Glossary

Śaka-saṃvat
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TermŚaka-saṃvat
Alternative TermsŚaka era
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Widely used in Jain manuscripts and inscriptions, the dating system of the Śaka era or Śaka-saṃvat was once common in western India. Since it started in 78 CE, to get the equivalent year in the Common Era, one has to add 78 to the Śaka era date.

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