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, 2013 Indian Holidays and Hindu Festival Calendar for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India is as mentioned below:

Festivals 2013


Festivals in January 2013

1 january 2013
(Tuesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, English New Year
5 january 2013
(Saturday)
Kalashtami
8 january 2013
(Tuesday)
Saphala Ekadashi
9 january 2013
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
10 january 2013
(Thursday)
Masik Shivaratri
11 january 2013
(Friday)
Paush Amavasya, Hanumath Jayanthi
12 january 2013
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan
13 january 2013
(Sunday)
Lohri
14 january 2013
(Monday)
Pongal, Makar Sankranti
15 january 2013
(Tuesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Magh Bihu
16 january 2013
(Wednesday)
Skanda Sashti
18 january 2013
(Friday)
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
19 january 2013
(Saturday)
Masik Durgashtami, Shakambhari Utsavarambha
21 january 2013
(Monday)
Masik Karthigai
22 january 2013
(Tuesday)
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Tailang Swami Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
23 january 2013
(Wednesday)
Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24 january 2013
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
26 january 2013
(Saturday)
Purnima Upavas, Republic Day
27 january 2013
(Sunday)
Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima, Thai Pusam
30 january 2013
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sakat Chauth

Festivals in February 2013

3 february 2013
(Sunday)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, Kalashtami
6 february 2013
(Wednesday)
Shattila Ekadashi
8 february 2013
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri
9 february 2013
(Saturday)
Thai Amavasai
10 february 2013
(Sunday)
Magha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas
11 february 2013
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan, Gupta Navratri Begins
12 february 2013
(Tuesday)
Kumbha Sankranti
13 february 2013
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha Jayanti
14 february 2013
(Thursday)
Vasant Panchami
15 february 2013
(Friday)
Skanda Sashti
17 february 2013
(Sunday)
Ratha Saptami, Narmada Jayanti, Masik Karthigai
18 february 2013
(Monday)
Bhishma Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami
19 february 2013
(Tuesday)
Rohini Vrat
21 february 2013
(Thursday)
Jaya Ekadashi
23 february 2013
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
25 february 2013
(Monday)
Magha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Masi Magam
26 february 2013
(Tuesday)
Attukal Pongala

Festivals in March 2013

1 march 2013
(Friday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
3 march 2013
(Sunday)
Yashoda Jayanti
4 march 2013
(Monday)
Shabari Jayanti, Kalashtami
5 march 2013
(Tuesday)
Janaki Jayanti
7 march 2013
(Thursday)
Vijaya Ekadashi
8 march 2013
(Friday)
Gauna Vijaya Ekadashi, Vaishnava Vijaya Ekadashi
9 march 2013
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
10 march 2013
(Sunday)
Maha Shivaratri
11 march 2013
(Monday)
Phalguna Amavasya, Somvati Amavas
13 march 2013
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan, Phulera Dooj, Ramakrishna Jayanti
14 march 2013
(Thursday)
Meena Sankranti, Karadaiyan Nombu
15 march 2013
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
16 march 2013
(Saturday)
Masik Karthigai
17 march 2013
(Sunday)
Skanda Sashti
18 march 2013
(Monday)
Rohini Vrat
20 march 2013
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami, Vernal Equinox
23 march 2013
(Saturday)
Amalaki Ekadashi
24 march 2013
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
26 march 2013
(Tuesday)
Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan
27 march 2013
(Wednesday)
Holi, Vasanta Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Phalguna Purnima, Lakshmi Jayanti, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Panguni Uthiram
29 march 2013
(Friday)
Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya, Good Friday
30 march 2013
(Saturday)
Shivaji Jayanti, Sankashti Chaturthi
31 march 2013
(Sunday)
Ranga Panchami, Easter

Festivals in April 2013

2 april 2013
(Tuesday)
Sheetala Saptami
3 april 2013
(Wednesday)
Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami, Kalashtami
6 april 2013
(Saturday)
Papmochani Ekadashi
7 april 2013
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
8 april 2013
(Monday)
Masik Shivaratri
10 april 2013
(Wednesday)
Chaitra Amavasya
11 april 2013
(Thursday)
Chandra Darshan, Chaitra Navratri, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi
12 april 2013
(Friday)
Jhulelal Jayanti
13 april 2013
(Saturday)
Gauri Puja, Gangaur, Matsya Jayanti, Masik Karthigai
14 april 2013
(Sunday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti, Baisakhi, Puthandu, Vishu Kani, Ambedkar Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
15 april 2013
(Monday)
Lakshmi Panchami, Pohela Boishakh
16 april 2013
(Tuesday)
Yamuna Chhath, Skanda Sashti
17 april 2013
(Wednesday)
Ramanuja Jayanti
18 april 2013
(Thursday)
Masik Durgashtami
19 april 2013
(Friday)
Rama Navami
22 april 2013
(Monday)
Kamada Ekadashi, Thrissur Pooram
23 april 2013
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat
24 april 2013
(Wednesday)
Mahavir Swami Jayanti
25 april 2013
(Thursday)
Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima, Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Chitra Pournami
28 april 2013
(Sunday)
Sankashti Chaturthi

Festivals in May 2013

2 may 2013
(Thursday)
Kalashtami
5 may 2013
(Sunday)
Varuthini Ekadashi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti
7 may 2013
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
8 may 2013
(Wednesday)
Masik Shivaratri
9 may 2013
(Thursday)
Vaishakha Amavasya, Tagore Jayanti *Bengal
10 may 2013
(Friday)
Surya Grahan, Masik Karthigai
11 may 2013
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan
12 may 2013
(Sunday)
Parashurama Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
13 may 2013
(Monday)
Akshaya Tritiya
14 may 2013
(Tuesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Vrishabha Sankranti
15 may 2013
(Wednesday)
Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti, Skanda Sashti
17 may 2013
(Friday)
Ganga Saptami
18 may 2013
(Saturday)
Masik Durgashtami
19 may 2013
(Sunday)
Sita Navami
21 may 2013
(Tuesday)
Mohini Ekadashi
22 may 2013
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
23 may 2013
(Thursday)
Narasimha Jayanti
24 may 2013
(Friday)
Kurma Jayanti, Purnima Upavas, Vaikasi Visakam
25 may 2013
(Saturday)
Vaishakha Purnima, Buddha Purnima, Chandra Grahan
26 may 2013
(Sunday)
Narada Jayanti
28 may 2013
(Tuesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
31 may 2013
(Friday)
Kalashtami

Festivals in June 2013

3 june 2013
(Monday)
Hanuman Jayanti *Telugu
4 june 2013
(Tuesday)
Apara Ekadashi
5 june 2013
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
6 june 2013
(Thursday)
Masik Shivaratri, Masik Karthigai
8 june 2013
(Saturday)
Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Vat Savitri Vrat, Rohini Vrat
10 june 2013
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan
11 june 2013
(Tuesday)
Maharana Pratap Jayanti
12 june 2013
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
14 june 2013
(Friday)
Skanda Sashti
15 june 2013
(Saturday)
Mithuna Sankranti
17 june 2013
(Monday)
Masik Durgashtami
18 june 2013
(Tuesday)
Mahesh Navami, Ganga Dussehra
19 june 2013
(Wednesday)
Nirjala Ekadashi
20 june 2013
(Thursday)
Gayatri Jayanti, Gauna Nirjala Ekadashi, Vaishnava Nirjala Ekadashi
21 june 2013
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat, Longest Day of Year
23 june 2013
(Sunday)
Jyeshtha Purnima, Vat Purnima Vrat, Purnima Upavas, Kabirdas Jayanti
26 june 2013
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
30 june 2013
(Sunday)
Kalashtami

Festivals in July 2013

3 july 2013
(Wednesday)
Yogini Ekadashi
4 july 2013
(Thursday)
Masik Karthigai
5 july 2013
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat, Rohini Vrat
6 july 2013
(Saturday)
Masik Shivaratri
8 july 2013
(Monday)
Ashadha Amavasya, Somvati Amavas
9 july 2013
(Tuesday)
Gupta Navratri Begins
10 july 2013
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan, Jagannath Rathyatra
12 july 2013
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
14 july 2013
(Sunday)
Skanda Sashti
16 july 2013
(Tuesday)
Masik Durgashtami, Karka Sankranti
18 july 2013
(Thursday)
Gauri Vrat Begins *Gujarat
19 july 2013
(Friday)
Devshayani Ekadashi
20 july 2013
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Jayaparvati Vrat Begins, Shani Trayodashi
22 july 2013
(Monday)
Kokila Vrat *Gujarat, Vyasa Puja, Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Gauri Vrat Ends *Gujarat, Purnima Upavas
23 july 2013
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat *North
25 july 2013
(Thursday)
Jayaparvati Vrat Ends, Sankashti Chaturthi
29 july 2013
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat *North, Kalashtami
30 july 2013
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat *North

Festivals in August 2013

1 august 2013
(Thursday)
Rohini Vrat
2 august 2013
(Friday)
Kamika Ekadashi, Aadi Perukku
4 august 2013
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
5 august 2013
(Monday)
Sawan Shivaratri, Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
6 august 2013
(Tuesday)
Shravana Amavasya, Hariyali Amavasya, Mangala Gauri Vrat *North, Aadi Amavasai
8 august 2013
(Thursday)
Chandra Darshan
10 august 2013
(Saturday)
Hariyali Teej, Vinayaka Chaturthi
11 august 2013
(Sunday)
Nag Panchami
12 august 2013
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat, Kalki Jayanti, Skanda Sashti
13 august 2013
(Tuesday)
Tulsidas Jayanti, Mangala Gauri Vrat
14 august 2013
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami
15 august 2013
(Thursday)
Independence Day
16 august 2013
(Friday)
Varalakshmi Vrat, Simha Sankranti
17 august 2013
(Saturday)
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, Malayalam New Year
18 august 2013
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
19 august 2013
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat
20 august 2013
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat, Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Purnima Upavas, Rigveda Upakarma, Yajurveda Upakarma, Hayagriva Jayanti, Onam
21 august 2013
(Wednesday)
Shravana Purnima, Gayatri Jayanti, Narali Purnima, Gayathri Japam, Sanskrit Diwas
23 august 2013
(Friday)
Kajari Teej
24 august 2013
(Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sangada Hara Chathurti *Tamil, Bol Choth *Gujarat
25 august 2013
(Sunday)
Nag Pancham *Gujarat
26 august 2013
(Monday)
Balarama Jayanti, Randhan Chhath *Gujarat
27 august 2013
(Tuesday)
Shitala Satam *Gujarat
28 august 2013
(Wednesday)
Krishna Janmashtami, Kalashtami, Ashtami Rohini
29 august 2013
(Thursday)
Dahi Handi, Rohini Vrat

Festivals in September 2013

1 september 2013
(Sunday)
Aja Ekadashi
2 september 2013
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
3 september 2013
(Tuesday)
Masik Shivaratri
5 september 2013
(Thursday)
Bhadrapada Amavasya
7 september 2013
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan, Samaveda Upakarma
8 september 2013
(Sunday)
Varaha Jayanti, Hartalika Teej, Gowri Habba
9 september 2013
(Monday)
Ganesh Chaturthi
10 september 2013
(Tuesday)
Rishi Panchami, Skanda Sashti
11 september 2013
(Wednesday)
Gauri Avahana
12 september 2013
(Thursday)
Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins, Durva Ashtami, Gauri Puja
13 september 2013
(Friday)
Radha Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Gauri Visarjan
15 september 2013
(Sunday)
Parsva Ekadashi
16 september 2013
(Monday)
Vaishnava Parsva Ekadashi, Vamana Jayanti, Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja
17 september 2013
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat
18 september 2013
(Wednesday)
Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan
19 september 2013
(Thursday)
Purnima Upavas, Purnima Shraddha
20 september 2013
(Friday)
Pratipada Shraddha
21 september 2013
(Saturday)
Dwitiya Shraddha, Tritiya Shraddha
22 september 2013
(Sunday)
Chaturthi Shraddha, Sankashti Chaturthi
23 september 2013
(Monday)
Maha Bharani, Autumnal Equinox
24 september 2013
(Tuesday)
Panchami Shraddha
25 september 2013
(Wednesday)
Shashthi Shraddha, Rohini Vrat
26 september 2013
(Thursday)
Saptami Shraddha, Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends
27 september 2013
(Friday)
Ashtami Shraddha, Jivitputrika Vrat, Kalashtami
28 september 2013
(Saturday)
Navami Shraddha
29 september 2013
(Sunday)
Dashami Shraddha
30 september 2013
(Monday)
Indira Ekadashi, Ekadashi Shraddha

Festivals in November 2013

1 november 2013
(Friday)
Dhan Teras, Yama Deepam, Pradosh Vrat, Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja, Masik Shivaratri
2 november 2013
(Saturday)
Narak Chaturdashi, Tamil Deepavali, Kali Puja
3 november 2013
(Sunday)
Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopda Puja, Sharda Puja, Kartik Amavasya, Surya Grahan
4 november 2013
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan, Gowardhan Puja, Annakut, Bali Pratipada, Dyuta Krida
5 november 2013
(Tuesday)
Bhaiya Dooj, Yama Dwitiya
6 november 2013
(Wednesday)
Nagula Chavithi *Telugu, Vinayaka Chaturthi
7 november 2013
(Thursday)
Labh Panchami
8 november 2013
(Friday)
Chhath Puja, Soora Samharam
10 november 2013
(Sunday)
Gopashtami, Masik Durgashtami
11 november 2013
(Monday)
Akshaya Navami, Jagaddhatri Puja
12 november 2013
(Tuesday)
Kansa Vadh
13 november 2013
(Wednesday)
Devutthana Ekadashi
14 november 2013
(Thursday)
Tulasi Vivah, Nehru Jayanti
15 november 2013
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat, Vaikuntha Chaturdashi
16 november 2013
(Saturday)
Vrischika Sankranti, Mandalakala Begins
17 november 2013
(Sunday)
Dev Diwali, Kartik Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Karthigai Deepam
19 november 2013
(Tuesday)
Rohini Vrat
21 november 2013
(Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
25 november 2013
(Monday)
Kalabhairav Jayanti
29 november 2013
(Friday)
Utpanna Ekadashi
30 november 2013
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi

Festivals in December 2013

1 december 2013
(Sunday)
Masik Shivaratri
2 december 2013
(Monday)
Margashirsha Amavasya, Somvati Amavas
4 december 2013
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan
6 december 2013
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
7 december 2013
(Saturday)
Vivah Panchami, Subrahmanya Sashti
8 december 2013
(Sunday)
Champa Shashthi
10 december 2013
(Tuesday)
Masik Durgashtami
13 december 2013
(Friday)
Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti, Guruvayur Ekadashi
14 december 2013
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, Hanuman Jayanti *Kannada
15 december 2013
(Sunday)
Karthigai Deepam
16 december 2013
(Monday)
Dattatreya Jayanti, Purnima Upavas, Dhanu Sankranti, Rohini Vrat
17 december 2013
(Tuesday)
Annapurna Jayanti
18 december 2013
(Wednesday)
Arudra Darshan
21 december 2013
(Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Shortest Day of Year
25 december 2013
(Wednesday)
Kalashtami, Merry Christmas
26 december 2013
(Thursday)
Mandala Pooja
28 december 2013
(Saturday)
Saphala Ekadashi
29 december 2013
(Sunday)
Vaishnava Saphala Ekadashi
30 december 2013
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri

Hindu Festival Calendar

The following Hindu Festival Calendar are shown for the date April, 2013 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.