Pali weekdays, months and seasons

Important names in Pāli terms for weekdays, months and seasons in the Indian subcontinent.

Seven days, Twelve months and Six seasons in the Pāli language.

SEVEN DAYS

1. Candavāra = Monday

2. Kujavāra = Tuesday

3. Budhavāra = Wednesday

4. Guruvāra = Thursday

5. Sukkavāra = Friday

6. Sanivāra = Saturday

7. Ravivāra = Sunday

TWELVE MONTHS

1. Citta- (Mar-Apr)

2. Vesākha- (Apr-May)—Buddhist New Year fall between 12-15 April each year.

3. Jeṭṭha- (May-Jun)

4. Āsāḷha- (Jun-Jul)

5. Sāvaṇa- (Jul-Aug)

6. Poṭṭhapāda- (Aug-Sep)

7. Assayujā- (Sep-Oct)

8. Kattika- (Oct-Nov)

9. Māgasira- (Nov-Dec)

10. Phussa- (Dec-Jan)

11. Māgha- (Jan-Feb)

12. Phagguṇā- (Feb-Mar)

SIX SEASONS and THREE SEASONS

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SIX SEASONS

1. Vasanta= Spring- (Citta-Mar & Apr, Vesākha-Apr & May)

2. Gimha =Hot (Jeṭṭha-May & Jun, Āsaḷha-Jun & Jul)

3. Vassāna=Rainy (Sāvaṇa- Jul & Aug, Pṭṭhapāda- Aug-Sep)

4. Sarada=Autumn (Assayuja-Sep & Oct, Kattika-Oct & Nov)

5. Hemanta=Snowy (Māgasira- Nov & Dec, Phussa- Dec & Jan)

6. Sisira=Cool (Māgha- Jan & Feb, Phagguṇa- Feb & Mar)

THREE SEASONS

1. Gimhāna=Summer (Citta, Vesākha, Jeṭṭha, Āsaḷha)- March, April, May, June, July.

2. Vassāna=Rainy (Citta, Vesākha, Jeṭṭha, Āsaḷha)- July, August, September, October, November.

3. Hemanta=Snowy (Māgasira, Phussa, Māgha, Phagguṇa)- November, December, January, February, March.

Four Things that Shouldn’t be Despised

Four things should not be looked down upon and despised because they are young. They are –

  1. A serpent
  2. A fire
  3. A prince
  4. A novice monk

The bite of even a small snake may kill. A little fire may become a huge inferno that destroys building and forests. An enraged young prince may ruthlessly cause harm to others. Even a young monk may be a saint.

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