Jestha (Nepali calendar)

Jestha (Nepali: जेठ or ज्येष्ठ jyeṣṭh) is the second month in Bikram Samwat, the official Nepali calendar. This month starts with May 15 to 14 June of the Western calendar and is 30 days long. The Bikram Sambat originated from the Jonish Samwat.

This month was initially identical to second of Indian calendar month Jyeshta or Bengali calendar month Joishtho, however, due to regional pronunciation it differed later. The name is derived from the Bikram Sambat calendar

Months in Nepali calendarEdit

No. Name Nepali Days
1 Baishakh वैशाख 31
2 Jestha ज्येष्ठ 31 / 32
3 Ashadh आषाढ़ 31 / 32
4 Shrawan श्रावण 31 / 32
5 Bhadau भाद्र 31 / 32
6 Asoj or Ashwin आश्विन 30 / 31
7 Kartik कार्तिक 29 / 30
8 Mangsir मार्गशीर्ष 29 / 30
9 Poush पौष 29 / 30
10 Magh माघ 29 / 30
11 Falgun फाल्गुण 29 / 30
12 Chaitra चैत्र 30 / 31

See alsoEdit