Holidays and Festival Calendar March 2020

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

Holidays and Festivals List March 2020
Tuesday, 03Masik Durgashtami, Rohini Vrat, Holashtak
Friday, 06Amalaki Ekadashi, Narasimha Dwadashi
Saturday, 07Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
Sunday, 08Birthday Of Hazrat Ali, International Women’s Day
Monday, 09Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan,
Vasanta Purnima, Dol Purnima, Phalguna Purnima,
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Attukal Pongal
Tuesday, 10Holi
Wednesday, 11Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya
Thursday, 12Shivaji Jayanti, Bhalachandra Sankashti Chaturthi
Friday, 13Rang Panchami
Saturday, 14Meena Sankranti
Sunday, 15Sheetala Saptami, World Consumer Rights Day
Monday, 16Sheetala Ashtami, Kalashtami
Wednesday, 17Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti
Thursday, 18Papamochani Ekadashi
Saturday, 21Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
Sunday, 22Masik Shivaratri
Tuesday, 24Bhaumvati Amavasya, Chaitra Amavasya
Wednesday, 25Chaitra Navratri Starts, Chandra Darshan,
Gudi Padwa, Jhulelal Jayanti
Friday, 27Matsya Jayanti, Gangaur
Saturday, 28Vinayaka Chaturthi
Sunday, 29Lakshmi Panchami
Monday, 30Skanda Sashti, Yamuna Chhath, Rohini Vrat
Subh Muhurats March 2020
Marriage 2, 3, 4, 8, 11, 12
Griha Pravesh9, 11, 12, 18, 19
Namakaran2, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30
Mundan5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 19, 26
Property Pur.5, 13
Vehicle Pur.2, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 19, 29, 30
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Festivals in March 2020

According to the Hindu lunar calendar; the 3rd month of Gregorian calendar March in 2020 starts from Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Shashthi and ends on Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Saptami. Holashtak, Chhoti HoliHolika Dahan, Holi, Bhai Dooj and Chaitra Navratri Starts are some important festivals of this month.

Tuesday 03

  • Masik Durgashtami: Durgashtami is a very auspicious vrat and is observed every month during Ashtami Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Ashtami. Observers/ Vratees observe fast on this day from morning to evening.
  • Rohini Vrat: Rohini Vrat is observed by the women who want a long life for their husbands. Rohini vrat will be observed on the tithi of Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Ashtami.
  • Holashtak: Holashtak is a period of eight days before Holi that is known as being the most inauspicious time and fall on the tithi of Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Ashtami.  During Holashtak, people decorate the branch of a tree using colorful pieces of clothes.

Friday 06

  • Amalaki Ekadashi: Amalaki Ekadashi falls on the shubh tithi of Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Ekadashi. Amalaki Ekadashi is observed by the Hindu devotees with the utmost respect and is the most significant day for devotees to get atonement for their sins and seeking.
  • Narasimha Dwadashi: Narasimha Dwadashi is the day when Lord Narasimha incarnated and it is observed on Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Dwadashi. It is celebrated by Hindus all over the world.

Saturday 07

  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on the auspicious tithi of Phalguna, Shukla 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 Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi. It is the most auspicious time to perform the Shani puja.

Sunday 08

  • International Women’s Day: International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements. Every year it is celebrated on 8th March.
  • Birthday Of Hazrat Ali: Imam Ali, also known as Hazrat Ali, is an important figure for all Muslims worldwide. He was born on the 13th day in the Islamic month of Rajab in the year 599 AD. Every year it is celebrated in Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi.

Monday 09

  • Chhoti Holi: Choti Holi on this daylighting of bonfire takes place and its first-day celebration of color festival Holi. It will fall on shubh tithi of Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Purnima.
  • Holika Dahan: Holika Dahan or the lighting of the bonfire takes place on the eve of Holi. Every year it falls on Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Purnima tithi. It commemorates the death of ‘Holika’, the aunt of Bhakt ‘Prahlad’. There are many mythological, spiritual and social tales associated with Holika
  • Phalguna Purnima: Phalguna Purnima is the last Purnima of the year. Holi, the most significant and popular Hindu festival is observed during Phalguna Purnima. This year it is observed in Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Purnima.
  • Dol Purnima: Dol Purnima or Dol Jatra is a major festival celebrate din Assam on the auspicious tithi of Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Purnima
  • Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti: Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti was born on Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Purnima in the year 1542. Every year his Jayanti is celebrated in Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Purnima.
  • Attukal Pongal: Attukal Pongala is a 10-day festival celebrated at the Attukal Temple on Phalguna, Shukla Paksha Purnima. Attukal Pongala is the most famous festival of Kerala celebrated annually at Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

Tuesday 10

  • HOLI – Festivals of Color: Holi is the festival of colors and is celebrated on Chaitra, Krishna Paksha Pratipada and is an extremely popular festival of India and it is common to all sections of society with its origins going back to ancient times. 

Wednesday 11

  • Bhai Dooj: Bhai Dooj, a festival of brothers and sisters is similar to Raksha Bandhan and falls annually on shubh tithi of Chaitra, Krishna Paksha Dwitiya. Bhai Dooj is one of the most popular and auspicious Hindu festivals and signifies the bonds of love between a brother and sister.

Thursday 12

  • Shivaji Jayanti: Shivaji Maharaj was the best leader of Maharashtra. In this way, Maharashtrians have extraordinary respect for this Maratha ruler and his Jayanti is celebrated on Chaitra, Krishna Paksha Tritiya.
  • Bhalachandra Sankashti Chaturthi: Bhalachandra Sankashti Chaturthi is a Holy day for the people of the Hindu community which falls on the tithi of Chaitra, Krishna Paksha Chaturthi. The day is dedicated to the Lord Ganesha and the vrat will be observed on this day.

Friday 13

  • Rang Panchami: Rang Panchami is a Hindu festival celebrated just five days after the colorful festival of Holi. Rang Panchami celebrated five days after Holika Dahan on the Chaitra, Krishna Paksha Panchmi tithi.

Saturday 14

  • Meena Sankranti: Meena Sankranti is a Hindu festival which is celebrated on the auspicious day when the transition of the Sun from Pisces to Aries takes place on the shubh tithi Chaitra, Krishna Paksha Sashti.

Sunday 15

  • Sheetala Saptami: Sheetala Saptami is an important Hindu festival dedicated to Goddess Sheetala or Sheetala Mata. Hindu devotees worship Goddess Sheetala to protect their family members, especially children from contagious diseases such as Chickenpox and Smallpox. It is observed on Chaitra, Krishna Paksha Saptami.
  • World Consumer Rights Day: March 15 is observed as World Consumer Day. It is observed to promote the basic rights of the consumers and make them aware of the same.

Monday 16

  • Sheetala Ashtami: Sheetala Ashtami is an important Hindu festival dedicated to Goddess Sheetala or Sheetala Mata. Hindu devotees worship Goddess Sheetala to protect their family members, especially children from contagious diseases such as Chickenpox and Smallpox. It is observed on Chaitra, Krishna Paksha Ashtami.
  • Kalashtami: Kalashtami is a Hindu festival dedicated to the birthday of Lord Bhairva and is observed every year on the tithi of Chaitra, Krishna Paksha Ashtami.

Wednesday 18

  • Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti: Dayanand Saraswati was a Hindu religious leader, renowned Vedic scholar and founder of the Arya Samaj.  Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti is celebrated on Chaitra, Krishna Paksha Dashmi every year.

Thursday 19

  • Papamochani Ekadashi: The Papamochani Ekadashi falls on the ‘ekadashi’ (11th day) of the Krishna Paksha in the month of ‘Chaitra’. Papamochani Ekadasi vrat is carried out with great loyalty and dedication.

Saturday 21

  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on shubh tithi of Chaitra, 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 Chaitra, Krishna Paksha Trayodashi. It is the most auspicious time to perform the Shani puja.

Sunday 22

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

Tuesday 24

  • Chaitra Amavasya: Chaitra Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on Chaitra, Krishna Paksha Amavasya tithi. On this day, there is no visibility of the Moon.

Wednesday 25

  • Chaitra Navratri Starts: Chaitra Navratri is a nine days festivity which starts on the first day of Hindu Luni-Solar calendar and falls on the auspicious tithi of Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.
  • Chandra Darshan: Chandra Darshan is the ceremony of sighting the moon on new moon day after the ‘Amavasya’ i.e., the no moon day. It falls on Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.
  • Gudi Padwa: Gudi Padwa marks the onset of New year in Maharashtra and the start of spring season. It is celebrated on the auspicious tithi of Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.
  • Jhulelal Jayanti: Jhulelal Jayanti is one of the old and traditional festivals of Sindhi community. It is celebrated for the birth of Jhulelal on shuhbh tithi of Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Pratipada. 

Friday 27

  • Matsya Jayanti: Matsya Jayanti marks the Fish incarnation of Lord Vishnu on shubh tithi of Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Tritiya. As per the Hindu Mythology books Lord Vishnu holds great significance and he had various ten incarnations.
  • Gangaur: Gangaur is all about honouring Goddess Gauri or Parvati, and celebrating marriage and love. Every year it falls on the auspicious tithi of Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Tritiya.

Saturday 28

  • Vinayaka Chaturthi: Vinayaka Chaturthi is also known as Ganesh Chaturthi and it falls on the auspicious tithi of Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Chaturthi.

Sunday 29

  • Lakshmi Panchami: Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, and this day is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Lakshmi Panchami is a day devoted to worship of Goddess Lakshmi, bestower of wealth, fortune and success. It is observed on Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi.

Monday 30

  • Skanda Sashti: It is a Holy Day for Hindus dedicated to Lord Murugan or Karttikeya prosperous tithi of Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Sashti. It is one of the renowned and auspicious occasions celebrated in the Indian State.
  • Yamuna Chhath: Yamuna Chhath or ‘Yamuna Jayanti’ is a Hindu festival which is devoted to Goddess Yamuna. Yamuna Chhath is mainly celebrated in the Mathura city on the shubh tithi of Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Sashti.
  • Rohini Vrat: Rohini Vrat is observed by the women who want a long life for their husbands. Rohini vrat will be observed on the tithi of Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Sashti.

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