2022 July Month Hindu Festivals: Dates, Rituals, Significance & History
July Festivals 2022
July can well be defined as the month of Rath Yatra, by far the biggest festival of the seventh month of the Gregorian Calendar. In July 2022, the month will take off with Rath Yatra on July 1! However, there is also Hariyali Teej, an important festival, especially for North India. Then there is Guru Purnima, a festival that would be celebrated across India with similar zeal. Here is the complete list of July Festivals 2022.
Jagannath Rath Yatra
July 1, 2022
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.
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July 16, 2022
The day when Sun enters the Karka Rashi is regarded as Karka Sankranti. This day marks the start of the southern journey of Lord Surya; it is also called the Dakshinayana. It is said that during these six months, God goes to sleep. Devotees perform fast on this day and worship Lord Vishnu to get his divine blessings. It is believed that donating food and clothes on this day is considered very auspicious.
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10 July 2022
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.
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July 13, 2022
Throughout the nation, the festival of Guru Purnima is celebrated with great zeal and emotions. It is a day to express gratitude towards our Gurus. Guru Purnima occurs on the full moon day of the month of Ashadha. It is believed that on this day, Maharshi Ved Vyasa was born. Guru Purnima is a day to honour the teachers, or ‘’gurus’’ in our life. Gurus are very much important in a person’s life as they provide us with knowledge and education. They guide us in the right way so that we can live a moral life.
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Jaya Parvati Vrat
Jul 12, 2022
Jaya Parvati Vrat holds immense significance among married and unmarried women. This auspicious festival is observed in the month of Ashada, and it is a 5-day-long fasting celebration to get the desired results. Jaya Parvati Vrat is observed to please Goddess Jaya, who is an avatar of Goddess Parvati who kept a fast for Lord Shiva. Unmarried girls observe this fast on this day to get the desired life partner. At the same time, married women observe this fast for their husbands’ long life.
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Jul 24, 2022
On Kamika Ekadashi, devotees worship Lord Vishnu. It is believed that observing fast on this day removes obstacles from life, brings prosperity and makes the ancestors happy. One can also get rid of their past sins and live a happy life. This Ekadashi falls in the Shravan month of Krishna Paksha. On this day, taking a sacred bath at pilgrimage places is considered very auspicious.
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Jul 28, 2022
In Hindus, Hariyali Amavasya is considered the most auspicious day. Hariyali Amavasya is celebrated on the no moon day of the month of Shravan. On this day, devotees worship Lord Shiva with full dedication. This day is regarded as very auspicious for worshipping ancestors. It is also believed that planting a plant on this day gives positive results. As per Vedic astrology, on the night of Hariyali Amavasya, no auspicious activities should be performed.
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Hariyali Teej is the most auspicious festival celebrated among Hindus with great zeal and excitement. This festival marks the reunion of Lord Shiva with his wife, Goddess Parvati. Every year Hariyali Teej falls on Shukla Paksha Tritiya in Shravan month. On this auspicious festival, married women observe a long day fast. They worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for a happy and blissful married life.
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