2023 June Month Hindu Festivals: Dates, Rituals, Significance & History

June Festivals 2023 The sixth month of the Gregorian Calendar, June, brings many important days for India and the whole world. As we all know, June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day, and June 21 is World Yoga Day. Apart from these, the month also features Maharana Pratap Jayanti, Ganga Dusshera, Gayatri Jayanti, Yogini Ekadashi, and much more! Here is the list of all the June 2023 Festivals:

Vaikasi Visakam

June 3, 2023 Vaikasi Visakam, also known as Vaigasi Visagam, is a very auspicious day for the people of Tamilnadu, and it is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm. This day is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Muruga or Lord Murugan. This festival falls in the month of Vaisakhi in the Hindu calendar. It is believed that Lord Muruga is the second son of Lord Shiva and was born from Lord Shiva’s third eye; hence he holds destructive powers.  Read More about Vaikasi Visakam

Vat Purnima 

June 3, 2023 Vat Purnima, also known as Vat Savitri, is one of the most significant days for Hindu women. On this day, married women worship Goddess Savitri and observe a fast for their husband's long life. The fast is observed on the days of Amavasya and Purnima in different states, which is why it falls 15 days ahead in Maharashtra and Gujarat as compared to the South. Women worship the Goddess Savitri with utmost dedication and sincerity. Also, young girls observe fast on this day to get the desired life partner.  Read More about Vat Purnima

Jyeshtha Purnima

June 3, 2023 On Jyeshtha Purnima, also known as Vat Purnima, women pray for their husband’s long life. According to Hindu Panchang, Jyeshtha is the third month of the Hindu calendar, and during this month, several ponds and rivers dry or their water level decreases. So it is believed that festivals like Ganga Dussehra, Nirjala Ekadashi, etc., are celebrated in this month to convey the importance of water for life. Read more about Jyeshtha Purnima

World Environment Day

June 5, 2023 Every year, World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June. The United Nations annually organises programmes to create awareness about the importance of protecting the environment. However, now, World Environment day is also well known as People’s Day, and it is directly linked to the safety and the future of the earth. Every year, different themes and slogans are utilised to promote the events associated with Environment Day. When World Environment Day was first observed on June 5, 1974, the theme chosen was "Only One Earth." Read More about World Environment Day

Krishna Pingala Sankashti Chaturthi

June 7, 2023 Krishna Pingala Sankashti Chaturthi falls during the month of Jyeshtha or Ashadha. On this auspicious day, Lord Ganesha arrived on the earth to free his devotees from issues and health problems. Devotees may get released from past sins. Krishna Pingala Sankashti Chaturthi is a perfect time to worship Lord Ganesha. Many devotees also observe fast on Krishna Pingala Sankashti Chaturthi to free themselves from all health issues. Read More about Krishna Pingala Sankashti Chaturthi

Fathers Day

June 18, 2023 Fathers Day is a very special occasion that honours the role of fathers. They always guide their children in achieving their goals. This day is all about showing respect, love and care towards their father. Children eagerly wait for this day and always look for some unique ideas to celebrate fathers day. Father's Day was observed in a church in Spokane, Washington, for the first time. Then after Father's Day celebrations became a tradition in America. Every year, it is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Read More about Fathers Day

World Yoga Day

June 21, 2023 Every year the world celebrates 21st June as International Yoga Day. This day marks to spread awareness of the health benefits of yoga. Yoga is beneficial in reducing stress, promoting self-awareness, improving immunity, and improving overall health – intellectually, physically, and spiritually. Yoga has been popular in India since ancient times and is well-known worldwide.  Read more about World Yoga Day

Yogini Ekadashi 

June 14, 2023 As per the Hindu calendar, Yogini Ekadashi is celebrated on the Krishna Paksha of the month of Ashadha. This day is considered one of the most auspicious festivals for Hindus as it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, also known as Yogini Ekadashi. It is believed that by observing fast on this auspicious day; worshippers are likely to get rid of their health issues and wash away their previous sins. Read More about Yogini Ekadashi

Ashadha Amavasya 

18 June 2023 In Hindu religions, Ashadha Amavasya holds great importance. The new moon night that occurs in the Hindu month of Ashadha is regarded as Ashadaha Amavasya. Every Amavasya has a different purpose, but Amavasya, which occurs on Monday, is considered highly auspicious as this day is dedicated to Lord Shiva. On Ashadha Amavasya, farmers worship the equipment and tools they use for farming. It is also a fortunate day to please one's ancestors by taking a holy bath and providing necessities to the poor, such as food, clothing, and other items. Read More about Ashadha Amavasya

Jagannath Rath Yatra

June 20, 2023 Jagannath Rath Yatra is a very auspicious festival for Hindus. This is a very renowned festival as worshippers from different parts come to witness the Rath Yatra. Jagannath Rath Yatra is organised in different parts of the country, especially in the western state of Gujarat, but the main Rath Yatra is taken out in the eastern state of Orissa. It is the world's only festival in which deities are taken out of temples to visit worshippers, and it is also the world's largest chariot procession. Read more about Jagannath Rath Yatra

Devshayani Ekadashi

29 June 2023 Devshayani Ekadashi is celebrated on the 11th day of the full moon day of the Ashadha month. It is believed that on this day, Lord Vishnu attained deep meditation and woke up four months later on Prabodhini Ekadashi or Devuthani Gyaras. Devshayani Ekadashi is also known as Saubhagya Dini Ekadashi, and fasting on this day; devotees get relieved from their past sins and worshipping Lord Vishnu leads them to salvation.  Read More about Devshayani Ekadashi