Nav Varsh Samvat 2074 – Vikram Samvat

Vikram Nav Varsh Samvant or The Hindu New Year 2074 according to the traditional Hindu Lunar calendars majorly adopted by North Indians is been celebrated on Chaitra Shukala Pratipada (March -April). The Chetra Shukala Pratipada this year begins on 29 March. As per some panchangs (traditional calendar) and calendars, it begins on March 28. Its on the first Day after the No-Moon (Said as Amavasi) in the month Of Chaitra. Currently is said to be Soumya Samvatsar.

People offer prayer to Ganesha the Hindu divine God for healthy and prosperous year for them and there near and dear ones. Vikramaditya as a commemoration started in 57 BC after his victory upon the shakes in ujjain, the place is among the four places associated with kumbh Mela. It is also known as Vikram Samvat.

According to the Hindu calendar adopted In North India this year will be 2074. Calculation. Will be based on Luni-Solar, the months are calculated from full moon to full majorly said Purnimanta System.

According to the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India this is year Vikram Samvat 2074. This calculation of Hindu New Year is based on the Luni-Solar calendar. A month in the calendar is calculated from the day after full moon to full moon (Pratipada tithi after Purnima to Purnima). This is known as Purnimanta system. Now this is the time when astronomically Sun crosses from southern hemisphere to northern hemisphere and intersects the celestial equator and ecliptic. Sun enters the Aries Rashi (Zodiac Sign). This is the day which also marks the first day of Navratri followed by celebration of Ram Navami.

Dates of Hindu Calender (Vikram Samvat) are called Tithi. Which are named as per condition of moon in a particular month. There are 15 Tithis in the waxing cycle of the moon also called as Shukla Paksha, and 15 tithis in the waning cycle of the moon also called as Krishna Paksha. First Tithi is just after the no moon day (Amavasya) or full Moon Day (Purnima) of a month. The Tithis are named as follows:-

  • PratipadaTithi (First Day of Full moon or No Moon)
  • Dwitya Tithi
  • Tritiya Tithi
  • Chaturthi
  • Panchami
  • Shashtami
  • Saptami
  • Ashtami
  • Navami
  • Ekadashi
  • Dwadashi
  • Trayodashi
  • Chaturdashi
  • Purnima/Amavasay

If it is Shukla Paksha last day of month will be Full Moon and hence tithi will be Purnima, where as if it is Krishna Paksha, last day of the month will be New Moon and hence tithi will be Amavasya.

As the days are calculated based on the actual longitudinal angular difference between the respective positions of the moon and the sun. It is common to see that the tithis vary in length, some shorter than our regular 24 hours, some extending beyond, and this leads to certain auspicious days being celebrated across 2 days of our Gregorian Calendar.

सूर्य संवेदना पुष्पे:, दीप्ति कारुण्यगंधने।
लब्धवा शुभम् नववर्ष अस्मिन् कुर्यातसर्वसय मंगलम् ।

हिन्दू नव वर्ष की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें 

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