Fabric Hindu calendar/almanac for the Hindu year Rajasthan India. Left avatars of Vishnu,. center-right column: 12 signs of the Hindu zodiac. Top middle panel: Ganesha with 2 consorts. The panel shows Krishna with 2 consorts.
The Hindu calendar follows the lunar year that consists of 12 lunar months. The earliest Hindu calendars derived from Gupta era and were developed by Āryabhaṭa and Varāhamihira in the 5th to 6th century. The Hindu calendars have undergone many changes in the process of regionalization. Some of the more prominent regional Hindu calendars include the Nepali calendar, Punjabi calendar, Bengali calendar.
Holi is a religious festival celebrated by Hindus all over the world. Holi is considered as second biggest festival on Hindu calendar after Diwali. Holi is also known as festival of Colors. Places related to life of Lord Krishna are known as Braj regions. Holi rituals in Braj regions – Mathura, Vrindavan, Gowardhan, Gokul, Nandagaon and Barsana – are the most famous one. The Lathmar Holi – the traditional Holi festivity in Barsana is world famous.