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

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

January 3 - Muruga Sashti Fasting
January 6 - Monthly Durga Ashtami. Shakambari Navratri Begins
January 8, 2017 – Vaikunta Ekadasi – Ekadasi Fasting – Putrada Ekadasi
January 10 – Pradosh fasting – Bhauma Pradosh as it is Tuesday
January 11 – Arudara Darshan
January 12 – Swami Vivekananda Birthday
January 12 – Purnima – Full moon day
January 12 – Shakambhari Purnima – Shakambhari Jayanti
January 13 – Magh Month begins in North India calendars
January 13 – Bhogi Pongal – Bogi in Andhra Pradesh
January 13 – Lohri
January 14, 2017 – Makar Sankranti; Pongal; Sankranti; Sabarimala Makaravilakku
January 14 – Thai Month begins in Tamil Calendars
January 14 – Makara Masam begins in Malayalam calendars
January 15 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Fasting
January 15 – Mattu Pongal
January 15 – Magh month begins in Bengali Calendars
January 15 – Bihu in Assam
January 19 – Swami Vivekananda Jayanti as per Hindu calendars
January 19 – Kalashtami
January 23 – Shattila Ekadasi – Ekadasi Fasting
January 25 – Pradosh Fasting
January 26 – Monthly Shivratri Fasting
January 27, 2017 – Amavasi
January 27– Mauni Amavasya
January 27–Thai Amavasya in Tamil Nadu
January 28 – Magh month begins in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
January 28 - Gupt Navratri begins
January 31 – Sri Ganesh Jayanti. Tilkund Chaturthi. Varad Chaturthi