Hindu lunar months
||Chaitra and Vaishakha
||March & April
||Temperature around 20-30 degrees Celsius; vernal equinox occurs in the middle of this season. First spring harvest along with harvest festivals.
||Vasant panchami, Ugadi, Gudhi Padwa, Holi, Rama Navami, Vishu/Rongali Bihu/Baisakhi/Tamil Puthandu, Hanuman Jayanti
||Jyeshtha and Ashadha
||~ May & June
||Very hot, temperatures up to 45-50 degrees Celsius; summer solstice occurs. This is one of the two typical Indian/ Hindu Marriage Seasons.
||Vat Pournima, Rath Yatra, Guru Purnima
||Shravana (Sawan) and Bhadrapada (Bhado)
||~ July & August
||Very hot, very humid and heavy monsoon rains; begins with the lunar month AFTER the summer solstice.
||Raksha Bandhan, Krishna Janmaashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Nuakhai , Onam, Gurujonar Tithi, Mahalaya Amavasya
||Ashwina or Ashvayuja (Kwar, Asauj) and Kartika
||~ Late- September, October & mid-November
||Mild temperatures; 19-25 degrees Celsius; autumnal equinox occurs in the middle of this season. First autumn harvest occurs along with harvest festivals. Some trees in the Himalayas or upper elevations change colors much like in northern latitudes across the world.
||Navaratri, Vijayadashami, Sharad Purnima, Bihu, Deepavali, Dhanatrayodashi, Kartik Purnima
||Margashirsha (Agrahayana, Agahan) and Pausha (Pus)
||~ Late November & December
||Very pleasant temperatures; generally, 19-25 degrees Celsius; ends with the winter solstice. Some trees in the Himalayas and other hills complete shedding their leaves much like in northern latitudes across the world.
Margashira Mahotsavam. Music Season with a number of Indian Carnatic classical music and dance concerts.
||Magha and Phalguna
||~ January & February
||Moderately cold, but pleasant during occasional sunshine; temperatures may decrease below 10 degrees Celsius.This season is typical to tropical and subtropical regions because trees actually shed their leaves in this season in tropical areas; starts with the winter solstice.
||Shivaratri, Shigmo, Pongal, Sankranthi