Significance of Festivals

Without festivals, the world would turn into a swamp where we would all lead the same boring lives. In India, holidays are substantially greater than practically any other event. They are the highlight of the year, and we eagerly anticipate them. People of various ages and socio-economic backgrounds find enjoyable family activities and methods to honor the divinities. In actuality, Indian festivals serve just as symbols of happiness and harmony. Every religious celebration in India has a history. The majority of festivals promote harmony and the triumph of virtue over evil. Reunited families enjoy a few fun days before returning to their routine life. They anxiously await the arrival of the Holy Festivals each year with the hope of seeing their loved ones again. InstaAstro presents you with a list of all the major holidays in the coming year. To know more, read about Kundli here.

Tithis

Tithi, Nakshatra, Yoga, Vara, and Karana are the five components of the Hindu calendar. They have a special meaning in astrology. The Moon moves farther away from the Sun by 12 degrees during one Tithi. Simply put, a Tithi is a lunar day, and the Hindu lunar calendar is related to the Tithi calendar. Although the duration of each lunar day varies, 30 tithis spanning Krishna Paksha (waning phase) Pratipada and Shukla Paksha (waxing phase) Purnima. The length of a Tithi may range from 21.5 to 26 hours.

In Hindu tradition, mahurat, or auspicious hours, are determined using tithis. There are fortunate and unlucky tithis, and each is considered more advantageous for particular goals than others. Knowing the difference between Nakshatra and Tithi is crucial when selecting a Muhurta since both impact our mental state. Venus represents one's mental condition, whether they are excited, tired, terrified, apprehensive, annoyed, or tranquil. Saturn and the air element Vayu Tattvaor rule the nakshatra. It foretells whether the experience the mind will have will be joyful or painful.

January

Festival DateFestival Name
01 January 2023 -SundayNewYear
06 January 2023 -FridayPausha Purnima
10 January 2023 -TuesdaySakat Chauth
13 January 2023 -FridayLohri
14th January 2023-SaturdayPausha Putrada Ekadashi, Uttarayan, Makar Sankranti
15 January 2023 -SundayPongal
23 January 2023 - MondayNetaji Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti
26th January 2023 - ThursdayRepublic Day
26th January 2023 - ThursdayBasant Panchmi

February

Festival DateFestival Name
04 February 2023 -SaturdayHazrat Ali's Birthday, World Cancer Day
5th February 2023-SundayGuru Ravidas Jayanti
14th February 2023-TuesdayValentine's Day
15th February 2023-WednesdayMaharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
18th February- SaturdayMaha Shivrarti
21st February 2023- TuesdayRamkrishna Jayanti

March

Festival DateFestival Name
07 March 2023 -TuesdayChhoti Holi, Holi Dahan, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti
08 March 2023 -WednesdayHoli, International Women's Day
10th March- FridayShivaji Jayanti
21 March 2023 -TuesdayVernal Equinox, Parsi New Year
22nd March -WednesdayUgaadi, Gudi Padwa, Jhulelaal Jayanti
23 March 2023 -ThursdayShaheed Diwas
30th March- ThursdayRam Navami

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April

Festival DateFestival Name
01 April 2023 -SaturdayBank Holiday
4th April 2023- TuesdaySwami Mahavir Jayanti
7th April 2023- FridayGood Friday
9th April 2023- SundayEaster
14 April 2023 -FridaySolar New Year, Ambedkar Jayanti, Baisakhi
16th April 2023- SundayVallabhacharya Jayanti
21st April 2023- FridayJamat Ul-Vida
22 April 2023 -SaturdayEid-al-Fitr
25th April 2023- TuesdayShankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti

May

Festival DateFestival Name
01 May 2023 -MondayInternational Worker's Day
05 May 2023 -FridayBuddha Purnima
7th May 2023- SundayRabindranath Tagore Jayanti, World Laughter Day
14th May 2023- SundayMothers' Day
22 May 2023-MondayMaharana Pratap Jayanti

June

Festival DateFestival Name
4th June 2023- SundayKabirdas Jayanti
5th June 2023- SundayWorld Environment Day
18 June 2023- SundayFathers' Day
20th June 2023- TuesdayJagannath Rathyatra
21 June 2023- WednesdayInternational Yoga Day
29th June 2023- ThursdayEid-al-Adha, Bakrid

July

Festival DateFestival Name
3rd July 2023- MondayGuru Purnima
19th July 2023- WednesdayIslamic New Year
28th July 2023- FridayMuharram

August

Festival DateFestival Name
15 August 2023- TuesdayIndependence Day
23th August 2023- WednesdayTulsidas Jayanti
29th August 2023- TuesdayOnam
30 August 2023- WednesdayRakshabandhan

September

Festival DateFestival Name
05 September 2023 -TuesdayTeacher's Day
6th September 2023- WednesdayJanmashtami - Smarta
7th September 2023- ThursdayJanmashtami - ISKCON
14th September 2023- ThursdayHindi Diwas
15th September 2023- FridayVisvesvaraya Jayanti
19th September 2023- TuesdayGanesh Chaturthi
27th September 2023- WednesdayMilad un-Nabi
27th September 2023- WednesdayEid-e-Milad

October

Festival DateFestival Name
02 October 2023- MondayGandhi Jayanti
15th October 2023- SundayMaharaja Agrasen Jayanti
22nd October 2023- SundayDurga Ashtami
23rd October 2023- MondayMaha Navami
24 October 2023 -TuesdayDussehra
24 October 2023 -TuesdayMadhavacharya Jayanti
28th October 2023- SaturdayValmiki Jayanti
28th October 2023- SaturdayMeerabai Jayanti

November

Festival DateFestival Name
01 November 2023- WednesdayKarwa Chauth
12th November 2023- SundayLakshmi Puja
12th November 2023- SundayNarak Chaturdashi
12th November 2023- SundayDiwali
14 November 2023- TuesdayGovardhan Puja
14 November 2023- TuesdayBhaiya Dooj
14 November 2023- TuesdayNehru Jayanti
14 November 2023- TuesdayChildren's Day
19th November 2023- SundayChhath Puja
27th November 2023- MondayGuru Nanak Jayanti

December

Festival DateFestival Name
22nd December 2023- FridayShortest Day of the Year
25 December 2023- MondayMerry Christmas

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lord Krishna was born at midnight on Ashtami tithi under the Rohini Nakshatra.
Diwali in 2023 is on 12th November 2023.
Durga Puja in 2023 is on 22nd October 2023.
Chhath Puja is an ancient festival in the Hindu religion honoring the Sun.
Guru Purnima falls on the full moon day of the Hindu month Ashadha. This year it falls on 3rd July 2023.
In Hindu tradition, tithis determines the mahurat, or auspicious hours.

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