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Anantha Subramanian

Software Admin, HCL Technologies

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How should birthday be calculated

Its been a fashion to celeberate "Born day" as our " Birthday " which is introduced by the english men which is not at all our birthday.

Science says that a day has 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4.1 seconds and NOT 24 Hours and similarly a year has 365.25 days only and NOT 365 days which itself is wrong (both these are invented by Aryabatta an Indian ) Since we dont know the exact date in which the earth was formed and thereby we can't
predict when a year is completed but still we can say that this particular date is our " Birthday " with the help of science .

The zodiac according to science comprises of 360 degrees. There are 27 Nakshatras or constellations in it.

Therefore, the value of each constellation is 13 degrees and 20 minutes when measured from the fixed initial point. These 27 Nakshatras (stars) complete the entire circle of 360 degrees of the zodiac. A forecast based on the transit/ correlation/inter - relation of planets in relation to the Nakshatras is more accurate than the results predicted on the basis of any other system.

The term " Nakshatra " (sanskrit word) can be splitted accordingly " naks " means sky and "shetra" meaning region.Another translation is derived by using a different analysis , it says "Naksha" means Map and "tara" is Star and so " Nakshatra " is Star map . Both these meaning clearly bring out the significance of the 27 Nakshatras or constellations . since ancient times moon were used for calculating time and connecting to the stars. Nakshatras is the name given to the constellations or mansions of the moon, as moon resides in each of the constellations for one day and hence that day is considered as your Birthday.
For example if a person is born on December 25 means we need to note the "Nakshatra" and suppose if he is born under "Ashwini " nakshatra means therby whenever the month december follows in a year the day in which "Ashwini" nakshatra falls in that month will be considered as birthday,since that one year will be complete

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    Jun 12 2012: Didn't we already correct for that with the leap year?
    I think it doesn't really matter that much if it's a bit off, it's just an indication of how long a person has been around.
    • Jun 13 2012: Hi Sander,

      Leap year came just to adjust the time span i mean the .25 days in a year .. but birthday differs person to person as nakshatra falls on different day in each year.. and yeah its an indication of how long a person has been around but .. fact is fact .. wat is said today is WRONG .. u accept ?
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        Jun 14 2012: The nakshatra system is probably more acurate, I never really looked into it, but for me it doesn't have a practical advantage to use one over the other for determining my birthday.

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