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Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in January 2009

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in 2009 January – based on major Hindu calendars used in India.

2nd January – Shasti Fasting

7th January – Vaikunta Ekadasi – Putrada Ekadashi

8th January – Pradosham

10th January – Arudhra Dharsanam

11th January – Paush Poornima (In some regions Purnima begins on January 10.)

11th January – Magh Mela begins

11th January – Magh Month begins traditional Hindi calendar

13th January - Bhogi

14th January – Makar Sankranti

14th January – Uttarayan

14th January – Pongal

14th January – Thai Month begins in Tamil Calendar

14th January – Makaram Month begins in Malayalam Calendar

14th January - Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata

15th January – Kanuma

15th January – Magh month begins in Bengali Calendar

17th January – Vivekananda Jayanti

21st January – Shattila Ekadasi

23rd January – Pradosham

26th January – Somvati Amavasi – Mauni Amavas

27th January – Magh Month begins in Marathi and Gujarati Calendar

27th January – Gupt Navratri begins

31st January – Vasant Panchami

31st January – Saraswati Puja