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The days of the week mean a lot to us. They draw up a calendar for various aspects of our lives.
In this article we will talk about the names of all the days of the week in Hindi language. The Hindi names of the days are also provided alongside their English translations in a list to make it easier for English readers to understand.
|Day Name in English||Day Name in Hindi (Roman Letters)||Day Name in Hindi (Devanagari Script)|
The Hindi noun for the word day is din. Sometimes it is also called Vaar.
Additionally, the Hindi word for the "week" are saptaah(formally) and hafta(during informal conversations). Also the word "weeks" translates to haftey in Hindi. The Hindi translation of the word "month" is mahina and the word "months" translates to mahiney in Hindi. The Hindi words for the "year" are saal(during informal discussions) and varsh(formally).
The Hindi name for Sunday is Ravivaar. It is written as रविवार in Hindi.
The word "Ravivaar" represents the combination of the two words Ravi + Vaar. The word Ravi stands for the Sun in Hindi and Vaar for the day. Therefore, you may decipher the meaning of Ravivaar as "The Day of the Sun".
The Hindi noun for Monday is Somvaar. It is written as सोमवार in Hindi.
The Monday got its name in Hindi (Somvaar) being derived from the word "Som" that means "The Moon".
The translation for the word Tuesday in Hindi is Mangalvaar. It is written as मंगलवार in Hindi.
The Hindi name for Tuesdays which is "Mangalvaar" is attributed to the Hindu god of aggression "Mangala".
The word for Wednesday in Hindi language is Budhvaar. It is written as बुधवार in Hindi.
The name for the Wednesday in Hindi which is "Budhvaar" is derived after the name of a Hindu diety "Budha - The preserver of nature".
The Hindi name for Thursday is Guruvaar. It is written as गुरुवार in Hindi. It is also called Brehaspativaar and then written as बृहस्पतिवार in Hindi.
The word "Guruvaar" is a combination of two words, namely Guru and Vaar. The word Guru stands for the Teacher, Master or Preacher (in all aspects of life as religious, philosophical, academic, etc.) in Hindi and Vaar for the day. So you can decipher the meaning of Guruvaar as "The Day of the Master".
However, there is a compliment to it. Lord Brehaspati is seen as the teacher (Guru) of all the gods in Hindu mythology and another name for Thursday in Hindi is Brehaspativaar so it may also be the reason why this day is called "The Day of the Guru".
The Hindi noun for the word Friday is Shukravaar. It is written as शुक्रवार in Hindi.
The Hindi name for Friday which is "Shukravaar" is attributed concerning the planet Venus, which has the name "Shukra" in Hindi.
The word for Saturday in Hindi language is Shanivaar. It is written as शनिवार in Hindi.
The Hindi name for Saturday which is "Shanivaar" is given in respect of the Hindu god of justice "Shani".
Now learn some pronunciation of the names of the days in Hindi!!!
It's quiz time now!
For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.
- What is the Hindi name of Thursday?
- Monday is called ............... in Hindi.
- The Hindi name for Sunday is ...........
- What is the Hindi name for Friday?
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