How to Convert a Nepali Date


Nepal, unlike most countries, uses its own unique calendar, the "Bikram Sambat." The current year in Nepal is almost 57 years ahead of the Gregorian calendar, with its new year falling in mid April. Nepali months are not a fixed length and change from year to year, ranging from 28 to 32 days. There are several websites that convert Nepali dates into the Gregorian calendar, and vice versa. India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Malaysia also use the Bikram Sambat.

  • Visit "Rajan Nepal's Date Converter" (see Resources) and enter the Nepali date using the drop-down menus. Click "Convert to English" when you are ready. The date in the "English" Gregorian calendar appears on the next page. Make a note of the date. Click "Back" on your browser to start over.

  • Use Ashesh's Nepali Date Converter (see Resources) to convert a Bikram Sambat calendar date into Gregorian. Enter the Nepali date using the set of drop-down menus on the left side of the screen. Click "Convert" to adjust the date into the Gregorian format. Adjust as many dates as you like.

  • Enter the Bikram Sambat calendar date into the top set of drop-down menus at (See Resources) Click "Submit" when you are ready to convert. The site displays in the center of the screen. Click "Back" to generate a Bikram Sambat calendar or convert a Gregorian date into Nepali.

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