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Upcoming Hindu Festivals in March 2020 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in March 2020

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in March 2020 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

March 1 – Muruga Sashti Fasting marked in Kerala
March 2 – Holashtak Begins
March 3 – Monthly Durga Ashtami fasting
March 4/5 – Lathmar Holi
March 5 – Smarta Ekadashi
March 6 – Bhagwat Ekadashi fasting
March 7 – Shani Pradosh
March 8 - Masi Magam

March 9 – Holika Dahan, Holashtak ends, Purnima Vrat
March 9 – Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti
March 9 – Attukal Pongala
March 10 – Holi play with colors – Purnima – full moon day
March 10 – Chaitra month begins in North India.
March 11 – Tukaram Beej
March 11 – Chitragupta Puja – Bhai Dooj in Madhya Pradesh
March 12 – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat – Moonrise time 9:36 PM
March 14 – Sant Eknath Shashti
March 14 – Karadaiyan Nombu in Tamil Nadu (Savitri Vrat)
March 14 – Panguni Masam begins in Tamil Nadu
March 14 – Meena Masam begins in Kerala
March 14 – Kharmas begins in North India

March 15 – Chaitra month begins in Bengal
March 14 – Rang Panchami
March 16 – Sheetala Saptami
March 17 – Sheetala Ashtami Vrat – Basora
March 17 – Kalashtami
March 19 – Smarta Ekadashi Vrat
March 20 – Bhagwat Ekadasi Vrat
March 21 – Pradosh Vrat – Kharmas Starts in North India

March 22 – Saka Era begins as per official Government of India calendar
March 22 – Madhu Krishna Trayodashi
March 22 – Shiva Chaturdashi Vrat – Hingal Puja – Monthly Shivratri Fasting
March 24 – Snan – Daan – Amavasya
March 25 – Ugadi – Gudi Padwa – Vikram Samvat 2077 begins – Shalivahan Shaka 1942 begins – Chaitra Navratri
March 25 – Chaitra month begins in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
March 26 – Cheti Chand
March 27 – Saubhagya Sundari Teej Vrat – Gangaur Pooja
March 27 – Matsya Jayanti

March 29 – Shri Panchami
March 30 – Sashti Fasting
March 31 – Basanti Puja begins in Bengal



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