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NAME ^

Calendar::Bahai - Interface to Bahai Calendar.

VERSION ^

Version 0.07

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/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. Bahai Calendar for the month of Baha year 168 BE.

            Baha [168 BE]

    Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat
           1    2    3    4    5    6
      7    8    9   10   11   12   13
     14   15   16   17   18   19

MONTHS ^

    +-------+---------------+----------------+------------------+
    | Month | Name (Arabic) | Name (English) | 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  |
    |       |               |                |(Month of fasting)|
    +-------+---------------+----------------+------------------+

WEEKDAYS ^

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

Kull-i-Shay and 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.

    +-----+----------+---------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+
    | 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 |
    +-----+----------+---------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+

METHODS ^

as_string()

Return Bahai date in human readable format.

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

    my $calendar = Calendar::Bahai->new();
    print "Bahai date is " . $calendar->as_string() . "\n";

today()

Return today's date in Bahai calendar as list in the format major,cycle,yyyy,mm,dd.

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

    my $calendar = Calendar::Bahai->new();
    my ($major, $cycle, $yyyy, $mm, $dd) = $calendar->today();
    print "Major [$major] Cycle [$cycle] Year [$yyyy] Month [$mm] Day [$dd]\n";

dow()

Get day of the week of the given Bahai date, starting with sunday (0).

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

    my $calendar = Calendar::Bahai->new();
    print "Day of the week; [" . $calendar->dow() . "]\n";

get_calendar()

Return calendar for given year and month in Bahai calendar. It returns current month of Bahai calendar if no argument is passed in.

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

    my $calendar = Calendar::Bahai->new();
    print $calendar->get_calendar();

    # Print calendar for year 168 and month 1.
    print $calendar->get_calendar(168, 1);

from_gregorian()

Convert Gregorian date to Bahai date.

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

    my $calendar = Calendar::Bahai->new();
    my ($major, $cycle, $yyyy, $mm, $dd) = $calendar->from_gregorian(2011, 3, 25);

to_gregorian()

Convert Bahai date to Gregorian date.

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

    my $calendar = Calendar::Bahai->new();
    my ($yyyy, $mm, $dd) = $calendar->to_gregorian();

from_julian()

Convert Julian date to Bahai date.

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

    my $calendar = Calendar::Bahai->new();
    my ($major, $cycle, $yyyy, $mm, $dd) = $calendar->from_julian(2400124.5);

to_julian()

Convert Bahai date to Julian date.

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

    my $calendar = Calendar::Bahai->new();
    my $julian   = $calendar->to_julian();

AUTHOR ^

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

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or 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 will 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 2011 Mohammad S Anwar.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either : the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.

DISCLAIMER ^

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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