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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 śukla pakṣa overlap but not kṛṣṇa pakṣa. Hence, for north Indians, the kṛṣṇa pakṣa below refers to one month later than mentioned. For example, Mahā Śivarātri occurs on Phālguṇa-kṛṣṇa-pakṣa for northies but Māgha-kṛṣṇa-pakṣa for southies.

Festival Date
Yugādi (Ugadi), Guḍi pāḍvā, Cheti Chand, Caitra navarātri caitra śukla pratipada
Matsya jayantī (TTD) caitra śukla tṛtīyā
Rāma navami (TTD) caitra śukla navamī
Hanumān jayantī caitra śukla pūrṇimā
Akṣaya tṛtīyā, Paraśurāma jayantī (¿¿¿) vaiśākha śukla tṛtīyā
Sītā navamī vaiśākha śukla navamī
Vāsavī jayantī vaiśākha śukla daśamī
Narasiṃha jayantī (TTD) vaiśākha śukla caturdaśī
Kūrma jayantī (TTD), Buddha pūrṇimā vaiśākha śukla pūrṇimā
Nārada jayantī vaiśākha kṛṣṇa pratipada
Hanuma jayantī*Telugu vaiśākha kṛṣṇa daśamī
Gaṅgāvataraṇa jyeṣṭha śukla daśamī
Gāyatrī jayantī jyeṣṭha śukla ekādaśī
Vaṭa pūrṇimā jyeṣṭha śukla pūrṇimā
Guru pūrṇimā (Vyāsa pūjā) āṣāḍha śukla pūrṇimā
Sindhāra tṛtīyā (Hariyali Teej) śrāvaṇa śukla tṛtīyā
Nāga pañcamī śrāvaṇa śukla pañcamī
Kalki jayantī (TTD) śrāvaṇa śukla ṣaṣṭhī
Varamahālakṣmī vrata Friday preceding śrāvaṇa pūrṇimā
Ṛg upākarma śravaṇa nakṣatra in śrāvaṇa month
Yajur upākarma, Hayagrīva jayantī (TTD), Rakṣā bandhana, Gāyatrī jayantī śrāvaṇa śukla pūrṇimā
Kajarī tṛtīyā (Kajari Teej) śrāvaṇa kṛṣṇa tṛtīyā
Balarāma jayantī śrāvaṇa kṛṣṇa ṣaṣṭhi
Kṛṣṇa janmāṣṭami (TTD) śrāvaṇa kṛṣṇa aṣṭamī
Balarāma jayantī (TTD) bhādrapada śukla dvitīya
Sāma upākarma, Varāha jayantī (TTD), Svarṇa gaurī (Hartlikā teej, Haritālikā vrata) bhādrapada śukla tṛtīyā
Gaṇeṣa caturthī bhādrapada śukla caturthī
Ṛṣi pañcamī bhādrapada śukla pañcamī
Rādhāṣṭamī bhādrapada śukla aṣṭamī
Vāmana jayantī (TTD) bhādrapada śukla dvādaśī
Ananta caturdaśī bhādrapada śukla caturdaśī
Mahālaya amāvāsya bhādrapada kṛṣṇa amāvāsya
Navarātrī ārambha, Agrasena jayantī āśvīna śukla pratipada
Durgāṣṭamī āśvīna śukla aṣṭamī
Āyudha pūja, Sarasvatī pūja āśvīna śukla navamī
Vijaya daśamī, Dasarā āśvīna śukla daśamī
Vālmīki jayantī, śarad pūrṇimā āśvīna śukla pūrṇimā
Aṭla-taddi āśvīna kṛṣṇa tṛtīyā
Karvā-cauth āśvīna kṛṣṇa caturthī
Dhanvantari trayodaśī (dhan teras) āśvīna kṛṣṇa trayodaśī
Naraka caturdaśī āśvīna kṛṣṇa caturdaśī
Dīpāvalī, Lakṣmī pūja āśvīna kṛṣṇa amāvāsya
Bali pāḍyamī, Govardhana pūja kārtika śukla pratipada
Bhrātṛ dvitīyā (Bhai dooj) kārtika śukla dvitīyā
Sūrya ṣaṣṭhī (Chhaṭh pūja) kārtika śukla ṣaṣṭhī
Tulasī vivāha, Utthāna dvādaśī kārtika śukla dvādaśī
Vaikuṇṭha caturdaśī kārtika śukla caturdaśī
Kārtika pūrṇimā, Deva dīpāvalī kārtika śukla pūrṇimā
Sītā kalyāṇa mārgaśira śukla pañcamī
Subrahmaṇya ṣaṣṭhi mārgaśira śukla ṣaṣṭhi
Gītā jayantī mārgaśira śukla ekādaśī
Hanumad vrata (Mādhva/Kannaḍa) mārgaśira śukla trayodaśī
Dattātreya jayantī, Annapūrṇa jayantī mārgaśira śukla pūrṇimā
Vaikuṇṭha ekādaśī mārgaśira (or puṣya) śukla ekādaśī
Vasanta pañcamī māgha śukla pañcamī
Ratha saptamī māgha śukla saptamī
Bhīṣmāṣṭamī māgha śukla aṣṭamī
Yaśodā jayantī māgha kṛṣṇa ṣaṣṭhi
Śabarī jayantī māgha kṛṣṇa saptamī
Jānakī jayantī māgha kṛṣṇa aṣṭamī
Mahā śivarātrī māgha kṛṣṇa caturdaśī
Holikā dahana, Vasanta pūrṇimā, Kāma dahana, Lakṣmī jayantī phālguṇa śukla pūrṇimā
Holi (Dhuleti) phālguṇa kṛṣṇa pratipada
Raṅga pañcamī phālguṇa kṛṣṇa pañcamī
Śītalāṣṭamī phālguṇa kṛṣṇa aṣṭamī

Anniversaries of swamis, gurus and sādhus

Name Tithi
Vallabhācārya jayantī caitra kṛṣṇa ekādaśī
Ādi Śaṅkarācārya jayantī vaiśākha śukla pañcamī
Rāmānujācārya jayantī ārdrā nakṣatra in mēṣa-māsa
Jayatīrtha puṇya-tithi āṣāḍha kṛṣṇa pañcamī
Rāghavendra ārādhana śrāvaṇa kṛṣṇa dvitīyā
Madhvācārya jayantī āśvīna śukla daśamī
Madhva navami
Vādirāja puṇya-tithi
Vyāsatīrtha puṇya-tithi phālguṇa kṛṣṇa caturthī
Gurunānaka jayantī
Dayānanda sarasvatī jayantī
Ramakṛṣna paramahaṃsa jayantī
Vivekānanda jayantī
Caitanya mahāprabhu jayantī
Śivājī jayantī
Guru govinda singh jayantī
Mahāvīra jayantī
Guru Ravidas jayantī
Svāminārāyaṇa jayantī
Basava jayantī
Purandaradāsa jayantī
Kanakadāsa jayantī
Tailāṅga svāmī jayantī
Āṇdāḷ jayantī
Mīrābāi jayantī
Akka mahādevī jayantī caitra śukla pūrṇimā

Names of Ekādaśīs

Māsa Śukla pakṣa Kṛṣṇa pakṣa
Caitra Kāmada Varūthinī
Vaiśākha Mohinī Aparā
Jyeṣṭha Nirjala Yoginī
Āṣāḍha Śayanī Kāmikā
Śrāvaṇa Śr. Putrada Ānanda/Aja
Bhādrapada Pārśva Indirā
Āśvīna Pāśāṅkuśa Rāma
Kārtika Utthāna/Prabodhinī Utpanna
Mārgaśira Mokṣada Saphala
Puṣya Pu. Putrada Ṣaṭtila
Māgha Bhaimī/jaya Vijaya
Phālguṇa Amalakī Pāpavimocanī
Adhika-māsa Padminī viṣuddha Paramā śuddha

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

Recurring festivals

Range of dates

Festivals according to Solar calendar