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, 2005 Indian Holidays and Hindu Festival Calendar for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India is as mentioned below:

Festivals 2005


Festivals in January 2005

1 january 2005
(Saturday)
English New Year
3 january 2005
(Monday)
Kalashtami
6 january 2005
(Thursday)
Saphala Ekadashi
7 january 2005
(Friday)
Gauna Saphala Ekadashi, Vaishnava Saphala Ekadashi
8 january 2005
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
9 january 2005
(Sunday)
Masik Shivaratri
10 january 2005
(Monday)
Paush Amavasya, Somvati Amavas, Hanumath Jayanthi
11 january 2005
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan
13 january 2005
(Thursday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Lohri
14 january 2005
(Friday)
Pongal, Makar Sankranti
15 january 2005
(Saturday)
Skanda Sashti, Magh Bihu
16 january 2005
(Sunday)
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
17 january 2005
(Monday)
Masik Durgashtami, Shakambhari Utsavarambha
19 january 2005
(Wednesday)
Masik Karthigai
20 january 2005
(Thursday)
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Tailang Swami Jayanti
21 january 2005
(Friday)
Vaishnava Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Eid al-Adha, Bakrid, Rohini Vrat
22 january 2005
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
23 january 2005
(Sunday)
Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24 january 2005
(Monday)
Purnima Upavas
25 january 2005
(Tuesday)
Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima, Thai Pusam
26 january 2005
(Wednesday)
Republic Day
29 january 2005
(Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sakat Chauth

Festivals in February 2005

1 february 2005
(Tuesday)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
2 february 2005
(Wednesday)
Kalashtami
5 february 2005
(Saturday)
Shattila Ekadashi
6 february 2005
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
7 february 2005
(Monday)
Masik Shivaratri
8 february 2005
(Tuesday)
Magha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas, Thai Amavasai
9 february 2005
(Wednesday)
Gupta Navratri Begins
10 february 2005
(Thursday)
Chandra Darshan
12 february 2005
(Saturday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha Jayanti, Kumbha Sankranti
13 february 2005
(Sunday)
Vasant Panchami, Skanda Sashti
15 february 2005
(Tuesday)
Ratha Saptami, Narmada Jayanti, Masik Karthigai
16 february 2005
(Wednesday)
Bhishma Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami
17 february 2005
(Thursday)
Rohini Vrat
19 february 2005
(Saturday)
Jaya Ekadashi
21 february 2005
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
23 february 2005
(Wednesday)
Purnima Upavas
24 february 2005
(Thursday)
Magha Purnima, Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Masi Magam
25 february 2005
(Friday)
Attukal Pongala
27 february 2005
(Sunday)
Sankashti Chaturthi

Festivals in March 2005

2 march 2005
(Wednesday)
Yashoda Jayanti
3 march 2005
(Thursday)
Shabari Jayanti, Kalashtami
4 march 2005
(Friday)
Janaki Jayanti
6 march 2005
(Sunday)
Vijaya Ekadashi
7 march 2005
(Monday)
Vaishnava Vijaya Ekadashi
8 march 2005
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Maha Shivaratri
10 march 2005
(Thursday)
Phalguna Amavasya
11 march 2005
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan
12 march 2005
(Saturday)
Phulera Dooj, Ramakrishna Jayanti
13 march 2005
(Sunday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
14 march 2005
(Monday)
Meena Sankranti, Karadaiyan Nombu
15 march 2005
(Tuesday)
Skanda Sashti, Masik Karthigai
16 march 2005
(Wednesday)
Rohini Vrat
18 march 2005
(Friday)
Masik Durgashtami
20 march 2005
(Sunday)
Vernal Equinox
21 march 2005
(Monday)
Amalaki Ekadashi
23 march 2005
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
25 march 2005
(Friday)
Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Vasanta Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Phalguna Purnima, Lakshmi Jayanti, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Panguni Uthiram, Good Friday
26 march 2005
(Saturday)
Holi
27 march 2005
(Sunday)
Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya, Easter
28 march 2005
(Monday)
Shivaji Jayanti
29 march 2005
(Tuesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
30 march 2005
(Wednesday)
Ranga Panchami

Festivals in April 2005

1 april 2005
(Friday)
Sheetala Saptami, Kalashtami
2 april 2005
(Saturday)
Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami
5 april 2005
(Tuesday)
Papmochani Ekadashi
6 april 2005
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
7 april 2005
(Thursday)
Masik Shivaratri
8 april 2005
(Friday)
Chaitra Amavasya, Surya Grahan
9 april 2005
(Saturday)
Chaitra Navratri, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi
10 april 2005
(Sunday)
Chandra Darshan, Jhulelal Jayanti
11 april 2005
(Monday)
Gauri Puja, Gangaur, Matsya Jayanti, Masik Karthigai
12 april 2005
(Tuesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
13 april 2005
(Wednesday)
Lakshmi Panchami, Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti, Baisakhi, Rohini Vrat
14 april 2005
(Thursday)
Yamuna Chhath, Skanda Sashti, Puthandu, Vishu Kani, Pohela Boishakh, Ambedkar Jayanti
17 april 2005
(Sunday)
Masik Durgashtami
18 april 2005
(Monday)
Rama Navami
20 april 2005
(Wednesday)
Kamada Ekadashi, Thrissur Pooram
21 april 2005
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
22 april 2005
(Friday)
Mahavir Swami Jayanti
24 april 2005
(Sunday)
Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima, Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Chitra Pournami
27 april 2005
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi

Festivals in May 2005

1 may 2005
(Sunday)
Kalashtami
4 may 2005
(Wednesday)
Varuthini Ekadashi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti
5 may 2005
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
6 may 2005
(Friday)
Masik Shivaratri
7 may 2005
(Saturday)
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
8 may 2005
(Sunday)
Vaishakha Amavasya, Tagore Jayanti *Bengal
9 may 2005
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan, Masik Karthigai
10 may 2005
(Tuesday)
Parashurama Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
11 may 2005
(Wednesday)
Akshaya Tritiya
12 may 2005
(Thursday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ramanuja Jayanti
13 may 2005
(Friday)
Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti
14 may 2005
(Saturday)
Skanda Sashti, Vrishabha Sankranti
15 may 2005
(Sunday)
Ganga Saptami
16 may 2005
(Monday)
Masik Durgashtami
17 may 2005
(Tuesday)
Sita Navami
20 may 2005
(Friday)
Mohini Ekadashi
21 may 2005
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
22 may 2005
(Sunday)
Narasimha Jayanti
23 may 2005
(Monday)
Vaishakha Purnima, Kurma Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Vaikasi Visakam
24 may 2005
(Tuesday)
Narada Jayanti
26 may 2005
(Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
30 may 2005
(Monday)
Kalashtami

Festivals in June 2005

1 june 2005
(Wednesday)
Hanuman Jayanti *Telugu
2 june 2005
(Thursday)
Apara Ekadashi
4 june 2005
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
5 june 2005
(Sunday)
Masik Shivaratri, Masik Karthigai
6 june 2005
(Monday)
Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Vat Savitri Vrat, Rohini Vrat
8 june 2005
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan
10 june 2005
(Friday)
Maharana Pratap Jayanti, Vinayaka Chaturthi
12 june 2005
(Sunday)
Skanda Sashti
15 june 2005
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami, Mithuna Sankranti
16 june 2005
(Thursday)
Mahesh Navami
17 june 2005
(Friday)
Ganga Dussehra
18 june 2005
(Saturday)
Gayatri Jayanti, Nirjala Ekadashi
19 june 2005
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
21 june 2005
(Tuesday)
Vat Purnima Vrat, Purnima Upavas, Longest Day of Year
22 june 2005
(Wednesday)
Jyeshtha Purnima, Kabirdas Jayanti
25 june 2005
(Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
28 june 2005
(Tuesday)
Kalashtami

Festivals in July 2005

2 july 2005
(Saturday)
Yogini Ekadashi, Masik Karthigai
3 july 2005
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
4 july 2005
(Monday)
Masik Shivaratri, Rohini Vrat
6 july 2005
(Wednesday)
Ashadha Amavasya
7 july 2005
(Thursday)
Chandra Darshan, Gupta Navratri Begins
8 july 2005
(Friday)
Jagannath Rathyatra
10 july 2005
(Sunday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
12 july 2005
(Tuesday)
Skanda Sashti
15 july 2005
(Friday)
Masik Durgashtami
16 july 2005
(Saturday)
Karka Sankranti
17 july 2005
(Sunday)
Devshayani Ekadashi, Gauri Vrat Begins *Gujarat
18 july 2005
(Monday)
Gauna Devshayani Ekadashi, Vaishnava Devshayani Ekadashi
19 july 2005
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Jayaparvati Vrat Begins
20 july 2005
(Wednesday)
Kokila Vrat *Gujarat
21 july 2005
(Thursday)
Vyasa Puja, Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Gauri Vrat Ends *Gujarat, Purnima Upavas
23 july 2005
(Saturday)
Jayaparvati Vrat Ends
24 july 2005
(Sunday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
25 july 2005
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
26 july 2005
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat *North
27 july 2005
(Wednesday)
Kalashtami
31 july 2005
(Sunday)
Kamika Ekadashi, Rohini Vrat

Festivals in August 2005

1 august 2005
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
2 august 2005
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Mangala Gauri Vrat *North, Aadi Perukku
3 august 2005
(Wednesday)
Sawan Shivaratri
4 august 2005
(Thursday)
Hariyali Amavasya, Aadi Amavasai
5 august 2005
(Friday)
Shravana Amavasya
6 august 2005
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan
8 august 2005
(Monday)
Hariyali Teej, Shravan Somwar Vrat
9 august 2005
(Tuesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Mangala Gauri Vrat
10 august 2005
(Wednesday)
Nag Panchami
11 august 2005
(Thursday)
Kalki Jayanti, Skanda Sashti
12 august 2005
(Friday)
Tulsidas Jayanti
13 august 2005
(Saturday)
Masik Durgashtami
15 august 2005
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat, Independence Day
16 august 2005
(Tuesday)
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, Mangala Gauri Vrat, Simha Sankranti
17 august 2005
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Malayalam New Year
19 august 2005
(Friday)
Shravana Purnima, Varalakshmi Vrat, Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Gayatri Jayanti, Narali Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Rigveda Upakarma, Yajurveda Upakarma, Hayagriva Jayanti, Sanskrit Diwas
20 august 2005
(Saturday)
Gayathri Japam
22 august 2005
(Monday)
Kajari Teej, Sankashti Chaturthi, Sangada Hara Chathurti *Tamil, Bol Choth *Gujarat
24 august 2005
(Wednesday)
Nag Pancham *Gujarat, Randhan Chhath *Gujarat
25 august 2005
(Thursday)
Balarama Jayanti, Shitala Satam *Gujarat
26 august 2005
(Friday)
Janmashtami *Smarta, Kalashtami, Ashtami Rohini
27 august 2005
(Saturday)
Janmashtami *ISKCON, Dahi Handi, Rohini Vrat
30 august 2005
(Tuesday)
Aja Ekadashi
31 august 2005
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat

Festivals in September 2005

1 september 2005
(Thursday)
Masik Shivaratri
3 september 2005
(Saturday)
Bhadrapada Amavasya
5 september 2005
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan
6 september 2005
(Tuesday)
Samaveda Upakarma, Varaha Jayanti, Hartalika Teej, Gowri Habba
7 september 2005
(Wednesday)
Ganesh Chaturthi
8 september 2005
(Thursday)
Rishi Panchami
9 september 2005
(Friday)
Skanda Sashti
10 september 2005
(Saturday)
Gauri Avahana
11 september 2005
(Sunday)
Radha Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins, Durva Ashtami, Gauri Puja
12 september 2005
(Monday)
Gauri Visarjan
14 september 2005
(Wednesday)
Parsva Ekadashi
15 september 2005
(Thursday)
Vamana Jayanti, Pradosh Vrat, Onam
16 september 2005
(Friday)
Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja
17 september 2005
(Saturday)
Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan, Purnima Upavas, Purnima Shraddha
18 september 2005
(Sunday)
Pratipada Shraddha
19 september 2005
(Monday)
Dwitiya Shraddha
20 september 2005
(Tuesday)
Tritiya Shraddha
21 september 2005
(Wednesday)
Maha Bharani, Chaturthi Shraddha, Sankashti Chaturthi
22 september 2005
(Thursday)
Panchami Shraddha
23 september 2005
(Friday)
Shashthi Shraddha, Autumnal Equinox, Rohini Vrat
24 september 2005
(Saturday)
Saptami Shraddha
25 september 2005
(Sunday)
Ashtami Shraddha, Jivitputrika Vrat, Kalashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends
26 september 2005
(Monday)
Navami Shraddha
27 september 2005
(Tuesday)
Dashami Shraddha
28 september 2005
(Wednesday)
Ekadashi Shraddha
29 september 2005
(Thursday)
Indira Ekadashi, Dwadashi Shraddha
30 september 2005
(Friday)
Magha Shraddha, Trayodashi Shraddha, Pradosh Vrat

Festivals in October 2005

1 october 2005
(Saturday)
Chaturdashi Shraddha, Masik Shivaratri
2 october 2005
(Sunday)
Gandhi Jayanti
3 october 2005
(Monday)
Ashwin Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya, Surya Grahan
4 october 2005
(Tuesday)
Navratri Begins, Ghatasthapana
5 october 2005
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan
7 october 2005
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
8 october 2005
(Saturday)
Lalita Panchami, Bilva Nimantran, Skanda Sashti
9 october 2005
(Sunday)
Saraswati Avahan, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon
10 october 2005
(Monday)
Saraswati Puja, Navpatrika Puja
11 october 2005
(Tuesday)
Saraswati Balidan, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja, Maha Navami
12 october 2005
(Wednesday)
Durga Balidan, Saraswati Visarjan, Ayudha Puja, Saraswati Poojai, Bengal Maha Navami, Durga Visarjan, Dussehra, Vijayadashami, Bengal Vijayadashami, Mysore Dasara, Vidyarambham Day
13 october 2005
(Thursday)
Madhvacharya Jayanti, Papankusha Ekadashi
14 october 2005
(Friday)
Gauna Papankusha Ekadashi, Vaishnava Papankusha Ekadashi
15 october 2005
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
16 october 2005
(Sunday)
Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima
17 october 2005
(Monday)
Ashwin Purnima, Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti, Tula Sankranti
19 october 2005
(Wednesday)
Masik Karthigai
20 october 2005
(Thursday)
Atla Tadde, Karwa Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi
21 october 2005
(Friday)
Rohini Vrat
24 october 2005
(Monday)
Ahoi Ashtami, Radha Kunda Snan, Kalashtami
28 october 2005
(Friday)
Rama Ekadashi
29 october 2005
(Saturday)
Govatsa Dwadashi
30 october 2005
(Sunday)
Dhan Teras, Yama Deepam, Pradosh Vrat
31 october 2005
(Monday)
Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja, Masik Shivaratri

Festivals in November 2005

1 november 2005
(Tuesday)
Narak Chaturdashi, Tamil Deepavali, Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopda Puja, Sharda Puja, Kali Puja
2 november 2005
(Wednesday)
Kartik Amavasya, Gowardhan Puja, Annakut, Bali Pratipada, Dyuta Krida
3 november 2005
(Thursday)
Chandra Darshan, Bhaiya Dooj, Yama Dwitiya
5 november 2005
(Saturday)
Nagula Chavithi *Telugu, Vinayaka Chaturthi
6 november 2005
(Sunday)
Labh Panchami
7 november 2005
(Monday)
Chhath Puja, Soora Samharam
9 november 2005
(Wednesday)
Gopashtami, Masik Durgashtami
10 november 2005
(Thursday)
Akshaya Navami, Jagaddhatri Puja
11 november 2005
(Friday)
Kansa Vadh
12 november 2005
(Saturday)
Devutthana Ekadashi
13 november 2005
(Sunday)
Tulasi Vivah, Pradosh Vrat
14 november 2005
(Monday)
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi, Nehru Jayanti
15 november 2005
(Tuesday)
Dev Diwali, Kartik Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Nanak Jayanti
16 november 2005
(Wednesday)
Vrischika Sankranti, Masik Karthigai, Mandalakala Begins
17 november 2005
(Thursday)
Rohini Vrat
19 november 2005
(Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
23 november 2005
(Wednesday)
Kalabhairav Jayanti
27 november 2005
(Sunday)
Utpanna Ekadashi
29 november 2005
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri

Festivals in December 2005

1 december 2005
(Thursday)
Margashirsha Amavasya
3 december 2005
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan
4 december 2005
(Sunday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
6 december 2005
(Tuesday)
Vivah Panchami, Subrahmanya Sashti, Champa Shashthi
8 december 2005
(Thursday)
Masik Durgashtami
11 december 2005
(Sunday)
Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti, Guruvayur Ekadashi
13 december 2005
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Hanuman Jayanti *Kannada, Karthigai Deepam
15 december 2005
(Thursday)
Dattatreya Jayanti, Purnima Upavas, Annapurna Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
16 december 2005
(Friday)
Dhanu Sankranti
19 december 2005
(Monday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
21 december 2005
(Wednesday)
Shortest Day of Year
23 december 2005
(Friday)
Kalashtami
25 december 2005
(Sunday)
Merry Christmas
26 december 2005
(Monday)
Mandala Pooja
27 december 2005
(Tuesday)
Saphala Ekadashi
28 december 2005
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
29 december 2005
(Thursday)
Masik Shivaratri
31 december 2005
(Saturday)
Paush Amavasya, Hanumath Jayanthi

Hindu Festival Calendar

The following Hindu Festival Calendar are shown for the date April, 2005 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.