Bengali Month Name | বাংলায় ১২ মাসের নাম

Bengali month names are also found in other states of India. However, in most of the states except West Bengal, the month of “Chaitra” is celebrated as the new year. But, in West Bengal, “Baishakh” month is celebrated as Bengali New Year according to the “Bengali Hindu calendar”.

The month of Baishakh falls in April/May according to the English calendar. The “Baishakh” month Name also is found in other parts of India as a “Vaisakh“. Therefore, Bengali month names and pronunciation will be slightly different from other languages.

There are six distinct seasons in 12 months in West Bengal and Bangladesh, which are very clearly felt during the seasons. Chaitra month is the last month of the year and it comes in the spring season.

Month Names in Bengali

Below is a list of 12-month names in Bengali as well as other languages:

Month in EnglishBengali Month NameEng-PronunciationHindi Name
April/MayবৈশাখBaishakhबैसाखी
May/Juneজৈষ্ঠJaishthyaजेष्ट
June/Julyআষাঢ়Aashadअषाढ़
July/Augustশ্রাবনShrabanश्रावण
August/Septemberভাদ্রBhadraभाद्रपद
September/Octoberআশ্বিনAashwinआश्विन
October/Novemberকার্তিকKartikकार्तिक
November/Decemberঅঘ্রায়ণAghrayanअग्रहायण
December/JanuaryপৌষPaushपौष
January/FebruaryমাঘMaghमाघ
February/Marchফাল্গুনPhalgunफाल्गुन
March/Aprilচৈত্রChaitraचैत्र

Seasons in Bengali

The names of the Bengali seasons that occur every two months of the year are given below:

Seasons NameBengali month nameEnglish Name
গ্রীস্মবৈশাখ/জৈষ্ঠSummer
বর্ষাআষাঢ়/শ্রাবনRainy
শরৎভাদ্র/আশ্বিনAutumn
হেমন্তকার্তিক/অঘ্রায়ণDry Season/Late Autumn
শীতপৌষ/মাঘWinter
বসন্তফাল্গুন/চৈত্রSpring
Conclusion

Bengali month’s name sounds like Hindi month as we mentioned above. But, the pronunciation varies a little according to the Bengali language. There are six seasons in the 12 Bengali months and one season occurs every two months. Bengali New Year comes in the month of Baisakh, which falls in April/May every year.