Indian Lunar Calendar for November 2021. List of Indian Holidays, festivals, and important days of the month of November 2021.
November 2021 (Vaisakha- Jyestha 2078)
According to the Hindu lunar calendar; the 5th month of the Gregorian calendar November 2021 starts from Vaisakha, Krishna Paksha Panchami, and ends on Jyestha, Krishna Paksha Shasti. Here are some important dates, holidays, festivals, and muhurats of November 2021.
30 days of November consist of 4, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and 5 Monday and Tuesdays.
- Dhanteras: Tuesday, 02 November
Dhanteras is the 1st day of five days long Diwali. It is derived from two Hindi words ‘Dhan’ & ‘teras’. Dhan means wealth & Teras means Thirteenth. Dhanteras is being observed on the thirteenth day of the Kartik month. On this day, Lord Kuber is also worshiped along with Goddess Lakshmi.
- Diwali: Thursday, 04 November
Diwali or Deepavali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists. The festival usually lasts five days and is celebrated during the Hindu month Kartik. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, and good over evil”.
- Bhai Dooj – Saturday, 06 November
Bhai Dooj or Bhaiya Dooj is a Hindu festival; celebrated the pious relationship between a brother and sister. It falls on Shukla Paksha Dwitiya of Kartik month. It is celebrated by all women by applying tilak on their brother’s forehead and praying for their long life. The celebrations of this day are similar to the festival of Raksha Bandhan. In the southern part of the country, this day is celebrated as Yama Dwitiya.
- Chhath Puja – Wednesday, 10 November
Chhath puja is a Hindu Vedic festival dedicated to the sun god (Lord Surya) and chhathi Maiya. It is an important festival of Bihar; apart from that Chhath puja is also observed in Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal as well as the Madhesh region of Nepal. It is also called Chhathi, Chhath Parv, Dala, Chhath Dala Puja, and Surya Shashthi. During this festival women of the house observe fast and pray for the wellbeing of their children and family.
- Tulsi Vivah – Monday, 15 November
Tulsi Vivah is a Hindu festival which celebrates the marriage of Tulsi with Lord Vishnu. According to the Hindu lunar calendar; it observes Shukla Paksha Ekadashi of Kartik month. The custom of performing the marriage ceremony of these two divinities- Goddess Tulsi and Lord Vishnu’s is practiced with a proper set of ceremonials.
- Dev Diwali – Thursday, 18 November
Dev Diwali is two weeks festivity commemorated after the main festival of lights – Diwali. Dev Diwali is also famous as Dev Deepawali or Tripurotsav. This big festival celebrates the death of the demon Tripurasur killed by Lord Shiva, therefore it is also referred to as Tripurotsav. Dev Diwali is observed on Shukla Pratipada during Kartik Purnima which is the first day of the bright fortnight of Margashirsha.
- Rama Ekadashi: Monday, 01 November
- Govatsa Dwadashi: Monday, 01 November
- Kartik Amavasya: Thursday, 04 November
- Govardhan Puja: Friday, 05 November
- Skanda Shasti: Tuesday, 09 November
- Labh Panchami: Tuesday, 09 November
- Akshaya Navami: Friday, 12 November
- Devutthana Ekadashi & Prabodhini Ekadashi: Sunday, 14 November
- Vrischika Sankranti: Tuesday, 16 November
- Utpanna Ekadashi: Tuesday, 30 November
- Pradosh Vrat: 02 & 16 November
- Masik Shivaratri: Wednesday, 03 November
- Vishweshwar Vrat: Wednesday, 17 November
- Kartik Purnima Vrat: Friday, 19 November
- Rohini Vrat: Saturday, 20 November
- Agrasen Jayanti: Friday, 05 November
- Nehru Jayanti: Sunday, 14 November
- Guru Nanak Jayanti: Friday, 19 November
- Kalabhairav Jayanti: Saturday, 27 November
Other festivals and observations
- Gujarati New Year: Friday, 05 November
- Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day: Wednesday, 24 November
- National Flag Day: Tuesday, 30 November
- Marriage: 15, 16, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30
- Namakaran: 3, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, 29
- Mundan: No Muhurat
- Property Pur: 5, 25, 26
- Vehicle Pur: 11, 21, 24, 25, 29
- Griha Pravesh: 5, 6, 10, 20, 29
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