Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in August 2009



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

Pavitra Ekadasi – August 1 (This Ekadasi is known as Putrada in some regions)

Pradosh Puja – August 3

Raksha Bandan – August 5

Narali Purnima – August 5

Jhulan Yatra ends – August 5

Avani Aittam – Yajur Upakarmam – August 5

Gayathri Japam. Rig Upakarma – August 6

Purnima – August 6 – in many regions Purnima begins on August 5 and ends on 6th.

Chandra Grahan – August 6

Bhadrapad month begins in North Indian calendar – August 7

Kajari Teej – August 9

Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat – August 9

Sri Krishna Jayanti – August 13 in south and western parts of India

Sri Krishna Janmashtami – August 14 in North India (Vaishnav)

Goga Navami – August 14

Gopalakala – August 14

Aja Ekadasi – August 17 (for smarta sect on August 16)

Aavani month begins in Tamil Nadu – August 17

Chinga Masam begins in Kerala – August 17

Bhadra Month begins in Bengali calendar – August 18

Pradosha – August 18

Amavasi – August 20 (No moon day)

Bhadrapad month begins in Gujarat and Maharashtra – August 21

Bhadra month begins in Karnataka and Andhra Pradehs – August 21

Swarna Gauri Vratam – August 22

Hartalika Teej – August 22

Ganesh Chaturthi – August 23

Samaveda Upakarma – August 23

Varaha Jayanti – August 22

Nuakhai – August 24

Rishi Panchami – August 24

Muruga Sashti Vrata – August 25

Radhashtami – August 27

Aavani Moolam in Tamil culture – August 30

Jaljhini Ekadasi or Parivartini – August 31

Onam Puja at Sabarimala from August 31