Gujarati Calendar 2015, Vikram Samvat 2071October 25, 2014
Gujarati Calendar 2015: Vikram Samvat Gujarati year of 2071
Ahmedabad, DeshGujarat, 27 October, 2014
We have created Gujarati calendar 2015 with added Gujarati flavor. In our endeavor to cater the best that Gujaratis across the world need, we are launching Gujarati Calender consequently for second year. This year we have created a Gujarati calender in bigger size, so that you can make a wall-paper out of it for your pc.
Some Gujaratis related affairs are added in relevant date boxes of our Gujarati calender 2015.
Gujarati Calendar 2015 – April
Gujarati Calendar 2015 – May
Gujarati Calendar 2015 – June
Gujarati Calendar 2015 – July
Gujarati Calendar 2015 – August
Gujarati Calendar 2015 – September
Gujarati Calendar 2015 – October
Gujarati Calendar 2015 – November
Gujarati Calendar 2015 – December
About Gujarati Calendar 2015 and Vikram Samvat
Gujarati Hindu calendar is part of each Gujarati’s life. While Christian calendar is very much in practice at job/business/professional fronts, when it comes to spirituality or faith, when it comes to fairs and festivals, when it comes to identify auspicious days and holy schedules, Gujarati calendar is followed.
Gujarati calendar begins a day after Diwali. It begins with Gujarati month of kartak followed by Magshar, Posh, Maha, Fagan, Chaitra, Vaishakh, Jeth, Ashadh, Shravan, Bhadarvo and Aaso.
Days in Gujarati calendar are pronounced like this: Monday = Somvar, Tuesday = Mangalvaar, Wednesday = Budhvaar, Thursday = Guruvaar, Friday = Shukravaar, Saturday = Shanivaar and Sunday = Ravivaar.
In general there are three seasons in India which are winter, summer and monsoon. They are respectively called Shiyaalo, Unaalo and Chomaasu in Gujarati language. However there are sub seasons too in each season. They are Vasant(spring), Grishma(summer), Varsha(monsoon), Sharad(autumn), Hemant(pre-winter) and Shishir(winter).
As per the Gujarati calendar, the months of Chaitra and Vaishakh are considered as Vasant or Spring. Similary Jeth and Ashadh are the months of Grishma or Summer. Shravana and Bhadarvo = Varsha or Monsoon. Aso and Kartak = Sharad or Autumn. Magshar and Posh mean Hemant or pre-winter and Maha and Fagan mean Shishir or Winter.
Gujarati Vikram Samvat Calendar is around 56-year ahead of Christian calendar. This means if as per Christian calendar it is year 2014, in Gujarati calendar it would be considered as 2015+56= 2071st year. The Vikrama Samvat lunar calendar was founded by the emperor Vikramaditya of Ujjain following his victory over the Shakas in 56 BCE. (To calculate the present Christian year, 57 years should be subtracted from the Indian year if the date is between starting of the Indian year and the end of the Western year i.e. between Kartak sud 1 and 31 December. If the date falls between the beginning of the Western year and the end of the Indian year i.e. between 1 January and Aso vad 30, then only 56 years should be subtracted.)
Gujarati Vikram Samvat calendar uses a solar year but divides it into 12 lunar months, each consisting 29 days 12 hours 44 minutes and 3 seconds. All together a lunar year of 354 days 8 hours 48 minutes and 36 seconds. To fix the lunar months into the solar year( because 60 solar months = 62 lunar months) there is a practice of adding an extra month which is called Adhik Mahino or Purushottam maas at interval of 30 months or say two and half years. In Gujarati Hindu Vikram Samvat Calendar seasons are as per the sun, months as per the moon and days as per both the sun and the moon.
Lunar days or tithis can have various lengths. Not only this but sometimes a tithi is omitted or sometime two continuous days share the same tithi. This is because in Gujarati Calendar the days are calculated using the difference of the longitudinal angle between the position of the sun and moon.
Difference between Gujarati Vikram Samvat Calendar year and northern Indian Vikram Samvat Calendar year is that while Gujarati Calendar year of Vikram Samvat begins with the first day after the new moon in the month of Kartak( a day after Diwali usually in October/November in popular calendar), in northern Indian parts the same Vikram Samvat calendar starts with the first day after the new moon in the month of Chaitra(usually in March/April in Christian calendar). On the other hand in Nepal where Vikram Samvat is official calendar the new year begins in the middle of April.
Gujarati Calendar 2015: Instruction of usage
Currently we are releasing only November 2014-August 2015 calender pages. All the other months pages will be released soon. Your suggestions are welcome.
To download the calender (1) Press right click of your mouse over the image of the page, (2) Select ‘Save Image As’ option, (3) Click over your selection.
To make it as a desktop wallpaper, (1)Press right click of your mouse over the image, (2) Select ‘Set as Desktop background’, (3) Click over your selection.
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