Tulu calendar

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Tulu calendar (also known as Varsa or Vorsa) is one of the oldest traditional Indian solar calendars, generally used in the regions of South-West Karnataka and Northern Kerala, India. The indigenous or Tulu speaking people of Tulu Nadu, and people who migrated from this region to other places, are the common followers of this calendar system. The first day of this calendar falls on Bisu (middle of the Gregorian month of April).

The 12 Tulu month names are:

  1. Paggu (April–May)
  2. Besa (May–June)
  3. Kaartel (June–July)
  4. Aati (July–August)
  5. Sona (August–September)
  6. Nirnaala (September–October)
  7. Bontyolu (October–November)
  8. Jaarde (November–December)
  9. Peraarde (December–January)
  10. Ponny/Puyinthel (January–February)
  11. Maayi (February–March)
  12. Suggi (March–April)[1]


  1. ^ Arthur Coke Burnell (1878). Elements of south-Indian palæography, from the fourth to the seventeenth century, A. D. Trübner & Co. p. 76.