Indian Holidays and Festival Calendar for October 2020 with subh muhurats of the month. List of October 2020 holidays and Indian festivals.
|Holidays and Festivals List October 2020|
|Thursday, 01||Ashwina Adhika Purnima|
|Friday, 02||Gandhi Jayanti|
|Sunday, 04||World Animal Day|
|Monday, 05||Vibhuvana Sankashti Chaturthi|
|Wednesday, 07||Rohini Vrat|
|Tuesday, 13||Parama Ekadashi|
|Wednesday, 14||Pradosh Vrat|
|Thursday, 15||Masik Shivaratri|
|Friday, 16||Ashwina Amavasya|
|Saturday, 17||Shardiya Navratri, Sindhara Dooj, Ghatasthapana,|
Tula Sankranti, Agrasen Jayanti
|Sunday, 18||Chandra Darshan|
|Tuesday, 20||Vinayaka Chaturthi, Upang Lalita Vrat|
|Wednesday, 21||Skanda Sashti, Saraswati Avahan|
|Thursday, 22||Saraswathi Puja , Durga Puja|
|Friday, 23||Saraswati Balidan , Saraswati Visarjan|
|Saturday, 24||Masik Durgashtami, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja,|
|Sunday, 25||Dussehra, Bijayadashami, Buddha Jayanti|
|Monday, 26||Durga Visarjan, Bengal Vijayadashami|
|Tuesday, 27||Papankusha Ekadashi, Padmanabha Dwadashi|
|Wednesday, 28||Pradosh Vrat|
|Thursday, 29||Milad-un-Nabi (Id-e-Milad )|
|Friday, 30||Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima, kumar purnima|
|Saturday, 31||Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti, Ashwina Purnima|
|Subh Muhurats October 2020|
|Namakaran||19, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30|
|Griha Pravesh||No muhurat|
|Vehicle Pur||19, 25, 26|
|Property Pur||No Muhurat|
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Festivals In October 2020
According to the Hindu lunar calendar, October 2020 starts from Adhik Ashwina Krishna Paksha Purnima and ends on Ashwina Shukla Paksha Purnima. Shardiya Navratri, Sindhara Dooj, Ghatasthapana, and Dussehra are some important festivals of this month.
- Ashwina Adhika Purnima: Ashwina Adhika Purnima falls in the Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month. It is also known as Ashwin or Sharad Purnima. Ashwin Purnima falls on the Full Moon day during the Hindu lunar month of Ashwin. It is celebrated as a harvest festival and it marks the end of monsoon. It is observed on Ashwina Adhika, Shukla Paksha Purnima.
- Gandhi Jayanti: Gandhi Jayanti is an event celebrated in India to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It is celebrated annually on 2 October, and it is one of the three national holidays of India.
- World Animal Day: World Animal Day is celebrated on 4 October every year to raise awareness about improving the welfare standards of the animals around the world.
- Vibhuvana Sankashti Chaturthi: Vibhuvana Sankashti Chaturthi is a Holy day for the people of the Hindu community which falls on the tithi of Ashwina Adhika, Krishna Paksha Chaturthi. The day is dedicated to the Lord Ganesha and the vrat will be observed on this day.
- 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 Ashwina Adhika, Krishna Paksha Panchami.
- Arbaeen: Arbaeen marks the end of the 40-day mourning period for the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. Hussein, the third Shia Imam, was killed in battle at Karbala in the 7th Century. His martyrdom is considered a defining event in the schism between Sunnis and Shia Muslims.
- Kalashtami: Kalashtami is a Hindu festival dedicated to the birthday of Lord Bhairva and is observed every year on the tithi of Ashwina Adhika, Krishna Paksha Ashtami
- Parama Ekadashi: Parama Ekadashi is observed on the 11th day, that is, ‘Ekadashi’ tithi during the Krishna Paksha (the dark fortnight of moon) of the ‘Adhika Masa’ of the Hindu lunar calendar.
- Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on shubh tithi of Ashwina Adhika, Krishna Paksha Trayodashi.
- Masik Shivaratri: Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva on the tithi of Ashwina Adhika, Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi
- Ashwin Amavasya: Ashwin Amavasya is also known as Sarva Pitru Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya. Every year it falls on Ashwina Adhika, Krishna Paksha Amavasya. Amavasya is a Sanskrit word that means dark moon lunar phase.
- Navratri (Shardiya Navratri): Navaratri is a Hindu festival that spans nine nights and is celebrated every year in the autumn. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian cultural sphere. Shardiya Navratri falls on Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.
- Sindhara Dooj: Sindhara Dooj is a Hindu festival that is celebrated on the ‘Dwitiya’ (2nd day) during the ‘Shukla Paksha’ (the bright fortnight of moon) in the ‘Shravan’ month of Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Pratipada. Sindhara Dooj is one of the most auspicious and vibrant festivals celebrated by womenfolk in all parts of northern India on the second day of Navratri.
- Ghatasthapana: Ghatasthapana is one of the significant rituals during Navratri. It marks the beginning of nine days of festivity and falls on Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Pratipada. Ghatasthapana or Kalash Sthapana is the most significant ritual of the nine-day festival of Navratri.
- Tula Sankranti: Tula Sankranti is also known as Garbhana Sankranti and is the first day of the Kartika month by the
hindusolar calendar. It falls on the same day as Mahasthmi and is celebrated all over India with different rituals. It is observed on Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.
- Agrasen Jayanti: Agrasen Jayanti (literally “Agrasen’s birthday”) is the birth anniversary celebrations of a legendary Hindu king Agrasen Maharaj. He was king of Agroha, and it was from him that Agrawal originated. Agrasen Jayanti is observed on the Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.
- Chandra Darshan: The day after Amavasya is known as Chandra Darshan and it is one of the most important Navagras of Hinduism.
- Vinayaka Chaturthi: Vinayaka Chaturthi is also known as Ganesh Chaturthi and it falls on the auspicious tithi of Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Chaturthi. It is one of the most anticipated and lively festivals in India.
- Upang Lalita Vrat: Observing Upang
lalitafat is considered to be very auspicious for the devotees. In 2020, Upang Lalita fast will be observed on Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Panchami. Lalita Panchami is a fasting day for Goddess Lalita and also known as Upang Lalita Vrat.
- Saraswati Avahan:
Firstday of the puja of Goddess Saraswati during the Navratri celebrations is known as ‘Saraswati Avahan’. It is observed on the shubhtithi of Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Panchami. Avahan means invocationof Goddess Saraswati.
- Skanda Sashti: It is a Holy Day for Hindus dedicated to Lord Murugan or Karttikeya prosperous tithi of Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Sashti. It is one of the renowned and auspicious occasions celebrated in the Indian State.
- Saraswati Puja: It is a Hindu festival and celebrated on the tithi Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Sashti. Saraswati Puja is performed for Goddess Saraswati. Goddess Saraswati, the consort of Lord Brahma, is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, intelligence, arts.
- Durga Puja: Durga Puja also called Durgotsava is an annual Hindu festival originating in the Indian subcontinent which reveres and pays homage to the Hindu goddess and celebrates on Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Sashti.
- Saraswati Balidan: Saraswati Balidan is an auspicious day that is celebrated to pay homage to Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of knowledge and wisdom.
Balidaanto Goddess Saraswati is offered on Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Saptami.
- Saraswati Visarjan: The fourth and final day of Saraswati Puja during Navratri is known as Saraswati Visarjan day. It is observed on Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Saptami. Saraswati Visarjan is celebrated as the day to bid adieu to Goddess Saraswati and devotees pray for Her return every year.
- Durga Ashtami: Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami is one of the most auspicious days of the five days long Durga Puja Festival. Durga Ashtami celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon, Mahishasura.
- Masik Durgashtami: Durgashtami is a very auspicious vrat and is observed every month during Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Ashtami. Observers/ Vratees observe fast on this day from morning to evening.
- Sandhi Puja: One of the most important rituals of Durga Puja is the Sandhi Puja which is performed at a very important period. Sandhi Puja has special significance during Navratri Puja. It is done at the juncture when Ashtami Tithi ends and Navami Tithi starts. It is observed on Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Ashtami.
- Maha Navami: Maha Navami (Mahanavami) or Durga Navami is celebrated as the victory of god over evil. Maha Navami is the ninth day of the Navratri festival and is the final day of worship and observed on Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Navami.
- Dussehra or Vijayadashmi: Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra or Dashain is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navaratri every year. According to
Hinducalendar, Dussehrafestival is celebrated in the month of Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Dashami.
- Durga Visarjan: The last day of Durga Puja celebrations sees ‘durga visarjan’. You can see lavish processions taking idols of the goddess for immersion in the Ganga or sea on Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Dashami.
- Papankusha Ekadashi: Papankusha Ekadashi is a Hindu fasting day that falls on the Ekadashi tithi (11th day) of the Shukla Paksha (the waxing phase of moon) during the lunar month of Ashwin in the Hindu calendar. For this reason, this Ekadashi is also referred to as Ashwina-Shukla Ekadashi.
- Padmanabha Dwadashi: Padmanabha Dwadashi is celebrated on the next day of the Papankusha Ekadashi. It falls on the Twelfth day of the Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month. Padmanabha Dwadashi is an observance celebrated by the Vaishnavites and Hindus and observed on Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Dwadashi.
- Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on shubh tithi of Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi.
- Milad-un-Nabi (Id-e-Milad): Many Muslims in India observe Milad un-Nabi, which commemorates the Prophet Muhammad’s (or Mohammad’s) birthday. Milad un-Nabi is a gazetted holiday in India and is also known as Nabi Day, Mawlid, Mohammad’s Birthday or the Prophet’s Birthday.
- Kojagara Puja: Kojagara Puja is regarded as one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu religion. It is meant for worshipping Goddess Lakshmi in the Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Purnima. Kojagara Purnima is also known as ‘Bengal Lakshmi Puja’ or Sharad Purnima. Goddess Lakshmi is known as the Goddess of Prosperity.
- Sharad Purnima: Sharad Purnima is a harvest festival celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Purnima. Marking the end of the monsoon season. In Odisha, on this day unmarried women keep fast with the popular belief of getting their suitable groom. It is also known as Kumar Purnima.
- Ashwina Purnima: Ashwin Purnima falls on the Full Moon day during the Hindu lunar month of Ashwin. It is celebrated as a harvest festival and it marks the end of monsoon.
- Valmiki Jayanti: Valmiki Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of the great author and sage, Maharishi Valmiki. Maharshi Valmiki authored the epic Ramayana which contains 24,000 shlokas and 7 cantos including the Uttara Kanda. He is considered as the Adi Kavi, the first poet of Sanskrit language.
- Meerabai Jayanti: Mirabai was a 16th-century Hindu mystic poet and devotee of Krishna. EVery year on Ashwina, Shukla Paksha Purnima her jayanti is celebrated. Born into a royal family of Rajasthan, she was one of the significant Sants of the Vaishnava Bhakti movement. Some 1300 poems written in passionate praise of Lord Krishna are credited to her.
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