Indian national calendar

The Indian national calendar, sometimes called the Shalivahana Shaka calendar, is used, alongside the Gregorian calendar, by The Gazette of India, in news broadcasts by All India Radio and in calendars and communications issued by the Government of India.[1]

Mohar of Gorkha(later Nepal's) king Prithvi Narayan Shah dated Saka era 1685 (AD 1763).

Originally through historical Indian influence, the Saka calendar is also used in Java and Bali among Indonesian Hindus. Nyepi, the "Day of Silence", is a celebration of the Saka new year in Bali. Nepal's Nepal Sambat evolved from the Saka calendar. The Saka calendar was also used in several areas in the modern-day Philippines as written in the Laguna Copperplate Inscription, the only availab the 19t 20th and 21st centuries are part of the Gregorian calendar.