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Durmukhi Nama Samvatsara begins on April 8, 2016 – Durmukhinama Year 1938

Durmukhi Nama Samvatsara is the name of the Hindu lunar year which is from April 8, 2016 to March 28, 2017. Durmukhinama is followed in calendars and Panchangams used in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In Marathi, Kannada and Telugu Calendars the Shalivahan Saka Year 1938 begins on April 8, 2016.

Note - the current year in Tamil Nadu which begins on Chithirai 1 (April 14, 2016) is also known as Durmukhi.

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.

Durmukhi Nama is the Sanskrit name of the current year. There are sixty years in a cycle. The present is Durmukhi Nama and is followed by Hevilambi. The previous year was Manmatha Nama.

Each year has lot of specialties and these are mentioned in the respective Panchangas. The predictions – whether Durmukhi Nama is good or bad – is mentioned during the Panchanga Sravana which takes place on the Ugadi day.