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The KALNIRNAY® Group is India’s premier almanac maker. Since its inception in 1973, the KALNIRNAY® group has emerged as the leading almanac maker, known for creating the most authentic publications that provide up-to-date information about India’s traditional festivities, auspicious tithis and culture. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulation (India), KALNIRNAY® is the World’s Largest Selling Publication with a circulation of 1,81,87,168 copies.

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  • KALNIRNAY® is a yearly almanac for all religions, wherein auspicious dates, festivals and celebrations of Parsis, Jews, Muslims, Christians and others are mentioned in detail, in addition to those of Hindus.
  • It has a consumer base of 1,40,00,000 households in India.
  • It is available in 7 languages: English, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
  • It has 2 niche editionsArogya and Swadistha, that are specially created with information on Health and Food.
  • Over 35 KALNIRNAY® variants cater to a varied socio-economic audience through pocket diaries which are blended with auspicious dates and tithis, KALNIRNAY® for cars, offices, as yearly planners, as desk almanac, etc.
  • Content in regional editions is related to specific customs and traditions followed therein.
  • Interesting articles and important information is printed on the rear side of the data-pad. This content in each language edition is separately compiled by different research scholars and experienced editors.

The Founder

Jyotirbhaskar Jayantrao Salgaonkar

Jyotirbhaskar Jayantrao Salgaonkar

Founder, Kalnirnay

Jayant Salgaonkar (1 February 1929 – 20 August 2013) was an Indian businessman and the founder of Kalnirnay.

A historian, scholar and a great writer, he only attended school up to the tenth grade. Since childhood, he had a keen interest in Jyotish. He founded Kalnirnay in 1973, selling over 1 crore copies in nine languages. Kalnirnay is a yearly almanac of all religions containing details of auspicious dates, festivals and celebrations of Farsi, Jews, Muslims, Christians, Hindu and others. He had done a combination of jyotish, information and dharmashstra. He was the pioneer of the daily Rashi Bhavishya and the daily crossword in the Marathi newspaper.

The Team

Jayraj Salgaokar

Jayraj Salgaokar

Co-founder, Editor, Publisher
& the Managing Director

Jayendra Salgaonkar

Partner and Director of Kalnirnay

Shakti Salgaokar

Executive Director

Samarth Salgaonkar | Kalnirnay - Executive Director

Samarth Salgaonkar

Executive Director

Copies Sold Worldwide

1.82 Crore






18 Crore


World's Largest Selling Publication