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HINDU CALENDAR

Hindu Holidays Celebrated in Year 2016

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 15, 2016Jan 15Makarsankranti / Pongal
FridayFriFeb 12, 2016Feb 12Vasant Panchami
MondayMonMar 07, 2016Mar 07Maha Shivaratri
WednesdayWedMar 23, 2016Mar 23Holika Dahan
ThursdayThuMar 24, 2016Mar 24Holi
FridayFriApr 08, 2016Apr 08Hindi New Year
FridayFriApr 08, 2016Apr 08Telugu New Year/ Ugadi/ Gudi Padwa
WednesdayWedApr 13, 2016Apr 13Tamil New Year
WednesdayWedApr 13, 2016Apr 13Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu
ThursdayThuApr 14, 2016Apr 14Bengali New Year / Bihu
FridayFriApr 15, 2016Apr 15Ramanavami
FridayFriApr 22, 2016Apr 22Hanuman Jayanti
MondayMonMay 09, 2016May 09Akshaya Tritiya
SaturdaySatJun 04, 2016Jun 04Savitri Pooja
WednesdayWedJul 06, 2016Jul 06Puri Rath Yatra
TuesdayTueJul 19, 2016Jul 19Guru Purnima
SundaySunAug 07, 2016Aug 07Nag Panchami
FridayFriAug 12, 2016Aug 12Varalakshmi Vrat
ThursdayThuAug 18, 2016Aug 18Raksha-Bandhan
ThursdayThuAug 25, 2016Aug 25Krishna Janmashtami
MondayMonSep 05, 2016Sep 05Ganesh Chaturthi
WednesdayWedSep 14, 2016Sep 14Onam
FridayFriSep 16, 2016Sep 16Vishwakarma Puja
FridayFriSep 30, 2016Sep 30Mahalaya Amavasya
SaturdaySatOct 01, 2016Oct 01Navaratri begins
MondayMonOct 10, 2016Oct 10Navaratri ends
TuesdayTueOct 11, 2016Oct 11Dusshera
SaturdaySatOct 15, 2016Oct 15Shardad Purnima
WednesdayWedOct 19, 2016Oct 19Karwa Chauth
FridayFriOct 28, 2016Oct 28Dhanteras
SundaySunOct 30, 2016Oct 30Diwali
TuesdayTueNov 01, 2016Nov 01Bhai Dooj
SundaySunNov 06, 2016Nov 06Chhath Puja
MondayMonNov 14, 2016Nov 14Kartik Poornima
SaturdaySatDec 10, 2016Dec 10Geeta Jayanti
ThursdayThuDec 15, 2016Dec 15Dhanu Sankranti

List days in week, their corresponding english names and significance in hindu calendar.


Days in Hindu Calendar

# Day English Name Significance
1 Raviãra Sunday Day of Sun
2 Somavãra Monday Day of Moon
3 Mañgalvã Tuesday Day of Mars
4 Budhavãra Wednesday Day of Mercury
5 Guruvãra Thursday Day of Jupiter
6 Sukravãra Friday Day of Venus
7 Sanivãra Saturday Day of Saturn

List of Masa (months), no of days in month and corresponding gregorian calendar dates. in hindu calendar.


Months in Hindu Calendar

# Month No of Days Month Begins at
1 Chaitra 30 / (31 in leap year) Days March 22 / 21*
2 Vaisakha 31 Days Begins April 21
3 Jyaistha 31 Days Begins May 22
4 Asadha 31 Days Begins June 22
5 Shravana 31 Days Begins July 23
6 Bhadrapada 31 Days Begins August 23
7 Asvina 30 Days Begins September 23
8 Kartika 30 Days Begins October 23
9 Margashirsha 30 Days Begins November 22
10 Pausa 30 Days Begins December 22
11 Magha 30 Days Begins January 21
12 Phalguna 30 Days Begins February 20

Hindu Festivals Calendar

Hindu calendar is also called as "Panchang" ("Panchanga" or "Panchangam") or "Panjika". it is the astrological calendar used by practicing Hindus. Many different variations of hindu calendar used in different parts of India. Some popular calendars are Kalnirnay, Biraja Panji, Bisuddhasiddhanta Panjika etc.

Two popular types of astrological calculation methods are followed for calculating hindu calendar dates:
- Sūrya Siddhāntā (SS, Theory of the Sun)
- Dṛk Siddhāntā (Empirical Theory)

Hindu calendar is based on astrological calculations. It is a lunar calendar which is based on the positions of moon and sun. Five essentials elements of the hindu calendars are Tithi (Thithi), Nakshatra, Yoga, Karana, Paksha and Vaara.

Hindu festivals are celebrated as per the Hindu Calendar or Panchang. You can also find details 2016 hindu festival holiday dates and any other information related to hindu religious holiday in this page.