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

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!

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.

July Festivals 2023

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 2023, 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 2023.

Karka Sankranti

July 16, 2023

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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Jaya Parvati Vrat

Jul 6, 2023

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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Sawan Somwar Vrat

Jul 14, 2023

In the year 2023, the month of Sawan will start on 14th July and will continue till 12th August. During this, there will be 4 Sawan Mondays. Fasting on Monday in the month of Sawan is considered very special. On the other hand, Vishkumbh and Preeti Yoga are being formed at the beginning of the month of Sawan on the 14th of July. Both these yogas are considered very auspicious. According to religious astrology, children born in Vishkumbh and Preeti Yoga prove to be very fortunate.

Sawan Monday 2023
First Sawan Monday 2023  - 10 July 2023
Second Sawan Monday 2023 - 17 July 2023
3rd Sawan Monday 2023    - 24 July 2023
Fourth Sawan Monday 2023 - 31 July 2023

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Kamika Ekadashi

Jul 13, 2023

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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Hariyali Amavasya

Jul 17, 2023

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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