Hindu Festivals

There are many Festivals in Hinduism, But there is no fix date of any festival in Hindus. Hindu Festivals are always identified by Hindi Calendar. In Hindi Calendar month is known as “Maas”, and Date is known as “Tithi”. There are two “Paksha” in a “Maas”. Their names are “Krishna Paksha” and “Shukla Paksha”. Hindu Festivals always belongs according to “Tithi”.

First 15 days of a month “Krishna Paksha” always ends with “Amavasya” and last 15 days “Shukla Paksha” always ends with “Purnima”.

Some Major Festivals

S. No.Festivals Maas & PakshaTithi
1.Makar Shankranti14th Day of January14 January
2.Basant PanchamiMaagh – Shukla PakshaPanchami (5th day)
3.Maha ShivratriFalgun -Krishna PakshaTryodashi (13th day)
4.Holi / DhulendiFalgun – Shukla PakshaPurnima
5.Navratri (1st Day)Chaitra – Shukla PakshaFirst Day
6.Ram NavamiChaitra – Shukla PakshaNavami (9th day)
7.Raksha BandhanShravan – Shukla PakshaPurnima
8.JanmashtamiBhadrapad – Krishna PakshaAshtami (8th day)
9.Ganesh ChaturthiBhadrapad – Shukla PakshaChaturthi (4th day)
10.Anant Chaudas/ ChaturdashiBhadrapad – Shukla PakshaChaturdashi (14th day)
11.Navratri (1st Day)Aashwin – Shukla PakshaFirst Day
12.Durga AshtamiAashwin – Shukla PakshaAshtami (8th day)
13.NavamiAashwin – Shukla PakshaNavami (9th day)
14.DussehraAashwin – Shukla PakshaDashmi (10th day)
15.Karwa ChauthKartik – Krishna PakshaChaturthi (4th day)
16.Ahoi – AathheKartik – Krishna PakshaAshtami (8th day)
17.DhanterasKartik – Krishna PakshaTryodashi (13th day)
18.Narak ChaturdashiKartik – Krishna PakshaChaturdashi (14th day)
19.Deepawali / DiwaliKartik – Krishna PakshaAmavasya
20.Govardhan PujaKartik – Shukla PakshaFirst Day
21.Bhaiya DoojKartik – Shukla PakshaDwitiya (2nd Day)
22.Chhath PoojaKartik – Shukla PakshaChhath (6th day)
23.Hanuman JayantiChaitra – Shukla PakshaPurnima
24.Naag PanchamiShravan – Shukla PakshaPanchami (5th day)

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