Lunar calendar
A lunar calendar is a calendar that is based on cycles of the lunar phases. Because there are slightly more than twelve lunations (synodic months) in a solar year, the period of 12 lunar months (354.3...
Lunisolar calendar
A lunisolar calendar is a calendar in many cultures whose date indicates both the moon phase and the time of the solar year. If the solar year is defined as a tropical year, then a lunisolar calendar ...
Hindu calendar
Hindu calendar is a collective name for most of the luni-sidereal calendars and sidereal calendars used in India since ancient times. It has undergone many changes in the process of regionalization, a...
Islamic calendar
The Islamic calendar, Muslim calendar or Hijri calendar (AH) is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months in a year of 354 days.It is used to date events in many Muslim countries (concurrently with the...
Hijri calendars
The Hijri calendars (Arabic: التقاويم الهجرية‎ at-taqwīm al-hiǧrī ; Persian: تقویم هجری‎ taqvīm-e hejri; Turkish: Hicri Takvim; Urdu: هجری تقویم‎ Hijri taqwīm) can ...
Shishira
Shishira (Sanskrit:शिशिरः) in Hindu calendar is the season or Ritu, related to winters and cold.It is also one among the many names of the Hindu god Lord Vishnu,and appears in the Vishnu sahasranama (...
Grishma
Grishma is short for Grishmarutu, the Sanskrit word meaning summer. This is one of the six seasons (ritu), each lasting two months: Vasant (spring), Grishma (summer), Varsha (monsoon), Sharad (autumn...
Safar
Safar (صفر) is the second month in the Islamic calendar.Literal meaning: Empty. During this month the houses used to be empty and deserted because the ban on going to war in the month of Muharram came...
Sashtiabdhapoorthi
Sashtiabdhapoorthi is a Sanskrit name for a special ceremony on a person's sixtieth birthday. It has a special place in the Hindu tradition since the Hindu calendar follows a 60-year cycle. On this da...
Shalivahana era
The Saka era, also known as the Shalivahana Saka era was adopted by the Indian government as the Indian national calendar. Its year zero begins near the vernal equinox of the year 78. Saka Calendar be...
Shawwal
Shawwāl (شوّال) is the tenth month of the lunar Islamic calendar. Shawwāl means to 'lift or carry'; so named because she-camels normally would be carrying a fetus at this time of year.
The first d...
Chaturdashi
In the Hindu calendar, Chaturdashi is the 14th day (Tithi) of the waxing phase or waning phase of the moon. This is the day prior to new moon (Amavasya) or full moon (Pournami). It has a great signifi...
Hindu units of time
The Hindu religious scriptures such as the Vedas and Puraṇas describe a massive range of units of Kala measurements, spanning right from Paramaṇu (time length of about 17 microseconds) to the Maha-Man...
Navami
Navami is the ninth day (tithi) of the fortnight (paksha) in the Hindu lunar calendar.
Shukla paksha
Paksha (or pakṣa: Sanskrit: पक्ष), refers to a fortnight or a lunar phase in a month of the Hindu lunar calendar.Literally meaning "side", a paksha is the period either side of the Full Moon Day (...
Rabi' al-awwal
Rabi' al-awwal (ربيع الأوّل) is the third month in the Islamic calendar. During this month, majority of the Muslims celebrate Mawlid - the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Sunni Muslims belie...
Fasli Calendar
Fasli Calendar or Fasli era, Fasli (Urdu: فسلى‎, Arabic: فصلى‎) and (English: meaning Harvest) it is an Arabic word Imported to Urdu language.Fasli year means period of 12 months ...
Muslim holidays
There are two official holidays in Islam: Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan (a month of fasting), and Muslims usually give zakat (charity) on the occasion. E...
Sravanam
Sravanam is the most auspicious month in the Telugu calendar in India. It corresponds roughly to late July and August in the Gregorian calendar.
Krishnastmi (also Krishna Janmastami)
Tritiya
Tritiya is the Sanskrit word for "three", and is the third day in the lunar fortnight (Paksha) of the Hindu calendar. Each month has two Tritiya days, being the third day of the "bright" (Shukla) and ...
Jumada al-Thani
Jumada al-Thani (Arabic: جمادى الثاني‎, also transliterated Ǧumādā aṮ-Ṯānī, [d͡ʒʊˈmæːdæ θˈθæːniː]; also pronounced Ǧamādā aṮ-Ṯānī, [d͡ʒæˈmæːdæ θˈθæːniː]) is the sixth month in the Islamic Ca...
Dashami
Dashami is the Sanskrit word for "ten", and is the tenth day in the lunar fortnight (Paksha) of the Hindu calendar. Each month has two Dashami days, being the tenth day of the "bright" (Shukla) and of...
Hilal (crescent moon)
Hilal (Arabic: هلال‎, Turkish: hilal) is an Arabic term, first developed in pre-Islamic Arabia, meaning crescent moon – specifically, the very slender crescent moon that ...
Panchami
Panchami is the fifth day (tithi) of the fortnight (paksha) in Hindu lunar calendar.
Ashtami
Ashtami (अष्टमी) is the eighth day (Tithi) of Hindu lunar calendar.
Krishna Janmashtami or Gokul Ashtami is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, an avatar of Hindu deity Vishnu....
Lunar month
In lunar calendars, a lunar month is the time between two identical syzygies (new moons or full moons). The use of the lunar month varies by which culture has utilized the method, the main difference...
Pradosha
Pradosha or Pradosham (IAST: Pradoṣa) is a bimonthly occasion on the thirteenth day of every fortnight in Hindu calendar. It is closely connected with the worship of Hindu god Shiva. The auspicious ...
Tamil calendar
The Tamil calendar is a sidereal Hindu calendar used in Tamil Nadu, India. It is also used in Puducherry, and by the Tamil population in Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius and Sri Lanka. Tamilnadu farmer...
Rtu
Ritu (ṛtú) in Vedic Sanskrit refers to a fixed or appointed time, especially the proper time for sacrifice (yajna) or ritual in Vedic Religion, The word is so used in the Rigveda, the Yajurveda and th...
Vikram Samvat
Vikram Samvat (Vikram Samwat, Vikram Sambt, Bikram Samvat, Bikram Samwat, Bikram Sambat or Vikram's Era) (Devanagari:विक्रम सम्वत्) (abbreviated as V.S. or B.S.) Listen  is the calendar esta...