2023 May Month Festival Calendar: Dates, Times & Muhurat Based On Astrology

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 festivals 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 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, culture and custom. 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, ethnic style 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.

Maharana Pratap Jayanti

May 22, 2023 Maharana Pratap Jayanti is celebrated on the Tritiya of Shukla Paksha during the Jyeshtha month as per the Hindu calendar. This festival is celebrated in honour of Maharana Pratap Singh, a Mewar Rajput ruler, which will be observed on June 2, 2023. This legendary ruler is regarded as a true patriot who led the nation to freedom in its first battle. Maharana Pratap has set an excellent example of bravery. Read More about Maharana Pratap Jayanti

Ganga Dussehra

May 30, 2023 Ganga Dussehra is celebrated with great zeal in the honour of Goddess Ganga. It is believed that on this day, Goddess Ganga plunged onto Earth. Her main aim was to relieve Bhagirath's progenitors' reviled spirits. Ganga Dussehra is a ten-day-long festival, and it is believed that during these ten days taking a bath in the sacred Ganges can make you free from the ten sins. These ten sins are related to actions, speech, and thoughts. Read More about Ganga Dussehra

Gayatri Jayanti

May 31, 2023 Gayatri Jayanti is celebrated as one of the most significant and auspicious for Hindus. On this day, worshippers celebrate the birth anniversary of Goddess Gayatri. She is the incarnation of three Goddesses – Goddess Parvati, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati. During the Shukla Paksha of the Jyeshtha month, worshippers believe the Goddess Gayatri appears in the form of knowledge. It is believed that worshipping Goddess Gayatri on Shravana Purnima removes obstacles and sufferings from one’s life.  Read More about Gayatri Jayanti

Nirjala Ekadashi

May 31, 2023 Nirjala Ekadashi is celebrated on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha during the Hindu lunar month of Jyeshtha. Nirjala Ekadashi means without water; hence on this day, fasting is done without drinking water or eating food. On this auspicious day, devotees worship Lord Vishnu. This Ekadashi is the most powerful and considered the toughest fast among all devotees. It blesses the devotees with longevity, prosperity and salvation.  Read more about Nirjala Ekadashi