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Vikram Samvat 2068 – Gujarati New Year in 2011

Vikram Samvat 2068, or Hindu Vikram New Year 2068, is the first day of the financial New Year in North India and New Year Day in Gujarat. Vikram Samvat 2068 begins on October 27, 2011. Gujarati New Year is celebrated on the day after Diwali and is also known as Vikram Samvatsar and Hindu New Year in the respective regions.

Vikram Samvat calendar is also known as Vikram Calendar or Vikram Samvat and a month is calculated from new moon to the previous day before next 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 Kumbha 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 Padva 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 2068.