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

Dates of important festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in May 2017 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).
May 1, 2017 – Muruga Sashti Fasting
May 2 – Ganga Saptami
May 3 – Monthly Durga Ashtami Vrat – Budha Ashtami
May 4 – Sita Navami
May 6 – Ekadasi Fasting
May 7 – Parashuram Dwadasi – Rukmini Dwadasi
May 8 – Pradosh fasting – Som Pradosh as it is Monday
May 9 – Narasimha Chaturdashi
May 10 – Purnima or full moon day – Purnima Vrat
May 11 - Jyeshta month begins in North Indian calendars
May 11 - Narada Jayanti

May 14 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat
May 15 – Malayalam Edava Masam begins
May 15 – Tamil Vaikasi Masam begins
May 16 – Jyeshta Month begins in Bengali Calendars
May 18 – Kalashtami
May 22 – Ekadasi Fasting
May 22 – Bhadrakali Gyaras
May 23 – Pradosh Vrat
May 25 – Vat Savitri Vrat
May 25 – Amavasya
May 26 - Jyeshta month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana
May 28 – Rambha Teej
May 31 – Sashti fasting
May 31 – Aranya Sashti – Jamai Sashti

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