409. Bhasa Sahid Smarak Samiti. (pp.17-19).
English Abstract:Bengali New year was introduced by Akbar in 1556 A.D. following the lunar calculation of Hijri/Hizrat/Hijra almanac, which is based on the date of migration of Muhammad from Mecca to Madina (2nd July, 622 A.D.). Furthermore, the author of the paper relates the Bengali almanac with the seasonal cycle of agriculture. Generally speaking, common Hindu population is unconcerned about this syncretic element of calendar, when they are performing Hindu rituals following (the almanac based on age-old non-contemporary observations of latitudes of planets and constellation.) instead of driksiddha panjika.
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Keywords: Hijri/Hizrat/Hijra almanac, lunar and solar calender, adriksiddha panjika, agriculture
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