Gujarati Calendar 2017 (Vikram Samvant 2073) with all Indian Seasons, Subh Murhart Choghadiya and tithi

Have you ever thought how our lives would be without a calendar? A calendar is an integral part of our lives. Without a gujarati calendar, we won’t know when our birthdays or anniversaries are; we won’t find out when to celebrate the religious/holy days. There are many types of calendars followed by different countries with sole gold to identify days. Some countries follow three to four calendars.

Gujarati Tithi Calendar 2016-2017

The Gujarati Calendar 2017 followed commonly by the Gujarati community is known as Hindu Calendar the Vikram Samvat.

Free Printable Gujarati Calendar 2017

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Although the Gujarati follow the Vikram Samvat, it has some variations than the other following the Vikram Samvat. In the Gujarati Calendar, the month starts on the sunrise of the day after new moon and ends on the new moon. You can take printout of the above image and create a beautiful free printable Gujarati Calendar with clean dates.

In Gujarat, the last day of the Vikram Samvant 2073 Calendar is celebrated as Diwali and the next day is considered as the New Year. New Year Day is known as any of the below three:

  1. Annakut
  2. Nutan Varsh
  3. Bestu Varsh

But in the north of India, the New Year Day begins with Chaitra Shukla Pratipadha in the Hindu Calendar.

Gujarati Calendar 2073 is a critical element of every Gujarati’s life and also has a significant role within the Gujarati Community. The Gregorian Calendar is used in business and professional works, but the Gujarati calendar is followed to identify holy days and festivals.

Months of Gujarati Calendar

The Gujarati Calendar starts with the month of Kartak and ends with Aaso. The twelve months of Gujarati Calendar are as follows:-

Sr. No.Gujarati MonthGregorian Month
1KartakOctober-November
2MagsharNovember-December
3PoshDecember-January
4MahaJanuary-February
5FaganFebruary-March
6ChaitraMarch-April
7VaishakhApril-May
8JethMay-June
9AshadJune-July
10ShravanJuly-August
11BhadarvoAugust-September
12AasoSeptember-october

The Seven Days of the week are named as below

  1. Monday – Somvar
  2. Tuesday – Mangalvaar
  3. Wednesday – Budhvaar
  4. Thursday – Guruvaar
  5. Friday – Shukravaar
  6. Saturday – Shanivaar
  7. Sunday – Ravivaar

The three seasons (Ritus) in India are the summer known as Unaalo, winter known as Shiyalo and monsoon known as Chomassu. It also has sub-seasons in each of the above categories.

Indian Seasons (Gujarati Ritus)

  • Summer – Grishma
  • Spring – Vasant
  • Autumn – Sharad
  • Monsoon – Varsha
  • Pre-Winter – Hemant
  • Winter – Shishir

Indian Seasons list Month wise

Here is a table describing season also known as ritus and months relation.

Sr. NO.MonthSeason
1Chaitra & VaishakhVasant or Spring
2Jeth & AshadhGrishma or Summer
3Shravan & BhadarvoVarsha or Monsoon
4Aso & KartakSharad or Autumn
5Magshar & Posh Hemant or Pre-Winter
6Maha & Fagan Shishir or Winter

Difference between Gujarati and Gregorian Calendar

The Gujarati and Christian calendar have many differences. Well, we are in 2016 but in the Gujarati calendar, the year is 2072. The Gujarati Calendar is 56-year ahead of the Christian Calendar. Emperor Vikramaditya of Ujjain founded the Vikram Samvat Calendar which is a lunar calendar. The calendar was established after defeating Shakas in 56 BCE.

If you wish to calculate the Christian year you need to calculate you need to subtract 57 years from the start of Indian year and the end of the Christian year. If the date is to be calculated between of the year, then they have to subtract 56 years.

The solar year is used in the Gujarati Vikram Samvat Calendar but divided into 12 lunar months. The complete lunar year being 354 days 8 hours and 36 seconds with each month of 29 days 12 hours 44 minutes and 3 seconds.

The solar year consists of 60 solar months and the lunar months are 62 years. An extra month is added known as Adhik (Purushottam) Month at a period of thirty months. The seasons are based on the sun, the month as per moon and days based on the sun and the moon in the Gujarati Calendar.

Lunar days have different lengths, so the tithis are excluded, or sometimes two days share the same tithi. The days in the calendar are calculated utilising the longitudinal angle difference between the position of sun and moon.

Choghadiya 2017

Choghadiyas are of two kinds, day choghadiya and night choghadiya. Day Choghadiya is the time between sunrise and sunset and the night choghadiya is time between sunset and sunrise. Most Gujaratis use choghadiya to find the auspicious time in the day to start new work or to do some rituals. Most use choghadiya before travelling but nowadays they use it before starting any new work.

Diwas Choghadiya (Day Choghadia) calendar 2017

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Udveg Amrut Rog Laabh Shubh Chal Kaal
Chal Kaal Udveg Amrut Rog Laabh Shubh
Laabh Shubh Chal Kaal Udveg Amrut Rog
Amrut Rog Laabh Shubh Chal Kaal Udveg
Kaal Udveg Amrut Rog Laabh Shubh Chal
Shubh Chal Kaal Udveg Amrut Rog Laabh
Rog Laabh Shubh Chal Kaal Udveg Amrut
Udveg Amrut Rog Laabh Shubh Chal Kaal

Ratri Chodhatiya (Night Choghadia) Calendar 2017

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Shubh Chal Kaal Udveg Amrut Rog Laabh
Amrut Rog Laabh Shubh Chal Kaal Udveg
Chal Kaal Udveg Amrut Rog Laabh Shubh
Rog Laabh Shubh Chal Kaal Udveg Amrut
Kaal Udveg Amrut Rog Laabh Shubh Chal
Shubh Chal Kaal Udveg Amrut Rog Laabh
Laabh Shubh Chal Kaal Udveg Amrut Rog
Udveg Amrut Rog Laabh Shubh Chal Kaal

Good Choghadiya – Amrit, Shush, Labh and Char

Bad Choghadiya – Rog, Kaal and Udveg

Most use choghadiya so the new task they commence results fruitful. Please share this post with friends and make them aware about this free pritable Gujarati Calendar of the year 2017.