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Calendar of Festivals for March 2023: brief description of the various festivals that take place.

Calendar of Festivals for March 2023: brief description of the various festivals that take place in March.

Put your life into the spirit of celebration! Because India is known for its diversity and religious faith, we celebrate a lot of festivals throughout the year. As a result, we treat every day like a celebration. Every festival has great cultural value, regardless of where we come from. India's festivals give people a chance to unwind and celebrate with complete zeal and enthusiasm.

It goes without saying that the dates of most Indian festivals do not follow the Gregorian calendar. Thus, recollecting all dates is a major undertaking for ourselves and, surprisingly, problematic as well. This is why we have provided you with the Indian Festival calendar for 2023. Now, all you need to know about the festival's dates, muhurat times, legends, and puja rituals is one click.

The Indian Festival Calendar is determined by the movement of the Sun and Moon. Therefore, there are thirty distinct calendars for regional, cultural, and customary celebrations. Therefore, holidays are included in the Gregorian calendar to unite all festivals and bring them together on one platform. This helps us maintain our enthusiasm for festivals. Even though the dates are based on the Gregorian calendar, the festival is celebrated in accordance with regional and ethnic traditions that take into account all religious beliefs and practices.

Hindu Panchang, also known as Panchagam, is used to align Indian festivals with the Gregorian calendar and establish favorable Puja timings. The lunisolar system serves as the foundation for the Shaka Samvat and Vikram Samvat calendars, which begin with Chaitra month. However, Shukla Paksha's Chaitra Pratipada is either in March or April.

Calendar of Festivals for March 2023: a brief description of the various festivals that take place in March.

3rd March: Amalaki Ekadashi 2023: How are Lord Vishnu and the Amla Tree related?

The Amalaki Ekadashi occurs during the Phalgun month's Shukla Paksha. In Hinduism, the day is celebrated to worship Lord Shri Hari Vishnu in the form of the "Amla," or gooseberry, tree. The Hindu religion places a high value on the Amla tree because it is believed that Lord Vishnu also gave birth to the Amla tree on the same day that he gave birth to Lord Brahma to create the universe. The Amalaki Ekadashi is also known as the Amla Ekadashi as a result.

It is widely held that Lord Shri Hari Vishnu resides in every part of the Amla tree, and that following a fast on the day of the Amalaki Ekadashi, worshiping the Amla tree will help a person get rid of all of their problems and difficulties.

18 March is Panguni Uthiram, and 2023 is Panguni Uthiram: Why is this a good day for a wedding?

One of the eight maha Vrats mentioned in the Skanda Purana is Panguni Uthiram, or Meena Uttara Phalguni in Sanskrit. According to myth, keeping a fast on this day is called "Kalyanam Vrat." Panguni Uthiram is the Tamil name for Panguni's full moon day. This day is mostly celebrated with great joy among Tamils. The Hindu calendar's Panguni month coincides with Phalgun or Chaitra month. This festival is typically observed toward the end of March, when the full Moon rises in the sky. The Moon enters the Uttara-Phalguna, or Uthiram Nakshatra, on this day. The Tamil New Year begins after Panguni, making it the final month of the calendar.

7 March is Holi in 2023:

Learn Some Great Things About This Festival Holi is a well-known Hindu festival of love and colors that is enjoyed by both young and old alike. Prepare for Holi 2023, which will be celebrated on March 7 (Tuesday). Holi falls on Phalguna Purnima, which is in February or March according to the Hindu calendar.

March 12 Rang Panchami Rang Panchami in 2023:

Find Out Everything You Need to Know About This Bright Festival Rang Panchami, also known as Holi, is a spring festival celebrated by Hindus in India. Depending on the regions and customs, it can last anywhere from two to five days. It is celebrated on the fifth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Phalgun, according to Hindu panchang.

A bonfire known as Holika is lit five days before Rang Panchami, and the following day, people throw colors at each other to mark the peak of spring. The majority of India celebrates Holi on the full moon, approximately five days before. Holi has recently replaced Rang Panchami as the main festival because many people in cities prefer to celebrate Holi rather than Rang Panchami, as depicted in the media and Bollywood. However, rural communities continue to celebrate Rang Panchami with the same fervor as in the past.

14 March - Shitala Satam - Shitala Satam in 2023:

The day dedicated to Goddess Shitala is called Puja Vidhi Shitala Satam, and its importance cannot be overstated. Western India, specifically Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh, is where it is most widely celebrated. The practices of "Basoda" and "Sheetala Ashtami," which are observed in northern India following Holi, are analogous to Shitala Satam. Krishna Janmashtami is a week earlier when Shitala Satam arrives. As a result, it is observed in August on the Western calendar. To please the Lord, devotees observe a daylong fast and perform various home pujas. Let us shed more light on this day now that you have the brief.

15 March is Sheetala Ashtami, and 2023 is Sheetala Ashtami:

The Background and Importance of This Day According to the Hindu Calendar, Sheetala Ashtami is observed on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha, which is also the first month of the Hindu calendar. Devotees consider this day to be one of the most significant holy days because it gives them the opportunity to offer prayers to Goddess Sheetala for the well-being and prosperity of their loved ones.

The day is also known as the Basoda puja, and it is mostly observed in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan. One of the most fortunate days in the Hindu calendar is the day after Holi. However, before we proceed, we need to determine the precise time and date of the Sheetala Ashtami in 2023.

The 18th of March is Papmochani Ekadashi in 2023:

Uncover the Story, Ritual, and Muhurat The Papmochani Ekadashi is the final Hindu panchang. It occurs on Chaitra Month's 11th day. This day is celebrated on Krishna Paksha in the Phalguna month of the South Indian calendar. The fact that Papmochani Ekadashi occurs on the same day in both calendars is interesting. Papmochani Ekadashi is on Monday, March 18, 2023, this year.

The combination of the words Paap and Mochani yields the meaning of Papmochani. Mochani and Paap both refer to the removal of sins. On the day of Papmochani Ekadashi Vrat, devotees fast and perform Vishnu Puja in a show of devotion to Lord Vishnu. This Vrat assists everyone in letting go of past mistakes and living a peaceful life.

21st of March is Chaitra Amavasya 2023:

Learn About Its Meaning, Rituals, and Rewards What Is Chaitra Amavasya?

Amavasya is the lunar phase when you can't see the Moon. Ama means "together" and Vasya means "cohabit" in Sanskrit. Thirty lunar phases are referred to as "tithi" in the Hindu calendar.

Amavasya, or No Moon, occurs when the Moon is within the 12 degrees of angular separation between the Sun and the Moon. The New Moon tithi, or pratpada, is the 12 degrees of angular separation between the Sun and Moon following a conjunction. Krishna Paksha is the time period between Purnima and Amavasya. Amavasya, which falls during Krishna Paksha of the Chaitra month, is referred to as Chaitra Amavasya according to the Hindu calendar.

In our religion, Chaitra Amavasya is regarded as a very auspicious day. This Amavasya occurs between March and April. Nevertheless, this day holds a significant place in Indian culture. On this day, religious and spiritual activities like taking a bath, giving money to charity, and donating materials are done. Additionally, Chaitra Amavasya is renowned for performing Pitra Tarpan rituals.

Crows, cows, dogs, and even the hungry get food from people. On Amavasya, ancestors are said to visit their descendants and provide them with food, according to the Garuda Purana. In the Hindu religion, Chaitra Amavasya Vrat is one of the most well-liked fasts. The morning Amavasya Vrat, or fast, lasts until the Moon appears on Pratipada.

22nd March - Cheti Chand - 2023: What Importance Does It Hold for the Sindhi Community?

How does Cheti Chand work?

The majority of India observes a variety of these festivals due to the diverse religious and cultural backgrounds of its residents. One such festival is Cheti Chand, which the Sindhi community celebrates. It is a Sindhi New Year's Day celebration to honor Jhulelal, also known as Uderolal, the patron saint of Sindh.

According to the lunisolar Hindu calendar's lunar cycle, Cheti Chand is observed on January 1 in the Sindhi month of Chet. Sindhi New Year is Cheti Chand, which falls on the same day as Gudi Padwa for Marathis. Cheti Chand is the day that Varun Dev (the Water God) Sai Uderolal, also known as Jhulelal, celebrates his birthday.

Gudi Padwa Gudi Padwa 2023:

Gudi Padwa, the Marathi New Year's Significance and Celebration, is celebrated in the spring primarily in the states of Maharastra and Goa. The Maharashtra New Year kicks off on this day. Gudi Padwa arrives in Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu New Year on the lunisolar calendar.

The Sanskrit word for Pratipada, the first day of a lunar month, is Padwa. Rangolis are made, sweet dishes are made, and houses are decorated. Therefore, for the people of Maharastra, the Pratipada tithi marks the beginning of the new year. In the southern Indian states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, where it is commonly referred to as Ugadi, this festival is also observed.

The Marathi new year is welcomed with a great deal of happiness. So, before we start celebrating the new year, let's learn about its significance and rituals. Give it a thorough read to learn everything.

22nd to 30th of March: Chaitra Navratri 2023:

Discover the Significant Ritual of this Day Navratri is a nine-night Hindu festival celebrated throughout the Indian subcontinent in the fall. In theory, there are four seasonal Navratris. The most widely observed festival (Durga) is the post-monsoon autumn festival of Sharada or Shardiya Navratri, which is celebrated in honor of the Divine Feminine Devi. Sandhi Puja Muhurta and Ghatasthapana Muhurta are the most commonly observed rituals during Shardiya Navratri. During Chaitra Navratri, the practices and rituals of Ghatasthapana and Sandhi Puja, which are performed during Shardiya Navratri, are also observed.

During the Navratri puja, also known as Vasanta Navratri (Durga), the holy feminine Devi is honored. At Navratri, Divine Durga is honored in nine different ways. Devotees will also pray for mother Durga and herself while simultaneously praying for their families, communities, and nations.

Chaitra Navratri, named after the Sanskrit word vasanta, which means spring, is the second most popular Navratri. It occurs during the Chaitra lunar month (March–April, following the winter). The festival occurs after the spring season in some areas, while it occurs after the harvest in others. It is also the first day of the Hindu calendar, making it the Hindu New Year, according to the Vikram Samvat calendar.

30th of March is Ram Navami in 2023: Why is this day important to Hindus?

An Overview of the Ram Navami Festival Ram Navami is a well-known festival celebrated with great joy. On this day, sincere prayers are made to Lord Rama in hopes of receiving his blessings. In most cases, we celebrate this festival in March or April. Because Lord Rama was born in Ayodhaya, the entire city is decorated for the occasion and people participate in special rituals and celebrations.

Devotees organize a number of events to commemorate Lord Rama's birth anniversary, which is celebrated during this festival. Because Lord Ram is an image of Lord Vishnu, devotees worship him by performing pujas and eating sweets. Ravana's death was carried out by Lord Ram, a well-known Hindu deity. His birthday falls on Chaitra month, also known as Ram Navami on the Hindu calendar.

30th of March is the Swaminarayan Jayanti:

Discover Lord Swaminarayan's Birthstory and Ritual on this Day Lord Swaminarayan was born in the Chaitra month on the Navami Tithi of Shukla Paksha. As a result, Lord Swaminarayan's birth anniversary is also observed on Ram Navami. That's right! Ram Navami is also observed on this fortunate day. On this day every year, his followers celebrate and pray all day.

Reciting his spiritual scriptures, devotees make offerings to Lord Swaminarayan on this day. By praying for his good deeds, they pay homage to him and worship him. Devotees engage in in-depth discussions about spiritualism as taught by the Lord Swaminarayan.

Swaminarayan Jayanti is celebrated on Thursday, March 30, 2023.

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