Culture

Gujarati Calendar

Crops
Crops are harvested according to calendar.

The Hindu Calendar usually has 12 months. However, it may also have 13 months, as each month begins with the new moon. Each lunar month is given the name of the solar month in which it begins.

When two new moons occur in the same solar month, the two lunar months will both be known by the same name, but will have adhika placed before the name of the first month.Occasionally a solar month may occur with no new moon.

In event of this happening, the solar month is known as a ksaya month. The twelve months of the lunar year correspond to the following calendar months.

  Gujarati English
1 Chaitra March-April
2 Vaishakh April-May
3 Jyeshta May-June
4 Aashaadh June-July
5 Sharavan July-August
6 Bhadra August-September
7 Ashwin September-October
8 Kartik October-November
9 Margasheersh November-December
10 Paush December-January
11 Maagh January-February
12 Phagun February-March

 

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