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


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

May 1 – Monthly Durga Ashtami Vrat
May 1 – Bagalamukhi Devi Jayanti
May 1 – Sita Navami
May 2 – Thrissur Pooram in Kerala

May 3 – Smarta Ekadasi Fasting – Lakshmi Narayan Ekadasi in Odisha
May 4 – Vaishnava Ekadasi Fasting (in most regions)
May 4 – Agni Nakshatram begins in Tamil Calendar
May 5 – Parashuram Dwadasi – Rukmini Dvadasi
May 5 – Pradosh fasting – Som Pradosh as it is Monday
May 6 – Narasimha Chaturdashi - Narasimha Jayanti
May 7 – Chinnamasta Devi Jayanti
May 7 – Purnima or full moon day – Purnima Vrat
May 8 – Chithirai Pournami
May 7 – Gorakhnath Jayanti
May 7 – Kurma Jayanti
May 8 - Ashada month begins in North Indian calendars
May 8 - Narada Jayanti

May 10 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat – Breaking time at 10:13 PM
May 12 – Bada Mangal in Lucknow dedicated to Hanuman
May 14 – Kalashtami
May 14 – Tamil Vaikasi Masam begins
May 15 – Malayalam Edava Masam begins
May 16 – Jyeshta Month begins in Bengali Calendars

May 18 – Ekadasi Fasting
May 18 – Bhadrakali Gyaras – Jala Krida Ekadasi in Odisha
May 20 – Pradosh Vrat
May 20 – Monthly Shivratri Vrat – Shiva Chaturdashi Vrat
May 21 –Phalaharini Kali Puja – Savitri Chaturdashi
May 22 – Vat Savitri Vrat
May 22 – Amavasya – Somvati Amavasya as it is Monday
May 22 – Shani Amavasya – Shani Dev Prakat Din – Shani Jayanti
May 22 – Bhavuka Amavasya – Savitri Amavasya

May 25 – Rambha Teej
May 28 – Muruga Sashti Fasting – Aranya Sashti,
May 28 – Jamai Sashti, Mahadev Vivah Utsav Odisha
May 28 – Vindhyavasini Puja
May 30 – Durga Ashtami
May 30 – Dhumavati Devi Jayanti
May 30 – Kheer Bhawani Mela
May 31 – Mahesh Navami



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