What does hindu calendar mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hindu calendar(noun)

    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)


  1. Hindu calendar

    Hindu calendar is a collective name for most of the lunisolar calendars and solar calendars used in India since ancient times. Since ancient times it has undergone many changes in the process of regionalization and today there are several regional Indian Hindu calendars. It has also been standardized as Indian national calendar. Nepali calendar, Assamese Calendar, Bengali calendar, Malayalam calendar, Tamil calendar, Telugu calendar, Kannada calendar etc. are some prominent regional Hindu calendars. The common feature of all regional Hindu calendars is that the names of the twelve months are the same though the spelling and pronunciation have come to vary slightly from region to region over thousands of years. The month which starts the year also varies from region to region. The Buddhist calendar and the traditional lunisolar calendars of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand are also based on an older version of the Hindu calendar. Most of the Hindu calendars are inherited from a system first enunciated in Vedāṅga Jyotiṣa's of Lagadha, a late BCE adjunct to the Veda-s, standardized in the Sūrya Siddhānta and subsequently reformed by astronomers such as Āryabhaṭṭa, Varāhamihira, and Bhāskara II. Differences and regional variations abound in these computations, but the following is a general overview of Hindu lunisolar calendar.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hindu calendar in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hindu calendar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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