This Calendar facilitates the Indian Holiday list. It shows holidays according to the Hindu calendar. It shows Monthly Indian Festivals holidays of all different religions (Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Islam, and Christian). This calendar also mentions Indian Government Holidays and Indian Festivals throughout the year. Indian Holidays Calendar for April, 2003 Indian Holidays and Hindu Festival Calendar for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India is as mentioned below:

Festivals 2003


Festivals in January 2003

1 january 2003
(Wednesday)
Masik Shivaratri, English New Year
2 january 2003
(Thursday)
Paush Amavasya, Hanumath Jayanthi
4 january 2003
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan
6 january 2003
(Monday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
8 january 2003
(Wednesday)
Skanda Sashti
9 january 2003
(Thursday)
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
10 january 2003
(Friday)
Masik Durgashtami, Shakambhari Utsavarambha
13 january 2003
(Monday)
Masik Karthigai
14 january 2003
(Tuesday)
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Tailang Swami Jayanti, Lohri, Vaikuntha Ekadashi
15 january 2003
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Magh Bihu, Rohini Vrat
18 january 2003
(Saturday)
Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Thai Pusam
21 january 2003
(Tuesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sakat Chauth
23 january 2003
(Thursday)
Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24 january 2003
(Friday)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
25 january 2003
(Saturday)
Kalashtami
26 january 2003
(Sunday)
Republic Day
28 january 2003
(Tuesday)
Shattila Ekadashi
29 january 2003
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
30 january 2003
(Thursday)
Masik Shivaratri

Festivals in February 2003

1 february 2003
(Saturday)
Magha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas, Thai Amavasai
2 february 2003
(Sunday)
Chandra Darshan, Gupta Navratri Begins
5 february 2003
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha Jayanti
6 february 2003
(Thursday)
Vasant Panchami
7 february 2003
(Friday)
Skanda Sashti
8 february 2003
(Saturday)
Ratha Saptami, Narmada Jayanti
9 february 2003
(Sunday)
Bhishma Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Masik Karthigai
11 february 2003
(Tuesday)
Rohini Vrat
12 february 2003
(Wednesday)
Eid al-Adha, Bakrid
13 february 2003
(Thursday)
Jaya Ekadashi, Kumbha Sankranti
14 february 2003
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat
16 february 2003
(Sunday)
Magha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Ravidas Jayanti
17 february 2003
(Monday)
Masi Magam
18 february 2003
(Tuesday)
Attukal Pongala
20 february 2003
(Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
22 february 2003
(Saturday)
Yashoda Jayanti
23 february 2003
(Sunday)
Shabari Jayanti, Kalashtami
24 february 2003
(Monday)
Janaki Jayanti
26 february 2003
(Wednesday)
Vijaya Ekadashi
27 february 2003
(Thursday)
Gauna Vijaya Ekadashi, Vaishnava Vijaya Ekadashi
28 february 2003
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat

Festivals in March 2003

1 march 2003
(Saturday)
Maha Shivaratri
3 march 2003
(Monday)
Phalguna Amavasya, Somvati Amavas
4 march 2003
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan
5 march 2003
(Wednesday)
Phulera Dooj, Ramakrishna Jayanti
7 march 2003
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
9 march 2003
(Sunday)
Skanda Sashti, Masik Karthigai
10 march 2003
(Monday)
Rohini Vrat
11 march 2003
(Tuesday)
Masik Durgashtami
14 march 2003
(Friday)
Amalaki Ekadashi, Karadaiyan Nombu
15 march 2003
(Saturday)
Meena Sankranti
16 march 2003
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
17 march 2003
(Monday)
Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan
18 march 2003
(Tuesday)
Holi, Vasanta Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Phalguna Purnima, Lakshmi Jayanti, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Panguni Uthiram
20 march 2003
(Thursday)
Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya, Shivaji Jayanti
21 march 2003
(Friday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Vernal Equinox
22 march 2003
(Saturday)
Ranga Panchami
24 march 2003
(Monday)
Sheetala Saptami, Kalashtami
25 march 2003
(Tuesday)
Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami
28 march 2003
(Friday)
Papmochani Ekadashi
30 march 2003
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri

Festivals in April 2003

1 april 2003
(Tuesday)
Chaitra Amavasya
2 april 2003
(Wednesday)
Chaitra Navratri, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi
3 april 2003
(Thursday)
Chandra Darshan, Jhulelal Jayanti
4 april 2003
(Friday)
Matsya Jayanti
5 april 2003
(Saturday)
Gauri Puja, Gangaur, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Masik Karthigai
6 april 2003
(Sunday)
Lakshmi Panchami
7 april 2003
(Monday)
Skanda Sashti, Rohini Vrat
8 april 2003
(Tuesday)
Yamuna Chhath
10 april 2003
(Thursday)
Masik Durgashtami
11 april 2003
(Friday)
Rama Navami
13 april 2003
(Sunday)
Kamada Ekadashi
14 april 2003
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat, Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti, Baisakhi, Puthandu, Ambedkar Jayanti
15 april 2003
(Tuesday)
Mahavir Swami Jayanti, Vishu Kani, Pohela Boishakh
16 april 2003
(Wednesday)
Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Chitra Pournami
18 april 2003
(Friday)
Good Friday
19 april 2003
(Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
20 april 2003
(Sunday)
Easter
23 april 2003
(Wednesday)
Kalashtami
27 april 2003
(Sunday)
Varuthini Ekadashi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti
28 april 2003
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
29 april 2003
(Tuesday)
Masik Shivaratri

Festivals in May 2003

1 may 2003
(Thursday)
Vaishakha Amavasya
2 may 2003
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan, Masik Karthigai
4 may 2003
(Sunday)
Parashurama Jayanti, Akshaya Tritiya, Rohini Vrat
5 may 2003
(Monday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
6 may 2003
(Tuesday)
Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti, Ramanuja Jayanti
7 may 2003
(Wednesday)
Skanda Sashti, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
8 may 2003
(Thursday)
Ganga Saptami
9 may 2003
(Friday)
Masik Durgashtami, Tagore Jayanti *Bengal
10 may 2003
(Saturday)
Sita Navami
11 may 2003
(Sunday)
Thrissur Pooram
12 may 2003
(Monday)
Mohini Ekadashi
13 may 2003
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat
14 may 2003
(Wednesday)
Narasimha Jayanti
15 may 2003
(Thursday)
Kurma Jayanti, Purnima Upavas, Vrishabha Sankranti
16 may 2003
(Friday)
Vaishakha Purnima, Buddha Purnima, Chandra Grahan, Narada Jayanti
19 may 2003
(Monday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
22 may 2003
(Thursday)
Kalashtami
25 may 2003
(Sunday)
Hanuman Jayanti *Telugu
26 may 2003
(Monday)
Apara Ekadashi
28 may 2003
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
29 may 2003
(Thursday)
Masik Shivaratri
30 may 2003
(Friday)
Vat Savitri Vrat
31 may 2003
(Saturday)
Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Surya Grahan, Rohini Vrat

Festivals in June 2003

1 june 2003
(Sunday)
Chandra Darshan
3 june 2003
(Tuesday)
Maharana Pratap Jayanti
4 june 2003
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
5 june 2003
(Thursday)
Skanda Sashti
8 june 2003
(Sunday)
Masik Durgashtami
9 june 2003
(Monday)
Mahesh Navami
10 june 2003
(Tuesday)
Ganga Dussehra, Nirjala Ekadashi
11 june 2003
(Wednesday)
Gayatri Jayanti, Gauna Nirjala Ekadashi, Vaishnava Nirjala Ekadashi
12 june 2003
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat, Vaikasi Visakam
14 june 2003
(Saturday)
Jyeshtha Purnima, Vat Purnima Vrat, Purnima Upavas, Kabirdas Jayanti
15 june 2003
(Sunday)
Mithuna Sankranti
17 june 2003
(Tuesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
21 june 2003
(Saturday)
Kalashtami
22 june 2003
(Sunday)
Longest Day of Year
25 june 2003
(Wednesday)
Yogini Ekadashi
26 june 2003
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
27 june 2003
(Friday)
Masik Shivaratri
28 june 2003
(Saturday)
Rohini Vrat
29 june 2003
(Sunday)
Ashadha Amavasya
30 june 2003
(Monday)
Gupta Navratri Begins

Festivals in July 2003

1 july 2003
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan, Jagannath Rathyatra
3 july 2003
(Thursday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
5 july 2003
(Saturday)
Skanda Sashti
7 july 2003
(Monday)
Masik Durgashtami
9 july 2003
(Wednesday)
Gauri Vrat Begins *Gujarat
10 july 2003
(Thursday)
Devshayani Ekadashi
11 july 2003
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat, Jayaparvati Vrat Begins
13 july 2003
(Sunday)
Kokila Vrat *Gujarat, Vyasa Puja, Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Gauri Vrat Ends *Gujarat, Purnima Upavas
14 july 2003
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
15 july 2003
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat *North
16 july 2003
(Wednesday)
Jayaparvati Vrat Ends, Sankashti Chaturthi, Karka Sankranti
21 july 2003
(Monday)
Kalashtami, Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
22 july 2003
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat *North
25 july 2003
(Friday)
Kamika Ekadashi, Rohini Vrat
26 july 2003
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
27 july 2003
(Sunday)
Sawan Shivaratri
28 july 2003
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat *North, Hariyali Amavasya, Aadi Amavasai
29 july 2003
(Tuesday)
Shravana Amavasya, Mangala Gauri Vrat *North
30 july 2003
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan

Festivals in September 2003

1 september 2003
(Monday)
Rishi Panchami, Skanda Sashti
3 september 2003
(Wednesday)
Gauri Avahana, Radha Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins, Durva Ashtami
4 september 2003
(Thursday)
Gauri Puja
5 september 2003
(Friday)
Gauri Visarjan
6 september 2003
(Saturday)
Parsva Ekadashi
7 september 2003
(Sunday)
Vamana Jayanti
8 september 2003
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat, Onam
9 september 2003
(Tuesday)
Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan
10 september 2003
(Wednesday)
Purnima Upavas, Purnima Shraddha
11 september 2003
(Thursday)
Pratipada Shraddha
12 september 2003
(Friday)
Dwitiya Shraddha
13 september 2003
(Saturday)
Tritiya Shraddha
14 september 2003
(Sunday)
Chaturthi Shraddha, Sankashti Chaturthi
15 september 2003
(Monday)
Maha Bharani, Panchami Shraddha
16 september 2003
(Tuesday)
Shashthi Shraddha, Masik Karthigai
17 september 2003
(Wednesday)
Saptami Shraddha, Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja, Rohini Vrat
18 september 2003
(Thursday)
Ashtami Shraddha, Kalashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends
19 september 2003
(Friday)
Jivitputrika Vrat, Navami Shraddha
21 september 2003
(Sunday)
Dashami Shraddha
22 september 2003
(Monday)
Indira Ekadashi, Ekadashi Shraddha
23 september 2003
(Tuesday)
Magha Shraddha, Dwadashi Shraddha, Trayodashi Shraddha, Pradosh Vrat, Autumnal Equinox
24 september 2003
(Wednesday)
Chaturdashi Shraddha, Masik Shivaratri
25 september 2003
(Thursday)
Sarva Pitru Amavasya
26 september 2003
(Friday)
Ashwin Amavasya, Navratri Begins, Ghatasthapana
27 september 2003
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan
29 september 2003
(Monday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
30 september 2003
(Tuesday)
Lalita Panchami, Bilva Nimantran, Skanda Sashti

Festivals in October 2003

1 october 2003
(Wednesday)
Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon
2 october 2003
(Thursday)
Saraswati Avahan, Navpatrika Puja, Gandhi Jayanti
3 october 2003
(Friday)
Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja, Maha Navami
4 october 2003
(Saturday)
Saraswati Balidan, Durga Balidan, Saraswati Visarjan, Ayudha Puja, Saraswati Poojai, Bengal Maha Navami
5 october 2003
(Sunday)
Durga Visarjan, Dussehra, Vijayadashami, Bengal Vijayadashami, Mysore Dasara, Vidyarambham Day, Madhvacharya Jayanti
6 october 2003
(Monday)
Papankusha Ekadashi
7 october 2003
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat
9 october 2003
(Thursday)
Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima, Purnima Upavas
10 october 2003
(Friday)
Ashwin Purnima, Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti
13 october 2003
(Monday)
Atla Tadde, Masik Karthigai
14 october 2003
(Tuesday)
Karwa Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi
15 october 2003
(Wednesday)
Rohini Vrat
17 october 2003
(Friday)
Tula Sankranti
18 october 2003
(Saturday)
Ahoi Ashtami, Radha Kunda Snan, Kalashtami
21 october 2003
(Tuesday)
Rama Ekadashi
22 october 2003
(Wednesday)
Gauna Rama Ekadashi, Vaishnava Rama Ekadashi, Govatsa Dwadashi
23 october 2003
(Thursday)
Dhan Teras, Yama Deepam, Pradosh Vrat
24 october 2003
(Friday)
Narak Chaturdashi, Tamil Deepavali, Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja, Masik Shivaratri, Kali Puja
25 october 2003
(Saturday)
Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopda Puja, Sharda Puja, Kartik Amavasya
26 october 2003
(Sunday)
Gowardhan Puja, Annakut, Bali Pratipada, Dyuta Krida, Bhaiya Dooj, Yama Dwitiya
27 october 2003
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan
28 october 2003
(Tuesday)
Nagula Chavithi *Telugu, Vinayaka Chaturthi
29 october 2003
(Wednesday)
Labh Panchami
30 october 2003
(Thursday)
Chhath Puja, Soora Samharam

Festivals in November 2003

1 november 2003
(Saturday)
Gopashtami, Masik Durgashtami
2 november 2003
(Sunday)
Akshaya Navami, Jagaddhatri Puja
3 november 2003
(Monday)
Kansa Vadh
4 november 2003
(Tuesday)
Devutthana Ekadashi
5 november 2003
(Wednesday)
Tulasi Vivah
6 november 2003
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
7 november 2003
(Friday)
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi
8 november 2003
(Saturday)
Dev Diwali, Kartik Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Nanak Jayanti
9 november 2003
(Sunday)
Chandra Grahan, Masik Karthigai
11 november 2003
(Tuesday)
Rohini Vrat
12 november 2003
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
14 november 2003
(Friday)
Nehru Jayanti
16 november 2003
(Sunday)
Vrischika Sankranti
17 november 2003
(Monday)
Kalabhairav Jayanti, Mandalakala Begins
20 november 2003
(Thursday)
Utpanna Ekadashi
21 november 2003
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat
22 november 2003
(Saturday)
Masik Shivaratri
23 november 2003
(Sunday)
Margashirsha Amavasya, Surya Grahan
25 november 2003
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan
27 november 2003
(Thursday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
28 november 2003
(Friday)
Vivah Panchami, Subrahmanya Sashti
29 november 2003
(Saturday)
Champa Shashthi

Festivals in December 2003

1 december 2003
(Monday)
Masik Durgashtami
4 december 2003
(Thursday)
Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti, Guruvayur Ekadashi
6 december 2003
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, Hanuman Jayanti *Kannada
7 december 2003
(Sunday)
Karthigai Deepam
8 december 2003
(Monday)
Dattatreya Jayanti, Purnima Upavas, Annapurna Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
12 december 2003
(Friday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
16 december 2003
(Tuesday)
Kalashtami, Dhanu Sankranti
19 december 2003
(Friday)
Saphala Ekadashi
20 december 2003
(Saturday)
Gauna Saphala Ekadashi, Vaishnava Saphala Ekadashi
21 december 2003
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri
22 december 2003
(Monday)
Shortest Day of Year
23 december 2003
(Tuesday)
Paush Amavasya, Hanumath Jayanthi
24 december 2003
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan
25 december 2003
(Thursday)
Merry Christmas
26 december 2003
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
27 december 2003
(Saturday)
Mandala Pooja
28 december 2003
(Sunday)
Skanda Sashti
29 december 2003
(Monday)
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
30 december 2003
(Tuesday)
Masik Durgashtami, Shakambhari Utsavarambha

Hindu Festival Calendar

The following Hindu Festival Calendar are shown for the date April, 2003 Indian Holidays and Hindu Festival Calendar for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Hindu calendar is used by Hindus for important events related to their religion and festivals. The Hindu religion is the world’s 3rd oldest religion having countless followers and can be found being practiced throughout the world. Hindus have divine texts called Vedas which are highly respected in their religion. Four Vedas are Rig Veda, Atharva Veda, Yajur Veda, and Sama Veda. Hindus’ Famous and beloved scripture are Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharat, and Ramayana.

Panchang, Panchangam, Panjika, etc. are the other names of the Hindu calendar. Hindus celebrate their festivals on different dates because they depend on the action of the moon and sun. That’s why Hindus celebrate their festivals according to the Hindu calendar. Hindu Calendar is also called astrology calendar. It keeps on changing from time to time.

Vikram Samvat

It started in 57 B.C.
To mark achievement, King Vikramaditya introduced it.
This calendar is also according to the movements of Moon, so it is also a type of lunar calendar.
It also contains 12 months and 354 days to make a year.
Months are divided into two parts.
The shiny days are referred as Shuklapaksha. Days between the new moon and full moon.
The dark days are referred as Krishna Paksha. Days between the full moon and the new moon.
The month starts with Krishna Paksha.
It has 13 months after five years. This month refers to Adhik Mass.

The Solar Calendar

This is according to the movement of the Sun. Sidereal/tropical are two types of movement of the year. For example, Roman and French calendar. It is used in different states of India. Punjab, Assam, Haryana, Kerala, Bengal, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, and Orissa. It is not considered according to the number of days in a year. Below mentioned categories are the part of Indian National Calendar.

Saka Samvat

It started in 78 A.D.
To mark achievement, Saka rulers introduced it.
It is also the type of solar calendar.
It is also an official calendar adopted by the Indian Government in 1957.
It also contains 12 months and 365 days to make a year.

The Lunisolar Calendar

This calendar is according to the movement of both Sun and Moon. Sun helps to assemble year and moon helps to assemble the month of the year. This calendar is referred for Indian Hindu Festivals and Indian Holidays. It is also used in different states of India like Gujrat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kashmir, and Bihar. It accumulates the yearly motion of the Sun and monthly phases of Moon. Some examples are Jews and the Babylonian calendars along with the Indian Calendars used in, Bihar Karnataka, Kashmir.

Structure of Indian calendar

Luni-solar system is based on time which consists of 365 days and twelve months. The first month refers to Chaitra and the last month refers to Phalguna. Indian new year is celebrated according to Shaka Calendar. 12 months are of Hindu festivals calendar are mentioned below:

1. Chaitra
2. Vaishakha
3. Jyeshtha
4. Ashadha
5. Shravana
6. Bhadra
7. Ashwin
8. Kartika
9. Agrahayana
10. Pausha
11. Magha
12. Phalguna

Gregorian Calendar

It is also the type of Scientific calendar.
It also contains 12 months and 364.25 days to make a year.
It is universally followed and is called the solar calendar.