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, 2006 Indian Holidays and Hindu Festival Calendar for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India is as mentioned below:

Festivals 2006


Festivals in January 2006

1 january 2006
(Sunday)
Chandra Darshan, English New Year
3 january 2006
(Tuesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
4 january 2006
(Wednesday)
Skanda Sashti
6 january 2006
(Friday)
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
7 january 2006
(Saturday)
Masik Durgashtami, Shakambhari Utsavarambha
9 january 2006
(Monday)
Masik Karthigai
10 january 2006
(Tuesday)
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Tailang Swami Jayanti, Vaikuntha Ekadashi, Eid al-Adha, Bakrid
11 january 2006
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Rohini Vrat
13 january 2006
(Friday)
Lohri, Arudra Darshan
14 january 2006
(Saturday)
Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Pongal, Makar Sankranti
15 january 2006
(Sunday)
Magh Bihu
18 january 2006
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sakat Chauth
21 january 2006
(Saturday)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
22 january 2006
(Sunday)
Kalashtami
23 january 2006
(Monday)
Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
25 january 2006
(Wednesday)
Shattila Ekadashi
26 january 2006
(Thursday)
Gauna Shattila Ekadashi, Vaishnava Shattila Ekadashi, Republic Day
27 january 2006
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat
28 january 2006
(Saturday)
Masik Shivaratri
29 january 2006
(Sunday)
Magha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas, Thai Amavasai
30 january 2006
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan, Gupta Navratri Begins

Festivals in February 2006

1 february 2006
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha Jayanti
2 february 2006
(Thursday)
Vasant Panchami
3 february 2006
(Friday)
Skanda Sashti
4 february 2006
(Saturday)
Ratha Saptami, Narmada Jayanti
5 february 2006
(Sunday)
Bhishma Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami
6 february 2006
(Monday)
Masik Karthigai
7 february 2006
(Tuesday)
Rohini Vrat
8 february 2006
(Wednesday)
Jaya Ekadashi
10 february 2006
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat
11 february 2006
(Saturday)
Thai Pusam
12 february 2006
(Sunday)
Purnima Upavas
13 february 2006
(Monday)
Magha Purnima, Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Kumbha Sankranti
15 february 2006
(Wednesday)
Attukal Pongala
16 february 2006
(Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
19 february 2006
(Sunday)
Yashoda Jayanti
20 february 2006
(Monday)
Shabari Jayanti
21 february 2006
(Tuesday)
Janaki Jayanti, Kalashtami
24 february 2006
(Friday)
Vijaya Ekadashi
25 february 2006
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
26 february 2006
(Sunday)
Maha Shivaratri
27 february 2006
(Monday)
Phalguna Amavasya, Somvati Amavas

Festivals in March 2006

1 march 2006
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan, Phulera Dooj, Ramakrishna Jayanti
3 march 2006
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
4 march 2006
(Saturday)
Skanda Sashti
5 march 2006
(Sunday)
Masik Karthigai
6 march 2006
(Monday)
Rohini Vrat
7 march 2006
(Tuesday)
Masik Durgashtami
10 march 2006
(Friday)
Amalaki Ekadashi
12 march 2006
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
13 march 2006
(Monday)
Masi Magam
14 march 2006
(Tuesday)
Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Vasanta Purnima, Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Phalguna Purnima, Lakshmi Jayanti, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Meena Sankranti, Karadaiyan Nombu
15 march 2006
(Wednesday)
Holi
17 march 2006
(Friday)
Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya
18 march 2006
(Saturday)
Shivaji Jayanti, Sankashti Chaturthi
20 march 2006
(Monday)
Ranga Panchami, Vernal Equinox
21 march 2006
(Tuesday)
Sheetala Saptami
22 march 2006
(Wednesday)
Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami, Kalashtami
25 march 2006
(Saturday)
Papmochani Ekadashi
26 march 2006
(Sunday)
Gauna Papmochani Ekadashi, Vaishnava Papamochani Ekadashi
27 march 2006
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri
29 march 2006
(Wednesday)
Chaitra Amavasya, Surya Grahan
30 march 2006
(Thursday)
Chandra Darshan, Chaitra Navratri, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi
31 march 2006
(Friday)
Jhulelal Jayanti, Matsya Jayanti

Festivals in April 2006

1 april 2006
(Saturday)
Gauri Puja, Gangaur, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Masik Karthigai
2 april 2006
(Sunday)
Lakshmi Panchami
3 april 2006
(Monday)
Yamuna Chhath, Skanda Sashti, Rohini Vrat
5 april 2006
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami
6 april 2006
(Thursday)
Rama Navami
9 april 2006
(Sunday)
Kamada Ekadashi
10 april 2006
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
11 april 2006
(Tuesday)
Mahavir Swami Jayanti, Panguni Uthiram
13 april 2006
(Thursday)
Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima, Purnima Upavas
14 april 2006
(Friday)
Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti, Baisakhi, Puthandu, Ambedkar Jayanti, Good Friday
15 april 2006
(Saturday)
Vishu Kani, Pohela Boishakh
16 april 2006
(Sunday)
Easter
17 april 2006
(Monday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
21 april 2006
(Friday)
Kalashtami
24 april 2006
(Monday)
Varuthini Ekadashi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti
25 april 2006
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat
26 april 2006
(Wednesday)
Masik Shivaratri
27 april 2006
(Thursday)
Vaishakha Amavasya
28 april 2006
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan
30 april 2006
(Sunday)
Parashurama Jayanti, Akshaya Tritiya, Rohini Vrat

Festivals in May 2006

1 may 2006
(Monday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
2 may 2006
(Tuesday)
Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti, Ramanuja Jayanti
3 may 2006
(Wednesday)
Skanda Sashti
4 may 2006
(Thursday)
Ganga Saptami
5 may 2006
(Friday)
Masik Durgashtami
6 may 2006
(Saturday)
Sita Navami
7 may 2006
(Sunday)
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
8 may 2006
(Monday)
Thrissur Pooram
9 may 2006
(Tuesday)
Mohini Ekadashi, Tagore Jayanti *Bengal
10 may 2006
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
11 may 2006
(Thursday)
Narasimha Jayanti
12 may 2006
(Friday)
Kurma Jayanti, Purnima Upavas
13 may 2006
(Saturday)
Vaishakha Purnima, Buddha Purnima, Chitra Pournami
14 may 2006
(Sunday)
Narada Jayanti
15 may 2006
(Monday)
Vrishabha Sankranti
16 may 2006
(Tuesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
20 may 2006
(Saturday)
Kalashtami
22 may 2006
(Monday)
Hanuman Jayanti *Telugu
23 may 2006
(Tuesday)
Apara Ekadashi
24 may 2006
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
25 may 2006
(Thursday)
Masik Shivaratri
26 may 2006
(Friday)
Vat Savitri Vrat
27 may 2006
(Saturday)
Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti
28 may 2006
(Sunday)
Chandra Darshan, Rohini Vrat
30 may 2006
(Tuesday)
Maharana Pratap Jayanti, Vinayaka Chaturthi

Festivals in June 2006

1 june 2006
(Thursday)
Skanda Sashti
4 june 2006
(Sunday)
Masik Durgashtami
5 june 2006
(Monday)
Mahesh Navami
6 june 2006
(Tuesday)
Ganga Dussehra
7 june 2006
(Wednesday)
Gayatri Jayanti, Nirjala Ekadashi
9 june 2006
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat, Vaikasi Visakam
11 june 2006
(Sunday)
Jyeshtha Purnima, Vat Purnima Vrat, Purnima Upavas, Kabirdas Jayanti
14 june 2006
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
15 june 2006
(Thursday)
Mithuna Sankranti
18 june 2006
(Sunday)
Kalashtami
21 june 2006
(Wednesday)
Yogini Ekadashi, Longest Day of Year
23 june 2006
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri
24 june 2006
(Saturday)
Rohini Vrat
25 june 2006
(Sunday)
Ashadha Amavasya
26 june 2006
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan, Gupta Navratri Begins
27 june 2006
(Tuesday)
Jagannath Rathyatra
29 june 2006
(Thursday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi

Festivals in July 2006

1 july 2006
(Saturday)
Skanda Sashti
4 july 2006
(Tuesday)
Masik Durgashtami
7 july 2006
(Friday)
Devshayani Ekadashi, Gauri Vrat Begins *Gujarat
8 july 2006
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Jayaparvati Vrat Begins, Shani Trayodashi
10 july 2006
(Monday)
Kokila Vrat *Gujarat, Purnima Upavas
11 july 2006
(Tuesday)
Vyasa Puja, Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Gauri Vrat Ends *Gujarat
13 july 2006
(Thursday)
Jayaparvati Vrat Ends
14 july 2006
(Friday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
16 july 2006
(Sunday)
Karka Sankranti
17 july 2006
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat *North, Kalashtami
18 july 2006
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat *North
20 july 2006
(Thursday)
Masik Karthigai
21 july 2006
(Friday)
Kamika Ekadashi, Rohini Vrat
22 july 2006
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
23 july 2006
(Sunday)
Sawan Shivaratri
24 july 2006
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat *North, Hariyali Amavasya, Aadi Amavasai
25 july 2006
(Tuesday)
Shravana Amavasya, Mangala Gauri Vrat *North
26 july 2006
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan
28 july 2006
(Friday)
Hariyali Teej
29 july 2006
(Saturday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
30 july 2006
(Sunday)
Nag Panchami
31 july 2006
(Monday)
Kalki Jayanti, Skanda Sashti, Shravan Somwar Vrat

Festivals in August 2006

1 august 2006
(Tuesday)
Tulsidas Jayanti, Mangala Gauri Vrat
2 august 2006
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami
3 august 2006
(Thursday)
Aadi Perukku
4 august 2006
(Friday)
Varalakshmi Vrat
5 august 2006
(Saturday)
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
7 august 2006
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shravan Somwar Vrat
8 august 2006
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat
9 august 2006
(Wednesday)
Shravana Purnima, Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Gayatri Jayanti, Narali Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Rigveda Upakarma, Yajurveda Upakarma, Hayagriva Jayanti, Sanskrit Diwas
10 august 2006
(Thursday)
Gayathri Japam
12 august 2006
(Saturday)
Kajari Teej, Sankashti Chaturthi, Sangada Hara Chathurti *Tamil, Bol Choth *Gujarat
13 august 2006
(Sunday)
Nag Pancham *Gujarat
14 august 2006
(Monday)
Balarama Jayanti, Randhan Chhath *Gujarat
15 august 2006
(Tuesday)
Shitala Satam *Gujarat, Janmashtami *Smarta, Kalashtami, Independence Day
16 august 2006
(Wednesday)
Janmashtami *ISKCON, Dahi Handi, Masik Karthigai
17 august 2006
(Thursday)
Simha Sankranti, Malayalam New Year, Rohini Vrat
19 august 2006
(Saturday)
Aja Ekadashi
21 august 2006
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri
23 august 2006
(Wednesday)
Bhadrapada Amavasya
25 august 2006
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan
26 august 2006
(Saturday)
Varaha Jayanti
27 august 2006
(Sunday)
Samaveda Upakarma, Hartalika Teej, Gowri Habba, Ganesh Chaturthi
28 august 2006
(Monday)
Rishi Panchami
29 august 2006
(Tuesday)
Skanda Sashti
31 august 2006
(Thursday)
Gauri Avahana, Durva Ashtami

Festivals in September 2006

1 september 2006
(Friday)
Radha Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins, Gauri Puja
2 september 2006
(Saturday)
Gauri Visarjan
4 september 2006
(Monday)
Parsva Ekadashi
5 september 2006
(Tuesday)
Vamana Jayanti, Pradosh Vrat, Onam
6 september 2006
(Wednesday)
Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan
7 september 2006
(Thursday)
Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Purnima Shraddha
8 september 2006
(Friday)
Pratipada Shraddha
9 september 2006
(Saturday)
Dwitiya Shraddha
10 september 2006
(Sunday)
Tritiya Shraddha, Chaturthi Shraddha, Sankashti Chaturthi
11 september 2006
(Monday)
Maha Bharani, Panchami Shraddha
12 september 2006
(Tuesday)
Shashthi Shraddha, Masik Karthigai
13 september 2006
(Wednesday)
Saptami Shraddha
14 september 2006
(Thursday)
Ashtami Shraddha, Jivitputrika Vrat, Kalashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends, Ashtami Rohini, Rohini Vrat
15 september 2006
(Friday)
Navami Shraddha
16 september 2006
(Saturday)
Dashami Shraddha
17 september 2006
(Sunday)
Ekadashi Shraddha, Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja
18 september 2006
(Monday)
Indira Ekadashi, Dwadashi Shraddha
19 september 2006
(Tuesday)
Trayodashi Shraddha, Pradosh Vrat
20 september 2006
(Wednesday)
Magha Shraddha, Chaturdashi Shraddha, Masik Shivaratri
22 september 2006
(Friday)
Ashwin Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya, Surya Grahan
23 september 2006
(Saturday)
Navratri Begins, Ghatasthapana, Autumnal Equinox
24 september 2006
(Sunday)
Chandra Darshan
26 september 2006
(Tuesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
27 september 2006
(Wednesday)
Lalita Panchami
28 september 2006
(Thursday)
Bilva Nimantran, Skanda Sashti, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon
29 september 2006
(Friday)
Navpatrika Puja
30 september 2006
(Saturday)
Saraswati Avahan, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja

Festivals in October 2006

1 october 2006
(Sunday)
Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Ayudha Puja, Saraswati Poojai, Bengal Maha Navami
2 october 2006
(Monday)
Saraswati Balidan, Saraswati Visarjan, Durga Visarjan, Dussehra, Vijayadashami, Bengal Vijayadashami, Mysore Dasara, Vidyarambham Day, Madhvacharya Jayanti, Gandhi Jayanti
3 october 2006
(Tuesday)
Papankusha Ekadashi
4 october 2006
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
6 october 2006
(Friday)
Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima, Purnima Upavas
7 october 2006
(Saturday)
Ashwin Purnima, Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti
9 october 2006
(Monday)
Atla Tadde
10 october 2006
(Tuesday)
Karwa Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi, Masik Karthigai
11 october 2006
(Wednesday)
Rohini Vrat
13 october 2006
(Friday)
Ahoi Ashtami, Radha Kunda Snan, Kalashtami
17 october 2006
(Tuesday)
Rama Ekadashi, Tula Sankranti
18 october 2006
(Wednesday)
Govatsa Dwadashi
19 october 2006
(Thursday)
Dhan Teras, Yama Deepam, Pradosh Vrat
20 october 2006
(Friday)
Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja, Masik Shivaratri
21 october 2006
(Saturday)
Narak Chaturdashi, Tamil Deepavali, Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopda Puja, Sharda Puja, Kali Puja
22 october 2006
(Sunday)
Kartik Amavasya, Gowardhan Puja, Annakut, Bali Pratipada
23 october 2006
(Monday)
Dyuta Krida, Bhaiya Dooj, Yama Dwitiya
24 october 2006
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan
26 october 2006
(Thursday)
Nagula Chavithi *Telugu, Vinayaka Chaturthi
27 october 2006
(Friday)
Labh Panchami, Soora Samharam
28 october 2006
(Saturday)
Chhath Puja
30 october 2006
(Monday)
Gopashtami, Masik Durgashtami
31 october 2006
(Tuesday)
Akshaya Navami, Jagaddhatri Puja

Festivals in November 2006

1 november 2006
(Wednesday)
Kansa Vadh, Devutthana Ekadashi
2 november 2006
(Thursday)
Gauna Devutthana Ekadashi, Vaishnava Utthana Ekadashi, Tulasi Vivah
3 november 2006
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat
4 november 2006
(Saturday)
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi
5 november 2006
(Sunday)
Dev Diwali, Kartik Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Nanak Jayanti
6 november 2006
(Monday)
Masik Karthigai
7 november 2006
(Tuesday)
Rohini Vrat
8 november 2006
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
12 november 2006
(Sunday)
Kalabhairav Jayanti
14 november 2006
(Tuesday)
Nehru Jayanti
16 november 2006
(Thursday)
Utpanna Ekadashi, Vrischika Sankranti
17 november 2006
(Friday)
Mandalakala Begins
18 november 2006
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
19 november 2006
(Sunday)
Masik Shivaratri
20 november 2006
(Monday)
Margashirsha Amavasya, Somvati Amavas
22 november 2006
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan
24 november 2006
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
25 november 2006
(Saturday)
Vivah Panchami
26 november 2006
(Sunday)
Subrahmanya Sashti, Champa Shashthi
28 november 2006
(Tuesday)
Masik Durgashtami

Festivals in December 2006

1 december 2006
(Friday)
Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti, Guruvayur Ekadashi
2 december 2006
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, Hanuman Jayanti *Kannada
3 december 2006
(Sunday)
Karthigai Deepam
4 december 2006
(Monday)
Dattatreya Jayanti, Purnima Upavas, Annapurna Jayanti
5 december 2006
(Tuesday)
Rohini Vrat
8 december 2006
(Friday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
12 december 2006
(Tuesday)
Kalashtami
16 december 2006
(Saturday)
Saphala Ekadashi, Dhanu Sankranti
18 december 2006
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri
20 december 2006
(Wednesday)
Paush Amavasya, Hanumath Jayanthi
22 december 2006
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan, Shortest Day of Year
24 december 2006
(Sunday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
25 december 2006
(Monday)
Skanda Sashti, Merry Christmas
27 december 2006
(Wednesday)
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, Masik Durgashtami, Mandala Pooja
28 december 2006
(Thursday)
Shakambhari Utsavarambha
30 december 2006
(Saturday)
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Tailang Swami Jayanti, Vaikuntha Ekadashi
31 december 2006
(Sunday)
Eid al-Adha, Bakrid

Hindu Festival Calendar

The following Hindu Festival Calendar are shown for the date April, 2006 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.