Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in May 2009

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in 2009 May – based on major Hindu calendars used in India. The festivals and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time.

May 1st – Ganga Saptami

May 3rd – Sita Navami (Orissa)

May 5th – Ekadasi – Mohini Ekadashi

May 6th – Pradosh

May 7th – Narasimha Jayanti

May 8th – Kurma Jayanti

May 9th – Purnima – full moon day – Chithirai Pournami

May10th – Jyeshta Month begins in North Indian calendar

May 10th – Narad Jayanti

May12th – Angarak Ganesh Sankashta Chaturthi

May 14th – Brusha Sankranti

May 14th – Vaikashi month begins in Tamil Calendar

May 15th – Jaishto Month begins in Bengali Calendar

May 15th – Edavam Month begins in Kerala Calendar

May 16th – Bhaunri in Puri Jagannath Temple

May 19th – Hanuman Jayanthi in Andhra Pradesh

May 20th – Ekadashi - Jalakrida Ekadasi (Orissa) – Apara Ekadasi

May 22nd – Pradosh

May 24th – Savitri Vrata in Orissa (Vata Savithri Amavasi)

May 24th – Shanaishchara Jayanti

May 24th – Amavasi – No moon day

May 25th – Ganga Dashara Prarambh

May 25th – Jyeshtha month begins in Marathi and Gujarati Calendar

May 28th – Shiva Bibaha

May 29th – Shitala Shasti

May 29th – Muruga Shasti fasting