Kala=Time-Kalandar-Kalak; Modern Calendar Anomaly Explained thru Linguistics

The Calendar Anomaly. Why do the Months named as the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th months not match their numerical positions in the Modern Calendar?

September=the 7th month
October=the 8th month
November=the 9th month
December=the 10th month
70 leaves of birch bark that make up the Bakhshali manuscript Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. The Bakhshali manuscript contains the earliest known Indian use of a zero symbol. It is an ancient Indian mathematical text written on birch bark that was found in 1881 in the village of BakhshaliMardan (near Peshawar in present-day Pakistan). It is perhaps “the oldest extant manuscript in Indian mathematics. C. 235 AD

In the word Calendar we once again see an example of almost pure Sanskrit. Calendar (Kalandar) and Clock (Kalak) both come from the word Kala the Sanskrit word for Time. When we apply this same Sanskrit as a linguistic archaeological tool to our modern calendar, an anomaly is revealed.

In our modern calendar we have 12 months. According to this calendar, January to August represent the 1st to the 8th months. Next we find ourselves in September the 9th month, October the 10th month etc.

Yet when we translate the actual words September, October, November and December we find that we are dealing with numbers.

  • Sapta is Seven as in Sapta-Sindhu=7 rivers
  • Octa is Eight as in Octagon                          
  • Nava is Nine as in Nava Ratna=Nine Gems
  • Dasha is Ten as in Decimal.

Thus while September is now the 9th month, its very name reveals that it was originally Sapta, the 7th month of the year. The same holds true for October, November and December. Language reveals the puzzle and History provides the answer.

Ancient Roman mosaic representation of the Calendar Months found in North Africa

We inherited the modern calendar from the Romans. It was the Romans that added the months of July and August over 2000 years ago. ‘After Caesar’s death, the month Quintilis was renamed July in honor of Julius Caesar in 44 BC and, later, Sextilis was renamed August in honor of Roman Emperor Augustus in 8 BC.’ How did the Months get their names? Almanac.com

The most significant change was the addition of the two months of January and February to the original 10-month calendar. The original calendar consisted of only 304 days and was followed by an unnumbered period of winter. However, the two months were added between December and March

Despite the changes made to the calendar, the original template remains. However it requires the application of linguistics and and the accurate historical contexts to be understood. Fortunately with a combination of Linguistic Archeology and Traditional Roman testimonials the truth can be revealed.

Without the linguistic, cultural and historical clues, the Calendar Anomaly would remain unknown, what to speak of unsolved?

Though our modern calendar no longer reflects the original meanings of the months, the very names of these months inform us of their original placement. We can thus identify the calendar as it was thousands of years ago. Linguistic Archeology in effect!

Encoded within the names of these months is a forgotten legacy that can be revealed through the Sanskrit language. In the same way, all the answers to the mysteries of our past can be discovered. Again and again key elements that make up the very basis and fabric of ancient civilization remind us of our common global heritage.

It behooves us to begin extensive, intensive onsite investigations into this important field of research. The entire world will be benefited by the cataloging, deciphering and preservation of these many astounding reminders of the World’s Ancient Vedic Heritage.

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