March Festivals 2022
In Hindu panchang, the month of March would overlap Phagun and Chaitra months. And though you may know March only with festivals like Maha Shivratri and Holi, March 2022 is here to surprise you with many of the important festivals. Here is the complete list of festivals in March 2022:
Maha Shivratri 2022
March 1, 2022
One of the most important festivals in Hinduism, Maha Shivratri, marks the night when Lord Shiva performed his heavenly dance. It is called Maha Shivratri because this day is the most prominent of all the 12 Shivaratri that are celebrated throughout the year. A Shivratri comes every month on the Trayodashi or Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha. The most important night of Lord Shiva is the symbolism for overcoming the darkness of evil, and it is celebrated all over the country with extreme enthusiasm.
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Phalguna Amavasya 2022
March 2, 2022
Phalguna Amavasya is the last day of the Phalguna. The month full of festivals itself ends with an auspicious day. People make offerings to their ancestors, observe fast, and take a bath in a holy river. Doing these on the Phalguna Amavasya is believed to remove Pitru dosha and take you to salvation. Moreover, if this day falls on a Monday, it is considered extremely important. Deities like Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva are worshipped on the day.
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Amalaki Ekadashi 2022
March 14, 2022
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.
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Panguni Uthiram 2022
March 17, 2022
In the Skanda Purana, Panguni Uthiram or Meena Uttara Phalguni (in Sanskrit) is one of the eight maha Vrats. Fasting on this day is also known as ‘Kalyanam Vrat.’ Panguni Uthiram is the Tamil name for the full moon day of Panguni. In Tamilnadu, the festival is celebrated with great vigour. This celebration is usually held when the Moon moves from the Uttara-Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra. And since the Tamil New Year occurs after Panguni, it will be the last month of the Tamil calendar.
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March 17, 2022
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.
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Rang Panchami 2022
March 22, 2022
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.
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Papmochani Ekadashi 2022
March 28, 2022
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 28, 2022. 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.
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