Evidentlythisconditionofthefast-daydoesnotin generalapplytoallmonths,butinparticularonlyto Bhadrapada,sinceVasudevawashorninthismonth

and on this day, whilst the moon stood in the station Hohil).i. 'J'he two conditions, viz. the moon'r:; standing in Hohi1,1i and that the day is the eighth of the black half, can happen only once in so and so many years, for various reasons, e.g. the intercalation of the year, and because the civil years do not keep pace with lunar time, either getting in advance of it or falling behind.