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Hindu Calendar  2018 - Hindu Festivals in India

India is a country with diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. Festivals in India, mainly Hindu festivals are celebrated in different ways according to the rituals, beliefs and the history behind each of them. Welcome to the exclusive Clickastro page on Hindu Festivals in India! This page can help you understand the Hindu festivals from spiritual, social and scientific perspectives.

Hinduism is an age-old religion that can be traced back to prehistoric times. Though its origin remains uncertain, the Hindu religion, as the Indologists say, represents a great culture with beliefs holding high moral standards and strong scientific basis. To have a clear understanding about Hinduism and its rituals, one has to learn and decode the Vedic texts fundamental to the religion. In this page, we are making an effort to let you know the various hidden spiritual and scientific factors behind the Hindu festivals.

All festivals or special days in Hindu Calendar are connected with some myths that signify the day’s importance as the birthday of some God /Goddess or to commemorate some mythical event. On a deeper perception, we could find that these festivals and the associated rituals are having great astrological, seasonal, cultural and scientific bases. Some festivals befall on astrologically significant moments, some are associated with agricultural cycles and some are celebrated in the context of seasonal changes. All Hindu rituals instrumented by our ancestors have a higher purpose which would be scientifically relevant to the observing person or community. Let’s explore together what actually lies behind the colour, passion and gaiety of various Hindu festivals in India – the associated rituals and its significances.

Upcoming Hindu Festivals   2018


List of Hindu Holidays/Religious Calendar  2018

January  2018

Sunday Jan 14, 2018 Makar sankranti / Pongal
Monday Jan 22, 2018 Vasant Panchami
Wednesday Jan 31, 2018 Thaipusam

February  2018

Wednesday Feb 14, 2018 Maha Shivaratri

March  2018

Thursday Mar 01, 2018 Holika Dahan
Friday Mar 02, 2018 Holi
Sunday Mar 18, 2018 Hindi New Year
Sunday Mar 18, 2018 Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year
Sunday Mar 25, 2018 Ramanavami
Saturday Mar 31, 2018 Hanuman Jayanti

April  2018

Saturday Apr 14, 2018 Tamil New Year
Saturday Apr 14, 2018 Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu
Sunday Apr 15, 2018 Bengali New Year / Bihu
Wednesday Apr 18, 2018 Akshaya Tritiya

May  2018

Tuesday May 15, 2018 Savitri Pooja

July  2018

Saturday Jul 14, 2018 Puri Rath Yatra
Friday Jul 27, 2018 Guru Purnima

August  2018

Wednesday Aug 15, 2018 Nag Pancham
Friday Aug 24, 2018 Onam
Friday Aug 24, 2018 Varalakshmi Vrat
Sunday Aug 26, 2018 Raksha Bandhan

September  2018

Sunday Sep 02, 2018 Krishna Janmashtami
Thursday Sep 13, 2018 Ganesh Chaturthi
Monday Sep 17, 2018 Vishwakarma Puja

October  2018

Monday Oct 08, 2018 Mahalaya Amavasya
Wednesday Oct 10, 2018 Navaratri begins
Wednesday Oct 17, 2018 Navaratri ends / Maha Navami
Friday Oct 19, 2018 Dusshera
Tuesday Oct 23, 2018 Sharad Purnima
Saturday Oct 27, 2018 Karwa Chauth

November  2018

Monday Nov 05, 2018 Dhan Teras
Wednesday Nov 07, 2018 Diwali
Friday Nov 09, 2018 Bhai Dooj
Tuesday Nov 13, 2018 Chhath Puja
Friday Nov 23, 2018 Kartik Poornima

December  2018

Sunday Dec 16, 2018 Dhanu Sankranti
Tuesday Dec 18, 2018 Geeta Jayanti

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