March Festivals 2023

In Hindu panchang, the month of March would overlap Phagun and Chaitra months. And though you may know March only with festivals like Holi and Gudi Padwa, March 2023 is here to surprise you with many of the important festivals. Here is the complete list of festivals in March 2023:

Amalaki Ekadashi 2023

March 3, 2023 The Amalaki Ekadashi falls in the Phalgun month's Shukla Paksha. The Hindu faith considers this day to be particularly fortunate since, on this day, people worship Lord Vishnu in the shape of the "Amla" (Indian Gooseberry) tree. Lord Vishnu is claimed to have given birth to Lord Brahma in order to establish the cosmos, and on the same day, he also gave birth to the Amla tree. As a result of this, the Amalaki Ekadashi is also known as the Amla Ekadashi. Read More about Amalaki Ekadashi.

Holi 2023

March 7, 2023 The most well-known festival of March, Holi, is a festival of colours and love and celebrates the story of the victory of Prahalad over King Hiranyakashipu. In Hindu Panchang, the Holi falls on Phalgun Purnima. It is also considered the day of resolving conflicts. On the next day, People go to see their friends and relatives play with the colours and water. In India, Vrindavan is the place to be on the day of Holi. Read More about Holi.

Rang Panchami 2023

March 12, 2023 Rang Panchami is celebrated for 2 to 5 days, depending on the regions and traditions. It falls on the Krishna Paksha Panchami of Phalgun. A Holika is ignited, representing the story of Holika and the victory of the good over the evil. Apart from the story of Prahalad, Holika, and Hiranyakashipu, the Rang Panchami also celebrates the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon Putna. Read More about Rang Panchami.

Papmochani Ekadashi 2023

March 18, 2023 The Papmochani Ekadashi is the last Ekadashi of the Hindu Calendar in the Chaitra Ekadashi. In the South Indian Calendar, it will come in the month of Phalguna. The fact that Papmochani Ekadashi happens on the same day in both calendars is fascinating. Papmochani Ekadashi will be observed on Monday, Mar 18, 2023. The term Papmochani is a combination of the words Paap and Mochani. Paap refers to sin, while Mochani refers to the destroyer of the sins. People worship Lord Vishnu on this Ekadashi. Read More about Papmochani Ekadashi.

Chaitra Amavasya

March 21, 2023 Chaitra marks the beginning of the new year in the Hindu Calendar. Chaitra Amavasya is the last day of the first month, and it is considered to wash away the karmic doshas and the sins of a person. Chaitra marks the beginning of the new year in the Hindu Calendar. Chaitra Amavasya is the last day of the first month, and it is considered to wash away the karmic doshas and the sins of a person. Shradh ceremonies are also performed on this day to guide the departed souls of the ancestors to the Pitru Loka. Sacred offerings are also offered to them. Read More about Chaitra Amavasya

Cheti Chand

March 22, 2023 India’s diversity can be most seen in the festivals that the country celebrates. One such celebration is Cheti Chand, which is observed by the Sindhi people. Cheti Chand is a Sindhi event that commemorates the beginning of the New Year for them. It is observed on the first day of the Sindhi month of Chet. The Sindhi New Year, Cheti Chand, falls on the same day as Gudi Padwa for Marathis. The festival of Cheti Chand is also the birthday of Sindhi God Uderolal, also known as Jhulelal. Read More about Cheti Chand

Chaitra Navratri

March 22 to 30, 2023 Chaitra Navratri is one of the types of Navratri celebrated throughout the year. It is a festival to worship Goddess Durga. During the celebration, Divine Durga is worshipped in nine different ways. Chaitra Navratri is the second most popular Navratri, called after the Sanskrit term vasanta, which also means spring. It occurs in the Chaitra lunar month (In March-April, post-winter). The event takes place after the spring season in certain areas and after the harvest in others. It is also the first day of the Hindu calendar, according to the Vikram Samvat calendar, making it the Hindu New Year. Read More about Chaitra Navratri

Ram Navami

March 30, 2023 Ram Navmi is the birthday of Lord Ram, celebrated all over India with great excitement. It is a great opportunity to offer our prayers to Lord Rama and get his blessings. The entire city of Ayodhya is decorated, and the celebrations are held across the town. People also celebrate the day by offering Puja and delicacies to God. Lord Rama is known to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who fought the demon, King Ravana. Read More about Ram Navami

Swaminarayan Jayanti

March 30, 2023 During the Chaitra month, Lord Swaminarayan was born on the Navami Tithi of Shukla Paksha. This lucky day also happens to fall on Ram Navami. Every year on this day, his disciples rejoice and pray throughout the day. The worshippers also recite Lord Swaminarayan's spiritual teachings. They revere by reciting specific prayers dedicated to the good deeds of Lord Swaminarayan. Read More about Swaminarayan Jayanti