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Hindu Calendar or Panchang or hindi panchang calendar is a monthly calendar based on the traditional lunisolar calendar. A Panchang Calendar displays Hindu festivals, dates or tithis, muhurat, auspicious and inauspicious timings of each day of the month. 

Since ancient times, Hindu Panchang Calendar is used to know about important Hindu festivals, vrats and lunar phases such as Amavasya and Purnima. This month panchang is always different for two different places despite the same date and time.

Panchang Calendar

Hindu Panchang Calendar is based on the five elements, called Panch-anga or five limbs. These Panch-anga determines the right time or Muhurat for auspicious functions or tasks such as yagna, marriage, travel, puja etc. It provides detailed information about the auspicious and inauspicious time of the whole month panchang calendar.

The Panch-angs are:

Why Should You Use Hindu Monthly Panchang?

Hindu Panchang Calendar shares various details and can help you to learn about:

To Know what is Tithi today according to Hindu Calendar 2020, click on Today’s Panchang.

1. What is Hindu Calendar called?

Hindu Calendar is called Panchang, Panchanga or Panchangam or Panjika. In different parts of India, different Panchang calendars are popular. Some of them are Biraja Panji, Bisuddhasiddhanta Panjika, Kalnirnay etc.

2. What are the Hindu calendar months’ names?

There are twelve lunar months in a Hindu Panchang Calendar. The Hindu Calendar months and their corresponding months in Gregorian calendar are:

  1. Chaitra (March- April)
  2. Vaisakha (April-May)
  3. Jyaistha (May-June)
  4. Asadha (June-July)
  5.  Shravana (July-August)
  6. Bhadra (August-September)
  7. Asvina (September-October)
  8.  Kartika (October-November)
  9. Agrahayana (November-December)
  10. Paush (December-January)
  11. Magha (January-February)
  12. Phalguna (February-March)

3. What are the Vaar or days in the week of Hindu Calendar?

The seven Vaars or weekdays of Hindu Calendar are- Somvaar (Monday), Mangalvaar (Tuesday), Budhvaar (Wednesday), Brahaspativaar (Thursday), Shukravaar (Friday), Shanivaar (Saturday) and Ravivaar (Sunday).

4. When is Hindu New Year?

A Hindu New Year falls on the Shukla Paksha Pratipada of Chaitra Month. It is the first day of Chaitra Hindu month. As the Hindu Panchang calendar follows the lunisolar Indian Calendar, the date of Hindu new year changes every year in the Gregorian Calendar.

5. Which is the first month of Hindu Panchang?

Chaitra is the first month of Hindu Panchang that falls in the month of March-April as per Gregorian calendar.

6. How many days are there in a Hindu calendar month?

There are 30 lunar days in each month of Hindu Panchang. Since lunar months sum to only 354.367 days on average, after every 3 years a leap month of 32.5 days is added, called Pushottam Maas or Adhik Maas or Mal Maas. This month is considered very auspicious in the Hindu traditions.
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