On the occasion of the Nepalese New Year 2070 BS, I would like to extend my best wishes to all my family, friends and readers. Hope this year will bring the best in you, hope you will find the strength to succeed in whatever you are doing and hope you will work hard to build a pathway for a better future for everyone. Live everyday like it’s your last.
Having said that, here is a brief history of how the Nepalese Year or Bikram Era started:
Bikram Samvat or Era (विक्रम सम्वत्) is the calendar established by the first LIchhavi King Vikramaditya marking the sovereign history of Nepal dating back to 2070 years ago from today. The Bikram Samvat or BS calendar is well ahead of the western or Christian calendar by over 56 years. The Bikram Samvat is supposed to commemorate the victory of king Vikramaditya over the Sakas who had invaded Ujjain.
Like the Bikram Sambat Nepal Sambat is another indigenous era established in 936 BS. The Newar community celebrates both Nepal Sambat and Mahapuja together on the same day. The Nepal Sambat on the other hand was established duering the malla period and in use during the reign of Prithvi Narayan Shah and Rana regime. However, there was only 354 days in Nepal Sambat in contrast to 365 days in the Bikram Sambat Calendar. Therefore, Chandra Shamser deiced to use Bikram Sambat as Nepalese official calendar to resolve the issues of changes in tithi (date).
The Nepalese year begins in Baisakh which falls in 14th of April and ends in the twelfth month of Chaitra. Baisakh can be linked to New Year in several parts of India and other countries of Asia. Buddhists celebrate the month of Baisakh as Buddha Purnima in Nepal, Bangladesh and India. Buddha purnima commemorates the birth and passing of Gautam Buddha. The same festival is called Visaka Puja in Thailand, Waisak in Indonesia and Wesak in Sri Lanka. Read more…
Nepali New Year 2069
Every single day is a special day if you think so however, the New Year day has its own meaning. Looking back to year 2068 we may have went through hard phases, done numerous mistakes and may have been foolish. However, now we must think wonderful times are ahead. Moreover, we may have beautiful memories to cherish all our life, wonderful feelings to express and live. Now its New Year It reminds me of poem by William Arthur Ward
“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”
Wish you all Wonderful Happy New Year 2069
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow… Einstein
Google Doodle new year 2012 for Nepal and for Globe is here.
Google Doodle is the way of representing the special events like some famous people birthday, festivals etc in the form of google logo images. It can be global or country specifiec. According to google “Doodles are the fun, surprising and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists.” http://www.google.com/doodles/about. New year google doodle is decorated by Mahadev Subedi.
Google Doodle for new year 2012
In the image above Google’s ‘G’ is listening to music & saying “hello” to world in different languages, ’0s’ are getting set for a fitter year with aerobics & yoga, ‘G’ has taken to guitar, ‘L’ is now into literature and ‘E’ is one who is cleaning up after merrymaking. Read more…
Nepali New Year is approximately 56 years and 8½ months ahead of the Gregorian English calendar. The Nepalese New Year falls in the middle of April.
It is known as “Navavarsha” in Nepal. Nepal has its official Nepali calendar that begins from the first day of the first month Baisakh. This very first day is observed as Nepali New Year which usually falls in the second week of April. People go for picnics, have get-togethers and celebrate the day socializing in various ways as this day is also a national holiday. Read more…
Finally Nepali Calendar is now completed. Nepali calendar can display any nepali month calendar from 1970 B.S to 2100 B.S in both Nepali and English dates on it.
I have included some features in calender, Events in any dates can be seen by hovering mouse on it, Public holiday is marked by red font, current date is highlighted by mild black shadow background, Events on the day can be seen on end of calendar, Famous people birthday are displayed in the end of calendar.
If you have webpage then you can have this nepali calendar on your page. You can put this in wordpress sidebar as plugin too.
I have done lots of test and trial and value are directly taken from date and time function so, I’m confident that the result calendar is accurate.
Thank you everyone who suggest and inspired me to make this calendar.