When working out the dates that each Dove began I saw that within a year nine Doves were nearly always one day short of five months.
This was because nine doves have 9*17=153 days and five months not including February have 154 days.
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From: East Carolina University Calendar discussion List [mailto:CALNDR-L@...] On Behalf Of Victor Engel
Sent: 07 June 2012 02:54
To: CALNDR-L@... Subject: Re: Mystic 153 calendar
P.S. Googling 153 and Himalayan, I notice some interesting
curiosities, including 153 Himalayan peaks are available to mountain
> A Himalayan monastery reckoned time by a calendar with a year divided into
> 153 parts called gongs. Every gong, a monk would strike the temple gong.
> The lama was asked about this method of time-keeping. He explained that
> seeing M months transpire after N gongs would portend that N months would
> transpire after M years. In effect, the gong-lunar cycle is analogous to
> luni-solar cycle. What is the mean year of this calendar?
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