Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in March 2011



Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in March 2011 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchangam used in India. The festivals and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).
March 2, 2011 – Pradosh Vrat
March 2 – Shivratri
March 2 – Shiva Chaturdashi Vrat
March 4 – Amavasya – No moon day
March 5, 2011 – Phalgun Month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa and Gujarat.
March 6 – Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti
March 11 – Sashti Fasting
March 13 – Holashtak Begins
March 14 – Lathmar Holi
March 14 – Phagu Dasami
March 15 – Meena Sankranti
March 15 – Kharmas Begins
March 15 – Painguni Month begins in Tamil Calendars
March 15 – Meena Masam begins in Malayalam Calendars
March 16 – Ekadasi Fasting – Amalaki Ekadashi Vrat
March 16 – Chaitra Month Begins in Bengali Calendar
March 17 – Pradosh Vrat
March 19 – Purnima or Full moon day
March 19 – Holashtak Ends
March 19 – Holika Dahan
March 19 – Dola Purnima
March 19 – Dol Yatra
March 19 – Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti
March 19 – Painguni Uthiram
March 20 – Holi playing with colors
March 20 – Chaitra Month Begins in calendars followed in North India.
March 22 – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat
March 24 – Rang Panchami
March 24 – Eknath Sashti
March 30 – Papamochini Ekadasi Fasting
March 31 – Pradosh Vrat