Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in October 2008



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

1st October – 2nd day of Navratri Puja

2nd October – 3rd day of Navaratri Puja

3rd October – 4th day of Navrathri Puja – Goddess Lakshmi Worship begins in South India

4th October – 5th day of Navarathri Puja

5th October – 6th day of Navrathri Puja

5th October – Durga Puja – Shasti Durga Devi Amantran

5th October – Sashti Fasting for Muruga Devotees

6th October – 7th day of Navaratri Puja - Goddess Saraswathi Puja Begins in South India

6th October – Saptami Shri Durga Devi Saptami Vihita Puja

7th October – 8th day of Navarathri Puja

7th October – Durga Ashtami

8th October – 9th day of Navrathri Puja

8th October – Ayudha Puja

8th October – Mahanavami

9th October – Dusshera – Vijaya Dashami – Vidyarambham in Kerala

11th October – Ekadasi – Pashankusha Ekadashi

12th October – Pradosha Puja

14th October – Sharad Purnima – Poornima full moon day (Pournami)

14th October – Kojagari Lakshmi Puja

15th October – Kartik Month Begins in Hindi Calendar

17th October – Karva Chauth

17th October – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata

17th October – Tamil month Aipasi begins

18th October – Kartik Month Begins in Bengali Calendar

24th October – Ekadasi – Rama Ekadashi

26th October – Dhanteras

26th October – Pradosha Puja

27th October – Deepavali in South India

27th October – Naraka Chathurdasi

28th October – Kali Puja

28th October – Diwali in North India

28th October – Amavasi

29th October – Annakutotsav – New Year in Gujarat

29th October – Govardhan Puja

29th October – Start of Skantha Sasthi Fast

29th October – Balipadayami

30th October – Bhai Bhij

30th October – Yama Dvitiya