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Upcoming Hindu Festivals in October 2018 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in October 2018


Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in October 2018 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

Hindu Vrat – Fasting - Festivals October 2018

October 2 - Jivitputrika Vrat
October 2 - 16-day Mahalakshmi Vrat ends in North india
October 2 - Kalashtami - Ashokashtami
October 3 – Avidhava Navami
October 5 – Ekadasi Fasting
October 6 – Pradosh Vrat
October 7 – Monthly Shiv Chaturdasi fasting
October 8 – Mahalaya – Sarva Pitru Amavasya Shradh
October 9 – Amavasya

Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in October 2018

October 10 – Navratri begins – Ghatasthapana
October 10 – Maharaj Agrasen Jayanti
October 10 – Ashwin month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
October 13 – Lalitha Panchami
October 14 – Sashti Fasting – Durga Puja begins
October 15 – Mahasaptami
October 17 – Durga Ashtami
October 17 – Mahanavami
October 18 – Dasara, Vijaya Dasami
October 18 – Aippasi month begins in Tamil Calendar
October 18 – Thulam Month begins in Malayalam Calendar
October 18 – Kartik Month begins in Bengali Calendar
October 18 – Tula Sankramana
October 19 – Vijaya Dasami – Vidyarambham in Kerala
October 19 – Madhavacharya Jayanti
October 20– Ekadasi Fasting
October 22 – Pradosh Puja
October 23 – Kojagari Poornima
October 24 – Sharad Purnima
October 24 - Kojagiri Lakshmi Puja
October 24 – Purnima or full moon day
October 24 – Valmiki Jayanti
October 24 – Kartik Snan Begins
October 24 – Kumar Purnima in Odisha
October 24 – Navanna Purnima
October 25 – Kartik month begins in North India
October 27 – Atla Taddi
October 27 – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat
October 27 – Karva Chouth Vrat
October 31 – Ahoi Ashtami
October 31 – Radha Ashtami