Hindu Festivals Calendar
Hindu Festivals 2018
A mid-winter Hindu festival celebrated to mark the transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere.
In Tamil Nadu Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi is known as Pongal. In Gujarat and Rajasthan Makar Sankranti is known as Uttarayana. In Haryana and Punjab Makar Sankranti is known as Maghi.
Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated before the arrival of spring that marks the “Great Night of Shiva,” a Hindu deity. It is a major celebration in Hinduism, a solemn remembrance of overcoming darkness and ignorance.
Holi is also known as festival of Colours is celebrated by Hindus all over the world
The birthday of Rama.
Also known as Rakhi. The name Raksha Bandhan means “the bond of protection”. This festival celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters.
The birthday of Krishna.
9 October ends on 18 October
Also known as Durga Puja or Dusserah
Also known as Deepawali. Diwali, the festival of light, extends over five days and celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.