There are two Types of Hindu Calendar in regards to month,

  1. Amavasyant calendar
  2. Purnimant Calendar

Amavasyant Calendar (Amanta Lunar Hindu Calendar)

In the Amavasyant Calendar the month begins with Amavasya or the new moon, till the next Amavasya. In the Amavasyant calendar Krishna Paksh comes first. It also called as The Amanta Lunar Hindu Calendar.

We can understand in, simple as Amavasya+Ant = Amavasyant

The Amavasyant Calendar is mainly followed in the southern and eastern states of India:

  1. AndhraPradesh
  2. Assam
  3. Gujarat
  4. Goa
  5. Karnataka
  6. Kerala
  7. Maharashtra
  8. Tamilnadu
  9. Telangana
  10. Tripura
  11. West Bengal

Purnimant Calendar (Purnimanta Lunar Hindu Calendar)

In the Purnimant Calendar the month begins with the Purnima or the full moon, till the Purnima. In the Purnimant calendar Shukla Paksh comes first. It also called as The Purnimanta Lunar Hindu Calendar.

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We can understand in, simple as Purnima+Ant = Purnimant

The Purnimant Calendar is mainly followed in the northern states of India:

  1. Bihar
  2. Chattisgarh
  3. Haryana
  4. Himachal Pradesh
  5. Jammu and Kashmir
  6. Jharkhand
  7. Madya Pradesh
  8. Orissa
  9. Punjab
  10. Rajasthan
  11. Uttarakhand
  12. Uttar Pradesh

Understanding Panchangam.

*** But all the festival days still fall on the same day, but the name of the month may be different. For example, In North India, Sri Krishna Janmashtami falls on Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Ashtami, In South India, Shravana Shukla Paksh Ashtami.

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