VedicDateTime: An R package to implement Vedic calendar system

Neeraj Dhanraj Bokde*, Prajwal Kailasnath Patil, Saradindu Sengupta, Manisha Sawant, Andrés E. Feijóo-Lorenzo

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Calendar systems adopted across the world are either solar, lunar or lunisolar, based on the movements of the sun, the moon, or both. The Gregorian (solar) calendars are considered as time references for modern computations. However, Vedic calendars, being lunisolar, can be more effective for the analysis of activities that depend on both celestial bodies. In this paper, we present VedicDateTime, an open-source framework that implements the Vedic calendar and provides conversions for Gregorian dates. Along with package details, we also provide two case studies that make use of the proposed package for time-series analysis. The objective of this paper is to motivate researchers to explore the potential of the Vedic calendar from the perspective of time series analysis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMultimedia Tools and Applications
Pages (from-to)32141-32157
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024


  • Gregorian calendar
  • Panchanga
  • R package
  • Time series analysis
  • Vedic calendar


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