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



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

October 1, 2017 – Ekadasi Fasting
October 3 – Pradosh Puja
October 5 – Sharad Purnima
October 5 – Kojagari Poornima
October 5 – Purnima or full moon day
October 5 – Kartik Snan Begins
October 6 – Kartik month begins in North India
October 8 – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat
October 8 – Karva Chouth Vrat
October 12 – Ahoi Ashtami
October 13 – Radha Ashtami
October 15 – Rama Ekadasi Vrat
October 17 – Dhanvantri Jayanti
October 17 – Dhanteras
October 17 – Pradosh Vrat
October 17 – Yama Deepdan
October 17 – Aippasi month begins in Tamil Calendar
October 17 – Thulam Month begins in Malayalam Calendar
October 18 – Kartik Month begins in Bengali Calendar
October 18 – Roop Chaudas
October 18 – Hanuman Jayanti, Kali Chaudash
October 18 – Narak Chaturdasi – Diwali in South India
October 18 – Kali Puja
October 19 – Diwali
October 19 – Lakshmi Puja
October 20 – Annakut
October 20 – Hindu New Year Vikram Samvat 2074 begins in Gujarati Calendar.
October 20 – Kartik Month begins in Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and Kannada Calendar
October 20 – Muruga Skantha Shasti Fast Begins
October 21 – Bhai Dhooj
October 26 – Skantha Sashti Soora Samharam
October 26 – Sashti Fasting
October 26 – Chath Puja
October 28 – Gopashtami
October 29 – Akshaya Navami – Kushmanda Navami – Awala Navami
October 31 – Prabodini Ekadasi

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