Nepali calendar

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Not to be confused with Nepal Sambat. ‹See Tfd›

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., said to have been started by mythical 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.


Months in Nepali calendar[edit]

No. Name Nepali Days Corresponding Gregorian months
1 Baishakh बैशाख 30 / 31 mid-April to mid-May
2 Jestha जेष्ठ or जेठ 31 / 32 mid-May to mid-June
3 Ashadh आषाढ or असार 31 / 32 mid-June to mid-July
4 Shrawan श्रावण or साउन 31 / 32 mid-July to mid-August
5 Bhadra भाद्र or भदौ 31 / 32 mid-August to mid-September
6 Ashwin 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lonely Planet; Bradley Mayhew; Lindsay Brown; Trent Holden (1 August 2012). Lonely Planet Nepal. Lonely Planet. pp. 488–. ISBN 978-1-74321-314-8. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Stephen Bezruchka; Alonzo L. Lyons (2011). Trekking in Nepal: A Traveler's Guide. The Mountaineers Books. pp. 96–. ISBN 978-1-59485-410-1. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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