Hinduism – Hindu Calendar – Festival Dates in 2009

Important festival dates in Hinduism in 2009 based on various regional Hindu calendars.

Makar Sankranti 2009

Makara Sankranthi, or Makar Sankranti, in 2009 is on January 14.

In traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India (Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand etc) – Makar Sankranti begins on January 13. In such calendars, January 14 is marked as Makar Sankranti Pushya Divas.

Pongal 2009

Pongal, the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, is on January 14. From 2009 onwards Thai Pongal will be the official Tamil New Year as per Government orders. The New Year observed during Chithirai (March – April) has moved to Tamil month Thai 1.

Basant Panchami – Saraswati Puja 2009

Basant Panchami is on January 31, 2009. On the same day Saraswathi Puja is observed in several parts of India.

Thaipusam 2009

Thaipusam is on February 8, 2009. Dedicated to Lord Muruga, it is a major festival in South India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Mahashivratri 2009

Mahashivratri is on February 23, 2009. This year Shivratri is on the same day in South India and North India.

Holi 2009

Holi in 2009 is on March 10.

Yugadi 2009

Yugadi, or Ugadi, the New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh is on March 27, 2009.

Gudhi Padwa 2009

Gudhi Padwa, the New Year in Maharashtra, is on March 27, 2009.

Rama Navami 2009

Rama Navami is on April 3, 2009

Vishu 2009

Vishnu, an important harvest festival in Kerala, is on April 14, 2009

Akshaya Tritiya – Akha Teej 2009

Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej is on 27th April, 2009

Puri Rathyatra 2009

The world famous Puri Rathayatra in Orissa is on 24th June, 2009

Rakshabandan 2009

The date of Raksha Bandan in 2009 is August 5

Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2009

Sri Krishna Janmashtami is on 14th August, 2009

Vinayaka Chaturthi 2009

In 2009, the date of Vinayaka Chaturthi is August 24.

Onam 2009

Onam, the most popular festival in Kerala, is on September 2, 2009

Navratra – Navarathri 2009

Navaratra or Navratri 2009 begins on 19th September, 2009

Durga Puja 2009

Durga Ashtami is on 26 September, 2009; Maha Navami is on 27 September, 2009 and Vijayadashami or Dasara 28th September, 2009

Dusshera 2009

Dusshera in 2009 is on September 28.

Karwa Chauth 2009

The date of Karwa Chauth in 2009 is October 7.

Deepavali 2009 in South India

Deepavali in South India in 2009 is on October 17. This year Diwali in North India and South India is on the same day.

Diwali 2009

Diwali is on October 17, 2009

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