Hindu calendar


Hindu calendar
Hindoo calendar Hin"doo calendar or Hindu calendar Hindu calendar . A lunisolar calendar of India, according to which the year is divided into twelve months, with an extra month inserted after every month in which two new moons occur (once in three years).

Note: The intercalary month has the name of the one which precedes it. The year usually commences about April 11. The months are follows: Baisakh . . . . . . . . . . April-May Jeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . May-June Asarh . . . . . . . . . . . . June-July Sawan (Sarawan) . . . . . . . July-Aug. Bhadon . . . . . . . . . . . Aug.-Sept. Asin (Kuar). . . . . . . . . . Sept.-Oct. Katik (Kartik) . . . . . . . . Oct.-Nov. Aghan . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov.-Dec. Pus . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec.-Jan. Magh . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan.-Feb. Phagun (Phalgun) . . . . . . . Feb.-March Chait . . . . . . . . . . . . March-April [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.