Glossary

Vikrama-saṃvat
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TermVikrama-saṃvat
Alternative TermsV. S., vi. saṃ., VS, Vikrama era
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Often abbreviated, Vikrama-saṃvat is the calendar associated with Emperor Vikramāditya. It begins in about 56 BCE so the equivalent date in the Common Era can be calculated by subtracting 57 or 56. Based on Hindu traditions, it is a lunar calendar often used in contemporary India.

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