Hindu calendar month


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Noun1.Hindu calendar month - any lunisolar month in the Hindu calendar
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)
calendar month, month - one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year; "he paid the bill last month"
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
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It lasts for a night and a day, starting on the evening of the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Vikram Samvat Hindu Calendar month of Phalgun, which falls somewhere between the end of February and themiddle of March in the Gregorian calendar.
Often also known as the 'festival of colours' or 'festival of love', celebrations start on the evening of the Purnima [full moon] that comes in the Hindu calendar month of 'Phalguna,' which is between the end of February and the middle of March.
He reminded followers that Meak Bochea Day celebrates the day Buddha declared the creation of 'Buddhism' in 588BC on the day of a full moon, symbolising the end of the Hindu calendar month Magha - or Meak in Khmer - after being enlightened for nine months.