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19-12-2011, 11:46 PM
Sri NVS swamin,
Dhanur sankramanam occurred in the evening on Dec 16. Temples started the sava kalam from Dec 17.
some people recited the first pasuram of Tiruppavai -1 on Dec 16th in the evening. Can we start any time after the sankramanam? What is prescribed time? Also mostly dhanur masam has only 29 days, not 30 days. Hence the 30th pasuram is recited on last day in margazhi to conclude all pasurams in Margazhi. Again what is the correct way? There is no consistency. In US, as per vakhya panchangam dhanur masam sankramanam occurred at 9 AM on Dec 16. As per ganitha panchangam (most temples use), the sankramanam occurred at 3.30 AM.
The temples started dhanur masa seva kalam at 5/6 AM on Dec 16 2011 regardless time of sankramanam.
Because of anadyayana kalam (from Dec 9), nalayiram divya prabandam cannot be recited any time unless there is a adyayana utsavam. There is more confusion.
What is the correct?

20-12-2011, 12:38 AM
We can not say anything about temple subjects.
Because, as we have many sampradayam and have many opinions in doing celebrations
Temples are also following different different agama shastra(?) according to their own decision.
There is no this much of confusion in paste few years back.
Now, due to the development of communication lot of opinions are also spreading through.
So, it is very difficult find out the correct thing.
Now I came to one decision,
Whatever you do according to your circumstance, do not stick on the way of ritual how you are doing
and should stick on and consider the purpose and sincerity, loyalty to the karma.

As per our old syllabus, the time of sankramanam is only important for doing punya kaalaTarpanam and not for Dhanur Pooja Arambam.
Always Dhanur Pooja Arambam and Adi pandikai are to be performed on the first day of the corresponding months.

As you have told, the 30th pasuram will be recited on 29th day itself.