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



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

March 3, 2017 – Muruga Sashti Fasting
March 5, 2017 – Holashtak begins
March 5 – Bhanu Saptami
March 5 - Monthly Durga Ashtami
March 7 – Phagu Dasami
March 8 – Ekadasi Fasting – Rangbari Ekadasi
March 9 – Narasimha Dwadashi
March 10 – Pradosh Vrat
March 11 – Chottanikara Makam and Attukal Pongala in Kerala
March 11 – Maasi Makam
March 12 – Purnima - Full moon day
March 12 – Dol Purnima
March 12 – Holashtak ends. Holika Dahan
March 12 – Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti
March 13 – Holi Festival
March 13 – Chaitra month begins in calendars followed in North India
March 14 – Chitragupta Puja. Bhai Dooj (in some regions)
March 14 – Panguni Month begins in Tamil Calendars
March 14 – Karadiyan Nonmbu
March 15 – Meena Masam begins in Malayalam Kerala Calendars
March 15 – Chaitra month begins in Bengali calendars
March 16 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat
March 17 – Rang Panchami
March 19 – Sheetala Saptami
March 20 – Sheetala Ashtami – Basora
March 20 – Kalashtami
March 24 – Papamochini Ekadasi Fasting
March 25 – Pradosh – Shani Pradosh
March 26 – Monthly Shivratri fasting
March 26 – Varuni Yog
March 28 – Amavasya
March 28 – Gudi Padwa – Ugadi
March 28 – Chaitra month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana.
March 28 - Chaitra Navratri begins as per panchangs followed in western parts of India.
March 29 – Ugadi
March 29 – Chaitra Shukladi – Vikram Year 2074 begins in North India calendars
March 29 - Chaitra Navratri begins as per North India panchangs
March 30 – Gangaur Puja
March 30 – Saubhagya Sundari Teej Vrat

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