The period between New Moon and Full Moon in Simha Maasa (approximately in September)for 15 days is named as Mahalaya Paksha.
Long nights propel one to yearn for Dawn and Long nights vice versa. And the Veda speaks of Devayana and Pitruyana, the Pitru yana, the former denoting the Devas,Divine beings,the latter the deceased ancestors. Ayana means Path as in Dakshinayana or Uttarayana,the ovement of s Sun from North to South and from North to South. Thecreferral points they take for this movement of the Sun are the,Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn,both related closely to the Poles. 2. The Uttarayana, movement to North period is considered auspicious, because the warmth reaches Arctic durig this period. 3.When the Indian texts speak of Bharatavarsha, they do