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Upcoming Hindu Festivals in May 2019 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in May 2019

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in May 2019 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

May 2 – Pradosh Vrat Monthly
May 3 – Shivratri Fasting
May 4 – Amavasya
May 5 – Vaishakh month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
May 4 – Agni Nakshatram begins
May 7 – Parshuram Jayanti (On May 6 in some calendars)
May 7 – Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti (on May 8 as per Bengali calendars)
May 7 – Akshaya Tritiya
May 9 – Shankaracharya Jayanti
May 9 – Surdas Jayanti
May 10 – Muruga Sashti Fasting
May 11 – Ganga Saptami
May 12 – Monthly Durga Ashtami Vrat
May 12 – Bagalamukhi Devi Jayanti
May 13 – Sita Navami
May 13 – Thrissur Pooram in Kerala
May 15 – Ekadasi Fasting
May 15 – Malayalam Edava Masam begins
May 15 – Tamil Vaikasi Masam begins
May 16 – Jyeshta Month begins in Bengali Calendars
May 16 – Parashuram Dwadasi – Rukmini Dvadasi
May 16 – Pradosh fasting – Som Pradosh as it is Monday


May 17 – Narasimha Chaturdashi - Narasimha Jayanti
May 17 – Chinnamasta Devi Jayanti
May 18 – Purnima or full moon day – Purnima Vrat
May 18 – Gorakhnath Jayanti
May 18 – Kurma Jayanti
May 19 - Ashada month begins in North Indian calendars
May 20 - Narada Jayanti
May 22 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat
May 26 – Kalashtami
May 26 – Bhanu Saptami
May 30 – Ekadasi Fasting
May 30 – Bhadrakali Gyaras
May 31 – Pradosh Vrat