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NAME ^

Calendar::Bahai - Interface to the calendar used by Bahai faith.

VERSION ^

Version 0.25

DESCRIPTION ^

The Bahai calendar started from the original Badi calendar, created by the Bab. The Bahai calendar is composed of 19 months, each with 19 days. Years in the Bahai calendar are counted from Thursday, 21 March 1844, the beginning of the Bahai Era or Badi Era (abbreviated BE or B.E.). Year 1 BE thus began at sundown 20 March 1844. Using the Bahai names for the weekday and month, day one of the Bahai Era was Istijlal (Majesty), 1 Baha (Splendour) 1 BE.

   +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
   |                             Baha      [172 BE]                             |
   +----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
   |    Jamal |    Kamal |    Fidal |     Idal | Istijlal | Istiqlal |    Jalal |
   +----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
   |                                                                 |        1 |
   +----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
   |        2 |        3 |        4 |        5 |        6 |        7 |        8 |
   +----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
   |        9 |       10 |       11 |       12 |       13 |       14 |       15 |
   +----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
   |       16 |       17 |       18 |       19 |                                |
   +----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+

SYNOPSIS ^

    use strict; use warnings;
    use Calendar::Bahai;

    # prints current month calendar
    print Calendar::Bahai->new, "\n";
    print Calendar::Bahai->new->current, "\n";

    # prints bahai month calendar for the first month of year 172.
    print Calendar::Bahai->new({ month => 1, year => 172 }), "\n";

    # prints bahai month calendar in which the given gregorian date falls in.
    print Calendar::Bahai->new->from_gregorian(2015, 1, 14), "\n";

    # prints bahai month calendar in which the given julian date falls in.
    print Calendar::Bahai->new->from_julian(2457102.5), "\n";

BAHAI MONTHS ^

    +-------+-------------+----------------+------------------------------------+
    | Month | Arabic Name | English Name   | Gregorian Dates                    |
    +-------+-------------+----------------+------------------------------------+
    | 1     | Baha        | Splendour      | 21 Mar - 08 Apr                    |
    | 2     | Jalal       | Glory          | 09 Apr - 27 Apr                    |
    | 3     | Jamal       | Beauty         | 28 Apr - 16 May                    |
    | 4     | Azamat      | Grandeur       | 17 May - 04 Jun                    |
    | 5     | Nur         | Light          | 05 Jun - 23 Jun                    |
    | 6     | Rahmat      | Mercy          | 24 Jun - 12 Jul                    |
    | 7     | Kalimat     | Words          | 13 Jul - 31 Jul                    |
    | 8     | Kamal       | Perfection     | 01 Aug - 19 Aug                    |
    | 9     | Asma        | Names          | 20 Aug - 07 Sep                    |
    | 10    | Izzat       | Might          | 08 Sep - 26 Sep                    |
    | 11    | Mashiyyat   | Will           | 27 Sep - 15 Oct                    |
    | 12    | Ilm         | Knowledge      | 16 Oct - 03 Nov                    |
    | 13    | Qudrat      | Power          | 04 Nov - 22 Nov                    |
    | 14    | Qawl        | Speech         | 23 Nov - 11 Dec                    |
    | 15    | Masail      | Questions      | 12 Dec - 30 Dec                    |
    | 16    | Sharaf      | Honour         | 31 Dec - 18 Jan                    |
    | 17    | Sultan      | Sovereignty    | 19 Jan - 06 Feb                    |
    | 18    | Mulk        | Dominion       | 07 Feb - 25 Feb                    |
    |       | Ayyam-i-Ha  | The Days of Ha | 26 Feb - 01 Mar                    |
    | 19    | Ala         | Loftiness      | 02 Mar - 20 Mar (Fasting Month)    |
    +-------+-------------+----------------+------------------------------------+

BAHAI DAYS ^

    +-------------+--------------+----------------------------------------------+
    | Arabic Name | English Name | Day of the Week                              |
    +-------------+--------------+----------------------------------------------+
    | Jamal       | Beauty       | Sunday                                       |
    | Kamal       | Perfection   | Monday                                       |
    | Fidal       | Grace        | Tuesday                                      |
    | Idal        | Justice      | Wednesday                                    |
    | Istijlal    | Majesty      | Thursday                                     |
    | Istiqlal    | Independence | Friday                                       |
    | Jalal       | Glory        | Saturday                                     |
    +-------------+--------------+----------------------------------------------+

KULL-i-SHAY / VAHID ^

Also existing in the Bahai calendar system is a 19-year cycle called Vahid and a 361-year (19x19) supercycle called Kull-i-Shay (literally, "All Things"). Each of the 19 years in a Vahid has been given a name as shown in the table below.The 9th Vahid of the 1st Kull-i-Shay started on 21 March 1996, and the 10th Vahid will begin in 2015. The current Bahai year,year 168 BE (21 March 2011 - 20 March 2012) , is year Badi of the 9th Vahid of the 1st Kull-i-Shay. The 2nd Kull-i-Shay will begin in 2205.

1st Kull-i-Shay

    +----+--------+---------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+
    | No.| Name   | Meaning       | 1    | 2    | 3    | 4    | 5    | 6    | 7    | 8    | 9    | 10   | 11   | 12   | 13   | 14   | 15   | 16   | 17   | 18   | 19   |
    +----+--------+---------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+
    |  1 | Alif   | A             | 1844 | 1863 | 1882 | 1901 | 1920 | 1939 | 1958 | 1977 | 1996 | 2015 | 2034 | 2053 | 2072 | 2091 | 2110 | 2129 | 2148 | 2167 | 2186 |
    |  2 | Ba     | B             | 1845 | 1864 | 1883 | 1902 | 1921 | 1940 | 1959 | 1978 | 1997 | 2016 | 2035 | 2054 | 2073 | 2092 | 2111 | 2130 | 2149 | 2168 | 2187 |
    |  3 | Ab     | Father        | 1846 | 1865 | 1884 | 1903 | 1922 | 1941 | 1960 | 1979 | 1998 | 2017 | 2036 | 2055 | 2074 | 2093 | 2112 | 2131 | 2150 | 2169 | 2188 |
    |  4 | Dal    | D             | 1847 | 1866 | 1885 | 1904 | 1923 | 1942 | 1961 | 1980 | 1999 | 2018 | 2037 | 2056 | 2075 | 2094 | 2113 | 2132 | 2151 | 2170 | 2189 |
    |  5 | Bab    | Gate          | 1848 | 1867 | 1886 | 1905 | 1924 | 1943 | 1962 | 1981 | 2000 | 2019 | 2038 | 2057 | 2076 | 2095 | 2114 | 2133 | 2152 | 2171 | 2190 |
    |  6 | Vav    | V             | 1849 | 1868 | 1887 | 1906 | 1925 | 1944 | 1963 | 1982 | 2001 | 2020 | 2039 | 2058 | 2077 | 2096 | 2115 | 2134 | 2153 | 2172 | 2191 |
    |  7 | Abad   | Eternity      | 1850 | 1869 | 1888 | 1907 | 1926 | 1945 | 1964 | 1983 | 2002 | 2021 | 2040 | 2059 | 2078 | 2097 | 2116 | 2135 | 2154 | 2173 | 2192 |
    |  8 | Jad    | Generosity    | 1851 | 1870 | 1889 | 1908 | 1927 | 1946 | 1965 | 1984 | 2003 | 2022 | 2041 | 2060 | 2079 | 2098 | 2117 | 2136 | 2155 | 2174 | 2193 |
    |  9 | Baha   | Splendour     | 1852 | 1871 | 1890 | 1909 | 1928 | 1947 | 1966 | 1985 | 2004 | 2023 | 2042 | 2061 | 2080 | 2099 | 2118 | 2137 | 2156 | 2175 | 2194 |
    | 10 | Hubb   | Love          | 1853 | 1872 | 1891 | 1910 | 1929 | 1948 | 1967 | 1986 | 2005 | 2024 | 2043 | 2062 | 2081 | 2100 | 2119 | 2138 | 2157 | 2176 | 2195 |
    | 11 | Bahhaj | Delightful    | 1854 | 1873 | 1892 | 1911 | 1930 | 1949 | 1968 | 1987 | 2006 | 2025 | 2044 | 2063 | 2082 | 2101 | 2120 | 2139 | 2158 | 2177 | 2196 |
    | 12 | Javab  | Answer        | 1855 | 1874 | 1893 | 1912 | 1931 | 1950 | 1969 | 1988 | 2007 | 2026 | 2045 | 2064 | 2083 | 2102 | 2121 | 2140 | 2159 | 2178 | 2197 |
    | 13 | Ahad   | Single        | 1856 | 1875 | 1894 | 1913 | 1932 | 1951 | 1970 | 1989 | 2008 | 2027 | 2046 | 2065 | 2084 | 2103 | 2122 | 2141 | 2160 | 2179 | 2198 |
    | 14 | Vahhab | Bountiful     | 1857 | 1876 | 1895 | 1914 | 1933 | 1952 | 1971 | 1990 | 2009 | 2028 | 2047 | 2066 | 2085 | 2104 | 2123 | 2142 | 2161 | 2180 | 2199 |
    | 15 | Vidad  | Affection     | 1858 | 1877 | 1896 | 1915 | 1934 | 1953 | 1972 | 1991 | 2010 | 2029 | 2048 | 2067 | 2086 | 2105 | 2124 | 2143 | 2162 | 2181 | 2200 |
    | 16 | Badi   | Beginning     | 1859 | 1878 | 1897 | 1916 | 1935 | 1954 | 1973 | 1992 | 2011 | 2030 | 2049 | 2068 | 2087 | 2106 | 2125 | 2144 | 2163 | 2182 | 2201 |
    | 17 | Bahi   | Luminous      | 1860 | 1879 | 1898 | 1917 | 1936 | 1955 | 1974 | 1993 | 2012 | 2031 | 2050 | 2069 | 2088 | 2107 | 2126 | 2145 | 2164 | 2183 | 2202 |
    | 18 | Abha   | Most Luminous | 1861 | 1880 | 1899 | 1918 | 1937 | 1956 | 1975 | 1994 | 2013 | 2032 | 2051 | 2070 | 2089 | 2108 | 2127 | 2146 | 2165 | 2184 | 2203 |
    | 19 | Vahid  | Unity         | 1862 | 1881 | 1900 | 1919 | 1938 | 1957 | 1976 | 1995 | 2014 | 2033 | 2052 | 2071 | 2090 | 2109 | 2128 | 2147 | 2166 | 2185 | 2204 |
    +----+--------+---------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+

NOTE ^

On July 10, 2014, the Universal House of Justice announced three decisions regarding the Badi` (Bahai) calendar, which will affect the dates of Feasts and Holy Days. Naw Ruz will usually fall on March 20th,which means that all the Feast days will be one day earlier,and the births of the Bab and of Baha'u'llah will be celebrated on two consecutive days in the Autumn.The changes take effect from the next Bahai New Year, from sunset on March 20, 2015. The definitive tables showing the new dates have not yet been released (as of September 24, 2014), but there is a preliminary discussion here.

CONSTRUCTOR ^

It expects month and year optionally. By default it gets current Bahai month and year.

METHODS ^

current()

Returns current month of the Bahai calendar.

from_gregorian($year, $month, $day)

Returns bahai month calendar in which the given gregorian date falls in.

from_julian($julian_date)

Returns bahai month calendar in which the given julian date falls in.

AUTHOR ^

Mohammad S Anwar, <mohammad.anwar at yahoo.com>

REPOSITORY ^

https://github.com/Manwar/Calendar-Bahai

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs / feature requests to bug-calendar-bahai at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Calendar-Bahai. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT ^

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Calendar::Bahai

You can also look for information at:

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (C) 2011 - 2015 Mohammad S Anwar.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and / or modify it under the terms of the the Artistic License (2.0). You may obtain a copy of the full license at:

http://www.perlfoundation.org/artistic_license_2_0

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