Hevilambi Nama Samvatsara is the name of the Hindu lunar year which is from March 29, 2017 to March 17, 2018. Hevilambinama, also referred as Hemalambi, is followed in calendars and Panchangams used in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In Kannada and Telugu Calendars the Shalivahan Saka Year 1939 begins on March 29, 2017. (Please note that in Marathi calendars the year begins on March 28, 2017.)
Note - the current year in Tamil Nadu which begins on Chithirai 1 (April 14, 2017) is also known as Hevilambi.
The first day of a particular year is referred as Ugadi or Yugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It is referred as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra.
Hevilambi Nama is the Sanskrit name of the current year. There are sixty years in a cycle. The present is Manmatha Nama and is followed by Vilambi. The previous year was Durmukhi.
Each year has lot of specialties and these are mentioned in the respective Panchangas. The predictions – whether Hevilambi Nama is good or bad – is mentioned during the Panchanga Sravana which takes place on the Ugadi day.