In lunar religious calendars, Chaitra begins with the new moon in March/April and is the first month of the year. The first of Chaitra – is celebrated as New Year's Day, known as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, Chaitrai Vishu and Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
People also ask, when did the Indian calendar start?
Rules for civil use. Years are counted from the Saka Era; 1 Saka is considered to begin with the vernal equinox of C.E. 79. The reformed Indian calendar began with Saka Era 1879, Caitra 1, which corresponds to C.E. 1957 March 22.
What is the Hindu new year?
Hindu New Year is one of the widely celebrated festivals in India. It is celebrated in accordance to the Hindu Lunar Calendar - Pachaganga. This day marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. According to the Hindu calendar, the New Year commences from the first day of Kartik month.