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Date Format – Vimshottari Dasha

By Kshitij Sharma, February 21, 2006

Dear Blog Readers,
A lot of users of my birth chart application get confused when they see the date format in DD-MM-YY for the Vimshottari Dasha dates, where I display only the last two digits of the year as opposed to displaying the entire string – e.g. 1996 is displayed as 96 and 2004 is displayed as 04. I have been following this convention right from day one as I wanted to save some precious screen real estate. Please take a look at this image and you can see the problem for yourself.

I had assumed people would not get confused and would interpret the date according to what they have entered, but clearly, I was wrong. There was a gentleman who tried to generate a birth chart of a person born in 1896, and his complaint about displaying “96” and “04” was legitimate.
I will fix this problem as soon as possible, hopefully in the next one or two days because I have to make sure that the display is good both for the image and the applet.


  • Comment by ShastriX on March 6, 2006 at 6:10 pm

    Sharmaji, suggest that you use the so-called military format (dd-mmm-yyyy) for absolute clarity on what a date is. For instance, 08-JUN-2006.

    Even the USIS uses this in their visa-stamping (without the -s), which is an amazing thing considering how crazy the US guys are about their mm/dd/yyyy format.

    In Windows, this is called the Short Date. Use it all the time in apps that I develop.

  • Comment by sanjay nair on October 5, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    when i will go abroad for job and when my lifewtyle will change and which stone i have to wear, when my ficnacial problem will solve and when i would having my suitable life to live

  • Comment by Santosh pujari on April 27, 2010 at 8:32 am

    My date of birth is 18Aug1982 I want detaile information of my career lucky stone.

  • Comment by Aruna on July 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    DOB 24-04-1986
    Time 1.25PM
    i am intrested to work in RRB Govt job it is possible to available

  • Comment by Manjula on December 28, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Dob26/09/1981 time of birth 5:34am, bangalore

  • Comment by Nanjundarao on February 10, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Date of birth 06-dec-1957 @5-45 am. Bangalore

  • Comment by Mukul agarwal on January 26, 2018 at 5:29 am

    My date of birth is May 20, 1955
    Time10:00, minutes 27.0
    City muzaffar nagar, UP
    Please tell me which house belongs to Mars. Table indicate 3rd house but description shows 12 th hose
    Please response-Thanks

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