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, 2012 Indian Holidays and Hindu Festival Calendar for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India is as mentioned below:

Festivals 2012


Festivals in January 2012

1 january 2012
(Sunday)
Masik Durgashtami, Shakambhari Utsavarambha, English New Year
4 january 2012
(Wednesday)
Tailang Swami Jayanti
5 january 2012
(Thursday)
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Masik Karthigai, Vaikuntha Ekadashi
6 january 2012
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat, Rohini Vrat
8 january 2012
(Sunday)
Purnima Upavas, Arudra Darshan
9 january 2012
(Monday)
Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima
12 january 2012
(Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sakat Chauth
14 january 2012
(Saturday)
Lohri
15 january 2012
(Sunday)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, Pongal, Makar Sankranti
16 january 2012
(Monday)
Kalashtami, Magh Bihu
19 january 2012
(Thursday)
Shattila Ekadashi
20 january 2012
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat
21 january 2012
(Saturday)
Masik Shivaratri
22 january 2012
(Sunday)
Thai Amavasai
23 january 2012
(Monday)
Magha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas, Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24 january 2012
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan, Gupta Navratri Begins
26 january 2012
(Thursday)
Republic Day
27 january 2012
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha Jayanti
28 january 2012
(Saturday)
Vasant Panchami, Skanda Sashti
30 january 2012
(Monday)
Ratha Saptami, Narmada Jayanti
31 january 2012
(Tuesday)
Bhishma Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami

Festivals in February 2012

1 february 2012
(Wednesday)
Masik Karthigai
3 february 2012
(Friday)
Jaya Ekadashi, Rohini Vrat
5 february 2012
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
7 february 2012
(Tuesday)
Magha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Thai Pusam
11 february 2012
(Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
13 february 2012
(Monday)
Yashoda Jayanti, Kumbha Sankranti
14 february 2012
(Tuesday)
Shabari Jayanti, Kalashtami
15 february 2012
(Wednesday)
Janaki Jayanti
17 february 2012
(Friday)
Vijaya Ekadashi
18 february 2012
(Saturday)
Vaishnava Vijaya Ekadashi
19 february 2012
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
20 february 2012
(Monday)
Maha Shivaratri
21 february 2012
(Tuesday)
Phalguna Amavasya
23 february 2012
(Thursday)
Chandra Darshan, Phulera Dooj, Ramakrishna Jayanti
25 february 2012
(Saturday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
27 february 2012
(Monday)
Skanda Sashti

Festivals in March 2012

1 march 2012
(Thursday)
Masik Durgashtami, Rohini Vrat
4 march 2012
(Sunday)
Amalaki Ekadashi
6 march 2012
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat
7 march 2012
(Wednesday)
Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Masi Magam
8 march 2012
(Thursday)
Holi, Vasanta Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Phalguna Purnima, Lakshmi Jayanti, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Attukal Pongala
10 march 2012
(Saturday)
Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya, Shivaji Jayanti
11 march 2012
(Sunday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
12 march 2012
(Monday)
Ranga Panchami
14 march 2012
(Wednesday)
Sheetala Saptami, Kalashtami, Meena Sankranti, Karadaiyan Nombu
15 march 2012
(Thursday)
Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami
18 march 2012
(Sunday)
Papmochani Ekadashi
19 march 2012
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
20 march 2012
(Tuesday)
Masik Shivaratri, Vernal Equinox
22 march 2012
(Thursday)
Chaitra Amavasya
23 march 2012
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan, Chaitra Navratri, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi
24 march 2012
(Saturday)
Jhulelal Jayanti
25 march 2012
(Sunday)
Gauri Puja, Gangaur, Matsya Jayanti
26 march 2012
(Monday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
27 march 2012
(Tuesday)
Lakshmi Panchami
28 march 2012
(Wednesday)
Skanda Sashti, Rohini Vrat
29 march 2012
(Thursday)
Yamuna Chhath
31 march 2012
(Saturday)
Masik Durgashtami

Festivals in April 2012

1 april 2012
(Sunday)
Rama Navami
3 april 2012
(Tuesday)
Kamada Ekadashi
4 april 2012
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
5 april 2012
(Thursday)
Mahavir Swami Jayanti, Panguni Uthiram
6 april 2012
(Friday)
Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Good Friday
8 april 2012
(Sunday)
Easter
9 april 2012
(Monday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
13 april 2012
(Friday)
Kalashtami, Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti, Baisakhi
14 april 2012
(Saturday)
Puthandu, Vishu Kani, Pohela Boishakh, Ambedkar Jayanti
16 april 2012
(Monday)
Varuthini Ekadashi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti
17 april 2012
(Tuesday)
Vaishnava Varuthini Ekadashi
18 april 2012
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
19 april 2012
(Thursday)
Masik Shivaratri
21 april 2012
(Saturday)
Vaishakha Amavasya
22 april 2012
(Sunday)
Chandra Darshan
24 april 2012
(Tuesday)
Parashurama Jayanti, Akshaya Tritiya
25 april 2012
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Rohini Vrat
26 april 2012
(Thursday)
Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti
27 april 2012
(Friday)
Skanda Sashti, Ramanuja Jayanti
28 april 2012
(Saturday)
Ganga Saptami
29 april 2012
(Sunday)
Masik Durgashtami
30 april 2012
(Monday)
Sita Navami

Festivals in May 2012

2 may 2012
(Wednesday)
Mohini Ekadashi, Thrissur Pooram
3 may 2012
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
4 may 2012
(Friday)
Narasimha Jayanti
5 may 2012
(Saturday)
Kurma Jayanti, Purnima Upavas
6 may 2012
(Sunday)
Vaishakha Purnima, Buddha Purnima, Narada Jayanti, Chitra Pournami
7 may 2012
(Monday)
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
8 may 2012
(Tuesday)
Tagore Jayanti *Bengal
9 may 2012
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
12 may 2012
(Saturday)
Kalashtami
14 may 2012
(Monday)
Vrishabha Sankranti
15 may 2012
(Tuesday)
Hanuman Jayanti *Telugu
16 may 2012
(Wednesday)
Apara Ekadashi
18 may 2012
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat
19 may 2012
(Saturday)
Masik Shivaratri
20 may 2012
(Sunday)
Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Vat Savitri Vrat, Surya Grahan, Masik Karthigai
22 may 2012
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan, Rohini Vrat
24 may 2012
(Thursday)
Maharana Pratap Jayanti
25 may 2012
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
26 may 2012
(Saturday)
Skanda Sashti
29 may 2012
(Tuesday)
Masik Durgashtami
30 may 2012
(Wednesday)
Mahesh Navami
31 may 2012
(Thursday)
Ganga Dussehra, Nirjala Ekadashi

Festivals in June 2012

1 june 2012
(Friday)
Gayatri Jayanti, Gauna Nirjala Ekadashi, Vaishnava Nirjala Ekadashi
2 june 2012
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
3 june 2012
(Sunday)
Vaikasi Visakam
4 june 2012
(Monday)
Jyeshtha Purnima, Vat Purnima Vrat, Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Kabirdas Jayanti
7 june 2012
(Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
11 june 2012
(Monday)
Kalashtami
14 june 2012
(Thursday)
Mithuna Sankranti
15 june 2012
(Friday)
Yogini Ekadashi
16 june 2012
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, Masik Karthigai
17 june 2012
(Sunday)
Masik Shivaratri
18 june 2012
(Monday)
Rohini Vrat
19 june 2012
(Tuesday)
Ashadha Amavasya
20 june 2012
(Wednesday)
Gupta Navratri Begins
21 june 2012
(Thursday)
Chandra Darshan, Jagannath Rathyatra, Longest Day of Year
23 june 2012
(Saturday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
25 june 2012
(Monday)
Skanda Sashti
27 june 2012
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami
29 june 2012
(Friday)
Gauri Vrat Begins *Gujarat
30 june 2012
(Saturday)
Devshayani Ekadashi

Festivals in August 2012

1 august 2012
(Wednesday)
Purnima Upavas, Yajurveda Upakarma, Hayagriva Jayanti
2 august 2012
(Thursday)
Shravana Purnima, Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Gayatri Jayanti, Narali Purnima, Rigveda Upakarma, Gayathri Japam, Sanskrit Diwas, Aadi Perukku
5 august 2012
(Sunday)
Kajari Teej, Sankashti Chaturthi, Sangada Hara Chathurti *Tamil, Bol Choth *Gujarat
6 august 2012
(Monday)
Nag Pancham *Gujarat
7 august 2012
(Tuesday)
Randhan Chhath *Gujarat
8 august 2012
(Wednesday)
Balarama Jayanti, Shitala Satam *Gujarat
9 august 2012
(Thursday)
Janmashtami *Smarta, Kalashtami
10 august 2012
(Friday)
Janmashtami *ISKCON, Dahi Handi, Masik Karthigai
12 august 2012
(Sunday)
Rohini Vrat
13 august 2012
(Monday)
Aja Ekadashi
15 august 2012
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri, Independence Day
16 august 2012
(Thursday)
Simha Sankranti
17 august 2012
(Friday)
Bhadrapada Amavasya, Malayalam New Year
18 august 2012
(Saturday)
Adhik Maas Begins
19 august 2012
(Sunday)
Chandra Darshan
21 august 2012
(Tuesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
22 august 2012
(Wednesday)
Skanda Sashti
24 august 2012
(Friday)
Masik Durgashtami, Durva Ashtami
27 august 2012
(Monday)
Padmini Ekadashi
29 august 2012
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Onam
31 august 2012
(Friday)
Bhadrapada Purnima, Purnima Upavas

Festivals in September 2012

4 september 2012
(Tuesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
6 september 2012
(Thursday)
Masik Karthigai
8 september 2012
(Saturday)
Kalashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Rohini Vrat
12 september 2012
(Wednesday)
Parama Ekadashi
13 september 2012
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
14 september 2012
(Friday)
Masik Shivaratri
16 september 2012
(Sunday)
Bhadrapada Amavasya, Adhik Maas Ends, Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja
17 september 2012
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan, Samaveda Upakarma
18 september 2012
(Tuesday)
Varaha Jayanti, Hartalika Teej, Gowri Habba
19 september 2012
(Wednesday)
Ganesh Chaturthi
20 september 2012
(Thursday)
Rishi Panchami
21 september 2012
(Friday)
Skanda Sashti, Gauri Avahana
22 september 2012
(Saturday)
Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins, Gauri Puja, Autumnal Equinox
23 september 2012
(Sunday)
Radha Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Gauri Visarjan
26 september 2012
(Wednesday)
Parsva Ekadashi, Vamana Jayanti
27 september 2012
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
29 september 2012
(Saturday)
Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan, Purnima Upavas, Purnima Shraddha
30 september 2012
(Sunday)
Pratipada Shraddha

Festivals in October 2012

1 october 2012
(Monday)
Dwitiya Shraddha
2 october 2012
(Tuesday)
Tritiya Shraddha, Gandhi Jayanti
3 october 2012
(Wednesday)
Maha Bharani, Sankashti Chaturthi
4 october 2012
(Thursday)
Chaturthi Shraddha, Masik Karthigai
5 october 2012
(Friday)
Panchami Shraddha, Rohini Vrat
6 october 2012
(Saturday)
Shashthi Shraddha
7 october 2012
(Sunday)
Saptami Shraddha
8 october 2012
(Monday)
Ashtami Shraddha, Jivitputrika Vrat, Kalashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends
9 october 2012
(Tuesday)
Navami Shraddha
10 october 2012
(Wednesday)
Dashami Shraddha
11 october 2012
(Thursday)
Magha Shraddha, Indira Ekadashi, Ekadashi Shraddha
12 october 2012
(Friday)
Dwadashi Shraddha
13 october 2012
(Saturday)
Trayodashi Shraddha, Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, Masik Shivaratri
14 october 2012
(Sunday)
Chaturdashi Shraddha
15 october 2012
(Monday)
Ashwin Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya
16 october 2012
(Tuesday)
Navratri Begins, Ghatasthapana
17 october 2012
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan, Tula Sankranti
18 october 2012
(Thursday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
19 october 2012
(Friday)
Lalita Panchami
20 october 2012
(Saturday)
Saraswati Avahan, Bilva Nimantran, Skanda Sashti, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon
21 october 2012
(Sunday)
Saraswati Puja, Navpatrika Puja
22 october 2012
(Monday)
Saraswati Balidan, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja, Saraswati Visarjan
23 october 2012
(Tuesday)
Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Ayudha Puja, Saraswati Poojai, Bengal Maha Navami
24 october 2012
(Wednesday)
Durga Visarjan, Dussehra, Vijayadashami, Bengal Vijayadashami, Mysore Dasara, Vidyarambham Day, Madhvacharya Jayanti
25 october 2012
(Thursday)
Papankusha Ekadashi
26 october 2012
(Friday)
Eid al-Adha, Bakrid
27 october 2012
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
29 october 2012
(Monday)
Ashwin Purnima, Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti

Festivals in December 2012

2 december 2012
(Sunday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
6 december 2012
(Thursday)
Kalabhairav Jayanti
9 december 2012
(Sunday)
Utpanna Ekadashi
10 december 2012
(Monday)
Vaishnava Utpanna Ekadashi
11 december 2012
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri
13 december 2012
(Thursday)
Margashirsha Amavasya
14 december 2012
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan
15 december 2012
(Saturday)
Dhanu Sankranti
16 december 2012
(Sunday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
17 december 2012
(Monday)
Vivah Panchami
18 december 2012
(Tuesday)
Subrahmanya Sashti, Champa Shashthi
20 december 2012
(Thursday)
Masik Durgashtami
21 december 2012
(Friday)
Shortest Day of Year
23 december 2012
(Sunday)
Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti
24 december 2012
(Monday)
Vaishnava Mokshada Ekadashi, Vaikuntha Ekadashi
25 december 2012
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Hanuman Jayanti *Kannada, Merry Christmas
26 december 2012
(Wednesday)
Mandala Pooja, Rohini Vrat
27 december 2012
(Thursday)
Dattatreya Jayanti
28 december 2012
(Friday)
Purnima Upavas, Annapurna Jayanti, Arudra Darshan

Hindu Festival Calendar

The following Hindu Festival Calendar are shown for the date April, 2012 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.