Hindu Festivals Dates 2012 Calendar

Below is the Hindu Festivals 2012 Dates Calendar based on the important Hindu festivals, rituals and auspicious dates followed in various parts of India. The Hindu Festivals 2012 calendar is prepared with reference to major traditional calendars followed in India. Hindu Devotional Blog have posted articles on almost all major festivals celebrated in India. Click on each festival name to read about the importance of the festival and the legends and rituals associated with it. 

January 2012 Festival Dates

5th January 2012 - Vaikunta Ekadasi Festival
13th January 2012 - Lohri Festival
14th and 15th January 2012 – Makar Sankranti
15th January 2012 – Thai Pongal
16th January 2012 – Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
28th January 2012 – Basant Panchami or Vasanth Panchami
30th January 2012 – Ratha Sabtami

February 2012 Festival Dates

6th February 2012 – Thaipusam or Thaipoosam
14th February 2012 – Ashtami at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
20th February 2012 – Maha Shivaratri

Hindu Festivals Dates in 2012 Calendar

March 2012 Festival Dates

5th March 2012 – Aayilyam at Pambady Pampumkavu Snake Temple

7th March 2012

Maasi Magam
Holika Dahan or Chotti Holi

8th March 2012

Holi Festival
Attukal Pongala

14th March 2012

Karadayan Nonbu
Arattu at Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple

15th March – Ratholsavam at Kollur Mookambika Devi Temple
23rd March – Gudi Padwa
24th March – Vyasa Jayanti
25th March – Gangaur Festival
25th March – Elamkavu Attuvela
26th March – Kollemcode Thookkam
26th March 2012 – Kodungalloor Bharani Festival

April 2012 Festival Dates

1st April 2012 – Ram Navami
5th April – Panguni Uthiram or Pankuni Uthram
6th April – Hanuman Jayanti
14th April – Vishu
24th April  – Akshaya Trithiya
26th April – Sree Shankaracharya Jayanti
28th April - Ganga Saptami

May 2012 Festival Dates

1st May 2012 – Thrissur Pooram
2nd May – Madurai Meenakshi Thirukalyanam
2nd May - Mohini Ekadasi
4th May – Narasimha Jayanthi and Agni Nakshathram starts
6th May – Chitirai Poornima
28th May – Agni Nakshathram ends

June 2012 Festival Dates

3rd June 2012 - Vaikasi Visagam
3rd June – Arattu at Kanyakumari Devi Temple
21st June – Puri Rath Yatra at Jagannath Temple Orissa

July 2012 Festival Dates

3rd July 2012 - Vyasa Purnima
18th July – Aadi Amavasya
18th July - Karkidaka Vavu Bali
22nd July - Aadi Pooram Festival
23rd July – Naga Panchami
27th July – Varalakshmi Puja

August 2012 Festival Dates

2nd August 2012

Raksha Bandhan
Avani Avittam

3rd August 2012 – Gayathri Japam
9th August 2012 - Krishna Janmashtami in some parts of India
10th August 2012 - Janmashtami in North India
5th August 2012 – Sri Maha Sankatahara Chathurthi
21st August 2012 – Tripunithura Atha Chamayam
29th August 2012 – Onam Festival in Kerala

September 2012 Festival Dates


9th  September 2012 – Sri Krishna Janmashtami
10th  September – Ashtami Rohini Festival
18th September – Haritalika Teej
19th September – Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi
30th September – Pitru Paksha Shradh starts

October 2012 Festival Dates

15th October 2012 - Pitru Paksha Shradh
15th October - Mahalaya
16th October – Navratri Festival starts
22nd October – Durga Ashtami
23rd October – Maha Navami, Saraswathi Pooja, Ayudha Pooja
24th October – Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra

November 2012 Festival Dates

2nd November 2012 – Karva Chouth
11th November – Dhanteras
13th November – Diwali or Deepavali
13th November – Lakshmi Puja
16th November – Sabarimala Mandala Kalam Festival Pilgrimage season 2012 – 2013 begins
19th November – Skanda Shasti
24th to 28th November 2012 – Tulsi Puja and Vivah
27th November – Thiruvanamalai Deepam

December 2012 Festival Dates

6th December 2012 – Kal Bhairav Ashtami
23rd December – Vaikunta Ekadasi
23rd December – Gita Jayanti
27th December  – Sri Dattatreya Jayanti

2 comments:

  1. Dear Deepak,

    Sree Krishna Janmashtami in North India is on 10th August and in South India the Ashtami Rohini is on September

    ReplyDelete

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