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

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in October 2021 – 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 2021

October 2 – Ekadashi Fasting
October 3 – Yati Sanyasi Shradh

October 4 – Pradosh Vrat – Monthly Shivratri Vrat – Shiva Chaturdashi Vrat
October 6 – Amavasya – Mahalaya – Pitru Paksha Shradh fortnight ends
October 7 – Navratri begins – Ghatasthapana – Abhijit Muhurat for puja 11:37 AM to 12:23 PM
October 7 – Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti
October 7 – Ashwin month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
October 10 – Lalitha Panchami

October 11 – Sashti Fasting – Durga Puja begins
October 12 – Maha Saptami
October 13 – Durga Ashtami
October 14 – Mahanavami
October 15 – Dasara, Vijaya Dashami, Shastra Puja, Aparajita Puja, Pattabhishekam Puja, Shami Puja, Durga Devi Visarjan, Navratri Vrat Paran
October 15 – Madhvacharya Jayanti – Shirdi Sai Baba Punyatithi
October 16 – Bharat Milap
October 16 – Ekadasi Fasting
October 17 – Padmanabha Dwadashi Vrat
October 17 – Thulam Month begins in Malayalam Calendar
October 17 – Pradosh vrat in southern and western parts of India
October 17 - Tula Sankranti - Kaveri Sankramana
October 18– Aippasi month begins in Tamil Calendar
October 15 – Vidyarambham in Kerala

October 18 – Pradosh Vrat in North India
October 19 – Kartik Month begins in Bengali Calendar
October 19 – Kojagiri Poornima
October 19 – Sharad Purnima
October 19 - Kojagari Lakshmi Puja
October 19 – Purnima fasting
October 19 – Kumar Purnima in Odisha
October 19 – Navanna Purnima
October 20 – Purnima or full moon day
October 20 – Valmiki Jayanti
October 20 – Kartik Snan Begins
October 21 – Kartik month begins in North India
October 24 – Atla Taddi
October 24 – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat – Moonrise time is at 7:51 PM
October 24 – Karva Chauth Vrat – Moonrise time is at 7:51 PM

October 28 – Ahoi Ashtami moonrise time at 11:13 PM – Karashtami – Kalashtami
October 28 – Guru Pushya Amrit Yoga – Diwali Pushya Nakshatra
October 29 – Radha Ashtami



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