Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in March 2009

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

March 2nd – Sashti Vratam

March 6th – Phagu Dasami in Orissa

March 7th – Ekadashi – Papanasini Ekadasi - Amalki Ekadashi

March 8th – Pradosha Vrata

March 9th – Masi Magam in Tamil Culture

March 10th – Pournami in South India… in all place full moon day begins on March 10 and continues into March 11

March 10th – Holika Dahan

March 11th – Holi – playing with colors

March 11th – Dola Purnima

March 11th – Poornima full moon day

March 12th – Chaitra Month begins in Traditional North Indian calendar

March 12th – Sant Tukaram Jayanti

March 12th – Holi in Orissa

March 14th – Sankashti Chaturthi – Sangadahara Chaturthi

March 19th – Sheetalashtami

March 22nd – Papamochani Ekadasi

March 24rd – Pradosha Vrata

March 26th – Amavas no moon day

March 27th – Saka Era – New Year in the Calendar followed by Government of India.

March 27th – Ugadi – Yugadi – New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

March 27th – Gudi Padwa – Maharashtra New Year

March 27th – Chaitra Month begins in Marathi and Gujarati Calendar

March 27th – Vasant Navaratri Begins

March 29th – Matsya Jayanti