2022 June Month Hindu Festivals: Dates, Rituals, Significance & History
July Festivals 2022
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 2022 Festivals:
Maharana Pratap Jayanti
June 2, 2022
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, 2022. 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.
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World Environment Day
June 5, 2022
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.”
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June 9, 2022
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.
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Aug 12, 2022
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.
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June 10, 2022
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.
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Jun 12, 2022
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.
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June 14, 2022
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.
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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.
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Krishna Pingala Sankashti Chaturthi
Jun 16, 2022
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.
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Jun 19, 2022
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.
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World Yoga Day
Jun 21, 2022
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.
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June 24, 2022
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.
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28 June 2022
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.
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