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January
08th Mon
KalashtamiThe other names of Kalashtami are Kala Ashtami and Bhairava Ashtami. Every month, Kalshtam...
14th Sun
Pradosh Vrat is observed on the Trayodashi tithi of both Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Hence the...
15th Mon
Shivaratri is considered as the day when Lord Shiva manifested in the form of Linga. This day also m...
18th Thu
Chandra Darshan refers to the sighting of the first Moon after an Amavasya (No moon day). We all kno...
21st Sun
Chaturthi is the fourth day of the lunar months both during the Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Th...
February
07th Wed
KalashtamiThe other names of Kalashtami are Kala Ashtami and Bhairava Ashtami. Every month, Kalshtam...
13th Tue
Pradosh Vrat is observed on the Trayodashi tithi of both Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Hence the...
Shivaratri is considered as the day when Lord Shiva manifested in the form of Linga. This day also m...
17th Sat
Chandra Darshan refers to the sighting of the first Moon after an Amavasya (No moon day). We all kno...
19th Mon
Chaturthi is the fourth day of the lunar months both during the Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Th...
21st Wed
Skanda Sashti is dedicated to worshipping Lord Muruga or Subrahmanya, the younger son of Lord Shiva....
March
09th Fri
KalashtamiThe other names of Kalashtami are Kala Ashtami and Bhairava Ashtami. Every month, Kalshtam...
14th Wed
Pradosh Vrat is observed on the Trayodashi tithi of both Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Hence the...
15th Thu
Shivaratri is considered as the day when Lord Shiva manifested in the form of Linga. This day also m...
18th Sun
Chandra Darshan refers to the sighting of the first Moon after an Amavasya (No moon day). We all kno...
21st Wed
Chaturthi is the fourth day of the lunar months both during the Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Th...
April
08th Sun
KalashtamiThe other names of Kalashtami are Kala Ashtami and Bhairava Ashtami. Every month, Kalshtam...
13th Fri
Pradosh Vrat is observed on the Trayodashi tithi of both Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Hence the...
14th Sat
Shivaratri is considered as the day when Lord Shiva manifested in the form of Linga. This day also m...
17th Tue
Chandra Darshan refers to the sighting of the first Moon after an Amavasya (No moon day). We all kno...
19th Thu
Rohini vrat fasting is a very important observance for the devotees in Jain community. This vrat is ...
Chaturthi is the fourth day of the lunar months both during the Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Th...
May
07th Mon
KalashtamiThe other names of Kalashtami are Kala Ashtami and Bhairava Ashtami. Every month, Kalshtam...
13th Sun
Pradosh Vrat is observed on the Trayodashi tithi of both Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Hence the...
Shivaratri is considered as the day when Lord Shiva manifested in the form of Linga. This day also m...
16th Wed
Chandra Darshan refers to the sighting of the first Moon after an Amavasya (No moon day). We all kno...
17th Thu
Rohini vrat fasting is a very important observance for the devotees in Jain community. This vrat is ...
18th Fri
Chaturthi is the fourth day of the lunar months both during the Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Th...
June
06th Wed
KalashtamiThe other names of Kalashtami are Kala Ashtami and Bhairava Ashtami. Every month, Kalshtam...
11th Mon
Pradosh Vrat is observed on the Trayodashi tithi of both Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Hence the...
12th Tue
Shivaratri is considered as the day when Lord Shiva manifested in the form of Linga. This day also m...
13th Wed
Rohini vrat fasting is a very important observance for the devotees in Jain community. This vrat is ...
15th Fri
Chandra Darshan refers to the sighting of the first Moon after an Amavasya (No moon day). We all kno...
July
06th Fri
KalashtamiThe other names of Kalashtami are Kala Ashtami and Bhairava Ashtami. Every month, Kalshtam...
09th Mon
Yogini EkadashiYogini Ekadashi holds great religious and spiritual significance for Hindus. It is be...
10th Tue
Pradosh Vrat is observed on the Trayodashi tithi of both Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Hence the...
Rohini vrat fasting is a very important observance for the devotees in Jain community. This vrat is ...
11th Wed
Shivaratri is considered as the day when Lord Shiva manifested in the form of Linga. This day also m...
12th Thu
Darsha AmavasyaAccording to Hindu calendar, Darsha Amavasi or Darsha Amavasya is the no moon night. ...
August
04th Sat
KalashtamiThe other names of Kalashtami are Kala Ashtami and Bhairava Ashtami. Every month, Kalshtam...
07th Tue
Rohini vrat fasting is a very important observance for the devotees in Jain community. This vrat is ...
Kamika Ekadashi Kamika Ekadashi is considered to be an auspicious day to worship Lord Vishnu. Kamika...
09th Thu
Pradosh Vrat is observed on the Trayodashi tithi of both Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Hence the...
Shivaratri is considered as the day when Lord Shiva manifested in the form of Linga. This day also m...
Sawan ShivratriAccording to Vedic Hindu calendar, Shravan maas begins when the Sun enters the Leo zo...
11th Sat
Shravan Amavasya Shravan Amavasya is observed in the sacred Hindu month of Shravan. Shravan Amavasya...
12th Sun
Chandra Darshan refers to the sighting of the first Moon after an Amavasya (No moon day). We all kno...
September
02nd Sun
KalashtamiThe other names of Kalashtami are Kala Ashtami and Bhairava Ashtami. Every month, Kalshtam...
Ashtami RohiniAlso called as Sri Jayanti and Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini is the day when Lord Krish...
KrishnashtamiYear on year, Krishnashtami is celebrated on the Krishnapaksha Ashtami (eighth day of t...
03rd Mon
Rohini vrat fasting is a very important observance for the devotees in Jain community. This vrat is ...
Dahi Handi is one of the festive events observed during the Hindu festival Krishna Janmashtami (know...
06th Thu
Aja Ekadashi, also known as Ananda Ekadashi is observed during the Krishna Paksha (the dark fortnigh...
07th Fri
Pradosh Vrat is observed on the Trayodashi tithi of both Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Hence the...
08th Sat
Shivaratri is considered as the day when Lord Shiva manifested in the form of Linga. This day also m...
October
01st Mon
Saptami ShraddhaSaptami is the seventh day of the lunar month. Saptami Shraddha is performed for the...
02nd Tue
KalashtamiThe other names of Kalashtami are Kala Ashtami and Bhairava Ashtami. Every month, Kalshtam...
Ashtami ShraddhaAshtami Shraddha refers to the ancestral worship and offerings performed to please t...
03rd Wed
Navami ShraddhaNavami Shraddha is performed for those deceased ancestors who died both during Krishn...
04th Thu
Dashami shraddhaDashami Shraddha is the tenth day of the Pitrupaksha Shraddha ceremonies. This event...
05th Fri
Ekadashi ShraddhaAlso known as Gyaras Shraddha, Ekadashi Shraddha is performed for the deceased fami...
November
05th Mon
Pradosh Vrat is observed on the Trayodashi tithi of both Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Hence the...
Shivaratri is considered as the day when Lord Shiva manifested in the form of Linga. This day also m...
DhanterasThe term Dhanteras is split into two words meaning wealth and the thirteenth day. Thus, the...
Kali ChaudasKali Chaudas is expanded as the fourteenth day dedicated to worshipping Goddess Kali. Ce...
Hanuman PujaHanuman Puja is performed a day before Diwali. This is a famous event in some states of ...
06th Tue
Kali PujaKali puja falls on the day of Amavasya (new moon day) in the month of Ashwin. Most times, t...
Narak ChaturdashiNarak Chaturdashi is celebrated a day before Diwali on the following day of Dhanter...
07th Wed
DiwaliDiwali is one of the major festivals for the Hindus all over the world. These days it has even...
Lakshmi PujaLakshmi puja is performed on the Amavasya day in the month of Kartik and hence most time...
08th Thu
Chandra Darshan refers to the sighting of the first Moon after an Amavasya (No moon day). We all kno...
Govardhan PujaGovardhan puja has its origins in Bhagavata, the story of Lord Krishna. As Krishna was...
09th Fri
Bhaiya DoojBhaiya Dooj is the last day of the Diwali celebrations. The term Bhaiya means brother and...
December
05th Wed
Shivaratri is considered as the day when Lord Shiva manifested in the form of Linga. This day also m...
08th Sat
Chandra Darshan refers to the sighting of the first Moon after an Amavasya (No moon day). We all kno...
11th Tue
Chaturthi is the fourth day of the lunar months both during the Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Th...
13th Thu
Skanda Sashti is dedicated to worshipping Lord Muruga or Subrahmanya, the younger son of Lord Shiva....
15th Sat
Durgashtami is also pronounced as Durga Ashtami. The day of Durga Ashtami is dedicated to worshippin...
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Festivals

It has been said enough that India celebrates every day. No wonder we do that, as we are a land of cultural diversity with a range of races and ethnicities dwelling here. Religion is no exception with India being home to umpteen religions. However, Hinduism dominates the list and has a widespread presence with a huge number of followers.

Hindus celebrate a lot of festivals in terms of the birth of Gods, death of Asuras, victory or marriage of gods, different phases of moons and more. Every occasion is graced with celebrations, dance and processions. However, there is a great religious reason behind it.

There are certain Hindu festivals that call for national holidays and are celebrated with great pomp and show. Furthermore, there are certain festivals, which mark the birth anniversaries or incarnation of gods and goddesses, and devotees observe day-long fast to seek their blessings. There are festivals like harvesting seasons, which have different times of celebrations in different parts of the country.

India is a land of gods, and everything from animals to trees is considered divine. There is a festival in the Hindu culture that is dedicated to snakes. This festival is known as Nag Panchami. On this day, people worship snakes and feed them with milk. Every events or festival is a reason for fun, music and dance. Though, this is only devotional in many cases and is followed by ritualistic feasts.

There are certain Hindu festivals, which have gained a global avatar and are celebrated all across the world. Diwali, Ganesh Chaturth and Durga Puja are to name few. Furthermore, there is an array of festivals, which are observed by a specific community of the people of a specific region. Onam, for example, is a festival which has great significance in Kerala whereas Skanda Sashthu is limited only to Tamil Nadu.

Furthermore, there are some festivals that have different significance and rituals in different parts of the country. For example, on Dewali, taking oil bath is a mandatory ceremony in Southern, while people in North India celebrate Diwali in altogether a different way by praying to Maa Lakshmi, lighting houses with candles and diyas, and bursting crackers.

Whatever is the mode of celebration, the reason behind it or the legend associated with it – festivals in India plays a significant role in our lives. They bring joy and happiness to the people, add colors, and bliss to the life of Indians.

Having said that, India and Hindu culture may seem a colourful and festival oriented too many, but this is of great importance to know that these festivals are not sprinkled around the dates just like that. There is a specific calendar available which mark these festivals according to the reasons associated with them.

Now, there may come a question that where can one find the complete Hindu calendar. At Astrospeak, we have provided you with the complete calendar with festivals and occasions associated with the dates. Click here to find the complete Hindu calendar