INDIA'S CALENDER
 

Festival Calendar for the year 2005

CALENDAR OF FESTIVALS OF INDIA

INDIA / HINDUSTAN / HINDU FESTIVALS 

JANUARY

Pongal festival | Tyagaraja festival | Makar Sankranti | Lohri | Bhogali Bihu | Gangasagar Mela.

FEBRUARY TO MARCH

Shivaratri | Holi festival| Teppam | Ramakrishna Utsav.

MARCH TO APRIL

Jamshed Navroz | MahavirJayanti | New Year's Day | Good Friday | Easter | Nau Roz | Ramnavami | Dol Purnima | Gangaur Brahmotsavam | Vishu | Christian Mela

APRIL TO MAY

Jwalamukhi Fair | Karaga Naba Barsha | Baisakhi festival | Buddh Jayanti | Goru and Rongali Bihu | Madurai River Festival | Pooram | Shab-e-Barat | Id-ul-Fitr | Id-ul-Azha | Jaitha Ashtami

JUNE TO JULY

Mela Hemis Gompa | The Car Festival of Puri | Teej( or Teejri)

JULY TO AUGUST

Naga Panchami | Raksha Bandhan | Sravana Festival | The Feast of St. Philomena |Indian Independence day | Kaveri River Festival

AUGUST TO SEPTEMBER

Ganesh Chaturthi | Onam | Janmashtami | Khordad Sal | Urs shah Hamadan | Sair-e-Gulfaroshan | Ban Yatra | Muharram

SEPTEMBER TO OCTOBER

Dussehra | Velangani Festival | Id-i-Milad

OCTOBER

Gandhi Jayanti (Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.)

OCTOBER TO NOVEMBER

Diwali | Deep Diwali | Gurpurab | Tikka | Kansa ka Mela | Ras Lila | Pushkar ka Mela | Urs Moin-ud-din Chishti | Khwja Bande Nawaz Chishti Urs | Navaratri

NOVEMBER TO DECEMBER

Children's Day | Karthika Festival | Vaikunth Ekadashi

DECEMBER

 Urs Hazrat Nizamud-din | Saint Francis Xavier's Feast | St. Thomas' Day |Christmas |

                                                                               

 

The Hindu Calendar

 

The Hindu Calendar usually has 12 months. However, it may also have 13 months, as each month begins with the new moon. Each lunar month is given the name of the solar month in which it begins. When two new moons occur in the same solar month, the two lunar months will both be known by the same name, but will have adhika placed before the name of the first month. Occasionally a solar month may occur with no new moon. In event of this happening, the solar month is known as a ksaya month.

The twelve months of the lunar year correspond to the following calendar months.

1.Chaitra            March-April
2.Vaishakh         April-May
3.Jyeshta           May-June
4.Aashaadh        June-July
5.Sharavan         July-August
6.Bhadra            August-September
7.Ashwin            September-October
8.Kartik              October-November
9.Margasheersh  November-December
10.Paush            December-January
11.Maagh           January-February
12.Phagun          February-March

 

 

ISLAMIC CALENDER 

 

 

The Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle, with 12 lunar months comprising a year. Thus, the calendar regresses over a period of 33 years. Each month begins with the first sighting of the new moon. If, due to poor visibility the moon is not sighted for several nights then a new month starts no later than 30 days after the previous month has started.

The names of the months are: Muharram, Safar, Rabia I, Rabia II, Jumada I, Jumada II, Rajeb, Shaban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Dhu al-Qadah, Dha al-Hijjah

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