Hindu Festivals October 2013, Auspicious days in October 2013
October 2013 is one of the biggest months for Hindus in which the biggest festivals for Hindus, Pitru Paksha, Navratri Durga Puja, Vijayadashami and Kojagari Purnima Lakshmi Puja are celebrated along with the holy Ashwin Month & Kartik month.
October 2013 coincides with Ashwin month and Kartik month in North Indian Hindi calendars. It coincides with Bhadrapada month and Ashwin month as per Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, and Kannada calendars.
In Bengali calendar, October 2013 coincides with Ashin Mash and Kartik Month. It coincides with Purattasi and Aippasi Masam of Tamil calendar; Kanni Masam and Thulam Masam of Malayalam calendar.
Here is the list of important Hindu festivals in October 2013
1 October 2013 – Dwadashi Shraddha, Bhagvat Ekadashi (Vaishnava Ekadashi)
2 October 2013 – Trayodashi Shraddha, Pradosh Vrata.
3 October 2013 – Chaturdashi Shraddha, Ghat Chaturdashi Shraddha, Maasa Shivaratri.
4 October 2013 – Mahalaya Amavasya, Sarvapithru Amavasya, Gaya Mela in Bihar.
5 October 2013 – Navratri begins, Ghatasthapana, Matamaha Shraddha, TTD Navaratri Brahmotsavam begins
6 October 2013 – Dwitiya Navratri
7 October 2013 – Sindhur Tritiya, Tritiya Navratri
8 October 2013 – Bhauma Chaturthi, Vinayak Chaturthi in Navratri
9 October 2013 – Lalita Panchami
10 October 2013 – Maha Shashti, Saraswati Avahan. Durga Puja begins
11 October 2013 – Maha Saptami, Saraswati Puja, Mahalakshmi Puja
12 October 2013 – Durga Ashtami, Mahashtami, Varanasi Annapurna Parikrama
13 October 2013 – Mahanavami, Vijayadashami (Dasara / Dussehra), Kumari Puja, Shirdi Saibaba Punyatithi
14 October 2013 – Pashankusha Ekadashi, Panchak begins, Madhvacharya Jayanti
15 October 2013 – Shriram Bharat Milap, Pashankusha Ekadashi
16 October 2013 – Pradosh Vrat
17 October 2013 – Lakshmi Devi and Indradev Puja in West Bengal, Shri Bhavani Devi Utsav in Maharashtra, Kaveri Sankramana Snana.
18 October 2013 – Kojagari Pournima Lakshmi Puja (Kojagari Lakshmi Vrat), Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti, Braj Parikrama, Kartik Snan begins.
19 October 2013 – Panchak ends
21 October 2013 – Atla Thadde
22 October 2013 – Karvachouth, Karak Chaturthi, Angarak Chaturthi, Sankashti Chaturthi.
24 October 2013 – Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Punyatithi at Nanded in Maharashtra
27 October 2013 – Karashtami, Kalashtami, Shri Radhakund Snan in Mathura
30 October 2013 – Rama Ekadashi
31 October 2013 – Vasubaras, Guru Dwadashi, Shripad Srivallabh Punyatithi, Sardar Vallabhai Patel Jayanti
Here is the list of important Hindu festivals in October 2012
1 October 2012: Dwitiya Shraddh. Ashwin Month begins in North India. Panchak ends. Ashunya Shayan Vrat.
2 October 2012: Tritiya Shraddh. Undralla Thadde in Andhra Pradesh. (Bruhath Gauri Puja).
3 October 2012: Sankatahara Chaturthi, Maha Bharani. Bharani Mahalaya Shraddh.
4 October 2012: Krithikai Vratha. Chaturthi Shraddh.
5 October 2012: Panchami Shraddh. Sri Chandra Sashti.
6 October 2012: Sashti Shraddha. Sri Dnyaneshwari Jayanti.
7 October 2012: Bhanu Saptami. Saptami Shraddha. Jivitputrika Vrat Nahai Khai.
8 October 2012: Mahaa Vyadeepaadam, Madhyashtami Shraddh. Ashtami Shraddh. Kalashami. 16-day Mahalakshmi vrata ends. Jivitputrika Vrat. Jitiya Puja in Bihar.
9 October 2012: Avidhva Navami. Navami Shraddh. Matru Navami. Sowbhagyavati Shraddha.
10 October 2012: Dashami Shraddha. Surya Ka Chitra Nakshatra Pravesh (Sun God enters into Chitra Nakshatra). Shani Astha. Charakha Jayanti.
11 October 2012: Indira Ekadasi. Ekadasi Shraddha. Magha Shraddh.
12 October 2012: Dwadashi Shraddh. Sanyasi Mahalaya.
13 October 2012: Pradosha Vrata, Monthly Shivaratri. Trayodashi Shraddha.
14 October 2012: Bodhayana Amavasai. Chaturdasi Shraddh. Ghat Chaturdasi. Shastradihath Pitru Shraddha.
15 October 2012: Mahalaya Amavasya. Sarvapitru Darsh Amavasya. Somvati Amavasya. Amavasya Shraddha. Bhavanidevi Nidrakaal ends. Mahalaya Paksha ends.
16 October 2012: Chandra Darshan, Shardiya Navratri begins with Ghatasthapana. Matamaha Shraddha. Mahur Renukadevi Navratri Utsav begins. Sant Muktabhai Jayanti. Ambadevi Utsav. Dhwajarohan. Maharaj Agrasen Jayanti.
17 October 2012: Tula Sankranti. Thula Vishu Punyakalam, Aippasi Masam begins in Tamil calendar. Thulam month begins in Malayalam calendar. Kaveri Sankraman Snan. Saur Kartik Maas begins (Kartik Month begins in Bengal).
18 October 2012: Muhurtha Day, Chaturthi Vratha. Vinayak Chaturthi. Saptaratri Utsav begins. Sindhur Tritiya Vrat.
19 October 2012: Lalitha Panchami. Upang Lalita Vrat. Pancharatri Utsav begins.
20 October 2012: Shashti Vratha. Saraswati Avahan.
21 October 2012: Saraswati Pujan. Mahalakshmi Pujan. Bhanu Saptami. Durga Puja begins in Bengal. Triratrotsav begins. Pushkar Muni Jayanti.
22 October 2012: Durgashtami, Mahashtami Upvaas. Saraswati Balidaan / Visarjan. Ekratrotsav begins. Sri Mahalakshmi Jaagar Kolhapur. Bhadrakali Avataar.
23 October 2012: Shravana Vratha, Mahanavami, Saraswati Pooja, Ayudha Pooja. Ayudh Navami. Mahanavami Upvaas. Surya Ka Swati Nakshatra pravesh. Navratri Udyapan Paaran. Devi Ko Balidaan. Panchak begins. Ekaveera Mahanavami Pooja. Ambadevi Navratri. Ekaveera Devi Navratri. Renukadevi Navratri utsav ends. Shastra Pooja.
24 October 2012: Vijayadashami. Dussehra (Dasara). Vijay Muhurat. Shirdi Saibaba Punyatithi. Sri Madhvacharya Jayanti. Aparajita Pooja. Shami Pujan.
25 October 2012: Ekadasi (Pasankusha Ekadasi). Bharat Milaap. Sri Bhavanidevi Nidrakaal prarambh in Tuljapur. Burhanpur Balaji Mela.
26 October 2012: Ksheerdaan Dwidala Vrata. Padmanabha Dwadashi.
27 October 2012: Shani Pradosha. Vastu Day.
28 October 2012: Muhurtha Day. Panchak ends. Shakambari Devi Darshan Saharanpur.
29 October 2012: Ashwin Paurnami Vratha. Abhishekam. Kojagari Purnima Lakshmi Pujan. Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti. Karthik Snan arambh in North India. Navanna Purnima. Kumar Purnima. Sharad Purnima. Akash Deepdaan. Tuljapur Bhavani devi Utsav. Bhavani Devi Nidrakaal ends.
30 October 2012: Kartik Month begins in North Indian Hindi calendars. Krushi Bhumipujan. Vishnu Pooja.
31 October 2012: Krithikai Vratha. Ashunya Shayan Vrata. Guru Ramdas Jayanti.
October 2012 coincides with Ashwin month and Kartik month in North Indian Hindi calendars. It coincides with Bhadrapada month and Ashwin month as per Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, and Kannada calendars. In Bengali calendar, October 2012 coincides with Ashin Mash and Kartik Month. It coincides with Purattasi and Aippasi Masam of Tamil calendar; Kanni Masam and Thulam Masam of Malayalam calendar.