April Festivals 2023

The fourth month of the Gregorian calendar brings many festivals of Hindu Panchag, too. Many a time, the month of Chaitra overlaps with this month, and many highly significant events and beginnings take place in April. The most notable festivals for April 2023 would be Kamada Ekadashi, Baisakhi, Bihu and Puthandu. And wait, there’s more! Let’s have a look.

Kamada Ekadashi

April 1, 2023 Kamada Ekadashi Vrat Katha goes back to the days of Mahabharata. Lord Krishna is said to have explained the significance and blessings of Kamada Ekadashi Katha to Yudhisthir, the oldest Pandava and King of Indraprastha. The legend of Kamada Ekadashi is also mentioned in the Varaha Purana. Kamada refers to the fulfilment of all wishes. As a result, many believe that Kamada Ekadashi Vrat fulfils all of one's aspirations in life. Read More about Kamada Ekadashi

Panguni Uthiram 2023

April 6, 2023 In the Skanda Purana, Panguni Uthiram or Meena Uttara Phalguni (in Sanskrit) is one of the eight maha Vrats. Fasting on this day is also known as 'Kalyanam Vrat.' Panguni Uthiram is the Tamil name for the full moon day of Panguni. In Tamilnadu, the festival is celebrated with great vigour. This celebration is usually held when the Moon moves from the Uttara-Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra. And since the Tamil New Year occurs after Panguni, it will be the last month of the Tamil calendar. Read More about Panguni Uthiram.


April 14, 2023 Baisakhi is a Sikh festival. The entire event is planned to honour the beginning of the Sikh New Year. On a large scale, it is celebrated in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana in the northern area. This celebration receives a lot of affection, and it is greeted with passion and zeal. Participants also honour Guru Gobind Singh, the Sikh Guru, on this day. Gurudwaras also hold special langars and offerings to commemorate the occasion. This celebration is also known as Vaisakha Sankranti or Vaisakhi Day. Read More about Baisakhi


April 14, 2023 The Assamese community celebrates Bihu with great enthusiasm. The history of Assam's Bihu festivals dates back to ancient times. According to legend, the first Bihu Dance performance took place in 1964. Each type of Bihu corresponds to a particular season in the agricultural calendar. The term Bhog is associated with the Bhogali Bihu, which means to eat and enjoy. Magh Bihu also refers to a pleasant and enjoyable Bihu. The months of January and February, it signifies the end of the harvest season (Magha). Read More about Bihu


April 14, 2023 The first day of the Tamil Calendar, a New Year, sets off with the celebration of Puthandu in the month of Chithirai. It is also called Varusha Pirappu. Sankranti is also observed after dawn and before sunset on the same day. The next year will begin the next day if the Sankranti falls after sunset. In 2023, the date for the festival would be April 14, just like last year. Like Makar Sankranti in January, the date for this Sankranti also remains the same every year. Read More about Puthandu