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Hindu Festivals in December 2017 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in December 2017



Dates of important festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in December 2017 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

December 1 – Pradosh Vrat
December 2 – Karthigai Deepam
December 3 – Trikartika in Kerala
December 3 – Purnima – Full moon day
December 3 – Dattatreya Jayanti
December 3 – Paush month begins in calendars followed in North India.
December 6 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat
December 10 – Kalashtami
December 13 – Saphala Ekadasi Vrat
December 15 – Pradosh Vrat
December 16 – Dhanu Sankranti
December 16 – Dhanu Masam begins in Malayalam Calendars
December 16 – Margazhi Masam begins in Tamil Calendars
December 16 – Kharmas begins in North India
December 18 – Amavasya – No moon day
December 19 – Paush Month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Goa
December 24 – Muruga Sashti fasting
December 26 – Monthly Durga Ashtami fasting
December 26 – Shakambari Navratri begins
December 26– Banadashtami – Banashankari Festival
December 29 - Ekadasi Fasting
December 29 - Vaikunta Ekadasi
December 30 - Pradosh Fasting

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