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Panjika bridges communal devide

Fri, 10 Aug 2007 22:43:00
Communal harmony and respecting to each others religion has become an age old tradition in Orissa, which is evident from the fact that since past 71 years, a Muslim family of Cuttack is producing an almanac ( *Panchang *) known as Orissa Kohinoor Press Panjika.
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We are also producing calanders , future forecast booklets ( Rashi Phal ) . Our Pundits prepare the scri pts and get approval of Mukti Mandap Pundit Sabha, the highest Hindu body who fixup and approve norms for different rituals, fairs and festivals of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

Cuttack, August 10 (Odisha.in) While bitter fight between communities have become the order of the day in  many places of our country , Orissa have proved to be an exception.

Communal harmony and respecting to each others religion has become an age old  tradition in Orissa, which is evident from the fact that since past  71  years, a Muslim family of Cuttack is producing an almanac ( *Panchang *) known as
Orissa Kohinoor Press Panjika.

The almanac has been accepted by the highest Hindu  religious body , the *Mukti Mandap Pundit Sabha* of Sri Jagannth temple of Puri.

All the rituals of Sri Jagannath temple as well as other temples of the State are performed following this almanac.

Almost all  the Hindu families in the State consult this *Panjika *( panchang ) for finding out suitable dates for marriage, foundation laying ceremony, griha prabesh and other auspious  occasions.

Though presently a number of "Pancjikas " are available in Oriya language , the one produced by the Kohinoor Press is
considered as most authentic. The Panjika is referred by almost all Hindu families, religious institutions , temples etc.

The present owner of Orissa Kohinoor Press which produces the *Panjika * Sk. Joharul Islam, is a master degree holder in literature with degree in law.

With the evolution of printing technology, the Kohinoor Press has also come  a long way. From hand composing and letter press printing now it has adopted Desk Top Printing and designing through computers and multi-colour printing
in offset press.

Annually few lakh of copies of the *Panjika* is produced  and marketed. Not only the people of Orissa use this Panjika, people from the State living outside the State as well as in foreign countries also use this *Panjika*  for reference.

Sk. Joharul Islam, proprietor , Kohinoor Press says, .  " We were engaged in publishing books since 1928. We started producing  the Almanac in 1935. This was approved by the *Mukti Mandap  Pandit Sabha* of Sri Jagannath temple, Puri. Every year the approval comes from them only.


Soon after the Almanac comes out of the press, rituals are performed at Sri Jagannath temple before it is released for sale. Earlier there was only one Alamanac in Orissa which was published by Arunodaya Press. Now our Almanac has become a 72year old publication.

Our Almanac named as " Orissa Kohinoor  Press Panjika " is  most popular among the Oriya Almanacs. … Presently we have 15 employees and Pundits ( Astronomers ) . Every year we are producing this Almanac ( Panjika ).

Though we are Muslims, this Almanac is well accepted by  Hindus and even by Sri Jagannath temple of Puri as well as by the Muslims. This is of great help to the people who refer it for performing various rituals etc….

The Pundits ( Astronomers  and Astrologers ) use to prepare the scri pt after  making necessary calculations. We compose it in computer and print it through offset process.

We are also producing calanders , future forecast booklets ( Rashi Phal ) . Our Pundits prepare the scri pts and get approval  of Mukti Mandap Pundit Sabha, the highest  Hindu body who fixup and approve norms for different rituals, fairs and festivals of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

After the approval we go ahead with production of the Panjika. My father has started it  72 years ago  and I am continuing it without any problem."…

Odisha.in

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        monalisa dash says...

        Thu, 21 Jul 2011 15:18:00 : Hi,
        Plz send me oriya kohinoor panjika for the year 1980 and 1984 to my mail-id.
        thanx.

        Prakash says...

        Tue, 01 Mar 2011 18:32:27 : Hi,
        I am looking for 1978 oriya calendar. If possible, Can you please send me?

        Thanks and regards
        Prakash

        Debendra Kumar Maharana says...

        Mon, 11 Oct 2010 20:51:24 : I want an Orissa Kohinoor Press Panjika of the year 1967.
        santsoh says...

        Fri, 23 Jul 2010 21:52:25 : i want to knw 22-09-1987 date grah naxyatra movement...
        madhu says...

        Mon, 19 Jul 2010 18:12:13 : i want to know 1977 Agira purnima day & date,pls advise me thank you very much
        manas panigrahi says...

        Mon, 19 Jul 2010 10:58:02 : Hi,
        Can you pls let me know my actual Date of birth in english calender, my orriya tithi are as bellow
        monday, dwadasi(12th), krishna pakshya, 1979
        time- 11.55 A.M

        Thanks

        nira says...

        Thu, 03 Dec 2009 16:45:01 : i'm egerly waiting to know my birth date.by oriya tithi,it was saptapuri amavasya,1966/1965/1964/1963.please let me know these dates as soon as possible....thank u..
        kailash chandra swain says...

        Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:03:39 : i am searching for previous yaer calender with various event but i am getting it from any where. i am getting only date n days but no event at all. currently i am searching for date n day of car festival in 1987. but i am unable. it u post previous year calender with all event it give value addition to all the visitors

        Thanks
        Kailash chandra swain

        Rama Krushna Mohapatra says...

        Sat, 30 May 2009 13:00:23 : i would like to know the exact day & date of RAKSHYA BANDHAN in the year 1977
        Hrusikesh Das says...

        Thu, 18 Dec 2008 14:21:52 : can u provide me the exact date of dhanu sankranti held in 1979, or provide me the calender of 1979.

        Thanks,
        Hrusikesh.

        umakanta says...

        Tue, 16 Dec 2008 15:56:05 : I know the festival celebrated on my birth day but not the year and date.

        I was savitri brata(savitri amabashya) and day is Monday.
        The festival was also celebrated on June month on that year.
        Kindly any one mail me on which year among 1977,1978,1979 would be my birth date. please send me the date/month/year.

        Swati Mishra says...

        Fri, 21 Nov 2008 10:37:02 : My father in law passed away on 12th NOv around 8 PM.Till now there's a confusion whether it's a dwitiya tithi or trutiya.
        Could you please help me out

        Pijush Kanti Saha says...

        Tue, 08 Jul 2008 11:37:13 : Dear Sir,

        I found your site during net searching for finding out my birth details in 1967 on the day of swaraswati puja which may be in the date range 13th -28 th February 1967. Only data I have, my birth date was in the day of Swaraswat Puja of 1967 and day was Saturday night around 2 o clock.

        Can you help me to find the exact date and tithi details of my birth.

        I tried to get the old calendar and panjika but failed.

        I will be very happy to listen from you.

        Thanking

        prabir kumar nanda says...

        Thu, 08 May 2008 17:51:15 : when dola purnima held in 1987
        Trilochan Pattajoshi says...

        Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:28:25 : I am willing to contact any Hon'ble Pandits of Mukti Mandap regarding Shradha of my Father and Grand Father. First Shradha Barsikia of my Grand Father will be held on the month of May. But 'Shradha' of my Father will be on April,17. I am to enquiry about whether my Father's Shradha will be observed or not.
        Santosh says...

        Tue, 18 Mar 2008 20:48:15 : What was the date for Hera Panchami in the year 1987 and 1986?
        sourav maiti says...

        Sat, 05 Jan 2008 01:03:16 : hi, if u need long range panjika, u can see here
        http://www.panjika.co.cc

        its free and u will get 6000 years panjika with tithi nakshatra, birth chart, festival dates wit high precision.. nd planetary position according to NASA'a JPL ephemeris..

        satya narayan maharana says...

        Tue, 11 Dec 2007 21:29:27 : hi
        actually i find my birth date in oriya calender because i know about my tithi but unknown about particular date & i need about Orissa Kohinoor Press Panjika 1987,88,89,90,91year with TITHI & DATE

        thithi tuesday -suklapakhya panjami -margarsirma

        thank u

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