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



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

December 4 – Vivah Panchami
December 5 – Champa Sashti Fasting
December 5 – Monthly Muruga Sashti Fasting
December 10, 2016 – Ekadasi Fasting – Mokshada Ekadasi - Guruvayur Ekadasi
December 10 – Gita Jayanti
December 11 – Pradosh Vrat – Shani Pradosh
December 12 – Trikartika in Kerala      
December 12 – Karthigai Deepam in Tamil Nadu  
December 13, 2016 – Dattatreya Jayanti
December 13 – Purnima – Full moon day
December 14 – Paush month begins in calendars followed in North India.
December 16 – Dhanu Sankranti
December 16 – Kharmas begins in North India
December 16 – Dhanu Masam begins in Malayalam Calendars
December 16 – Margazhi Masam begins in Tamil Calendars
December 17 – Paush Month begins in calendars followed in Bengal.
December 17 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat
December 20 – Mother Sarada Devi Jayanti
December 24 – Ekadasi Fasting – Saphala Ekadasi Vrat
December 26 – Pradosh Vrat
December 26 – Sabarimala Mandala Pooja
December 29, 2016 – Amavasya
December 30, 2016 – Paush month begins in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.