Jyeshtha (month)

3rd month of the Hindu calendar / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jyeshtha or Jyēṣṭha (Sanskrit: ज्येष्ठ; Nepali: जेठ jēṭ; Assamese: জেঠ zeth; Odia: ଜ୍ୟେଷ୍ଠ Jyeṣṭha) is a month of the Hindu calendar. In India's national civil calendar, Jyestha is the third month of the year. Known as Joishtho (Bengali: জ্যৈষ্ঠ Jyôishţhô) in Bengali, it is the second month of the Bengali calendar.

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Ganga Dussehra at Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar in 2005
Native nameज्येष्ठ (Sanskrit)
CalendarHindu calendar
Month number3
Gregorian equivalentMay-June
Significant days

In lunar religious calendars, Jyēṣṭha begins on the new moon and is the third month of the year.[1]

Traditionally, Jyēṣṭha is associated with high summer, and corresponds to May–June[2] in the Gregorian calendar. In Tamil, the month is known as Aani, the third month of the solar calendar that begins in mid-June.

In Vedic Jyotish, Jyēṣṭha begins with the Sun's entry into Taurus, and is the second month of the year. In the Vaishnava calendar.