The months of the Indian year are, in order, Caitra
, Vaisakha, Jyaistha, Asadha, Sravana, Bhadrapada, Asvina, Karttika, Margasirsa, Pausya, Magha and Phalguna.
(After 11 days) On Thursday, the seventh of bright fortnight in the month of Caitra
of Nepal Sam.
samvat, Karttika comes before Caitra
whereas in Caitradi samvat.
annual fete which was celebrated there in Phalguna in the presence of a grand concourse of divinities' (XLVIII-CLX): 'At Ta Prohm, the annual fete, comporting as at Prah Khan the reunion of a large number of images, took place the following month (Caitra
) according to stanzas LXXXIII and ff.
Very interesting, too, is the description (83-91) of the yearly court festival as celebrated in and near Majapahit in the months of Phalguna and Caitra
(February-April) of 1365, the year when Praparica concluded his work.
For instance the year CS 803 begins on Caitra
7 waxing, but BE 803 begins on Kason 8 waxing (one month and a day, not just one day, later).
The Sipsongpanna data for CS 1166-1338 shows something like one lunar year in five beginning on a day different from the norm, though it does obey the rule that the start of the year is bounded by 5 waxing Caitra
and 6 waxing Vaisakha (a year cannot begin, for instance, on 2 Caitra
or 7 Vaiskha).(10) There is a particularly dislocated run, between CS 1301 and 1322.