Holidays and Festival Calendar July 2020

Indian Holidays and Festival Calendar for July 2020 with subh muhurats of the month. List of July 2020 holidays and Indian festivals.

Holidays and Festivals List July 2020
Wednesday, 01Devshayani Ekadashi, Gauri Vrat Begins
Thursday, 02Pradosh Vrat, Vasudeva Dwadashi
Friday, 03St Thomas Day, Jayaparvati Vrat Begins
Saturday, 04Kokila Vrat
Sunday, 05Vyasa Puja, Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima,
Gauri Vrat Ends
Monday, 06Shravan Maas Begins (North), Kanwar Yatra,
First Shravan Somwar Vrat
Tuesday, 07First Mangala Gauri Vrat
Wednesday, 08Gajanana Sankashti Chaturthi, Jayaparvati Vrat Ends
Saturday,11World Population Day
Sunday, 12Bhanu Saptami, Kalashtami
Monday, 132nd Shravan Somwar Vrat
Tuesday, 142nd Mangala Gauri Vrat
Thursday, 16Kamika Ekadashi, Karka Sankranti
Friday, 17Rohini Vrat
Saturday, 18Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
Sunday, 19Masik Shivaratri
Monday, 20Shravana Amavasya, Hariyali Amavasya, Somavati Amavasya,
3rd Shravan Somwar Vrat
Tuesday, 21Chandra Darshan, 3rd Mangala Gauri Vrat
Thursday, 23Hariyali Teej
Friday, 24Vinayaka Chaturthi
Saturday, 25Nag Panchami, Kalki Jayanti, Skanda Sashti
Monday, 274th Shravan Somwar Vrat, Tulsidas Jayanti,
Masik Durgashtami
Tuesday, 284th Mangala Gauri Vrat
Thursday, 30Sravana Putrada Ekadashi
Friday, 31Damodara Dwadashi, Varalakshmi Vratam,
Eid al-Adha (Bakrid)
Subh Muhurats July 2020
Marriage9, 13, 14, 15, 25, 26, 28
Namakaran1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 24, 28
Property Purchase5, 25, 26
Vehicle Purchase1, 3, 5, 10, 11, 15, 24, 28
Griha Pravesh15
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Festivals In July 2020

According to the Hindu lunar calendar; the 7th month of Gregorian calendar July in 2020 starts from Ashadha, Shukla Paksha Ekadashi and ends on Shravana, Shukla Paksha Dwadashi. are some important festivals for this month.

Wednesday, 01

  • Devshayani Ekadashi: Devshayani Ekadashi falls on the Eleventh day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Ashada. It is also known as Ashadhi, Maha, Toli, Hari Shayani and Ashadi Ekadashi.
  • Gauri Vrat Begins: Gauri Vrat is considered to be a significant festival dedicated to Goddess Parvati. On this day, people perform Gauri Puja Vidhi for its numeral benefits. Gauri vrat begins from Ashadha, Shukla Paksha Dwadashi.

Thursday, 02

  • Vasudeva Dwadashi: Vasudeva Dwadashi is a day which is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Krishna’s form of Lord Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi are worshipped on this day. It falls on Ashadha, Shukla Paksha Dwadashi.
  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on shubh tithi of Ashadha, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi.

Friday, 03

  • Jaya Parvati Vrat Begins: Jaya Parvati Vrat is a 5-day festival that is celebrated which falls every year on Ashadha, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi. There is a legend behind the Jaya Parvati Vrat. There was a Brahmin couple.

Saturday, 04

  • Kokila Vrat: Kokila Vrat is dedicated to Maa Sati and Lord Shiva. It is observed on the day of  Ashadha, Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi. The women who observe Kokila Vrat enjoy the happy married life and at last go to the abode of Parvati.

Sunday, 05

  • Guru Purnima: Guru Purnima marks the first transmission of the yogic sciences from Adiyogi to the Saptarishis. Every year it observed on the shubh tithi of Ashadha, Shukla Paksha Purnima.
  • Vyasa Puja: Therefore, according to the Vedic system, on the birthday of the spiritual master the disciples conduct the ceremony called Vyasa-puja. The real Vyasa-puja is to surrender oneself completely at the lotus feet of Srila Gurudeva and to fulfill his desires. 
  • Gauri Vrat Ends: Gauri Vrat is considered to be a significant festival dedicated to Goddess Parvati. On this day, people perform Gauri Puja Vidhi for its numeral benefits. Gauri vrat ends on Ashadha, Shukla Paksha Purnima.

Monday, 06

  • Shravan Begins (North): Shravana Nakshatra belongs to the Makara Rashi or the Capricorn. The ruler of this Nakshatra is Lord Vishnu. Every year it will be observed on Shravana, Krishna Paksha Pratipada.
  • Kanwar Yatra: The Kanwar Yatra is the annual pilgrimage of the devotees of Shiva known as Kanvaria; to Hindu pilgrimage places like Haridwar, Gaumukh and every year it is observed on Shravana, Krishna Paksha Pratipada.
  • First Shravan Somwar Vrat1st Shravan Monday, Krishna Paksha Pratipada

Tuesday, 07

Wednesday, 08

  • Jaya Parvati Vrat Ends: Shravana, Krishna Paksha Tritiya
  • Gajanana Sankashti Chaturthi: Gajanana Sankashti Chaturthi is the Sankashtahara Ganesha Chaturthi Vrata which falls in Shravana, Krishna Paksha Chaturthi.

Saturday, 11

  • World Population Day: In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.

Sunday, 12

  • Bhanu Saptami: Bhanu Saptami is celebrated on the Saptami day (seventh day of the waxing lunar month) that falls on Shravana, Krishna Paksha Saptami. This day is also called as Surya Saptami or Vyavasvathma Saptami, Bhanu is one of the several names of the sun god.
  • Kalashtami: Kalashtami is a Hindu festival dedicated to the birthday of Lord Bhairva and is observed every year on the tithi of Shravana, Krishna Paksha Ashtami.

Monday, 13

Tuesday, 14

Thursday, 16

  • Kamika Ekadashi: Kamika Ekadashi is one of the significant Ekadashi vrats that falls on the 11th day of Shravana, Krishna Paksha Ekadashi. Kamika Ekadashi is considered to be an auspicious day to worship Lord Vishnu. Worshiping Lord Vishnu on this day washes away all sins.
  • Karka Sankranti: During Karka Sankranti performing pitru tarpan or the rituals which pay respect to our pitrus or ancestors is considered highly meritorious. Karka Sankranti signifies the southern journey of Lord Surya and it falls on Shravana, Krishna Paksha Ekadashi.

Friday, 17

  • Rohini VratRohini Vrat is observed by the women who want a long life for their husbands. Rohini vrat will be observed on the tithi of Shravana, Krishna Paksha Dwadashi.

Saturday, 18

  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on the auspicious tithi of Krishna Paksha Trayodashi.
  • Shani Trayodashi: Shani-Trayodashi is an auspicious day to perform Shiva & Shani pooja and every year it is observed on shubh tithi of Shravana, Krishna Paksha Trayodashi. It is the most auspicious time to perform the Shani puja.

Sunday, 19

  • Masik Shivaratri: Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva on the tithi of Shravana, Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi.

Monday, 20

  • Shravana Amavasya: Shravan Amavasya is also known as Gatari, Hariyali Amavasya. Brings in a Lot of Festivals Shravan month gets a ton of celebrations and critical occasions for the Hindus and observe on the auspicious tithi of Shravana, Krishna Paksha Amavasya.
  • Somavati Amavasya: The Amavasya that falls on Monday is called Somavati Amavasya. It happens about once or twice a year. It falls on Shravana Monday, Krishna Paksha Amavasya.
  • 3rd Shravan Somwar Vrat Shravana, Krishna Paksha Amavasya.

Tuesday, 21

  • Chandra Darshan: The day after Amavasya is known as Chandra Darshan and it is one of the most important Navagras of Hinduism. It falls on Shravana, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.
  • 3rd Mangala Gauri Vrat: Shravana, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.

Thursday, 23

  • Hariyali Teej: Hariyali Teej falls during Shravana, Shukla Paksha Tritiya which is the holy month to observe various fasts devoted to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is a celebration of the new look of the earth after a very hot and dry summer.

Friday, 24

  • Vinayaka Chaturthi: Vinayaka Chaturthi is also known as Ganesh Chaturthi and it falls on the auspicious tithi of Shravana, Shukla Paksha Chaturthi. It is one of the most anticipated and lively festivals in India.

Saturday, 25

  • Naga Panchami: Naag Panchami commences with Naga Chaturthi which is followed by Naga Panchami and Nag Shashti. India is known for its many unusual festivals and Nag Panchami is definitely one of them! This Hindu festival is dedicated to the worship of snakes and observed on Shravana, Shukla Paksha Panchami.
  • Skanda Sashti: It is a Holy Day for Hindus dedicated to Lord Murugan or Karttikeya prosperous tithi of Shravana, Shukla Paksha Sashti. It is one of the renowned and auspicious occasions celebrated in the Indian State.
  • Kalki Jayanti: Kalki Jayanti commemorates the expected arrival of Kalki, who is the tenth manifestation of Lord Vishnu. Devotees of Lord Vishnu believe that the event will take place on the sixth day in the bright fortnight of Shravan month.

Monday, 27

  • 4th Shravan Somwar VratShravana Monday, Shukla Paksha Saptami
  • Tulsidas Jayanti: Tulsidas Jayanti. The day of Tulsidas Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of Goswami Tulsidas, who was a great Hindu saint and poet. Tulsidas Jayanti is observed on Shravana, Shukla Paksha Saptami.
  • Masik Durgashtami: Durgashtami is a very auspicious vrat and is observed every month during Shravana, Shukla Paksha Ashtami. Observers/ Vratees observe fast on this day from morning to evening.

Tuesday, 28

Thursday, 30

  • Sravana Putrada Ekadashi: Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, also known as Pavitropana Ekadashi and Pavitra Ekadashi, is a Hindu holy day, which falls on the 11th lunar day (Ekadashi) of the fortnight of the waxing moon in the Hindu month of Shravana which in the Gregorian calendar falls in July or August.

Friday, 31

  • Eid al-Adha (Bakrid): Eid-ul-Adha or Bakrid is one of the most popular Muslim festivals celebrated all over the world. It commemorates the sacrifices of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), who was even ready to sacrifice his firstborn on God’s command and later sacrificed a sheep as per God’s instructions.
  • Varalakshmi Vratam is also known as Varalakshmi Pooja is an important puja performed by married women this year on Shravana, Shukla Paksha Dwadashi. This puja celebrates on the Friday before Shravan Purnima.
  • Damodara Dwadashi: Damodara Dwadashi or Damodar Dwadasi the auspicious day dedicated to Lord Damodara, one of the names of Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu.

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