Hindu Festivals in January 2016 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in January 2016



Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in January 2016 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

January 2, 2016 - Kalashtami
January 5, 2016 – Smarta Ekadasi – Safala Ekadasi
January 6, 2016 – Bhagavath Ekadasi – Safala Ekadasi
January 7, 2016 – Pradosh Fasting
January 9, 2016 – Amavasya – No moon day in western parts of India
January 10, 2016 – Amavasya – No moon day in all regions except western parts of India

January 9, 2016 - Hanuman Jayanti in Tamil Nadu
January 10, 2016 – Paush month begins in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
January 12, 2016 – Swami Vivekananda Birthday
January 14, 2016 – Bhogi
January 14, 2016 - Bhogi in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
January 15, 2016 – Makar Sankranti; Pongal; Sankranti; Sabarimala Makaravilakku
January 15, 2016 - Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh
January 15, 2016 – Thai Month begins in Tamil Calendars
January 16, 2016 – Magh month begins in Bengali Calendars
January 16, 2016 – Mattu Pongal
January 17, 2016 – Monthly Durga Ashtami fasting
January 17, 2016 – Shakambhari Navratri begins
January 17, 2016 – Bandashtami
January 19, 2016 - Thai Karthigai in Tamil Nadu
January 20, 2016 – Ekadasi Fasting – Putrada Ekadasi
January 21, 2016 – Pradosh Fasting
January 23, 2016 – Purnima – Full moon day
January 23, 2016 – Shakambhari Purnima
January 24, 2016 – Magh Month begins in North India calendars
January 24, 2016 - Thaipusam
January 27, 2016 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Fasting
January 31, 2016 – Bhanu Saptami
January 31, 2016 – Swami Vivekananda Jayanti