Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in January 2012

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in January 2012– based on major Hindu calendars and Panchangam used in India. The festivals, Vrats and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). You can also take help through the comment section on good dates for various purposes including house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home etc.

January 1, 2012 – Bandashtami
January 5, 2012 – Vaikunta Ekadasi – Putrada Ekadasi Fasting
January 6, 2012 – Mukkoti Dwadasi
January 6, 2012 – Pradosh
January 8 – Arudara Darshanam
January 9 – Purnima Full moon day
January 9 – Magh Month begins in calendars followed in North India
January 12 – Sankashti Chaturti Vrata
January 14 – Makar Sankranti only in some regions
January 14 – Bhogi
January 15 – Makar Sankranti
January 15 – Pongal
January 15 – Makaravilakku in Sabarimala
January 15 – Thai Month begins in Tamil Nadu
January 15 – Makara Masam begins in Malayalam Calendar
January 16 – Magh month begins in Bengali calendar
January 19 – Shattila Ekadasi
January 20 – Pradosh
January 23 – Amavasya
January 24 – Magha Masam begins in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
January 28 – Saraswati Puja
January 28 – Vasant Panchami
January 28 – Sashti Fasting
January 30 – Ratha Saptami
January 31 – Bhishmashtami