Some communities, like the Brahmans in Mithila, use genealogical records ("Panjikas") maintained by the specialists.
The maximum points for any match can be 36 and the minimum points for matching is 18.
Any match with points under 18 is not considered as an auspicious match for a harmonious relationship.
Early Buddhist communities of India adopted the ancient Indian calendar, later Vikrami calendar and then local Buddhist calendars.
Buddhist festivals continue to be scheduled according to a lunar system.
Hindu calendar is a collective term for the various lunisolar calendars traditionally used in Hinduism.
They adopt a similar underlying concept for timekeeping, but differ in their relative emphasis to moon cycle or the sun cycle and the names of months and when they consider the New Year to start.
Although India has experienced changes in its traditions in part due to Western influences, the culture has held steadfast to many of its traditions and customs.
What applies to one region of India may not apply to another region.
Of the various regional calendars, the most studied and known Hindu calendars are the Vikrami calendar (Bikrami) found in northern, western and central regions of the Indian subcontinent, Tamil calendar found in the south, and the Bengali calendar found in the east – all of which emphasize the lunar cycle, their new year starts in spring, with their heritage dating back to 1st millennium BCE.