Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in July 2008

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in 2008 July – based on major Hindu calendars in India.

2nd July, 2008 – Amavasi (New Moon) or Amavasya (In some regional calendars Amavas is marked on 3rd July)

3rd July – Gujarat Month Ashadh starts

4th July – Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra

6th July – Chaturthi or Sathurthi

7th July – Skanda Panjami (Tamil)

8th July – Sashti

12th July – Bahuda Yatra – Return journey of Lord Jagannath

13th July – Suna Besha at Puri Jagannatha Temple

14th July – Ekadasi – Devshayani Ekadashi

14th July – Gauri Vrat Begins

14th July, 2008 – Pandharpur Yatra

15th July – Pradosham - Pradosh Vrat

16th July – Jaya Parvati Vrat Begins

16th July, 2008 – Tamil Month Aadi begins

16th July - Karka Sankranti or Dakshinayana begins

16th July – Malayalam Month Karkidakam begins (Ramayana Masam Begins)

17th July – Bengali Month Shraban Begins

18th July – Satyanarayan Vrat

18th July – Gauri Vrat Ends

18th July, 2008 – Poornima (full moon) (In some calendars Pournami is marked on 17th)

18th July – Guru Purnima or Vyasa Purnima

19th July - Hindi Month Shravan begins

20 July – Jaya Parvati Vrat Ends

21st July – Sankashti Chaturthi or Ganesh Sathurthi

21st July – Shravan Somvar Vrat starts

23rd July – Nag Panchami (in some regions)

27th July – Aadi Karthigai (Tamil)

29th July, 2008 – EkadasiKamika Ekadashi

28th July – Shravan Somvar

30th July – Pradosham - Pradosh Vrat