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Dates of Hindu festivals

The following is a list of important Hindu/Indian festivals, according to their traditional dates as per the panchanga.

Festivals according to Lunisolar calendar

The names of months are according to Amānta (new moon to new moon) system followed in south and west India (incl. Maharashtra and Gujarat). In other states, purnimanta (full moon to full moon) system is followed. They are offset by 15 days. So the names of ṡukla pakṣa overlap but not kṛṣṇa pakṣa. Hence, for north Indians, the kṛṣṇa pakṣa below refers to one month later than mentioned. For example, Mahā Ṡivarātri occurs on Phālguṇa-kṛṣṇa-pakṣa for northies but Māgha-kṛṣṇa-pakṣa for southies.

Festival Date
Yugādi (Ugadi), Guḍi pāḍvā, Cheti Chand, Caitra navarātri caitra ṡukla pratipada
Matsya jayantī (TTD) caitra ṡukla tṛtīyā
Rāma navami (TTD) caitra ṡukla navamī
Hanumān jayantī caitra ṡukla pūrṇimā
Akṣaya tṛtīyā vaiṡākha ṡukla tṛtīyā
Paraṡurāma jayantī pradōṡa-kāla on Akṣaya tṛtīyā
Gaṅgā saptamī / Jahnu saptamī vaiṡākha ṡukla saptamī
Sītā navamī vaiṡākha ṡukla navamī
Vāsavī jayantī, Padmāvatī-Ṡrīnivāsa Kalyāṇa vaiṡākha ṡukla daṡamī
Narasiṃha jayantī (TTD) vaiṡākha ṡukla caturdaṡī
Kūrma jayantī (TTD), Buddha pūrṇimā, Iṣṭhi / Anvādhāna vaiṡākha ṡukla pūrṇimā
Nārada jayantī vaiṡākha kṛṣṇa pratipada
Hanuma jayantī*Telugu vaiṡākha kṛṣṇa daṡamī
Gaṅgāvataraṇa / Gaṅgā dasarā (dussehra) jyeṣṭha ṡukla daṡamī
Gāyatrī jayantī jyeṣṭha ṡukla ekādaṡī
Vaṭa pūrṇimā jyeṣṭha ṡukla pūrṇimā
Sudarṡana-cakra jayantī āṣāḍha ṡukla navamī (citrā nak)
Guru pūrṇimā (Vyāsa pūjā) āṣāḍha ṡukla pūrṇimā
Sindhāra tṛtīyā (Hariyali Teej) ṡrāvaṇa ṡukla tṛtīyā
Nāga pan̄camī ṡrāvaṇa ṡukla pan̄camī
Kalki jayantī (TTD) ṡrāvaṇa ṡukla ṣaṣṭhī
Varamahālakṣmī vrata Friday preceding ṡrāvaṇa pūrṇimā
Ṛg upākarma ṡravaṇā nakṣatra in ṡrāvaṇa month
Yajur upākarma, Hayagrīva jayantī (TTD), Rakṣā bandhana, Gāyatrī jayantī ṡrāvaṇa ṡukla pūrṇimā
Kajarī tṛtīyā (Kajari Teej) ṡrāvaṇa kṛṣṇa tṛtīyā
Balarāma jayantī (some North Indian) ṡrāvaṇa kṛṣṇa ṣaṣṭhi
Kṛṣṇa janmāṣṭami (TTD) ṡrāvaṇa kṛṣṇa aṣṭamī
Balarāma jayantī (TTD, Mādhva, Ṡrīvaiṣṇava) bhādrapada ṡukla dvitīya
Sāma upākarma, Varāha jayantī (TTD), Svarṇa gaurī (Hartlikā teej, Haritālikā vrata) bhādrapada ṡukla tṛtīyā
Gaṇeṣa caturthī, Vighnavināṡaka Viṡvaksēna pūja bhādrapada ṡukla caturthī
Ṛṣi pan̄camī bhādrapada ṡukla pan̄camī
Rādhāṣṭamī bhādrapada ṡukla aṣṭamī
Vāmana jayantī (TTD) bhādrapada ṡukla dvādaṡī
Ananta caturdaṡī bhādrapada ṡukla caturdaṡī
Mahālaya amāvāsya bhādrapada kṛṣṇa amāvāsya
Navarātrī ārambha, Agrasena jayantī āṡvīna ṡukla pratipada
Durgāṣṭamī āṡvīna ṡukla aṣṭamī
Āyudha pūja, Sarasvatī pūja āṡvīna ṡukla navamī
Vijaya daṡamī, Dasarā / Dussehra āṡvīna ṡukla daṡamī
Vālmīki jayantī, ṡarad pūrṇimā āṡvīna ṡukla pūrṇimā
Aṭla-taddi āṡvīna kṛṣṇa tṛtīyā
Karvā-cauth āṡvīna kṛṣṇa caturthī
Dhanvantari trayodaṡī (dhan teras) āṡvīna kṛṣṇa trayodaṡī
Naraka caturdaṡī āṡvīna kṛṣṇa caturdaṡī
Dīpāvalī, Lakṣmī pūja āṡvīna kṛṣṇa amāvāsya
Bali pāḍyamī, Govardhana pūja kārtika ṡukla pratipada
Bhrātṛ dvitīyā (Bhai dooj) kārtika ṡukla dvitīyā
Sūrya ṣaṣṭhī (Chhaṭh pūja) kārtika ṡukla ṣaṣṭhī
Tulasī vivāha, Utthāna dvādaṡī kārtika ṡukla dvādaṡī
Vaikuṇṭha caturdaṡī kārtika ṡukla caturdaṡī
Kārtika pūrṇimā, Deva dīpāvalī kārtika ṡukla pūrṇimā
Sītā kalyāṇa mārgaṡira ṡukla pan̄camī
Subrahmaṇya ṣaṣṭhi mārgaṡira ṡukla ṣaṣṭhi
Gītā jayantī mārgaṡira ṡukla ekādaṡī
Hanumad vrata (Mādhva/Kannaḍa) mārgaṡira ṡukla trayodaṡī
Dattātreya jayantī, Annapūrṇa jayantī mārgaṡira ṡukla pūrṇimā
Vaikuṇṭha ekādaṡī mārgaṡira (or puṣya) ṡukla ekādaṡī
Vasanta pan̄camī māgha ṡukla pan̄camī
Ratha saptamī māgha ṡukla saptamī
Bhīṣmāṣṭamī māgha ṡukla aṣṭamī
Yaṡodā jayantī māgha kṛṣṇa ṣaṣṭhi
Ṡabarī jayantī māgha kṛṣṇa saptamī
Jānakī jayantī māgha kṛṣṇa aṣṭamī
Mahā ṡivarātrī māgha kṛṣṇa caturdaṡī
Holikā dahana, Vasanta pūrṇimā, Kāma dahana, Lakṣmī jayantī phālguṇa ṡukla pūrṇimā
Holi (Dhuleti) phālguṇa kṛṣṇa pratipada
Raṅga pan̄camī phālguṇa kṛṣṇa pan̄camī
Ṡītalāṣṭamī phālguṇa kṛṣṇa aṣṭamī

Anniversaries of ācāryas, gurus and sādhus

Name Tithi
Vallabhācārya jayantī caitra kṛṣṇa ekādaṡī
Ādi Ṡaṅkarācārya jayantī vaiṡākha ṡukla pan̄camī
Rāmānujācārya jayantī ārdrā nakṣatra in mēṣa-māsa
(vaiṡākha ṡukla pan̄camī)
Peddajeeyar paramapadam puṣya ṡukla dvādaṡī
Chinnajeeyar jayantī kārtika ṡukla prathamā
(svātī nakṣatra in tulā-māsa)
Jayatīrtha puṇya-tithi āṣāḍha kṛṣṇa pan̄camī
Rāghavendra ārādhana ṡrāvaṇa kṛṣṇa dvitīyā
Madhvācārya jayantī āṡvīna ṡukla daṡamī
Madhva navami
Vādirāja puṇya-tithi
Vyāsatīrtha puṇya-tithi phālguṇa kṛṣṇa caturthī
Gurunānaka jayantī
Dayānanda sarasvatī jayantī
Ramakṛṣna paramahaṃsa jayantī
Vivekānanda jayantī
Caitanya mahāprabhu jayantī
Ṡivājī jayantī
Guru govinda singh jayantī
Mahāvīra jayantī
Guru Ravidas jayantī
Svāminārāyaṇa jayantī
Basava jayantī vaiṡākha ṡukla tṛtīyā
Purandaradāsa jayantī
Kanakadāsa jayantī
Annamācārya jayantī vaiṡākha ṡukla pūrṇimā
Tailāṅga svāmī jayantī
Āṇdāḷ jayantī
Mīrābāi jayantī
Akka mahādevī jayantī caitra ṡukla pūrṇimā

Names of Ekādaṡīs

Māsa Ṡukla pakṣa Kṛṣṇa pakṣa
Caitra Kāmada Varūthinī
Vaiṡākha Mohinī Aparā
Jyeṣṭha Nirjala Yoginī
Āṣāḍha Ṡayanī Kāmikā
Ṡrāvaṇa Ṡr. Putrada Ānanda/Aja
Bhādrapada Pārṡva Indirā
Āṡvīna Pāṡāṅkuṡa Rāma
Kārtika Utthāna/Prabodhinī Utpanna
Mārgaṡira Mokṣada Saphala
Puṣya Pu. Putrada Ṣaṭtila
Māgha Bhaimī/jaya Vijaya
Phālguṇa Amalakī Pāpavimocanī
Adhika-māsa Padminī viṣuddha Paramā ṡuddha

Vaikuṇṭha ekādaṡī (also called Mukkoṭi Ekādaṡī) can be either Mokṣada Ekādaṡī or Puṣya-putrada Ekādaṡī – whichever occurs in the Dhanur-māsa of the solar calendar.

Recurring festivals

Range of dates

Festivals according to Solar calendar

References

TTD festival list for 2020 Chinnajeeyar ṡārvari calendar 2020 JET UK calendar