Hindu Festivals 2013, Festival dates, Festival Calendar 2013

Here is the list of Hindu Festivals, auspicious days, vratas, fasts, pujas, rituals and other Hindu occasions in 2013.

Apart from Makar Sankranti (Pongal), Maha Shivratri, Holi festival, Ugadi, Chaitra Navratri (Vasant Navratri), Chithirai Vishu, Vishu, Sri Rama Navami, Hanuman Jayanti, Akshay Tritiya, Vat Savitri Vrata, Ashada Masam, Guru Purnima, Shravan Month, Varalakshmi Vratam, Rakshabandhan (Rakhi Purnima), Upakarma (Avani Avittam), Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Navratri, Diwali, Karva Chauth, Kartik Purnima and Karthik Month; Ekadasi, Monthly Sankashti Chaturthi, Purnima, and Amavasya dates in each month are also given in this festival calendar 2013.

Chardham Yatra (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri), Amarnath Yatra, Gangasagar Mela, Kumbha Mela and Shravani Mela are important Yatras (pilgrimages)/melas (fairs) among Hindu communities all over India.

Here is the list of Hindu festivals 2013 in each month…

Hindu Festivals in January 2013

Tuesday, 8 January 2013: Saphala Ekadashi

Monday, 14 January 2013: Makara Sankranti, Pongal, Uttarayan Sankranti (Uttarayana Punyakalam begins)

Tuesday, 22 January 2013: Putrada Ekadashi

Sunday, 27 January 2013: Paush Purnima (Shakambari Jayanti / Shakambari Purnima). Kumbh Mela begins in Allahabad. Paush Purnima Snan in Maha Kumbha Mela.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013: Sankashti Chaturthi

Hindu Festivals in February 2013

Wednesday, 6 February 2013: Shattila Ekadashi

6 February 2013: Ekadashi Snan in Kumbh Mela

10 February 2013: Mauni Amavasya Snan in Kumbha Mela

Sunday, 10 February 2013: Mauni Amavasya

Tuesday, 12 February 2013: Kumbha Sankranti

Thursday, 14 February 2013: Vasant Panchami Saraswati Puja

15 February 2013: Basant Panchami Snan in Kumbh Mela

Sunday, 17 February 2013: Ratha Saptami, Kumbh Mela Rathsaptami Snan

Monday, 18 February 2013: Bhishma Ashtami

Thursday, 21 February 2013: Jaya Ekadashi / Bhishma Ekadasi. Kumbha Mela Bhishma Ekadasi snan. Bhishma Panchaka Vratham. Antharvedi Thirtham.

Saturday, 23 February 2013: Vishwakarma Jayanti.

Monday, 25 February 2013: Magha Purnima. Kumbh Mela ends with Magh Purnima Snan.

Hindu Festivals in March 2013

Thursday, 7 March 2013: Vijaya Ekadashi for Smarta people

Friday, 8 March 2013: Vijaya Ekadashi for Vaishnav sect

Sunday, 10 March 2013: Maha Shivaratri

Monday, 11 March 2013: Somvati Amavasya

Thursday, 14 March 2013: Meena Sankranti

Saturday, 23 March 2013: Amalaki Ekadashi

Tuesday, 26 March 2013: Holika Dahan

Wednesday, 27 March 2013: Holi

Hindu Festivals in April 2013

Wednesday, 3 April 2013: Sheetala Ashtami , Basoda

Saturday, 6 April 2013: Papmochani Ekadashi

Thursday, 11 April 2013: Ugadi (Kannada New Year / Telugu New Year), Gudi Padwa (Marathi New Year), Samvatsar Padva (Konkan New Year). Chaitra Navratri begins.

Saturday, 13 April 2013: Gauri Puja/Gangaur

Sunday, 14 April 2013: Chithirai Vishu or Puthandu (Tamil New Year)/ Vishu (Malayalam Zodiac New Year)/ Pohela Boisakh (Bengali New Year), Bohag Bihu (Assamese New Year), Solar New Year.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013: Yamuna Chhath

Friday, 19 April 2013: Sri Rama Navami, Chaitra Navratri (Vasant Navratri) ends..

Monday, 22 April 2013: Kamada Ekadashi

Thursday, 25 April 2013: Hanuman Jayanti, Chandra Grahan, Chaitra Purnima Chitragupta Puja

Hindu Festivals in May 2013

Sunday, 5 May 2013: Varuthini Ekadashi

Friday 10 May 2013: Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse)

Sunday 12 May 2013: Parashuram Jayanti

Monday 13 May 2013: Akshaya Tritiya

Tuesday 14 May 2013: Vrishabha Sankranti

Friday 17 May 2013: Ganga Saptami

Sunday 19 May 2013: Sita Navami

Tuesday 21 May 2013: Mohini Ekadashi

Thursday 23 May 2013: Narasimha Jayanti (Nrusimha Chaturdasi)

Saturday 25 May 2013: Chandra Grahan, Buddha Purnima

Sunday 26 May 2013: Narada Jayanti

Hindu Festivals in June 2013

Tuesday, 4 June 2013: Apara Ekadashi

Saturday, 8 June 2013: Vat Savitri Vrat , Shani Jayanti

Saturday, 15 June 2013: Mithuna Sankranti

Tuesday, 18 June 2013: Ganga Dussehra

Wednesday, 19 June 2013: Nirjala Ekadashi

Thursday, 20 June 2013: Nirjala Ekadashi

Sunday, 23 June 2013: Vat Purnima Vrat

Hindu Festivals in July 2013

Wednesday, 3 July 2013: Yogini Ekadashi

Monday, 8 July 2013: Somvati Amavas

Wednesday, 10 July 2013: Jagannath Rathyatra

Tuesday, 16 July 2013: Dakshinayana Sankranti

Friday, 19 July 2013: Devshayani Ekadashi

Monday, 22 July 2013: Guru Purnima

Hindu Festivals in August 2013

Friday, 2 August 2013: Kamika Ekadashi

Saturday, 10 August 2013: Hariyali Teej

Sunday, 11 August 2013: Nag Panchami

Friday, 16 August 2013: Simha Sankranti , Varalakshmi Vrat

Saturday, 17 August 2013: Shravana Putrada Ekadashi

Tuesday, 20 August 2013: Raksha Bandhan

Wednesday, 21 August 2013: Narali Purnima

Friday, 23 August 2013: Kajari Teej

Wednesday, 28 August 2013: Krishna Janmashtami

Hindu Festivals in September 2013

Sunday, 1 September 2013: Aja Ekadashi

Sunday, 8 September 2013: Hartalika Teej

Monday, 9 September 2013: Ganesh Chaturthi

Tuesday, 10 September 2013: Rishi Panchami

Friday, 13 September 2013: Radha Ashtami

Sunday, 15 September 2013: Parsva Ekadashi

Monday, 16 September 2013: Kanya Sankranti

Wednesday, 18 September 2013: Ganesh Visarjan , Anant Chaturdashi

Thursday, 19 September 2013: Bhadrapad Purnima

Friday, 20 September 2013: Pratipada Shraddha (Mahalaya Pitrupaksha Shraddh begins)

Monday, 30 September 2013: Indira Ekadashi

Hindu Festivals in October 2013

Friday, 4 October 2013: Mahalaya Amavasya (Sarvapithru Amavasya)

Saturday, 5 October 2013: Navratri Starts (Navaratri Kalasha Sthapana)

Thursday, 10 October 2013: Saraswati Avahan

Friday, 11 October 2013: Sarasvati Puja

Saturday, 12 October 2013: Maha Navami , Durga Ashtami

Sunday, 13 October 2013: Dussehra (Vijaya Dasami)

Tuesday, 15 October 2013: Papankusha Ekadashi

Thursday, 17 October 2013: Tula Sankranti

Friday, 18 October 2013: Chandra Grahan, Sharad Purnima (Kojagari Lakshmi Puja)

Tuesday, 22 October 2013: Karwa Chauth

Sunday, 27 October 2013: Ahoi Ashtami

Wednesday, 30 October 2013: Rama Ekadashi

Hindu Festivals in November 2013

Friday, 1 November 2013: Dhan Teras

Saturday, 2 November 2013: Narak Chaturdashi

Sunday, 3 November 2013: Surya Grahan, Diwali Lakshami Puja

Monday, 4 November 2013: Govardhan Puja, Gujarati New Year begins (Nutan Varsh)

Tuesday, 5 November 2013: Bhai Dooj

Friday, 8 November 2013: Chhath Puja

Tuesday, 12 November 2013: Kansa Vadh

Wednesday, 13 November 2013: Devutthana Ekadashi (Prabhodini Ekadasi), Chaturmas ends

Thursday, 14 November 2013: Tulasi Vivah (Devuttana Dwadasi)

Saturday, 16 November 2013: Vrischika Sankranti

Sunday, 17 November 2013: Kartik Purnima

Monday, 25 November 2013: Kalabhairav Jayanti (Maha Kalabhairavashtami)

Friday, 29 November 2013: Utpanna Ekadashi

Hindu Festivals in December 2013

Monday, 2 December 2013: Somvati Amavasya

Friday, 13 December 2013: Gita Jayanti, Mokshada Ekadashi

Monday, 16 December 2013: Dhanu Sankranti, Dattatreya Jayanti

Tuesday, 17 December 2013: Margashirsha Purnima

Saturday, 28 December 2013: Saphala Ekadashi

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  2. will the eclipse prevent hindus from performing prayers on the 25 april 2013 for hunuman jayanti?

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