Hindu Calendar 2018 with Tithi | Panchang 2018 [Vikram Samvat 2074]

Hello everyone! This article is basically all about the Hindu Calendar 2018 with Tithi. As we all know how much importance a calendar plays in our daily life. Without calendar we won’t get to know typically about days, weeks,month and year. Basically a calendar is a system of organizing days for religious,social,adminstrative or commercial purpose. Hindu calendar is basically a combined term for the various Lunisolar calendars used in Hinduism. Personally I think the Hindu people are more sacred and pray for the different gods/goddess. As in ancient times the people used to worship Pashupati goddess.Pashupati is an avatar of the Hindu god “lord Shiva” also known as the “lord of animals”. In Harappa civilization also the people used to worship mother goddess and pashupati lord.

2018 Hindu Calendar

Vikram Samvat , hindu calendar 2018

So as Hindu people worship different type of gods Hindu calendar plays a very important role as too get to know which day is what? There are the different type of calendars for different regions but among them the most studied and know 2018 Hindu calendar are Vikram Samvat 2074 which is found in the northern, western and central regions of the Indian subcontinent.

For the southern region Tamil calendar is found and for the eastern region Bengali is there all of which emphasize the Lunar cycle and their new year starts in spring. In regions such as Kerala the solar cycle is emphasized and the calendar there is known as Malayalam calendar and their new year starts in autumn.

Hindu calendar 2018 Calendar

Hindu calendar 2018, Panchang 2018

The Hindu calendar 2018 is sometimes also known as “pachang 2018“. The ancient Hindu calendar is very much similar to the Jewish calendar but different from the Gregorian calendar 2018. The hindu calendar maintains the integrity of lunar month unlike the Gregorian calendar but it also inserts an extra full month by some very typical rules, every few years to verify that the festival and crops related rituals fall in correct year/season.

Tithi 2018 Calendar

Tithi 2018 Calendar, Hindu Calendar 2018

The Hindu calendar has been used since ancient times and it remains in use by the hinds in India and Nepal so that to particularly set the Hindu festival dates such as diwali,holi,vaishaki,Onam,pongal,maha shivratri, Janmashtami, Durga puja,navratri,ramlila and many more list goes on and on. Hindu peoples celebrate and worship many gods and celebrate more festivals than any other religion people does. Early Buddhist communities of India adopted the ancient calendar of India later came the vikrami calendar and then the local Buddhist calendar.Countries like Cambodia,Myanmar,Laos,Sri lanka and Thailand also use the older version of Hindu calendar. The Hindu calendar is also used for zodiac system and astrology purpose of which most of it is accepted through Greece after the arrival of Alexander  the great in 326BC.Indian national calendar is taken from the Saka era which is also known as “saka calendar”.

2018 Hindu Calendar

With respect to the lunar months two traditions have been followed over centuries. First is the Amanta tradition in which on no moon day the lunar month ends. Second is the Purnimanta tradition. In purnimata traditon on full moon day the lunar month ends.

Amanda is also known as amavasaynt tradition. This tradition is followed by all of the Indian states which have a peninsular coastline leaving odisha , assam and tripura. Odisha, assam and tripura follow the Purnimanta tradition.

Purnimata tradition was being followed in the ancient times ( Vedic era ).

Amanta system replaced the purnimata system and is in use as the Hindu calendar system from the first century BC. Purnimanta tradition was restarted in 57 BCE by the famous gupta ruler “Vikramaditya” who wanted to return/back to the Vedic era. As once Dayanand saraswati also said to go back to the Vedas.

 Hindu Calendar 2018 With Tithi

A month contains two fortnights called Paksha which means side. On this night the half moon turns into a full moon whereas the other half turns and ends into a new moon. Most of the Hindu festivals often are either on or the day after the full moon night or the darkest night also known as Amavasya night except for some which are associated with gods like lord Rama , Lord Krishna, and lord Durga.

The combination of these three systems has led to determine the dates of the festivals or any event in ancient or modern times of Hindus, Buddhist or Jainism literature and festival calendars.

Panchang 2018 Calendar

Hindu-calendar-2018-wedding-dates, panchang 2018

As like in months the Hindu calendars has two measures of day, out of which one is based on the lunar movement and other on the solar. The solar days also known as civil days are called divasa which has been and what most Hindus traditionally use which is simple and exact to see, by poor and rich, with or without a clock, and it is characterized as the period starting with one dawn then onto the next. The lunar day are also known/called as tithi’s and this depends on confused measures of lunar development. A lunar day or tithi may start at any time as in it started in morning and can end the next morning. Both of these do not correlate to mathematical measures of lunar movement. The tithi’s have been the main reason for timing customs and celebrations, while divasa is for the regular use.

Some Important dates in Hindu calendars for the year 2018.

  • 13th January 2018 – Lohri
  • 14th January 2018 – Pongal, Makar Sankranti
  • 22nd January 2018 – Vasant Panchami
  • 13th February 2018 – maha shivratri
  • 1st march 2018 – choti holi
  • 2nd march 2018 – Holi
  • 25th march 2018 – Rama navami
  • 14th April 2018 – baisakhi
  • 30th April 2018 – buddha purnima
  • 24th august 2018 – onam
  • 26th august 2018 – Raksha bandhan
  • 2nd September 2018 – Janmashtmi
  • 13th September 2018 – ganesh chaturthi
  • 21st September 2018 – muharram
  • 17th October 2018 – Durga ashtami, Maha navami
  • 19th October 2018 – dussehra
  • 7th November 2018 – diwali
  • 8th November 2018 – gowardhan puja
  • 13th November 2018 – chhath pooja
  • 23rd November 2018 – Guru nanak jayantiHindu Calendar 2018 of all months

    January 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    January 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    February 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    February 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    March 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    March 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    April 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    April 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

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    May 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    June 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    June 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

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    July 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    August 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    August 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    September 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    September 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    October 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi

    October 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi
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    November 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi
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    December 2018 Hindu Calendar with Tithi