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Hindu New Year

The Hindu New Year is calculated on the basis of the Hindu lunisolar calendar and therefore, its date differs significantly from that of the Gregorian New Year, which is celebrated on the 1st day of January. In different regions of India, New Year is celebrated on different dates but most often it occurs at the onset of spring.

The New Year's Day is regarded as an auspicious day to start a new venture. It is also a great moment to witness the colourful traditions and customs of various Hindu sects of India.

Major festivals celebrated during the 12 months of a Hindu calender:


When: 14th January, 2016

Pongal is a four-day festival celebrated in the month of January by the people of Tamil Nadu. Lord Surya is worshipped and offered freshly prepared Pongal which is cooked at sunrise in an open area.

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Vasant Panchami

When: 12th February, 2016

Observed in the month of February, Vasant Panchami is dedicated to Saraswati, the Goddess of music, knowledge, arts, science and technology. The day is also known as Shri Panchami and Saraswati Panchami.

Vasant Panchami Messages

Maha Shivaratri

When: 7th March, 2017

Celebrated in the month of March, Maha Shivratri festival marks the convergence of Shiva and Shakti. On this day, devotees observe fast and seek blessings of Lord Shiva.

Maha Shivratri Sms


When: 26th March, 2016

Popularly known as the festival of colors, Holi is celebrated in the month of March. It is also the second biggest festival on Hindu calendar after Diwali.

Holi Messages

Gudi Padwa

When: 28th March, 2016

Also celebrated in April, Gudi Padwa is the Marathi New Year according to the Lunisolar calendar. This day marks the starting of Samvatsara – a cycle of sixty years.



When: 28th March, 2016
In April, Ugadi is celebrated as the first day of the year by people of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The day starts with ritual oil-bath and eating neem leaves followed by prayers.

Ugadi Wishes


When: 15th April, 2017

Celebrated as birthday of Lord Rama, Ramnavami falls in the month of April. Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama, witnesses special celebrations on this day.

Rama Navami Cards

Hanuman Jayanti

When: 22nd April, 2017

Also known as Hanumath Jayanti, the festival commemorates the birth of the Vanara God, Hanuman. The festival falls on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra (in April).

Hanuman Jayanti Cards


When: 14th April, 2016

As a Hindu festival celebrated in the month of April, Vishu marks the beginning of the New Year in the Indian state of Kerala. It is celebrated with much splendor involving bursting of firecrackers and decorating with lights.

Vishu SMS

Tamil New Year

When: 14th April, 2016

Puthandu marks the celebration of the first day of the New Year by the people of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in India. It falls in mid-April.

Tamil New Year Greetings

Bengali New Year

When: 14th April, 2016

Popularly known as Nabo Barsho and Pohela Boishakh, the Bengali New Year marks the celebration of the first day of the Bengali calendar. It is celebrated across West Bengal.

Subho Nababarsha Bengali New year Messages


When: 14th April, 2016

Also called Rongali Bihu (April), Katti Bihu(October) and Bhogali Bihu(January), it represents a set of three different cultural festivals of Assam. It is celebrated by Assamese community across the world.

Raksha Bandhan

When: 18th August, 2016

Celebrated in the Shravana month (August) during full moon day, Raksha-Bandhan is the day when sisters tie an auspicious thread or Rakhi on their brothers' wrist, with an unsaid commitment that the brother would take care of their sister under all circumstances.

Rakhi Quotes

Krishna Janmashtami

When: 25th August, 2016

Also known as Krishnashtami, this annual Hindu festival marks the celebration of birth of Lord Krishna – the eight avatar of Vishnu. The festival is celebrated on the eighth day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapad (August-September) as per Hindu calendar.


Ganesh Chaturthi

When: 5th September, 2016

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated in the honor of the elephant-headed God, Ganesha. The celebrations take place on the fourth day of the first fortnight in the month of Bhaadrapada(August-September) as per Hindu calendar.



When: 14th September, 2016

Regarded as the state festival of Kerala, Onam is the commemoration of the Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu and the subsequent homecoming of the mythical King Mahabali. It is celebrated by native speakers of Malayalam in Chingam month of Malayalam Solar Calendar (September).

Onam cards & messages

Vishwakarma Puja

When: 17th September, 2016

Also known as Vishwakarma Jayanti, Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated to worship Vishwakarma, a divine architect and one of the fourteen things born of the Samundra Manthan. The puja is performed on the day after Diwali.



When: 1st to 9th October, 2016

Navaratri is dedicated to worshipping of the Hindu deity, Durga. During the nine nights and ten days of Navaratri, nine different forms of Devi are being worshipped. Navaratri is celebrated twice a year – April and October.



When: 11th October, 2016

Also called Vijayadashmi, Dusshera is celebrated as victory of Lord Rama over the evil demon Ravana and the triumph of Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon Mahishasura. The festival is celebrated in the month of October.

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When: 28th October, 2016

Also known as Dhantrayodashi, Dhanteras is celebrated to worship Goddess Lakshmi along with Lord Kubera, who is the God of wealth. It is the first day of the five-day-long Diwali and usually falls in the month of October or November.

Dhanteras Wishes


When: 30th October, 2016

Popularly known as the festival of lights, Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival that signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and hope over despair. Goddess Lakshmi is being worshipped on this day. The festival falls on the 15th day of Kartika (October/November) as per the Hindu calendar.

Diwali Quotes

Bhai Dooj

When: 1st November, 2016

Bhai Dooj is the day when sisters pray for the long and happy lives of their brothers by performing a Tilak ceremony. In return, brothers offer gifts to their sisters. The festival is celebrated on the last day of the five-day-long Diwali (October-November).

Bhai Dooj Messages


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