Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in February 2009



Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in 2009 February – based on major Hindu calendars used in India.

1st February – Sashti Vratam

2nd February – Magha Saptami - Ratha Saptami

5th February – Sudasha Brata (Orissa)

6th February – Jaya Ekadashi (Smarta sect is on February 5) – Ekadasi

7th February – Pradosham

7th February – Vishwakarma Jayanti (in north and western parts of India)

8th February – Thaipusam

9th February – Chandra Grahan - Magh Purnima – Poornima Full Moon day

10th February – Falgun Month begins in Traditional Hindu Calendar

12th February – Kumbha Sankranti (Orissa)

12th February – Ganesh Sankashti Vrata

13th February – Phalgun month begins in Bengali calendar

13th February – Maasi month begins in Tamil calendar

13th February – Kumbha month begins in Malayalam Kerala calendar

20th February – Vijaya Ekadasi – Ekadashi

23rd February – Mahashivratri

22nd February – Pradosham

24th February – Amavasya

26th February – Falgun month begins in Marathi and Gujarati Calendar

27th February – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Jayanti as per Tithi