Bangla New Year - 01

The Bengali Calendar incorporates the seven-day week as used by many other calendars. Also like other calendars, the names of the days of the week in the Bengali Calendar are based on celestial objects.


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The names of the twelve months of the Bengali calendar are based on the names of the nokkhotro (lunar mansions): locations of the moon with respect to particular stars during the lunar cycle.
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It is presumed that these names were derived from the Shakabda, another calendar of this region which was introduced in the Shaka Dynasty.
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