Definition of Hindu calendar
1. 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).
Terms within: Hindu Calendar Month, Caitra, Chait, Baisakh, Vaisakha, Jeth, Jyaistha, Asadha, Asarh, Sawan, Sravana, Bhadon, Bhadrapada, Asin, Asvina, Kartik, Karttika, Aghan, Margasivsa, Pansa, Pus, Magh, Magha, Phagun, Phalguna
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hindu Calendar
Literary usage of Hindu calendar
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Indian Calendar: With Tables for the Conversion of Hindu and Muhammadan by Robert Sewell, Śaṅkara Bālakr̥shṇa Dīkshita (1896)
"PART I. THE hindu calendar.. IN articles to below are detailed the various uses to which this work may be applied. Briefly speaking our chief objects are ..."
2. The Orion; Or, Researches Into the Antiquity of the Vedas by Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1893)
"For from the old hindu calendar we see that the vernal equinox was also a beginning of' the year. In the primitive Avesta calendar we can thus discover the ..."
3. A Grammar of the Urdū Or Hindūstānī Language in Its Romanized Character by George Small (1895)
"THE hindu calendar. The Hindu year is divided into twelve equal portions, which nearly correspond to our solar months. The month, again, is divided into two ..."
4. Essays on the Religion and Philosophy of the Hindus by Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1858)
"This ancient hindu calendar, corresponding in its divisions of time, ... Perhaps this hindu calendar may assist in explaining the Grecian system ot'lunar ..."
5. Asiatic Researches; Or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal by India) Asiatick Society (Calcutta, Asiatic Society of Bengal, Vernor and Hood (1808)
"This ancient hindu calendar, corresponding, in its divisions of time, ... Perhaps this hindu calendar may assist in explaining the Grecian system of lunar ..."
6. Lord Lawrence and the Reconstruction of India Under the Crown by Charles Umpherston Aitchison (1905)
"1 The year 1840 of the hindu calendar = 1783 AD : and the year 1917 of the Hindu Calendar = 1860 AD Just so we say ' The Rebellion of '45. ..."