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September 9th, 2013, 10:26 PM
It is a big problem for the students of Ancient Indian History to find uniform system of fixing

chronology of the events in same order which may be acceptable to all the scholars. This problem

arose due to prevalence of a number of Eras through the historic times. Yudhishtra Era,

Saka Era, Gupta Era, Samvat Era, Harsa Era, Hijari Era, Dayananda Era, and so on.

The purpose of this thread is to collect information about all these eras at one place so that

research scholars and general readers could find them helpful in better understanding of the

past of the nation.

Members are request to share their knowledge on various facets of the Eras like when and by whom did they

start, their nature whether they were solar or lunaar eras, what is their relation with other eras and so on.

Thanks and regards

September 10th, 2013, 06:56 PM
Views of the readers are invited on the Starting time line of the Satyuga, Treta, Dwapar and Kali Yuga.

October 13th, 2013, 12:16 PM
The natural divisions of time --years, months, and days--have, in all ages,

been determined by the motions of the Sun and Moon.

In India the day was reckoned from sunrise to to sunrise; the month, from one

moon to another moon; and the year, from the

beginning of one season until its return.

October 13th, 2013, 08:11 PM

Alexander Cunningham's Book on Indian Eras has been re-published by Oriental Publishers Delhi, (1971). The book has many tables to convert several Indian Eras in Christian Era, thus facilitating conversion for use by the scholars.

For those general readers who have no access to the book, some important methods applied by him, may be put here for general discussion purpose..

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