Hindu Calendar: All Indian Fasts and Festivals for the year 2021

Once again with the start of the new year, festivals will be ushered in yet again. This year, we will get to know fasts and festivals closely. These fasts and festivals will also help in creating a bond between everyone. Each fast and festival originates from a powerful mythological tale. Irrespective of whether festivals are celebrated in villages or cities, they spread positive vibrations in every region.

The coming days are filled with one or the other important thing which helps in generating fresh energy and enthusiasm in life. All these fasts and festivals bring us closer to nature and God. These fasts and festivals bring excitement into our lives and pave the way for us to connect with each other. This period of time improves the love and bond between people.

These fasts and festivals help in getting rid of negativity, sadness, clashes etc from life. They have a magical influence on people. With all this in mind, we should all come together and welcome the forthcoming auspicious days which bring joy to our lives with zeal and enthusiasm.

Important fasts and festivals List


Fast and Festivals January 2021


Date Fasts and Festivals Hindu Tithi
2 January Shree Ganesh Sankashta Chaturthi Posh Krishna Paksha Tritiya
6 January Rukmini Ashtami, Ashtaka Shradh Posh Krishna Paksha Ashtami
9 January Safala Ekadashi Poush Krishna Ekadashi
10 January Pradosh Vrat Poush Krishna Dwadashi
12 January Pitrikaryeshu Amavasya Poush Krishna Chaturdashi
13 January Poush Amavasya, Lohani Parva Poush Amavasya
14 January Makar (Magh) Sankranti Poush Shukla Pratipada
20 January Martand Saptami Poush Shukla Saptami
26 January Bhoom Pradosh Vrat Poush Shukla Triodashi
28 January Poush Purnima, Shri Satyanarayana Vrat, Magh Snan Prarambha, Shakambhari Jayanti Poush Purnima
31 January Shri Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat, Gauri Vakratund Chaturthi Magha Krishna Tritiya

February 2021 - Fasts and Festivals


Date Fasts and Festivals Hindu Tithi
3 February Sheetla Shashthi Magha Krishna Shashthi
7 February Shattila Ekadashi fast (Smarta) Magha Krishna Paksha Ekadashi
8 February Shattila Ekadashi Vrat (Vaishnav), Til Dwadashi Magha Krishna Paksha Dwadashi
9 February Bhoom Pradosh Vrat Magha Krishna Trayodashi
11 February Magha Mauni Amavasya,Mahodaya yoga Magha Krishna Amavasya
12 February Magh Shukla Paksha begins, Gupta Navratri begins, Falgun Sankranti Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada
14 February Gauri Tritiya (Gontari) fasting Magh Shukla
15 February Shri Ganesh Til Chaturthi, Varad (Kund) Chaturthi Magh Shukla Tritiya
19 February Rath Arogya Saptami, son Saptami, Achala Bhanu Saptami Magha Shukla Paksha Saptami
20 February Bhishmashtami Magh Shukla Paksha Ashtami

March 2021 - Fasts and Festivals


Date Fasts and Festivals Hindu Tithi
2 March Angarki Shri Ganesh Chaturthi Falgun Krishna Paksha Chaturthi
5 March Shri Nath Utsav Falgun Krishna Paksha Saptami
6 March Janaki Vrat Falgun Krishna Paksha Ashtami
9 March Vijaya Ekadashi Falgun Krishna Paksha Ekadashi
10 March Pradosh Vrat Falgun Krishna Paksha Dvadashi
11 March Mahashivaratri Vrat Falgun Krishna Paksha Triodashi
13 March Falgun Amavasya Falgun Amavas
14 March Chaitra Sankranti Chaitra Krishna Paksha Pratipada
18 March Yajnavalakya Jayanti Chaitra Krishna Paksha Panchami
21 March Holashtak Prarambha, Annapurnashtami Falgun Shukla Paksha Saptami
25 March Amalki Ekadashi Vrat, Govind Dwadashi Falgun Shukla Paksha Ekadashi
28 March Falgun Purnima, Holika Dahan, Holashtak ends, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Satyanarayana Vrat Falgun Purnima
29 March Holi Parva, Dhulandi, Vasantotsav, Hola Mela (Sri Anandpur and Ponta Sahib), Amrakusum Prashan Falgun Pratipada

April 2021 - Fasts and Festivals


Date Fasts and Festivals Hindu Tithi
2 April Eknath Shasthi, Srirang Panchami, Mela Navchandi - Meerut


Chaitra Krishna Paksha Panchami
4 April Shitalashtami Vrat Chaitra Krishna Paksha Ashtami
7 April Papmochani Ekadashi Chaitra Krishna Paksha Ekadashi
11 April PitraKaryeshu Chaitra Amavasya Chaitra Amavasya
12 April Chaitra Amavasya, Somvati Amavasya Chaitra Amavasya
13 April Nav Samvat 2078, Chaitra (Vasant) Navratri Prarambh, Ghatsthapana Chaitra Shukla Pratipada
15 April Gangauri Tritiya, Matsya Jayanti Chaitra Shukla Paksha Tritiya
16 April Shri Lakshmi Panchami Chaitra Shukla Paksha Panchami
18 April Skanda Shashthi Vrat Chaitra Shukla Paksha Shashthi
20 April Shri Durgashtami, Asokashtami Chaitra Shukla Paksha Ashtami
21 April Shri Ram Navami, Navratri ends Chaitra Shukla Paksha Navami
23 April Kamada Ekadashi Vrat Chaitra Shukla Paksha Ekadashi

May 2021- Fast and Festivals


Date Fasts and Festivals Hindu Tithi
7 May Varuthani Ekadashi Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Ekadashi
11 May Vaishakh Amavas Vaishakh Amavas
14 May Lord Parashuram Jayanti, Akshay Tritiya Vaishakh Shukla Dwitiya
17 May Adyaguru Sreesankaracharya Jayanti Vaishakh Shukla Panchami
18 May Sriganga Jayanti Vaishakh Shukla Saptami
22 May Janaki (Jayanti) Navami, Baglamukhi Jayanti Vaishakh Shuklapaksh Ashtami
23 May Mohini Ekadashi Vrat Vaishakh Shuklapaksh Ekadashi

June 2021 - Fast and Festivals


Date Fasts and Festivals Hindu Tithi
6 June Apara Ekadashi fasting Jyeshtha Krishna Paksha Ekadashi
10 June Jyeshtha Amavasya, Vatsavitri Vrat (Amavas Paksha), Shanaichar Jayanti Jyeshtha Amavasya
18 June Shri Durgashtami, Dhumavati Jayanti Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha Ashtami
20 June Shriganga Dussehra (Haridwar) Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha Dashami
21 June Nirjala Ekadashi fasting Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha Ekadashi (11)
24 June Jyestha Purnima, Vat Savitri Vrat, Sant Kabir Jayanti Jyestha Purnima

July 2021 - Fast and Festivals


Date Fasts and Festivals Hindu Tithi
5 July Yogini Ekadashi fasting Ashadha Krishna Ekadashi (11)
10 July Ashadhi Amavasya, Shani Amavasya Ashadha Amavasya
11 July Gupta Navratri begins, Shri Jagannathpuri Rath Yatra Ashadh Shukla Paksha Pratipada
12 July Shri Jagannathpuri Rath Yatra begins Ashadha shukla paksha second
20 July Devshayani (Harishyani) Ekadashi fast, Chaturmasya Vratadi rules begin Ashadh Shukla Ekadashi
24 July Guru Purnima, Vyas Puja Ashadh Purnima
25 July Shravan Monday fast begins Shravan Krishna Paksha Pratipada
28 July Naag Panchami Shravan Shukla Paksha Panchmi (5)


August 2021 - Fast and Festivals


Date Fasts and Festivals Hindu Tithi
4 August Kamika Ekadashi fasting Shravan Krishna Paksha Ekadashi
8 August Shravan (greenery) Amavasya Shravan Amavasya
11 August Madhusrava-Hariyali-Sindhara Teej Shravan Shukla Paksha Tritiya
13 August Shri Nag Panchami Shravan Shukla Paksha Panchami
18 August Pavitra Ekadashi fasting Shravan Shukla Paksha Ekadashi
22 August Raksha Bandhan, Rigvedi Upakarma, Gayatri Jayanti, Darshan Shri Amarnath Cave Shravan Purnima Shravan Purnima
25 August Shri Ganesh Bahula Chaturthi Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha Tritiya
27 August Chandan Shashthi fast on Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha Panchami Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha Panchami
30 August Shri Krishna Janmashtami fasting Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha Ashtami
31 August Gugga Navami Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Navami


September 2021 - Fast and Festivals


Date Fasts and Festivals Hindu Tithi
3 September Aja Ekadashi fast, Vatsa Dwadashi Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha Ekadashi
6 September Kushagrahani Pithori Amavasya, Kushottapatnam Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi
7 September Bhadrapada Amavasya Bhadrapada Amavasya
9 September Haritalika Tritiya fast, Gauri Teej, Shrivara Jayanti Bhadrapad Shukla Tritiya
10 September Siddhi Vinayak Vrat, Kalank Chaturthi Vrat, Pathar Chauth Bhadrapad Shuklapaksha Chaturthi
11 September Rishi Panchami Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Panchami
14 September Radhashtami, Shree Mahalakshmi fast, Dadhichi Jayanti Bhadrapad Shuklapaksha Ashtami
17 September Padma Ekadashi Bhadrapad Shuklapaksha Ekadashi
19 September Anant Chaturdashi Vrat, Kadali Vrat, Mela Sodhal (Jalandhar) Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturdashi


October 2021 - Fast and Festivals


Date Fasts and Festivals Hindu Tithi
2 October Indira Ekadashi fast Ashwin Krishna Paksha Ekadashi
6 October Ashwin Amavasya, Sarvapitru Shraddha Ashwin Amavasya
7 October Ashwin Shuklapaksh start, Sharad Navratri start, Ghatsthapana Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada
13 October Sridurgastami, Mahastami Ashwin Shukla Ashtami
14 October Mahanavami Ashwin Shukla Navami
15 October Vijayadashami, Dussehra, Ayudh Puja, Aparajita Pujan Ashwin Shukla Dashami
16 October Papankusha Ekadashi fasting Ashwin Shukla Ekadashi
19 October Sharad Purnima fast, Kojagar fast Ashwin Shukla Chaturdashi
20 October Ashwin Purnima, Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti, Kartik Snan Prarambha, Sreesatyanarayana Vrat Ashwin Purnima Ashwin Purnima
24 October Karwa Chauth Fast (Karak Chaturthi), Ganesha Chaturthi Fast Kartik Krishnapaksha Tritiya
28 October Ahoi Ashtami Vrat - Chandrodaya Vyapini Kartik Krishnapaksha Saptami


November 2021 Fast and Festivals


Date Fasts and Festivals Hindu Tithi
1 November Rama Ekadashi, Kaumudi Festival begins, Govatsa Dwadashi Kartik Krishna Paksha Ekadashi
2 November Dhan Trayodashi, Dhanvantari Jayanti, Yamay Deepdan Kartik Krishna Paksha Trayodashi
3 November Hanuman Jayanti, Narak Chaturdashi, Roop Chodash Kartik Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi
4 November Kartik Amavas, Deepavali, Shrimahalakshmi Pujan, Kubera Puja Karthik Amavasya
5 November Annakoot, Govardhan Puja, Gokrida, Vishwakarma Day (Punjab) Bali Puja and Margapali Puja Karthik Shukla Pratipada
6 November Bhaiya Dooj, Yama Dwitiya, Vishwakarma Pujan Karthik Shuklapaksh Dwitiya
10 November Surya Shashthi fasting Kartik Shukla Paksha Shashthi
11 November Gopashtami Kartik Shukla Paksha Ashtami
12 November Akshay Navami, Kushmand Navami, Aavla Navami, Arogya Vrat Kartik Shukla Paksha Navami
15 November Devprabodhini (Hariprabodhini) Ekadashi fast (Vaishnava), Bhishma Panchak start, Tulsi marriage, Chaturmasya Vratadi rule ends Kartik Shuklapaksha Ekadashi
17 November Baikunth Chaturdashi Karthik Shuklapaksha Trayodashi
18 November Bhishma Panchak ends, Mela Pushkar Sreesanth Narayan Vrat, Tripurotsav Kartik Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi
19 November Karthik Purnima, Shri Guru Nanak Jayanti, Karthik bathing ends Karthik Poornima
22 November Saubhagya Sundari Vrat, Ganesh Chaturthi Margashirsha Krishna Paksha Tritiya
27 November Kaal Bhairav ​​Ashtami, Bhairav ​​Jayanti Margashirsha Krishna Paksha Ashtami


December 2021 - Fast and Festivals


Date Fasts and Festivals Hindu Tithi
4 December Margashirsha Amavasya (Shanivasari) Amavas Margashirsha Amavasya
8 December Nag Panchami, Shriram Vivahotsav Marg Margashirsha Shukla Paksha Panchami
10 December Mitra Saptami, Vishnu Saptami Margashirsha Shukla Paksha Saptami
14 December Mokshada Ekadashi fast, Shrigita Jayanti Margashirsha Shukla Paksha Ekadashi
17 December Vampyamochan Shraddha Margashirsha Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi
18 December Shri Dattatreya Jayanti, Tripurbhairav ​​Jayanti Margashirsha Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi
19 December Margashirsha Purnima Margashirsha Purnima
30 December Safala Ekadashi Paush Krishnapaksha Ekadashi