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Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in December 2008

3rd December – Sashti (on 4th in many South India calendars)

9th December – Ekadasi – Mokshada Ekadashi (on 8th in United States)

9th December – Gita Jayanthi (on 8th in United States)

10th December - Pradosha

11th December - Karthigai Deepam

12th December – Purnima – Pournami

12th December - Dattatreya Jayanti

12th December – Annapurna Jayanti

13th December – Paush Month begins in traditional Hindi Calendar

15th December – Dhanu Sankranti

15th December – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata

16th December – Dhanur Maas begins

16th December – Dhanu Month begins in Malayalam Calendar

16th December – Maargazhi month begins in Tamil Calendar

17th December - Paush Month begins in traditional Bengali Calendar

23rd December – Safala Ekadashi Smartha

23rd December – Safala Ekadashi Vaishnava

24th December – Pradosham

26th December – Sabarimala Mandala Pooja

27th December – Amavasi

27th December - Hanuman Jayanti in Tamil Calendar

28th December – Paush month begins in Gujarat and Maharashtra