Hindu Calendar 2023: According to the Hindu calendar, the Hindu New Year begins every year in the month of Chaitra. It is said in Brahma Purana that Chaitra Shukla Pratipada was created by Brahma ji, therefore this date is celebrated as Nava Samvatsar. Just as according to the English calendar, the new year begins in January and ends in the 12th month of December, similarly there are 12 months in the Hindu calendar. Let us know the names of 12 months of the Hindu calendar and their importance.
Hindu Calendar 12 Months Name
- Chaitra month
- Vaishakha month
- Jyestha month (Jyaistha)
- Ashadha month (Asadha)
- Shravan month
- Bhadrapada month (Bhadra)
- Ashwin month
- Kartik month (Kartika)
- Margasirsa month (Margasirsa / Agrahayana)
- Pausha month
- Magha month (Magha)
- 12. Falgun month
Chaitra month 2023 – (22 March 2023 – 6 April 2023)
According to the Hindu calendar, the Hindu New Year begins in the month of Chaitra. Chaitra Navratri starts from Pratipada date of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. The full moon of Chaitra month is in Chitra Nakshatra, that is why the month was named Chaitra. Hanuman Jayanti, Ram Navami, Papmochini Ekadashi, Shitalashtami fast are observed in the month of Chaitra.
Vaishakh month 2023 – (7 April 2023 – 5 May 2023)
This month is called Vaishakh due to its association with Vishakha Nakshatra. The lord of Vishakha Nakshatra is Devguru Brihaspati and deity Indra. In such a situation, by bathing, donating, fasting and worshiping in this whole month, you get renewable virtue. In the month of Vaishakh, the fast of Parshuram ji, the birth anniversary of the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Akshay Tritiya, Mohini Ekadashi is considered important.
Jyestha Month 2023 – 6 May 2023 – 4 June 2023
Summer is at its peak in Jyestha. Due to the seniority of the Sun, this month is called Jyestha. In such a situation, the importance of water is considered very high in Jyestha month and fasts and festivals related to water are celebrated in this month. Like Vat Savitri Vrat, Ganga Dussehra, Nirjala Ekadashi. According to mythology, in this month Lord Rama met his supreme devotee Hanuman ji. This day is called Bada Mangalwar Vrat.
Ashad month 2023 – 5 June 2023 – 3 July 2023
The month of Ashadh is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Chanting, penance, worship, worship and bathing donation are very important in this month. The name of the month of Ashadh has been kept above Purvashada and Uttarashada Nakshatra. Jagannath Puri Yatra, Gupta Navratri, Devshayani Ekadashi fasting and festivals are important in the month of Ashadha. Chaturmas begins with Devshayani Ekadashi. In which Sri Hari Ksheer is in sleep.
Sawan Month 2023 – 4 July 2023 – 31 August 2023
The whole month of Sawan (Shravan) is considered best for the worship of Lord Shiva. In this month, on the full moon, the moon is in Shravan Nakshatra, hence it was named Shravan. Due to more months this year, Sawan will be of 60 days. There is special significance of Mangala Gauri Vrat on every Monday of Sawan and Shiva on every Tuesday of Sawan. By worshiping the Shiva family in Sawan, the seeker never has to face any trouble. Hariyali Teej, Rakshabandhan, Nag Panchami come in Sawan
Bhadrapada month 2023 – 1 September 2023 – 29 September 2023
The name of this month is Bhadrapada due to formation of Purva or Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra in the sky on the full moon of this month. In the month of Bhadpad, one gets happiness, wealth and prosperity by worshiping Ganapati and Shri Krishna. The main fast-festivals of Bhadrapada month are Krishna Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Kajari Teej, Anant Chaturdashi.
Ashwin month 2023 – 30 September 2023 – 28 October 2023
Ashwin month is dedicated to Durga Maa, the goddess of power. In this, important festivals like Sharadiya Navratri, Vijayadashami, Jivitputrika Vrat, Indira Ekadashi, fall in this month. Pitru Paksha is held in the month of Ashwin in which 16 Shradhs are performed for the peace of ancestors.
Kartik month 2023 – 29 October 2023 – 27 November 2023
Mother Lakshmi and Vishnu are specially worshiped in the month of Kartik. Bathing has special significance in the month of Kartik. It is said that all the sins of a person are washed away by this. Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Dhanteras, Devuthani Ekadashi, Tulsi Vivah, Dev Diwali are celebrated in the month of Kartik.
Margashirsha month 2023 – 28 November 2023 – 26 December 2023
Lord Krishna has said that the month of Margashirsha should be considered equal to him. That’s why worshiping Shri Krishna in this month brings success in every work. Kaal Bhairav Jayanti, Utpanna Ekadashi, Geeta Jayanti are celebrated in this month only.
Paush month 2023 – 27 December 2023 – 25 January 2024
In the month of Paush, the moon is in Pushya Nakshatra on the full moon day, that is why this month is called Paush month. This month is dedicated to the worship of the Sun. It is also called the small Pitru Paksha. Safala Ekadashi, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti are the main fast-festivals of Paush month.
Magh month 2024 – 26 January 2024 – 24 February 2024
By doing Kalpavas at Sangam in the month of Magh, a person attains salvation. Many religious festivals come in the month of Magh, along with that nature also starts becoming favorable. In this, Surya, Ganga and Vishnu are worshipped. Fasting is observed on Makar Sankranti, Basant Panchami, Sakat Chauth, Gupta Navratri.
Falgun month 2024 – 25 February 2024 – 25 March 2024
This is the last month of the Hindu calendar. This month is dedicated to Shri Krishna and Shiva. In this the festival of Mahashivratri, Holi, Fulaira Duj is celebrated.
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