Hindu Festivals in October 2014 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in October 2014

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in October 2014– based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

October 1 – Durga Puja Saptami, Saraswati Avahan, Mahalakshmi Pujan
October 2, 2014 – Durga Ashtami, Saraswati Puja, Mahanisha Puja, Ashtami and Mahanavami fasting.
October 3 – Mahanavami, Saraswati Visarjan – Navratri ends
October 3 – Vijayadasami, Dasara
October 3 – Shirdi Saibaba Punyatithi
October 3 – Vidyarambham in Kerala
October 4 – Smarta Ekadasi Vrat
October 5 – Ekadasi Vrat
October 6 – Pradosh Vrat – Som Pradosh as it is Monday
October 7 – Kojagari Lakshmi Puja
October 7 – Sharad Purnima
October 8 – Purnima – full moon day
October 8 – Kartik Snan begins
October 9 – Kartik Month begins in North India
October 11 - Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat
October 11 - Karwa Chauth
October 15 - Ahoi Ashtami Vrat
October 18 – Aippasi month begins in Tamil Calendar
October 18 – Thulam Month begins in Malayalam Calendar
October 19 – Kartik Month begins in Bengali Calendar
October 19 - Ekadasi Fasting
October 20 - Govatsa Dwadasi – Vasubaras
October 21 – Dhanteras, Dhanvantri Jayanti, Yam Deepdan
October 22 – Hanuman Jayanti, Kali Chaudash, Abayang snan
October 22 – Narak Chaturdasi – Deepavali in South India
October 23 – Diwali, Lakshmi Puja
October 23 – Amavasya
October 24 – Gujarati New Year – Vikram Samvat 2071 begins – Annakut, Balipratipada – Govardhan Puja
October 24 – Kartik month begins in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
October 24 – Skanda Sashti Fasting begins - dedicated to Muruga
October 25 – Bhai Dooj, Yam Dwitiya
October 25 – Chitragupta Puja
October 27 – Chath Puja begins
October 29 – Soorasamharam Skanda Sashti
October 29 – Chath Puja Evening argh
October 30 – Chath Puja morning argh
October 31 – Gopashtami

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