५ शुक्रवार सकट चौथ व्रत - 05 Friday Sakat Chauth
Married woman, especially from the state of Rajasthan come together to fast for the well-being of their sons on this day. The day is dedicated to Lord Ganesha who is known for blessing his followers with prosperity and happiness.
Mauni Amavasya is celebrated to test one's patience and controlling powers. On this day people observe Maun Vrat or Toungue-Tied Fast, donate goods and bathe in holy river.
Vasant Panchami marks the beginning of spring season. This day is also dedicated to Goddess Saraswati who is worshiped to attain knowledge and to get rid of lethargy.
This day is dedicated to the Sun God Surya. People bath in holy rivers to get rid of the sins they committed in this or the previous births. It is said to be a very auspicious day for Hindus.
Jaya Ekadashi is a day devoted to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Devotees observe the Jaya Ekadashi Vrat in order to attain Moksha and abolish all sins committed.
३१ बुधवार माघ पूर्णिमा - 31 Wednesday Magha Purnima
February 2018 - फरवरी २०१८
१३ शनिवार कुम्भ संक्रान्ति - 13 Saturday Kumbha Sankranti
१ रविवार विजया एकादशी - 1 Sunday Vijaya Ekadashi
The major belief behind this practice is the observance of this Vrat by Lord Rama before he headed towards crossing the river to defeat Ravana and save Sita Maiyya. Since then people are observing this fast to celebrate the victory of good over evil.
१३ मंगलवार महा शिवरात्रि - 13 Tuesday Maha Shivratri
As per the Indian mythology, a solar eclipse is considered to leave a negative impact on the lives of people. So to minimize it, people fast and pray to Lord Surya for well-being on this day.
२६ सोमवार आमलकी एकादशी - 26 Monday Amlaki Ekadashi
Amla Trees are worshiped on this day to gain blessings from Lord Vishnu who is believed to be residing in them. Devotees fast on this day and priests are offered gifts to gain prosperity.
March 2018 - मार्च २०१८
This day marks the beginning of the last month in the Hindu solar calendar. Donating Land during this Vrat is considered highly auspicious.
Holi Dahan celebrates the death of Holika who tricked Prahlad into the fire. Bonfires are lit day before Holi and people dance around it to celebrate this day.
Holi, the festival of colors, is one of the major festivals of Hinduism which marks victory of good over evil. The tradition of celebrating Holi with colors was first started in Mathura by Lord Krishna.
०९ शुक्रवार बसोड़ा , शीतला अष्टमी - 09 Friday Basoda, Sheetla Ashtami
Sheetla Ashtami is dedicated to Goddess Sheetla and is celebrated 8 days after Holi. Families don't lit fire to cook on this day and consume food prepared in bulk from the previous day.
१३ मंगलवार पापमोचिनी एकादशी - 13 Tuesday Papmochani Ekadashi
Papmochani Ekadashi Vrat is exclusively for eliminating the sins committed and the guilt associated with them. This Vrat is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
२० मंगलवार गौरीपूजा , गणगौर - 20 Tuesday Gauri Pooja, Gangaur
Gangaur is a colorful festival of Rajasthan and some parts of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat as well wherein consorts of Lord Shiva and Gauri are worshiped by married and unmarried women to gain blessings of health, long life and marital bliss.
Ran Navami is celebrated as the birth of the 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu - Lord Rama. This day falls on the ninth day of the month of Chaitra and is celebrated with huge fervor and delight all round the country.
This day is devoted to Lord Vishnu and it is believed that whoever will worship Ekadashi will liberate themselves of the cycle of life and death. On Kamada Ekadashi, the devotees fast for the whole day without water and are forbidden to consume rice.
This day is celebrated as the birthday of Hanuman or the Vanara God who was the ardent devotee of Lord Rama and Sita.
April 2018 - अप्रैल २०१८
It is believed that by observing this Vrat, a person becomes free from all health problems. It also frees a person from the cycle of life and death and are blessed with wellness and prosperity.
१८ बुधवार परशुराम जयन्ती - 18 Wednesday Parshuram Jayanti
Parashurama Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to the Hindu belief, Parshuran still lives on earth and will be the martial guru of Shri Kalki the final incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
The birth anniversary of Goddess Sita is known as Sita Navami or Sita Jayanti. It is said that if married women keep fast on Sita Navami, Goddess Sita will grant long lives of their husbands.
Mohini Ekadashi Vrat is observed to get rid of the sins one did in their past births. It is a day when Lord Vishnu is worshiped and asked for forgiveness. People break their fast by drinking milk instead of water.
Narsingh Jayanti or Narsimha Chaturdashi is mainly to celebrate the victory of good over evil when Lord Narsimha appeared as Prahlada Maharaj to save Dharma and Bhakti. The day is celebrated with fasting in the name of the Lord.
May 2018 - मई २०१८
०१ मंगलवार नारद जयन्ती - 01 Tuesday Narad Jayanti
१५ मंगलवार वृषभ संक्रान्ति - 15 Tuesday Vrishaba Sankranti
According to the Solar Hindu Calendar, Vrishabha Sankranti marks the beginning of the second month of the year. It is a great day to do charity and help the poor and needy.
११ शुक्रवार अपरा एकादशी - 11 Friday Apara Ekadashi
Apara Ekadashi is also known as Jyeshtha Krishna Ekadashi. Fast is observed on this day to gain unlimited benefits as the way they are expected. People who fast on this day attain Moksha and get rid of all sins.
वट सावित्री व्रत - Vat Savitri Vrat
According to a legend Savitri tricked Lord Yama (the lord of death) and compelled him to return the life of her husband Satyawan. Since then, on this day, married women observe Vat Savitri Vrat and worship Vat (Bargad) tree and Devi Savitri for long life and well-being of their husband.
वट पूर्णिमा व्रत - Vat Purnima Vrat
Vat Purnima Vrat is similar to the Vat Savitri Vrat wherein married women observe fast for the long life and well being of their husbands.
१५ मंगलवार शनि जयन्ती - 15 Tuesday Shani Jayanti
Shani Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Lord Shani. People pray for a hurdle free, easy and successful life from Shani Dev. People believe that observing fast on this day ensures bad omens to stay far from your life.
It is the day dedicated to Goddess Ganga on which she descended on Earth. People flock at Allahabad confluence to take a holy dip in the river and wash away their sins.
June 2018 - जून २०१८
According to the Solar Calendar, Mithuna Sankranti marks the beginning of the third month of the year. Donating or gifting clothes on this day is considered highly auspicious.
२३ शनिवार निर्जला एकादशी - 23 Saturday Nirjala Ekadashi
On this day people refrain from drinking water and a strict fast is kept throughout the day. A person observing this fast is not allowed to sleep and should chant mantras and bhajans till the next morning.
July 2018 - जुलाई २०१८
Lord Krishna narrated the importance of the Yogini Ekadashi fast along with the legend associated with it to King Yudishthara in Mahabharata. Keeping fasts on this day helps people get rid of past sins.
१६ रविवार कर्क संक्रान्ति - 16 Sunday Karka Sankranti
Devshayani Ekadashi or Ashadi Ekadashi is a day to fast for prosperity and luck. People worship Lord Krishna on this day and ask for his blessings.
१४ शनिवार जगन्नाथ रथयात्रा - 14 Saturday Jagannath Yatra
On this day people offer prayers to Lord Jagannatha in the morning. This is also an 8- days long chariot festival which is held at the Jagannath Temple of Puri.
२७ शुक्रवार गुरु पूर्णिमा - 27 Friday Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima is also famous as Vyasa Puja. This day is the birth anniversary of Veda Vyas and devotees spend their day in meditation and fasting.
August 2018 - अगस्त २०१८
Kamika Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and offering Tulsi leaves to him today proves to be very auspicious. This fast is equivalent to the positivity gained after bathing in sacred rivers or reading holy scriptures.
१५ बुधवार नाग पञ्चमी - 15 Wednesday Nag Panchami
This days marks the shifting of the Sun from the Karka Rashi (Cancer) to Simha Rashi (Leo). Devotees offer prayers to Lord Sun by bathing in holy rivers. It also marks the beginning of the Malayalam Calendar in Kerala.
२२ बुधवार श्रावण पुत्रदा एकादशी - 22 Wednesday Sharavana Putrada Ekadashi
२४ शुक्रवार वरलक्ष्मी व्रत - 24 Friday Varalakshmi Vrat
Varalakshami Vratam is observed to please Goddess Lakshmi. Married women ask for blessings from Varalakshmi for their husbands and usually for a progeny.
२६ रविवार रक्षा बन्धन , नारली पूर्णिमा - 26 Sunday Raksha Bandhan, Narali Purnima
Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrating the bond of love, unity and duty between a brother and a sister. In Maharashtra, it is celebrated as Narali Purnima or the Coconut Festival.
२८ मंगलवार कजरी तीज - 28 Tuesday Kajari Teej
On Kajari Teej (also Kajali Teej) married and unmarried women keep fast and pray to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva for their blessings. People worship the Neem Tree on this day and welcome monsoon after scorching summers.
September 2018 - सितम्बर २०१८
Janamashtami marks the birth anniversary of the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu - Shri Krishna! Night long prayers are offered to him and it is a great celebration all over India especially in Mathura, Vrindavan.
This day is dedicated to the people who died on the Pratipada tithi. Family members perform shradh to appease the souls and bring prosperity at home. It is also a very auspicious time to perform the shradh of the maternal grandfather and grandmother.
This Vrat is associated with the observance of this fast by Raja Harishchandra who got his kingdom, wife and son back after he prayed to Lord Vishnu.
१३ गुरुवार गणेश चतुर्थी , कन्या संक्रान्ति , विश्वकर्मा पूजा - 13 Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi
१४ शुक्रवार ऋषि पञ्चमी - 14 Friday Rishi Panchami
Rishi Panchami is a fasting day observed by women to pay homage to the Sapta Rishis and to get purified from Rajaswala Dosha. This day is also known as Rushi Panchami.
परिवर्तिनी एकादशी - Parivartini Ekadashi
According to Hindu legends, Lord Vishnu turned from one side to another while reclining over the Adishesha. This reclination is known as Parivartan and the name of this Ekadashi became famous as Parivartani Ekadashi.
२३ रविवार अनन्त चतुर्दशी , गणेश विसर्जन - 23 Sunday Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan
Anant Chaturdashi is the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival and it is popularly noted as the Ganesh / Ganapati Visarjan or the immersion of Ganesha idols after Vinayaka Chaturthi.
२४ सोमवार सर्वपित्रू अमावस्या - 24 Monday Sarvapitru Amavasya
This is also known as Mahalaya Amavasya. It is intended for all departed souls in general, irrespective of the lunar day they died on.
२५ मंगलवार भाद्रपद पूर्णिमा, १७ सोमवार विश्वकर्मा पूजा, १७ सोमवार कन्या संक्रांति - Bhadrapada Purnima, Vishwakarma Pooja, Kanya Sankranti Pratipada Shradh is done for the deceased family members who died on Pratipada Tithi. It is believed that performing Shradh brings prosperity and happiness at home. Vishwakarma Pooja and Kanya Sankranti will also be celebrated on the same day as Pratipada Shradh.
October 2018 - अक्टूबर २०१८
Indira Ekadashi fast is observed to get rid of the sins committed in your past. It is advised to keep a picture of Lord Vishnu in front of you along with a few tulsi and banana leaves.
This day marks the beginning of the 9 days festivity and fasts are observed all throughout the period in worship of Goddess Shakti. It is also famous as Maha Navratri.
१४ रविवार सरस्वती पूजा - 14 Sunday Saraswati Awahan
Saraswati Awahan (invocation) is the first day of Saraswati Puja during Navratri Puja Avahan.
१९ शुक्रवार दशहरा , विजयदशमी - 19 Friday Dussehra, Vijaydashmi
२३ मंगलवार कोजागर पूजा , शरद पूर्णिमा - 23 Tuesday Kojagari Puja
२७ शनिवार करवा चौथ - 27 Saturday Karva Chauth
On this day married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the long life and safety of their husbands. This fast has a lot of cultural and traditional importance attached to itself.
३१ बुधवार अहोई अष्टमी - 31 Wednesday Ahoi Ashtami
November 2018 - नवम्बर २०१८
On Govatsa Dwadashi cows and calves are worshiped and are offered wheat products to eat. On this day, people observing this fast refrain from consuming milk and wheat products. It is also known as Nandini Vrat. By keeping the Rama Ekadashi Vrat a person can get rid of his past sins.
On Dhanteras, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber are worshiped who provide prosperity, well being, assets and wealth.
The day is mostly dedicated to Goddess Kali, however, in Gujarat, Lord Hanuman is worshiped on this day. People pray to Maa Kali and special pujas are performed as a symbol of the day when she killed Asura, the demon. Naraka Chaturdashi is the day to the worship the Mahakali or Shakti.
०७ बुधवार दीवाली , लक्ष्मी पूजा - 07 Wednesday Diwali , Lakshmi Diwali
Diwali or the festival of lights is celebrated as the victory of light over darkness. On this day Lord Rama returned home with Goddess Sita and Lakshmana after 14 years of exile. On this day Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are worshipped together in every home.
०९ शुक्रवार - 09 Friday Bhaiya Dooj
This day is observed as the Vivaha Utsav of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. It is also said that Sita was born at Janakpurdham and got married to Bhagavan Sri Ram in Nepal.
Surya, the Sun God or the god of energy and life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath Puja to promote progress, well-being and prosperity. It is also famous as Chhathi, Surya Shashti and Dala Chhath.
Vrischika Sankranti marks the sun entering into the Vrischik or Scorpio zodiac sign. Snan (bathing in holy water) and Daan (Charity) is highly beneficial.
१७ शनिवार कंस वध - 17 Saturday Kansa Vadh
On this day Lord Krishna finally killed King Kansa. This day signifies the freedom from the oppressive rule of King Kansa. It is celebrated as a great day in Mathura, as it was the birthplace of Lord Krishna.
With this Ekadashi, the auspicious marriage season begins according to the hindu calendar. According to one one legend, it is also believed that Lord Vishnu wakes up from his sleep on this day who was supposedly sleeping from past 4 months.
Tulasi (Tulsi) Vivah is the ceremonial marriage of the Tulsi plant (holy basil) to Lord Vishnu. This festival has a very interesting legend attached to it.
२९ गुरुवार कालभैरव जयन्ती - 29 Thursday Kaal Bhairav Jayanti
On this day,people worship Lord Bhairav to get rid from sufferings and pains, especially from the paranormal world. The devotees who do so cherish health and success from everywhere.
December 2018 - दिसम्बर २०१८
It is the auspicious day when the Sun enters the Dhanu Rashi or the Sagittarius. In the Hindu Calendar, it marks the beginning of the ninth Hindu month. Lord Jagannath and Lord Surya are worshiped on this day.
This day is observed by the Vaishnavas as a 24-hour fast to please Lord Krishna. This is also celebrated on the same day as the Gita Jayanti.