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Upcoming Hindu Festivals in May 2021 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in May 2021

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in May 2021 – 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 – Kokila Sashti

May 4 – Kalashtami – Sheetala Ashtami in some regions
May 4 – Agni Nakshatram begins in Tamil Calendar
May 7 – Ekadasi Fasting
May 7 – Vallabhacharya Jayanti
May 7 – Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
May 9 – Pradosh Vrat
May 9 – Monthly Shivratri Fasting – Shiv Chaturdashi Vrat

May 11 – Amavasya
May 12 – Vaishakh month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
May 14 – Parshuram Jayanti
May 14 – Basaveshwar Jayanti
May 14 – Akshaya Tritiya
May 15 – Tamil Vaikasi Masam begins
May 15 – Malayalam Edava Masam begins
May 16 – Jyeshta Month begins in Bengali Calendars

May 17 – Shankaracharya Jayanti
May 17 – Surdas Jayanti
May 18 – Ramanujacharya Jayanti
May 18 – Muruga Sashti Fasting – Chandan Sashti
May 18 – Ganga Saptami
May 19 – Budh Ashtami
May 20 – Bagalamukhi Devi Jayanti
May 20 – Monthly Durga Ashtami fasting
May 21 – Sita Navami
May 22 – Smarta Ekadasi Fasting – Lakshmi Narayan Ekadasi in Odisha
May 23 – Vaishnava Ekadasi Fasting (in most regions)
May 23 – Parashuram Dwadasi – Rukmini Dvadasi
May 23 – Prathishta Festival at Sabarimala

May 24 – Pradosh fasting – Som Pradosh as it is Monday
May 25 – Narasimha Chaturdashi - Narasimha Jayanti
May 25 – Chinnamasta Devi Jayanti – Purnima Vrat
May 26 – Purnima or full moon day
May 26 – Gorakhnath Jayanti
May 26 – Kurma Jayanti
May 26 – Sai Baba Utsav Shirdi
May 26 – Total Lunar Eclipse – Purna Chandra Grahan
May 27 - Ashada month begins in North Indian calendars
May 27 - Narada Jayanti
May 29 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat – Breaking time at 10:27 PM

May 31 – Ahilyabai Holkar Jayanti






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