Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in May 2008

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in 2008 May. Based on major Hindu calendars.

1st May 2008 – Ekadasi – Varuthini Ekadashi (In many calendars Ekadasi is also marked on May 2)

5th May – Amavasi

6th May – Hindi Month Vaisakha begins

7th May – Akshaya Trithiya

7th May – Parashuram Jayanti

9th May – Shankracharya Jayanti, Ramanuja Jayanti

10th May – Shasti Fasting

14th May – Tamil Month Vaigasi begins

15th May – Malayalam Month Edavam begins

15th May 2008 – Ekadasi – Mohini Ekadashi

15th May – Bengali Month Jaishtho begins

18th May – Narasimha Jayanti

19th May – Kurma Jayanti

19th May – Tamil Vaikasi Visagam -Birthday of Muruga

19th May – Purnima (In some calendars May 20)

23rd May – Chaturthi or Shaturthi

31st May 2008 – Ekadasi – Apara Ekadashi