Namaskaram Swamy. Adiyongal are living in the US. Through Bhagavan’s anugraham and swamy’s guidance, adiyongal have been following and progressing in our spiritual journey. We celebrate Azhwar Acharyargal thirunakshatrangal and all festivals, Ekadashi, Shravanam, kids’ birthdays – all based on the panchangam.
There is a doubt while reading the panchangam though. There are two schools of thought here.
1) In India, maasi punarvasu nakshatram is there (from Feb 23 11AM IST ) till around 1:30PM IST on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021. The corresponding time in the US is (from Feb 23 00:30AM EST) till 3 AM EST on Wednesday, February 24 – before sunrise. On February 23rd, during sunrise in the US, punarvasu nakshatram was there if we look at the corresponding time in India. Adiyen’s family celebrated Kulasekara azhwar thirunakshatram on Feb 23rd itself, based on this, as by February 24 sunrise, it is actually pushya nakshatram.
2) Some people don’t look at the panchangam this way. They follow the absolute value. That is, consider maasi punarvasu to be there till 1:30 PM EST on February 24 in the US too (just like 1:30 PM IST).
Which is the way to follow? It becomes even more difficult to determine Ekadashi as many times, it is a day before in the US, and we have been following the first way mentioned here.