Holidays and Festival Calendar November 2020

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

Holidays and Festivals List November 2020
Sunday, 01Kartika Month Begins
Tuesday, 03Rohini Vrat
Wednesday, 04Vakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi, Karwa Chauth
Sunday, 08 Kalashtami, Ahoi Ashtami, Radha Kunda Snan,
Bhanu Saptami
Wednesday, 11Rama Ekadashi
Thursday, 12Govatsa Dwadashi
Friday, 13Dhanteras, Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri,
Yama Deepam, Kali Chaudas
Saturday, 14Naraka Chaturdashi, Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Kali Puja,
Kamala Jayanti, Children’s day
Sunday, 15Kartika Amavasya, Govardhan Puja, Annakut
Monday, 16Chandra Darshana, Gujarati New Year, Bhai Dooj,
Vrishchika Sankranti, Yama Dwitiya
Wednesday, 18Nagula Chavithi, Vinayaka Chaturthi
Thursday, 19Labh Panchami
Friday, 20Chhath Puja, Skanda Sashti
Saturday, 21Kartika Ashtahnika Begins
Sunday, 22Masik Durgashtami, Gopashtami
Monday, 23Akshaya Navami, Jagaddhatri Puja
Tuesday, 24Kansa Vadh
Wednesday, 25Devutthana Ekadashi
Thursday, 26Guruvayur Ekadashi, Devutthana Ekadashi,
Tulsi Vivah, Yogeshwara Dwadashi
Friday, 27Pradosh Vrat
Saturday, 28Vaikuntha Chaturdashi, Vishweshwara Vrat
Sunday, 29Manikarnika Snan, Dev Diwali
Monday, 30Kartika Purnima, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Rohini Vrat,
National Flag Day
Subh Muhurats November 2020
Marriage25, 30
Griha Pravesh16, 19, 25, 30
Namakaran2, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27, 30
Vehicle Pur.6, 12, 13, 20, 22, 25, 30
Property Pur.6
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Festivals in November 2020

According to the Hindu lunar calendar, November 2020 starts from Kartika Krishna Paksha Pratipada and ends on Kartika Shukla Paksha Purnima. Karwa Chauth, Dhanteras, Kali Chaudas, Govardhan Puja, and Tulasi Vivah are some important festivals of this month.

Sunday 01

  • Kartika Month Begins: Kartika is the seventh month of the Bengali Calendar. It begins in mid-October of the Gregorian calendar. The name of the month is derived from the name of the star Krittika. It starts from Kartika, Krishna Paksha Pratipada.

Tuesday 03

  • 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 Kartika, Krishna Paksha Tritiya

Wednesday 04

  • Karwa Chauth: Karwa Chauth is an annual one-day festival that honors the Hindu god Shiva and goddess Parvati. Karva Chauth is a festival which is celebrated with full fervor and enthusiasm in North India. It is observed on Kartika, Krishna Paksha Chaturthi.
  • Vakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi: Vakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi is a Holy day for the people of the Hindu community which falls on the tithi of Kartika, Krishna Paksha Chaturthi. The day is dedicated to the Lord Ganesha and the vrat will be observed on this day.

Sunday 08

  • Bhanu Saptami: Bhanu Saptami is celebrated on the Saptami day (seventh day of the waxing lunar month) that falls on Kartika, 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.
  • Radha Kunda Snan: Radha Kunda Snan is a belief about Radha Kund that if a couple is not getting children and they bathe in this Kund on the midnight of Kartika, Krishna Paksha Ashtami. The most auspicious and appropriate time for performing the ritual is Nishita or midnight time.
  • Ahoi Ashtami: Ahoi Ashtami is a Hindu festival celebrated about 8 days before Diwali on Krishna Paksha Ashtami. According to the Purnimant calendar followed in North India, it falls during the month of Kartik.
  • Kalashtami: Kalashtami is a Hindu festival dedicated to the birthday of Lord Bhairva and is observed every year on the tithi of Kartika, Krishna Paksha Ashtami.

Wednesday 11

  • Rama Ekadashi: Rama Ekadashi is one of the important Ekadashi fasts observed in the Hindu culture. It falls on the ‘Ekadashi’ of the Krishna Paksha (the dark fortnight of moon) during the Hindu month of ‘Kartik’. 

Thursday 12

  • Govatsa Dwadashi: Govatsa Dwadashi is a unique Hindu festival that is dedicated to worshipping the cows as a thanksgiving gesture for their help in sustaining human life. It is observed on Kartika, Krishna Paksha Dwadashi.

Friday 13

  • Dhanteras: Dhanteras is one of the major Hindu festivals associated with wealth and prosperity. Dhanteras will be celebrated on Kartika, Krishna Paksha Trayodashi. It marks the beginning of the five-day-long celebration of the Diwali festival. 
  • Yama Deepam: Yama Deepan is observed annually on Kartika, Krishna Paksha Trayodashi. On this day devotees worship Lord Yama. Yama is the God of Death and Deepa is a lamp.
  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on Kartika, Krishna Paksha Trayodashi.
  • Masik Shivaratri: Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva on the tithi of Kartika, Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi
  • Kali Chaudas:  Kali Chaudas is a Hindu festival, which falls on the second day of the festival of Diwali. The day is also known as Naraka Chaturdashi. It is observed on Kartika, Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi.

Saturday 14

  • Naraka Chaturdashi: Naraka Chaturdashi is a Hindu festival, which falls on Chaturdashi of the Krishna Paksha in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar month of Kartik. It is the second day of the five-day-long festival of Deepavali/Diwali. 
  • Diwali: Diwali, Diwali, Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights, usually lasting five days and celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”
  • Lakshmi Puja: Lakshmi Pooja, is a Hindu religious festival that falls on Amavasya of Krishna Paksha in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar month of Ashwin, on the third day of Deepawali and is considered as the main festive day of Deepawali.
  • Kali Puja: Kali Puja, also known as Shyama Puja or Mahanisha Puja, is a festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, celebrated on the new moon day of the Hindu month Kartika, Krishna Paksha Amavasya.
  • Children’s day: The day marks the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, fondly remembered as Chacha Nehru. Universally, children’s day is celebrated on November 20 every year.
  • Kamala Jayanti: Goddess Kamala maintains the tenth position among all the ten significant Dus Mahavidya. She is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti known as Adi Shakti i.e one of the earliest forms of shakti. It is observed on Kartika, Krishna Paksha Amavasya.

Sunday 15

  • Kartika Amavasya: Kartika Amavasya is the Amavasya day in the Hindu month of Kartika. It occurs on the day of Diwali. On this Amavasya night, Goddess Shyama Kali is worshipped through a special Tantrik Puja. Goddess Shyama Kali is the first avatar of Goddess Durga. Every year it is celebrated on Kartika, Krishna Paksha Amavasya.
  • Govardhan Puja: Govardhan Puja as it is also known, is a Hindu festival in which devotees prepare and offer a large variety of vegetarian food to Bhagwan Shri Krishna as a mark of gratitude. Govardhan Puja is the Hindu festival that falls on the Kartika, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.
  • Annakut: The Annakut festival occurs on the first lunar day of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik, which is the next day of Deepawali (Diwali), the Hindu festival of lights, and also the first day of the Vikram Samvat calendar.

Monday 16

  • Chandra Darshana: Chandra Darshan is the first day of moon sighting after no moon day. In Hinduism, the new moon day is known as Amavasya and the first sighting of the moon after the new moon has religious significance. People observe a day-long fast and break it after sighting the new moon on Chandra Darshan day.
  • Gujarati New Year: There are numerous days throughout the year celebrated as New Year’s Day in the different states. In Gujarat, the next day of Diwali is celebrated as the first day of the Vikram Samvat calendar which is the first day of the month Kartik. It falls on Kartika, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.
  • Vrishchika Sankranti: Vrischika Sankranti or Vruschika Sankramanam is a sacred day that marks the movement of Sun from the Tula Rashi to the Vruschika Rashi. On this auspicious day, the sun moves into Scorpio. It is observed on Kartika, Shukla Paksha Dwitiya.
  • Bhai Dooj: Bhai Dooj, Bhaubeej, Bhai Tika, Bhai Phonta is a festival celebrated by Hindus on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar or of Shalivahan Shaka calendar month of Kartika. It is celebrated during the Diwali or Tihar festival and the Holi festival.

Wednesday 18

  • Nagula Chavithi: Nagula Chavithi is an auspicious day to observe Naga Puja. Nagula Chavithi is observed on the fourth day after Deepavali Amavasya during Karthika masam. Nag Panchami and Nagasashti are observed after Naga Chaturthi. In some parts of Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu, it is also celebrated in the month of Sravana Masam.
  • Vinayaka Chaturthi: Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of Ganesha to earth from Kailash Parvat with his mother goddess Parvati/Gauri. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals.

Thursday 19

  • Labh Panchami: Labh Pancham or Labh Panchami is celebrated on Kartik Sud Pancham wherein Labh means “Benefit” and Pancham means “Fifth”. The festival of Labh Panchami or Labh Pancham marks the final day of Diwali celebrations and is observed on Kartika, Shukla Paksha Panchami.

Friday 20

  • Chhath Puja: Chhath Puja is celebrated on the sixth day of the month of Karthika in the Vikram Samvat, which also means it is the sixth day after Diwali. Chhath Puja is an ancient Hindu festival and the only Vedic Festival devoted to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, and Chhathi Maiya. Every year it is celebrated on Kartika, Shukla Paksha Sashti.

Saturday 21

  • Kartika: Karthikai, Kartika, Karthika or Kartik or Karthika Masam is a month in the Hindu calendar that typically overlaps October and November. Kartika Purnima is a Hindu, Sikh, and Jain cultural festival, celebrated on the Purnima (full moon) day or the fifteenth lunar day.

Sunday 22

  • Gopashtami: Gopashtami is a festival that is dedicated to Lord Krishna and cows. It is the coming-of-age celebration when Krishna’s father, Nanda Maharaja, gave Krishna the responsibility for taking care of the cows of Vrindavan and falls on Kartika, Shukla Paksha Ashtami.
  • Masik Durgashtami: Durgashtami is a very auspicious vrat and is observed every month during Ashtami Tithi of Shukla Paksha. Observers/ Vratees observe fast on this day from morning to evening.

Monday 23

  • Akshaya Navami: Akshaya Navami falls on the ninth day of the ‘Shukla Paksha’ in the month of ‘Kartik. This day has a similar significance as ‘Akshaya Tritiya.’ It is observed two days before Dev Uthani Ekadashi.
  • Jagadhatri Puja: Jagadhatri is one of the incarnations of Goddess Durga. The term Jagadhatri is an amalgamation of two Sanskrit words: Jagat meaning world and dhatri, meaning the one who bears or carries the world. It is usually observed on Kartika, Shukla Paksha Navami.

Tuesday 24

  • Kansa Vadh: Kansa Vadh marks the victory of good over evil. On this day Lord Krishna killed ‘Kansa’ and reinstated ‘King Ugrasena’ as the Ruler of Mathura. It is celebrated mainly in the city of Mathura. This festival is mainly celebrated by the Chaturvedi community and marks the presence of Kartika, Shukla Paksha Dashami.

Wednesday 25

  • Devutthana Ekadashi: Prabodhini Ekadashi also known as Devotthan Ekadashi, is the 11th lunar day (Ekadashi) in the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month of Kartik. The Hindu festival of Devutthana Ekadashi is celebrated with reverence to Hindu God Vishnu. It is celebrated on Kartika, Shukla Paksha Ekadashi.

Thursday 26

  • Guruvayur Ekadashi: The Vrischika Ekadasi is called as Guruvayur Ekadasi in Guruvayur, Kerala. This falls in the Mandala season. Navami and Dasami are also very important. Ekadasi Vilakku starts a month before the Ekadasi day as offered by different persons, families, and organizations. It is celebrated on Kartika, Shukla Paksha Ekadashi.
  • Tulsi Vivah: Tulasi Vivaha is the ceremonial marriage of the Tulasi or commonly Tulsi plant to the Hindu god Shaligram or Vishnu or to his avatar, Sri Krishna. The Tulsi wedding signifies the end of the monsoon and the beginning of the wedding season in Hinduism.
  • Yogeshwara Dwadashi: Yogeeswara Dwadasi, an auspicious day which falls in the month of Karthik is also known as Chiluka Dwadasi, Ksheerabdi Dwadasi or HariBodhini Dwadasi. It is celebrated on the twelfth day of Karthik month. Lord Vishnu sleeps on Ashada Sud Ekadashi, and after four months of cosmic sleep he wakes up on Utthana Ekadasi which falls before the day of Ksheerabdi Dwadashi.

Friday 27

  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on shubh tithi of Kartika, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi.

Saturday 28

  • Vaikuntha Chaturdashi: Vaikuntha Chaturdashi is a Hindu holy day, which is observed on Chaturdashi, the 14th lunar day of the waxing moon fortnight of the Hindu month of Kartik. The day is sacred to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. They are worshipped individually or together in different temples in Varanasi, Rishikesh, Gaya, and Maharashtra
  • Vishweshwara Vrat: Vaikunta Chaturdasi is observed on the 14th day of the Kartik Shukla Paksha.

Sunday 29

  • Manikarnika Snan: The ritualistic bathing ceremony during the auspicious month of Kartik on the Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi is known as Manikarnika Snan. Manikarnika Snan falls on the Chaturdashi Tithi during the Shukla Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartika.
  • Dev Diwali: The Dev Deepavali is the festival of Kartik Poornima celebrated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It falls on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartika and takes place fifteen days after Diwali. Every year it falls on Kartika, Shukla Paksha Purnima.

Monday 30

  • Kartika Purnima: Kartika Purnima is a Hindu, Sikh and Jain cultural festival, celebrated on the Purnima day or the fifteenth lunar day of Kartik. It is also known as Tripuri Purnima and Tripurari Purnima. It is sometimes called Deva-Diwali or Deva-Deepawali, the festival of lights of the gods.
  • Guru Nanak Jayanti: Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab, also known as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak. This is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism, or Sikhi. The festivities in the Sikh religion revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus.
  • National Flag Day: National Flag of Canada Day, commonly shortened to Flag Day, is observed annually on February 15 to commemorate the inauguration of the Flag of Canada on that date in 1965. The day is marked by flying the flag, occasional public ceremonies, and educational programs in schools.
  • 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 Kartika, Shukla Paksha Purnima.

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