As you doubt Gerard, though the month names are same or similar in
different languages/cultures/calendars, months not always start and end at
the same time. Mainly in soouthern calendars, including the Gujarati and
Maharashtrian ones, months end on the New Moon day, while in Northern
calendars, months end on the Full moon day. This difference really make
months different, and thus many festivals though celebrated on the same day
throughout India, are actually marked in different months on religious
calendars.

E.g. Janmashtami is Shravan Vad (or Krishna paksh) ashtami in Gujarati
calendar, but in northern calendars, it is Bhadrapad krishnapaksh Ashtami.

Also, Kartik or Kartak is the first month of year, while in other
calendars, maharashtra and northern, Chaitra is the first month of year.

Regards,
Dhaval
On 15 Jan 2014 08:57, "Gerard Meijssen" <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hoi,
> I blogged about calendars. The problem I face is that I am adding
> statements to the calendars in use in India.. I have worked on the Nepali
> and the Bengali calendar and, I find that in the English Wikipedia some
> months are merged into one article.
>
> What I want to know is if these months exactly are at the same time or
> not. Many calendars have special days. It would make sense to have an item
> for them as well. I assume that many of the Indian Wikipedias have articles
> for such events. It will help when they are known to be part of a specific
> calendar..
>
> Are there people who can help me with this ?
> Thanks,
>       GerardM
>
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