Samvat 2065



Samvat or Hindu Vikram New Year is the first day of the financial New Year in North India and New Year Day in Gujarat. Gujarati New Year is celebrated on the day after Diwali and is also known as Annakut or Nutan Varsh. Samvat 2065 or Vikram Year 2065 begins on October 29, 2008. It is also referred as Vikram Samvatsar and Hindu New Year in the respective regions. This calendar is also known as Vikram Calendar or Vikram Samvat and a month is calculated from new moon to new moon.

Vikram Era was started in 57 BC by Emperor Vikramaditya as a commemoration of his victory upon the Shaks. This victory took place at Ujjain, one among the four places associated with Kumbh Mela. This Hindu calendar is also known as Vikram Samvant and begins with the Month Kartik or Kartak.

In Gujarat, Diwali is held on the final day of the Vikram Calendar and the next day marks the beginning of the New Year and is also referred as ‘Annakut’ or Nutan Varsh or Bestu Varash.

In the Hindu calendar popularly used in North India the year begins with Chaitra Shukala Pratipadha (March – April). In this calendar too, the current year is 2065.