Vikram Era was started in 57 BC by Emperor Vikramaditya as a commemoration of his victory upon the Shaks. This victory took place at
The Hindu calendar popularly used in North India and by the Government of India and in several other parts of India is the Saka calendar and it begins with Chaitra (March – April). The Saka Era began in 78 AD and in Saka calendar this is the year 1929. In the Saka calendar also there is a Kartik Month (October – November).