8 Apr - 21 Apr

First Nakaiy of Hulhangu
Begins with a storm, then becomes hot and dry


Dry & hot. Very little rain. South West Monsoon Starts. After the initial storm of this Nakaiy winds are weak and blow from the West.


Winds at an average speed of 07 knots per hour (12.96 kilometers per hour). The Average Rainfall for this Nakaiy is 49.6 millimeters (1.95 inches) and sunshine is 116.1 hours.


Poor. Usually sharks are caught.


Planting millets & trees: hoeing land.


The name given in Maldives to the first Nakaiy of Hulhangu season. People in the Maldives get themselves wet with the first rains of this nakaiy in the belief that it will bring them good luck. According to Hindu astrologers it is the first lunar mansion and is named Acvini, meaning ”two horsemen”. The presiding divinity are Acvins. To the Arabs it is the first manzil of the moon and they name it Ash-Sharatan, meaning “the two tokens”. Sinhala name is Asvidha. It is figured as a horse-head.


Alpha (Hamal), Beta (Sheratan), and Gamma in Arietis