Hindu Calender's legacy to Western calender.
Today Western Calender is quite popular and is de-facto civil calender. Many of us know that western calender is changed many times in history . But only few are aware that the present day calender also is borrowed from Hindu Calender system and still have legacy of it. Untill 1752 the new year used to begin in March . Which conform with Hindu Calender, Hindu New year usually begin in March/April (based on planetary movements). Look at below table , four of the Western months are still linked to Hindu Calender system. Month Number (Hindu Calender) Months – (Hindu Calendar) Month – (Western Calendar) Sanskrit translation to Western Months Meaning 1 Chaitra March 2 Vaisakha April 3 Jyestha May 4 Asadha June 5 Shravan July 6 Bhadrapad August 7 Ashwin September