Nepali Date Converter converts Bikram Sambat Nepali date to English date and vice versa. It is a date converter between Bikram Sambat B.S and Gregorian calendar, Anno Domini (A.D).
Bikram Samvat (Nepali: विक्रम सम्वत्) (abbreviated as B.S.); is the historical Hindu calendar mainly in Nepal and India. It uses lunar months and solar sidereal year (see: Vedic time keeping). It is used as the official calendar in Nepal.
Bikram Samvat has two alternative systems. It started in 56 BCE in southern (purnimanta) and 57–56 BCE in northern (amanta) systems of Hindu calendar. The Shukla Paksha in both systems coincides, most festivals occur in the Shukla Paksha.
The lunisolar Bikram Samvat calendar is 56.7 years ahead (in count) of the solar Gregorian calendar. For example, the year 2074 BS began in 2017 AD and will end in 2018 AD.
The Rana rulers of Nepal made Bikram Samvat the official Hindu calendar in 1901 AD, which started as Samvat 1958. In Nepal, the new year begins with the first day of the month of Baishakh, which usually falls within the months of April–May in the Gregorian calendar. The first day of the new year is passionately celebrated in a historical carnival that takes place every year in Bhaktapur, called biska Jatra.As before, from 2007 AD Nepal Sambat is recognized as the national calendar .