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HINDU CALENDAR

Upcoming Hindu Holidays

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatOct 17, 2020Oct 17Navaratri begins
SaturdaySatOct 24, 2020Oct 24Navaratri ends / Maha Navami
SundaySunOct 25, 2020Oct 25Dusshera
FridayFriOct 30, 2020Oct 30Sharad Purnima
WednesdayWedNov 04, 2020Nov 04Karwa Chauth
FridayFriNov 13, 2020Nov 13Dhan Teras
SaturdaySatNov 14, 2020Nov 14Diwali
MondayMonNov 16, 2020Nov 16Bhai Dooj
FridayFriNov 20, 2020Nov 20Chhath Puja
MondayMonNov 30, 2020Nov 30Kartik Poornima
TuesdayTueDec 15, 2020Dec 15Dhanu Sankranti
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Geeta Jayanti
ThursdayThuJan 14, 2021Jan 14Makarsankranti / Pongal
ThursdayThuJan 28, 2021Jan 28Thaipusam
TuesdayTueFeb 16, 2021Feb 16Vasant Panchami

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 2020 hindu festival holiday dates and any other information related to hindu religious holiday in this page.