Vikram Samvat 2023: Auspicious Date, Time And Muhurats

When you hear the Gujaratis saying ‘Nutan Varshabhinandan’ or ‘Saal Mubarak’ in their language, you know that they are busy celebrating their new year. Some of you may see young children bursting crackers on the road or a couple visiting a temple to seek blessings from God.

The Vikram Samvat calendar indicates starting the Gujarati new year from Shukla Paksha’s Pratipada of Kartik month. This day is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and happiness to mark the beginning of the new year.

Gujarati New Year is celebrated on the next day of Diwali, where many people perform Annakut Puja, also known as Govardhan Puja. The beauty of India is there are various religions and religious beliefs. For instance, the Hindu new year falls in Chaitra month, Gujarati new year falls in Kartik month, and the Tamil new year falls in Chithirai month.

So, In 2023 on which day you are going to celebrate the Gujarati New Year? Read along with us to know the dates and muhurat timings.

How Gujaratis Say Happy New Year?

Important Dates and Timings Of Gujarati New Year 2023

The Legend Of The Auspicious Day

How People Celebrate Bestu Varas?

The Rituals And The Proceedings

The Ancient Legend

Saka Samvat And Vikram Samvat

Hindu New Year

12 Months Of Hindu Calendar


Chaitra month is the first of the month of the Hindu calendar, which arrives between March or April, as per Gregorian calendar. It is associated with the beginning of Spring and festivals such as Holi, Ram Navami, and Hanuman Jayanti. The first day of Chaitra month is Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, Chaitra Vishu in Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh. Ram Navami, Lord Ram’s birth anniversary, falls on the 9th day of Chaitra. Whereas Hanuman Jayanti falls on the last day (Purnima) of Chaitra month.


The Vaishakha month arrives between the month of April and May, as per the Gregorian calendar. We celebrate Baisakhi, Vaisakha Purnima, and Buddha Purnima during this month.


During this month, Vat Purnima is observed in the western parts of India. It is celebrated on the full moon day (the 15th) of the Hindu calendar month of Jyeshtha. Snana Yatra is a bathing festival that takes place during the Hindu month of Jyeshtha’s Purnima. We also witness Jagannath Ratha Yatra.


Asadha month usually arrives between the month of June or July. During this Hindu month, we celebrate Guru Purnima, and Shayani Ekadashi are celebrated. Many people keep fast and worship the Lord. It’s the 4th lunar month in Vikram Samvat.


Most of the Hindu festivals occur in the month of Sravana, which arrives in July or August. We celebrate major festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Raksha Bandhan, Nag Panchami, and Shravani Mela Kanwar Yatra. People keep fast on every Monday of Sravana month.


Bhadrapada month falls during August or September, as per the Georgian calendar. We celebrate Anant Chaturdashi during this time.


The 7th month of the Hindu calendar is Asvina, which arrives between the month of September or October. It is an important Hindu month as the people of India celebrate the festival of Durga Puja, Dussehra, and Diwali.


Kartik month is believed to be an auspicious month as we celebrate the Deepavali and Chooti Deepavali during this month. Besides, we also celebrate Guru Nanak Jayanti and the nirvana of the Jain Tirthankara Mahavira.


Margasirsa is the ninth Hindu month, and it arrives in the month of November or December. Hindus also call it Agrahayana. During this month, we celebrate Vaikuṇṭha Ekadasi by observing a one-day fast or organizing puja rituals.


Pausa month takes place between the month of December or January. As per the Georgian calendar. It marks the beginning of the Pongal or Makar Sankranti festival. People celebrate this day by flying colourful kites in the sky.


Saraswati Puja’s and Vasant Panchami are the two auspicious days celebrated during the month of Magha. Besides, we also observe Ratha Saptami (Rathasapthami) on the seventh day of this Hindu month.


Phalguna month is the Hindu month that arrives between the month of February or March. During this month, we play Holi with our close one and this month also marks the end of the winter season. People of Goa and Konkan celebrate the festival of Shigmo.

With divine blessings, you must need to know what your future holds. Talk to Astrologers, First Consultation with 100% Cashback!

Choose Your Package to Get 100% Cashback On First Consultation