2020 Hindu Festivals Calendar – Given below is the monthly Hindu calendar of all the Hindu festivals celebrated in the year 2020. The Hindu festival calendar is also known as Hindu Vrat and Tyohar calendar in local languages. The observance of fast is called as Vrat or Upavas and the festivals are known as Parva or Tyohar by the Hindus. Most of the Hindu festivals are celebrated along with the observance of a fast on the festival day.
Given below is the Hindu Festivals Calendar 2020 as per Vikram Samvat Calendar, Public holidays, Hindu religious events & dates along with lunar months. To see Panchang for that day, click on that particular event or festival. To change next month, click on right arrow key.
What is mentioned in this 2020 Hindu calendar?
- Hindu Festival Dates – The list of all Hindu festivals and dates for 2020.
- Pooja Timings – Shubh Timings & Muhurat for worshipping deities, pooja, and celebration associated with that festival.
- Vrat Timings & Parana – The timings of starting and breaking the fast on various fasting days for 2020.
- Daily Panchang – A detailed Panchanga or Panchangam for each day along with auspicious and inauspicious timings of the day. Tithi, Vara, Nakshatra, Yoga, and Karana are the five elements of Panchang.
- Daily Lagnas – Details about the Daily Lagnas, Horas, good and bad timings of the day, etc.
- Tithi & Vara – The date, weekday and Hindu Tithi as per the Vikram Samvat Calendar.
- Nakshatra – ‘Naksha’ meaning ‘map’ and ‘Tara’ meaning ‘star.’ Hence, Nakshatra means the position of planetary stars and their influences on human lives.
- Karana – Karanas are particularly observed for childbirth and to know the nature of the child born during that time.
- Yoga – A Yoga is formed by the combination of 2 Karanas.
- Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise & Moonset – In the Hindu Panchanga, the day starts from sunrise and ends with next day sunrise. People use this information for starting and ending of their fasts.
- Rahu, Gulika, Yamaganda Kaal, Dur Muhurat & Varjyam – These are the bad timings during a day. It is necessary to avoid starting any auspicious and important work during these periods.
- Amrit Kaal – This is an auspicious and ideal time for any new beginning.
- Abhijit Muhurat – Abhijit word itself means victory. Abhijit Muhurta is the timing at which if an activity is initiated, the success will be guaranteed in that.
- Marriage Muhurat – The calendar also provides the timings when it is shubh to perform marriage rituals.
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Parana (Breaking the Fast)
Parana means breaking the fast. Here in this calendar, the Parana timings are mentioned for each fasting day.
The Parana for Ekadashi fasting should be done on the next day of Dwadashi Tithi. It is necessary to do Parana within the Dwadashi Tithi otherwise it will be considered inauspicious.
Also, Parana should not be done during the time of Hari Vasara and Madhyahana. Hari Vasara is the first one-fourth duration of the day. The most preferred time to break the fast is Pratah Kaal. If it is not possible to break the fast during Pratah Kaal, then one should do it only after Madhyahana.
Calendar & Time Differences
The dates of Hindu festivals are determined based on the planetary position of various stars, mainly the Sun and the Moon. The position of stars also varies with location and might be different between the two cities. This difference is significant between cities in two different time zones.
Hence, most of the festivals are celebrated on different dates in two different places. Here, we have provided the dates and timings of the Hindu festivals as per the timings of New Delhi, India, IST (UTC/GMT +5:30 hours).
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