Turn your life into celebration mode! We have a lot of festivals throughout the year as India is known for diversities and religions. So, we live every day like it is a festival. Regardless of where we belong, the greatness of culture is found in every festival. Festivals in India welcome a break from all stress and allow everyone to celebrate with complete zeal and enthusiasm.
Needless to say that most Indian festival dates are not based on the Gregorian calendar. Hence, remembering all dates is a big task for us and even troublesome too. This is why we have brought the Indian Festival calendar 2023 just for you. Now know the Dates, Muhurat timings, Legends, and Puja Rituals of the festival with one click!
Indian Festival Calendar
Indian Festival Calendar depends on the movement of the Sun and the Moon. So, there are 30 different calendars to set festivals of the discrete region, cultures and customs. So, to unify all festivals and bring them to one platform, holidays are mentioned in the Gregorian calendar to keep festival zest alive in us. Though dates are based on the Gregorian calendar, celebrations of the festival are as per regional, and ethnic styles considering all religious beliefs and traditions.
Hindu Panchang or Panchagam is used for auspicious Puja timings and setting Indian festivals on the Gregorian calendar. Shaka Samvat and Vikram Samvat
calendars start with Chaitra month and are based on the lunisolar system. However, Chaitra Pratipada of Shukla Paksha falls either in March or April.
Festivals in January 2023
The first month of the year comes with new hopes and new reasons to celebrate. The mere thought of January festivals reminds us of Makar Sankranti! However, there is much more to the month than kite flying and terrace hopping! Lohri, the harvest festival of the north, and Pongal, the harvest festival of the south, are also the festivals that greet us in January.
Here is the list of January Festivals 2023 for you.
Festivals in February 2023
Let's label February the month of Love, and nobody will question why. The month of Valentine's day (now with valentine's week) also consists of Vasant Panchami. Vasant Panchami is the day to worship Maa Saraswati. A great day for new beginnings. There are two Pradosh Vrat Muhurats as well to help you find happiness in your life.
Here is the list of February Festivals 2023 for you.
Festivals in March 2023
March is the month of Holi and Mahashivratri. The month of colours and the conquest of good over evil. It is a festival of colours. Mahashivratri, on the other hand, is celebrated on Chaturdashi of Phalgun month, according to Hindu Panchang. It is the celebration of the union between Shiva and Shakti. Apart from these two, March also brings many festivals to our lives.
Here is the list of March Festivals 2023 for you.
Festivals in April 2023
For April, we have Cheti Chand, the new year for the Sindhi community. Then there's Gudi Padwa, the new year for Marathi and Konkani Hindus. The month also consists of festivals like Ram Navami, Chaitra Navratri, and Baisakhi. April will come with Poila Baisakh, too, which is the Bengali New Year. April 2023 sure looks packed!
Here is the list of April Festivals 2023 for you.
Festivals in May 2023
The fifth month of 2023 will begin on a very auspicious note with Akshaya Tritiya. May 2023 is also the month of Sita Navami and Mohini Ekadashi. You can worship Vishnu's other avatar on Narasimha Jayanti as well. It does not end there! There's also Buddha Purnima, Apara Ekadashi, and Shani Jayanti. A month full of reasons to celebrate!
Here is the list of May Festivals 2023 for you.
Festivals in June 2023
Halfway down the year, June will bring many festivals to our doorsteps. Gayatri Jayanti, Ganga Dussehra, and Nirjala Ekadashi are the festivals to appease the deities and fend off the negativity in our lives. For married folks, this month brings Jyeshtha Purnima and Vat Savitri Vrat are there. On a different note, International Yoga Day is here to keep us all healthy!
Here is the list of June Festivals 2023 for you.
Festivals in July 2023
Along with July comes Rath Yatra. A major festival in the state of Odisha is related to Lord Jagannath. Guru Purnima is also an opportunity to thank our teachers on an auspicious day. This year, the holy month of Shravan will also begin in July. It will, indeed, be a month to worship Lord Shiva!
Here is the list of July Festivals 2023 for you.
Festivals in August 2023
Now, fasten your seatbelts for August 2023, as it's a month full of festivals. Beginning with Nag Panchami, it will bring Raksha Bandhan, the festival for the siblings; Narali Purnima for the fishermen; Krishna Janmashtami, the celebration of Lord Krishna's birth. August's conclusion will also begin the ten-day-long celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Here is the list of August Festivals 2023 for you.
Festivals in September 2023
Ganesha Visarjan is something everybody awaits across the country. Beginning with Rishi Panchami, September will end with a major Hindu festival of Navratri. In between, there will be the harvesting festival of Kerala, Onam. Not only these, but September 2023 will also bring Vishvakarma Puja, too.
Here is the list of September Festivals 2023 for you.
Festivals in October 2023
The biggest attraction of October 2023 will be the grand celebration of the Durga Puja. The month will also bring Dussehra, celebrating Lord Ram's win over Ravana. Sharad Purnima is another important festival of the month. And with Sharad Purnima
, the other festival related to the Moon this month would be Karwa Chauth.
Here is the list of October Festivals 2023 for you.
Festivals in November 2023
Make way for the month of Diwali, November 2023! Beginning with Dhanteras and concluding with Bhai Dooj, the most significant festival of India will come this month. It is also the month to celebrate Guru Nanak Jayanti
, Chhath Puja, Tulsi Vivah, and Kartik Purnima. This month, full of festivals, will say goodbye to us on the optimistic note of Vivah Panchami.
Here is the list of November Festivals 2023 for you.
Festivals in December 2023
When it's time to say goodbye to the year, December 2023 brings us another major festival of Christmas. Along with Christmas, this month will also bring two important days of Gita Jayanti and Dattatreya Jayanti. The two festivals celebrate the knowledge of the Gita and Legend of the Lord Dattatreya, respectively.
Here is the list of December Festivals 2023 for you.
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