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Traditional Seasons of India

Ritu Season Hindu lunar months Gregorian month
Vasant Spring Chaitra and Vaisakha Mar 20  to May 20
Grishma Summer Jyeshta and Aashaadha May 20  to July 20
Varsha Monsoon Shraavana and Bhadrapad July 20  to Sep 20
Sharad Autumn Ashwin and Kartika Sep 20  to Nov 20
Hemant Pre-winter Margashirsha (Agrahayana) and Pausha Nov 20  to Jan 20
Shishir Winter Magh and Phalguna Jan 20  to March 20
Ritu Characteristics Seasonal festivals
Vasant Temperature around 25-30 degrees; marriage season Ugadi, Rama Navami, Vishu / Bihu / Baisakhi / Tamil Puthandu, Hanuman Jayanti
Grishma Very hot, up to 40 degrees temperature (But now it is going up to 45-50 degrees in some part); farmers gear up for rice planting; Vat Pournima, Rath Yatra, Guru Purnima
Varsha Very hot, very humid and heavy monsoon rains, Raksha Bandhan, Krishna Janmaashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Onam
Sharad Mild temperatures; Navaratri, Vijayadashami, Deepavali, Sharad Purnima, Kartik Poornima,
Hemant Very pleasant temperatures (20-25 degrees); farmers reap the rice; Pancha Ganapati (mid-Winter celebration), Pongal, Sankranthi
Shishir Quite cold, but very pleasant during occasional sunshine; temperatures may go below 10 degrees. Vasant panchami, Shivaratri, Holi, Shigmo


Last updated on: 26/09/2019

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