Talk:Vikram Samvat

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How come the articles history is lost? --Vyzasatya 19:31, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

Name change[edit]

Why was the article not changed to "Bikram Sambat" (instead of "Bikram Samwat"), since the article primarily deals with the calendar of that name in Nepal anyway? --SameerKhan 19:49, 11 September 2006 (UTC)


well the default name is Vikram Samvat, nepali speakers cannot pronounce "va" consistently. Bikram samvat is incorrect. either Bikram Sambat or Vikram Samvat should be written, even bengalis and biharis cannot pronounce "va" correctly. king vikramadita is seldomly written bikramaditya hence the default name of the calendar should be "vikram samvat". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:09, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

It starts with Kartik, not chaitra —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:15, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Hindi is not my native language but due to Devanagari, I think correct transliteration must be Vikram Sanvat . isn't it?--Hariva (talk) 20:24, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Move. Jafeluv (talk) 11:55, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Bikram SamwatVikram Samvat — The right Devnagari word is Vikram Samvat.Others are local dialects.Bengali etc languages pronounce Va as Ba.Mkrestin (talk) 16:28, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

  • Support. Google Books results for "Bikram Samwat": 6; Google Books results for "Vikram Samvat": 2,480. "Vikram Samvat" seems to be a much more WP:COMMONNAME than "Bikram Samwat". Dohn joe (talk) 02:15, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Support as the clear COMMONNAME. Further to the previous figures, 5 of the 6 Google Books hits for "Bikram Samwat" are reprints of Wikipedia, and the other dates from 1977. Google Scholar shows the same picture. Kanguole 02:26, 26 December 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Lunar Calendar?[edit]

Why this article list this calendar as lunar calendar? This is a solar calendar and not a lunar calendar.

If it is lunar calendar; can someone explain how it can have months with 31 or 32 days? Also please explain if it is lunar calendar how it is kept in sync with Gregorian Calendar? Nsdeonia (talk) 10:45, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Nepal Vikarm Samvat is not the same is Vikram Samvat in India[edit]

The traditional Vikram Samvat in India uses lunar months and solar sidereal year. The Nepali Vikram Samvat is a reformed solar tropical calendar. The article mixes both of them.

Malaiya (talk)