What Year Is It in the Hindu Calendar?


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The year 2015 is Saka era 1936-1937 in the Hindu calendar. The Hindu calendar runs from A.D. 78, with the year commencing on March 22, or March 21 in leap years.

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The Hindu calendar was first introduced by the Indian government in 1957 to provide a unifying calendar for the whole of India. The Hindu calendar year runs for 12 months, and is tied to lunar months of approximately 29 1/2 days, covering 354 days of the year. A leap year happens every 3 years, creating an extra month to account for the 11-day shortfall in each regular calendar year.

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