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



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

May 3, 2016 – Varuthini Ekadasi Vrat – Ekadashi Fasting
May 4 – Pradosh Fasting
May 5 – Shiv Chaturdasi Vrat
May 6 – Amavasya No moon day
May 7 – Vaishakh month begins in calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat
May 8 – Prashuram Jayanti in some regions
May 9 – Akshaya Tritiya – Akha Teej
May 9 – Parashuram Jayanti
May 12 – Muruga Sashti fasting
May 13 – Ganga Saptami
May 14 – Malayalam Edava Masam begins
May 15 – Sita Navami
May 16 – Tamil Vaikasi Masam begins
May 16 – Jyeshta Month begins in Bengali Calendars
May 17 – Mohini Ekadasi Fasting
May 19 – Pradosh Vrat
May 20 – Narasimha Jayanti
May 21 – Purnima Vrat
May 21 – Full moon day – Purnima
May 22 – Jyeshta Month begins in Calendars followed in North India
May 25 – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat
May 29 - Kalashtami