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



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

March 2, 2016 – Kalashtami
March 2 – Sita Ashtami
March 3 – Ramdas Navami
March 5 – Ekadasi Fasting – Vijaya Ekadashi
March 6 – Pradosh Vrat – Shani Pradosham
March 7 – Mahashivratri
March 9 – Amavasya
March 9 – Surya Grahan in the early morning hours in Indai
March 9 – Phalgun month begins in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
March 10 – Phulera Dooj
March 10 – Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti
March 12 – Sant Chaturthi
March 17 – Sashti Vrat – Muruga Sashti Fasting
March 14 – Kharmas begins in North India
March 14 – Panguni Month begins in Tamil Calendar
March 14 – Meena Masam begins in Malayalam Calendar
March 14  - Karadaiyin Nombu in Tamil Nadu
March 15 – Kamda Saptami Vrat
March 15 – Chaitra month begins in Bengali Calendars
March 16 – Monthly Durga Ashtami Fasting begins
March 16 – Holashtak begins in North India
March 18 – Phagu Dasami
March 19 – Ekadasi Fasting – Amalki Ekadasi
March 20 – Pradosh Vrat
March 22 – Holika Dahan
March 23 – Purnima Vrat
March 23 – Panguni Uthiram in Tamil Nadu
March 23/24 – Holi
March 23 – Purnima
March 24 – Chaitra Month begins in calendars followed in North India.
March 25 – Bhai Dooj and Chitragupta Puja in Madhya Pradesh
March 25 – Tukaram Beej
March 26 – Chathrapathi Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti as per Tithi
March 27 – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat
March 28 – Rang Panchami
March 29 – Eknath Sashti
March 30 – Kalashtami
March 30 – Sheetala Saptami Vrat in North India
March 31 – Sheetala Ashtami in Basora.

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