Vishuddha Siddhanta Panjika
() is an almanac
that was first published in 1297 Bengali
AD). Madhab Chandra Chattopadhyay of the then Bengal
of undivided India
was the first editor.
Why a new almanac?
The 19th century Bengali
almanacs though gave details of tithi
etc. were generally not in conformity with the actual position of planets
in the sky. A true panjika
has to tally with the scientific observation. To meet this end, prominent astrologers
of that time viz., almanac reformist of Orissa
Mahamahopadhyay Chandrashekhar Sinha Samanta, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak
, Western India, Scriptural scholars like Bapudev Shastri and Ketkar, experts like Kashi Madan Mohan Malaviya
, Mahamahopadhyay Maheshchandra Nyayaratna, Sasadhar Tarkachudamani, Acharya
Yogesh Chandra Roy Vidyanidhi of Bengal advised the publication of Vishuddha Siddhanta Almanac.
Approval and adoption
Vishuddha Siddhanta Almanac is recognized by scholars of scriptures such as Deshikottama Dr Srijiv Nyayaratna, Mathematics
scholar Nirmal Chandra Lahiri, internationally known scientist Prof Megh Nad Saha
, et al.
This almanac is approved and followed by Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati
of Kanchi matha
, Sri Tarakeshwar Math
, worldwide Ramakrishna Math
and Ramakrishna Mission
, Satsanga Ashrama
and Other religious organisations.
The very fact that the calculations of the almanac are fully done with the help of computers show the accuracy of the... Read More