Assamese calendar

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The Assamese Calendar (Assamese: ভাস্কৰাব্দ, lit.'Bhāskarābda') is a luni-solar calendar, followed in the Indian state of Assam. The New Year in the Assamese calendar is known as Bohag Bihu. The calendar year is the same as that of the Bengali calendar. In Assam, the calendar is claimed to be counted from the date of the ascension of Kumar Bhashkar Barman to the throne of Kamrup. It differs 593 years with Gregorian calendar.[1]

Months[edit]

Assamese Name Romanization Sanshkrit Name No. of Days
ব’হাগ Bohag Vaiśākha 31
জেঠ Zeth Jyeṣṭha 31
আহাৰ Ahar Āṣāḍha 32
শাওণ Xaun Śrāvaṇa 31
ভাদ Bhado Bhādrapada 31
আহিন Ahin Aśvina 31
কাতি Kati Kārtika 30
আঘোণ Aghun Mārgaśīrṣa/Agrahayana 29
পুহ Puh Pauśa 29
মাঘ Magh Māgha 30
ফাগুন Fagun Phālguna 30
চ’ত Sot Caitra 30

Days[edit]

The Assamese Calendar incorporates the seven-day week as used by many other calendars. The names of the days of the week in the Assamese Calendar are based on the Navagraha (Assamese: নৱগ্ৰহ nowogroho). The day begins and ends at sunrise in the Assamese calendar, unlike in the Gregorian calendar, where the day starts at midnight.

Day name (Assamese) Romanization Divine figure/celestial body Day name (English) Day name (Sanskrit)
দেওবাৰ or ৰবিবাৰ Deübar or Robibar Robi/Sun Sunday Ravivāsara
সোমবাৰ Xumbar Som/Moon Monday Somavāsara
মঙলবাৰ Moṅolbar Mongol/Mars Tuesday Maṅgalavāsara
বুধবাৰ Budhbar Budh/Mercury Wednesday Budhavāsara
বৃহস্পতিবাৰ Brihospotibar Brihospoti/Jupiter Thursday Brhaspativāsara
শুক্ৰবাৰ Xukrobar Shukro/Venus Friday Śukravāsara
শনিবাৰ Xonibar Shoni/Saturn Saturday Śanivāsara

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