Kalpahora - An Indo- Mexican Calendar

This calendar brings out the similarities between the two cultures and their dependence on astronomical and religious views. Our goal was to syncretise the Hindu and Mesoamerican way of timekeeping in the form of their respective calendars.

Data Visualization

Transcultural Design

The Mayan calendar represented 365 days. It was divided into 18 ‘months’ of 20 days each, plus 5 ‘nameless’ days at the end of the year. The Hindu calendar marks twelve months by the same cycle as the lunar phases, approximately 29.5 days each month depending on celestial movement.

The calendar comprises of 4 concentric rings around a centre piece. Starting from the centre, they depict astrological symbols, Mayan months, Gregorian calendar showing Hindu and Mayan festivals that fall during those months.

Hindu

Festivals

Mexican Festivals

Kudos to Reema Deshpande and Leah Caeiro for being an integral part of this project.