Nepal And India Observes Six Ecological Seasons

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    Nepal and India observes six ecological seasonsl and India observes six ecological seasons
    No.RituSeasonHindu lunar monthsGregorian monthCharacteristicsSeasonal festivals
    1Vasanta
    वसन्त
    SpringChaitra and VaishakhaMarch & AprilTemperature 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/Brahmin New Year, Hanuman Jayanti
    2Grishma
    ग्रीष्म
    SummerJyeshtha and Ashadha~ May & JuneVery 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
    3Varsha
    वर्षा
    MonsoonShravana (Sawan) and Bhadrapada (Bhado)~ July & AugustVery 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
    4Sharad
    शरद्
    Early AutumnAshwina or Ashvayuja (Kwar, Asauj) and Kartika~ Late- September, October & mid-NovemberMild 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
    5Hemant
    हेमन्त
    Late AutumnMargashirsha (Agrahayana, Agahan) and Pausha (Pus)~ Late November & DecemberVery 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.(mid-Winter celebration)
    Margashira Mahotsavam. Music Season with a number of Indian Carnatic classical music and dance concerts.
    6Shishira
    शिशिर
    WinterMagha and Phalguna~ January & FebruaryModerately 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, Tamil New Year, Sankranthi
     

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