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Nepali calendar

Not to be confused with Nepal Sambat.

The Nepali calendar (Nepali: नेपाली पात्रो) is the lunisolar Hindu calendar used in Nepal for both civil and religious purposes. The year begins in the month Baishakh; usually around 14 April.[1]

The official Nepali calendar follows Bikram Samwat, abbreviated B.S., started by Indian emperor Vikramāditya.[2]

The B.S. year is 56.7 years ahead of the (western) Gregorian Calendar. The Gregorian year 2000 AD began 17 Poush 2056 and ended 16 Poush 2057.

Every month is divided in:[3]

  • Krishna Paksha "dark fortnight", the 15 days between the full moon and the new moon.
  • Shukla Paksha "bright fortnight", the 15 days between the new moon and the full moon.

Months in Nepali calendar

No. Name Nepali Days Corresponding Gregorian months
1 Baishākh बैशाख 30 / 31 mid-April to mid-May
2 Jesṭha जेष्ठ or जेठ 31 / 32 mid-May to mid-June
3 Asār आषाढ or असार 31 / 32 mid-June to mid-July
4 Shrawan श्रावण or साउन 31 / 32 mid-July to mid-August
5 Bhadau भाद्र or भदौ 31 / 32 mid-August to mid-September
6 Asoj आश्विन or असोज/अगहन 30 / 31 mid-September to mid-October
7 Kartik कार्तिक 29 / 30 mid-October to mid-November
8 Mangsir मार्ग or मंसिर 29 / 30 mid-November to mid-December
9 Poush पौष or पुष/पूस 29 / 30 mid-December to mid-January
10 Magh माघ 29 / 30 mid-January to mid-February
11 Falgun फाल्गुन or फागुन 29 / 30 mid-February to mid-March
12 Chaitra चैत्र or चैत 30 / 31 mid-March to mid-April

See also

Bengali calendar
Bikram Sambat
Hindu calendar
Nepal Sambat


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