Indian Festivals and Astrology



Indian festivals are correlated with Astrology or Jyotish (movement of Moon & Sun in the sky). Most festivals are based upon the phase of Moon in a particular Indian month (or maah) & paksha (or fortnight). A few like 'Lohari' or 'Lohadi' & 'Baisakhi' are based upon the transition of Sun from one rashi to another (saur sankranti). 'Lohri' comes on Makar Sankranti (which means when Sun enters in the sign of Capricorn or Makar) & Baisakhi comes on Maish Sankranti (which means when Sun enters in the sign of Aries or Maish). It is surprising to learn that most great saints & philosophers of India like Budh, Ved Vyas, Nanak, Balmiki, Kabir & Ravidas have taken birth on Poornimas or Full Moon days. Poorna Kumbha Mela in Haridwar takes place whenever Jupiter enters the sign of Aquarius (Kumbh rashi) & Sun enters the sign of Aries (Maish rashi). Ardh Kumbha (or Singhasth) takes place whenever Jupiter enters the sign of Leo (Singh rashi) & Sun enters the sign of Aries (Maish rashi).


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S.No.Indian
Festival
Indian
Month
PakshTithi
1Beginning of
Indian
New Year &
Chaitra
Navratras
ChaitraShuklaPrathama
2Ram
Navami
ChaitraShuklaNavami
3Mahavir
Jayanti
ChaitraShuklaTrayodashi
4Akshay
Tratiya
VaishakhShuklaTratiya
5Budh
Jayanti
Vaishakh---Poornima
6Ganga
Dussehra
JyeshthaShuklaDashami
7Kabir
Jayanti
Jyeshtha---Poornima
8DevShayani
Ekadashi
AashaarShuklaEkadashi
9Guru or
Vyaas
Poornima
Aashaar---Poornima
10Hariyali
Singhara
Teej
ShraavanaShuklaTritiya
11Naag
Panchami
ShraavanShuklaPanchami
12Raksha
Bandhan
Shraavan---Poornima
13Kajjli
Teej
BhadrapadKrishnaTritiya
14Sri Krishna
Janmashtami
BhadrapadKrishnaAshtami
15Gugga
Navami
BhadrapadKrishnaNavami
16Haritalika
Gauri Teej
BhadrapadShuklaTritiya
17Kalank
Chaturthi
BhadrapadShuklaChaturthi
18ShraadhAashvinKrishnaAll Tithis
19Navratraa
Beginning
AashvinShuklaPrathma
20DussehraAashvinShuklaDashami
21Baalmiki
Jayanti
Aashvin---Poornima
22Karva
Chauth
KaartikKrishnaChaturthi
23Ahoi
Ashtami
KaartikKrishnaAshtami
24Dhan
Teras
KaartikKrishnaTrayodashi
25Narak
Chaturdashi &
Hanuman
Jayanti
KaartikKrishnaChaturdashi
26Deepavali
or Diwali
Kaartik---Aamavasya
27Goverdhan
Puja
KaartikShuklaPrathama
28Bhaiya DoojKaartikShuklaDvitiya
29Dev
Prabodhini or
Devothaan
Ekadashi
KaartikShuklaEkadashi
30Guru Nanak
Dev Birthday
Kaartik---Poornima
31Vasant
Panchami or
Basant
Panchami
MaaghShuklaPanchami
32Ravidas
Jayanti
Maagh---Poornima
33Maha
Shivratri
FaalgunKrishnaChaturdashi
34HoliFaalgun---Poornima









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