Hindu calendar

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Hindu calendar

n.
The lunisolar calendar governing Hindu religious life and almost all Indian festivals and dating in its classic form from the fourth century ad. The solar year is divided into 12 lunar months in accordance with the successive entrances of the sun into the signs of the zodiac, the months varying in length from 29 to 32 days.
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Noun1.Hindu calendar - the lunisolar calendar governing the religious life of Hindus; an extra month is inserted after every month in which there are two new moons (once every three years)
lunisolar calendar - a calendar based on both lunar and solar cycles
Hindu calendar month - any lunisolar month in the Hindu calendar
Caitra, Chait - the first Hindu calendar month (corresponding to March in the Gregorian calendar)
Baisakh, Vaisakha - the second month of the Hindu calendar
Jeth, Jyaistha - the third month of the Hindu calendar
Asadha, Asarh - the fourth month of the Hindu calendar
Sawan, Sravana - the fifth month of the Hindu calendar
Bhadon, Bhadrapada - the sixth month of the Hindu calendar
Asin, Asvina - the seventh month of the Hindu calendar
Kartik, Karttika - the eighth month of the Hindu calendar
Aghan, Margasivsa - the ninth month of the Hindu calendar
Pansa, Pus - the tenth month of the Hindu calendar
Magh, Magha - the eleventh month of the Hindu calendar; corresponds to January in the Gregorian calendar
Phagun, Phalguna - the twelfth month of the Hindu calendar