New Year in
Gujarat is celebrated on the day after Diwali and it is known as Hindu Vikram New Year. Vikram Year 2073 begins on October 31, 2016 and is also referred as Vikram Samvatsar and Hindu New Year in the respective regions. Vikram Year is the first day of the financial New Year in North India and the New Year begins on this day in Gujarat as per traditional Hindu Gujarati calendar.
The Hindu calendar followed in
Gujarat is also known as Vikram Calendar, or Vikram Samvat, and a month is calculated from new moon to Amavasi or no 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
, 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 Ujjain Gujarat.
Gujarati New Year is also known as 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 2073.
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