Months The number of days in a month varies between 29 and 32. The following list compiles the months of the Tamil Calendar.
No. Month (Tamil) Sanskrit Name * Month (English) Gregorian Calendar equivalent
01. சித்திரை Chaitra Cittirai mid-April to mid-May
02. வைகாசி Vaisākha Vaikāci mid-May to mid-June
03. ஆனி Jyaishtha Āni mid-June to mid-July
04. ஆடி Āshādha Āṭi mid-July to mid-August
05. ஆவணி Shrāvana Āvaṇi mid-August to mid-September
06. புரட்டாசி Bhādrapada Puraṭṭāci mid-September to mid-October
07. ஐப்பசி Ashwina Aippaci/Aippasi mid-October to mid-November
08. கார்த்திகை Kārttika Kārttikai mid-November to mid-December
09. மார்கழி Mārgashīrsha Mārkaḻi mid-December to mid-January
10. தை Pausha Tai mid-January to mid-February
11. மாசி Māgha Māci mid-February to mid-March
12. பங்குனி Phalguna Paṅkuni mid-March to mid-April
The Tamilnadu Government recently passed a legislation to make "தை" ("Tai") as th e first month of the Tamil year. The change was contested in the Indian courts and is currently under judicial review. Note: The Sanskrit months above would start one month ahead of Tamil months since the Tamil calendar is a solar calendar while the Sanskrit calendar is a lunisolar calendar