Nepali Date And Time: #1 Best Guide About The Nepali Calendar

Nepali Date And Time

How do we say Nepali date and time in the Nepali language? A year is वर्ष (Barsha), a month is महिना (Mahina), a week is known as हप्ता (Hapta), and Day as in ‘Wednesday’ is called बुधवार (Budhavāra). Also, a day is ‘दिन’ (din).

Telling the date and time is very useful especially if you’re in a different country. If you’re learning Nepali on your own or want to impress your Nepali friends, then let’s learn more about this language with the Ling app.

How To Write The Nepali Date And Time

The Nepali year, date, and time can be quite tricky to memorize and write. YYYY-MM-DD is the formal and official date format for the Bikram Sambat calendar used in Nepal. While speaking and writing for record history, for example, the 23rd of Chaitra, 2077 BS can be pronounced and written as Chaitra 23, 2077 (च, २०७७) or 2077 Chaitra 23 (२०७७ च त ). Both YYYY-MM-DD (2021-08-11) and DD/MM/YYYY (08/11/2021) formats can be used when using the Gregorian calendar.

The basic conversion formula – Nepali date and time:

  • Nepali Date to English Date: Subtract – 56 Years – 8 Months – 17 Days
  • English Date to Nepali: Add – 56 Years – 8 Months – 17 Days
Nepali Date And Time What Is The Nepali Calendar

What Is the Nepali Calendar?

The Nepal calendar, Nepali Patro, is a Bikram Sambat calendar. It is believed that Bikram Sambat, abbreviated as B.S., was initiated by King Vikramaditya. The current year of Bikram Sambat is 2078 (Nepali calendar 2078), and the next year is the Nepal calendar 2079 Bikram Sambat. The Nepal calendar consists of 12 months, with the number of days in a month ranging from 28 to 32.

Bikram Samwat (Bikram Sambat, Devanagari script: बिक्रमसंवत, abbreviated “B.S.”) is a calendar established by the Indian emperor Vikramaditya. It is the official calendar of Nepal. In addition to Bikram Sangwat, Nepal also uses the Gregorian, Nivari, and Nepal Sambat calenders.

It is based on the solar calendar of ancient Hindu traditions. The Bikram Sambat calendar is 56.7 years ahead of the solar (Gregorian) calendar (by counting). For instance, the year 2056 starts in AD1999 and ends in A.D. 2000. The calendar begins on the first day of Baisakh (month), which is usually April 13 or 14 of the Gregorian calendar.

Nepali Date And Time Months Of The Year In Nepali Calendar

Months Of The Year In Nepali Calendar

EnglishDevanagari ScriptPronunciationName Of Full Moon
JanuaryपोहेलाPohelāMilā Punhi, Paush Purnimā
Februaryसिल्लाSillāMāghi Purnimā, Si Punhi
Marchचिल्लाChillāPhāgu Purnimā, Holi Punhi
AprilचौलाChaulāBālāju Purnimā, Lhuti Punhi
MayबछलाBachhalāBaisākh Purnimā, Swānyā Punhi
JuneतछलाTachhalāGaidu Purnimā, Jyā Punhi
Julyदिल्लाDillāDillā Punhi, Guru Purnimā
AugustगुंलाGunlāGun Punhi, Janāi Purnimā (Raksha Bandhan)
SeptemberञलाYanlāYenyā Punhi, Bhādra Purnimā
OctoberकौलाKaulāKatin Punhi, Kojāgrat Purnimā
NovemberकछलाKachhalāKārtik Purnimā, Saki Milā Punhi
DecemberथिंलाThinlāDhānya Purnimā, Yomari Punhi

Nepal Sambat has a lunar-solar calendar, with 354 days in a typical year. A leap month named Anālā (अनाला) is added every three years to prevent the calendar from changing with the seasons.

What Are The Days In A Week In Nepal?

While the DMY (Jul 11, 2021) format is formatted in full Gregorian format, the MDY (Aug 11, 2021) format is also acceptable. Various documents must be recorded in YYYY-MM-DD format. The week begins on Sunday (आइतबार) and ends on Saturday (शनिबार).

12-hour (8:01 a.m.) notation is widely used in written communication and everyday life and is used in spoken language. The 24-hour (08:01) notation is used only in exceptional cases where there is general uncertainty. Examples include the departure and landing times of planes. The colon is generally used to separate seconds, minutes, and hours (for example, 14:38:15).

S.N.EnglishName Of Days In NepaliPronunciation

Other Important Nepali Date And Time Vocabulary

EnglishNepaliPronunciationDevanagari Script
last weekasti ko hapta(as-ti ko hap-ta)गत हप्ता
this weekyo hapta(yo hap-ta)यो हप्ता
next weekarko hapta(ar-ko hap-ta)अर्को हप्ता

What Are Festivals In Nepal?

In certain regions and certain denominations, many religious holidays and festivals are celebrated. In the country, holiday dates can vary by year and location as well.

The difference is due to the different calendars used, including three lunar calendars and two solar calendars, and different astronomical calculations from religious authorities. Also, holidays should not be upheld if the religious authorities do not consider that the date does not lead to a particular year.

Some important festivals celebrated by Nepalis are Dashain, Tihar, Teej, Janai Purnima or Raksha Bandhan, Maha Shivratri, Holi (colorful), and Nepali New Year.

Use Nepali Date Converter ToolsNepali Patro

Nepali date converter, Miti pariwartan tools, convert Nepali date English (Gregorian date, A.D.) to (Bikram Sambat, BS) and vice versa. It can convert the time scale from 2000 B.S. to 2089 B.S. These tools help convert dates like dates in document translation, Nepali historical dates, date of birth, passport visa dates, etc.

Learn More About Nepal And The Nepali Language With The Ling App

Now you can say today’s date and time in Nepali with confidence! Your next step is to continue studying more about the Nepali language to increase your skills.

Learning a new or second language should not be tedious or difficult. Thus the Ling app methods of teaching languages are simple, easy, and fun. Also, it may amaze you how efficient they are. So, if you are done learning Nepali date and time, don’t forget to check out our other Nepali lessons, such as Common Greetings in Nepali and easy ways to say Happy New Year in Nepali.

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Updated by CJ

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