Lunar month is basic unit of Hindu calendar, which is lunisolar based calendar.
There are two types of lunar months which are used in India. In one type
lunar month ends on no moon day and the other type lunar month ends on full
Hindu calendar, which ends lunar month on no moon day, is known as Amanta or
Amanta lunisolar calendar. This calendar is mainly followed in the states of
Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu,
West Bengal and Tripura.
Hindu calendar, which ends lunar month on full moon day, is known as Purnimanta or
Purnimanta lunisolar calendar. This calendar is mainly followed in the states of
Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand,
Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
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